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Workshop/Retreat in September 2018, at Study Centre

The Krishnamurti Study Center, Sahyadri is pleased to announce a retreat/workshop for all youth between 18 and 35 years of age, for exploring questions of learning in the whole of life, based on Teachings of Shri Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Details are given below:

  • Theme : Life and Occupation - The Challenge of Living in Harmony

  • "The fact is that life is like the river: endlessly moving on, ever seeking, exploring, pushing, overflowing its banks, penetrating every crevice with its water. But, you see, the mind won't allow that to happen to itself. The mind sees that it is dangerous, risky to live in a state of impermanency, insecurity, so it builds a wall around itself: the wall of tradition, of organized religion, of political and social theories. Family, name, property, the little virtues that we have cultivated-these are all within the walls, away from life. Life is moving, impermanent, and it ceaselessly tries to penetrate, to break down these walls, behind which there is confusion and misery. The gods within the walls are all false gods, and their writings and philosophies have no meaning because life is beyond them."
    (from 'This Matter of Culture').

  • "Even in these times when everybody is harnessed to a particular kind of work, it is possible to find right occupation. Each one must become aware of the issues of wrong occupation with its disasters and miseries, weary routine and death-dealing ways. Is it not necessary for each one to know for himself what is the right means of livelihood?"
    (from a talk at Ojai, California, 9 July 1944).

  • Material and format:
The material used for the retreat/workshop will be entirely based on the teachings of Shri Jiddu Krishnamurti. The format includes screening of selected videos of talks / dialogues of Krishnamurti, and discussions relevant and related to the theme of the workshop. The agenda for the retreat/workshop will be distributed a few days prior to the workshop, to all the registered participants.

The programme will consist of video viewing of Krishnamurti's talks, dialogues with facilitators and guests; group discussions of study material (based on the theme) which will be distributed along with the agenda; and Nature walks.

  • Online registration:
If you are a youth between 18 and 35 years of age, and interested in registering for the workshop, please fill up the form accessible via the link given below. Please describe in a few sentences, your exposure to and interest in the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti (in the Comments section provided). It will be useful if you also please add a few comments on the theme, based on your observations and experience.

  • Dates of the workshop :
Sep 16th to 20th 2018

  • Arrival :
Afternoon/Evening of Sep 16th, 2018 (Sunday)

  • Departure :
After breakfast on Sep 20th, 2018 (Thursday)

  • Accommodation, Food & Transport :
Rooms will be allotted on a twin sharing basis. Special requests will be considered depending on needs, when intimated in advance, and efforts will be made to accommodate such requests. Some charges may be involved in such cases.

  • Expenses:
The participation fee for Indian citizens is INR 2500/- per person (for foreigners and Indians living abroad, the fee is $100 or equivalent), including shared local transport, food and room charges. If special local travel arrangements have to be made, there will be additional charges.

Payment for the programme should be made by direct credit to the account given below:

BRANCH : Chakan
A/c No. : 07461110000038
IFSC Code : HDFC 0000746

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