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Workshop/Retreat :: December 2018

The Krishnamurti Study Center, Sahyadri is pleased to announce a retreat/workshop from Dec 17th to 21st 2018. We cordially invite you to participate in it. The intention of this Retreat/Workshop is to create an ambience that would enable the participants to enter into a spirit of serious enquiry.
Details are given below:

  • Theme : Non-accumulative learning - the essence of Right Education and Living

"Our difficulty lies in that we have built around ourselves. These conclusions are hindrances to understanding. If you go into this more deeply, you will see that there must be complete abandonment of all that has been accumulated for the being of understanding and wisdom. To be simple is not a conclusion, an intellectual concept for which you strive. There can be simplicity only when the self with its accumulation ceases. It is comparatively easy to renounce family, property, fame, things of the world; that is only a beginning; but it is extremely difficult to put away all knowledge, all conditioned memory. In this freedom, this aloneness, there is experience which is beyond and above all creations of the mind. Do not let us ask whether the mind ever can be free from conditioning, from influence; we shall find this out as we proceed in self-knowledge and understanding. Thought, which is a result, cannot understand the causeless.
The ways of accumulation are subtle; accumulation is self-assertiveness, as is imitation. To come to a conclusion is to build a wall around oneself, a protective security which prevents understanding. Accumulated conclusions do not make for wisdom but only sustain the self. Without accumulation there is no self. A mind weighed down with accumulations is incapable of following the swift movement of life, incapable of deep and pliable awareness."
(Talk by J Krishnamurti, Ojai, California | Fifth Talk in 'The Oak Grove', 1946).

  • Material and format:
The material used for the retreat/workshop will be 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.

  • Venue:
Krishnamurti Study Centre Sahyadri is situated on a beautiful hilltop overlooking the Bhima River, it offers a serene and quiet atmosphere conducive to the deep inquiry.

  • Online registration:
If you are 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/inquiring into the fundamental questions of life (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 :
December, 17th to 21st 2018.

  • Arrival :
Afternoon/Evening of Dec 17th, 2018 (Monday)

  • Departure :
After breakfast on Dec 21st, 2018 (Friday)

  • 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 3000/- 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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Please pass on this announcement to anyone who may be interested in this workshop.

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