Krishnamurti Study Centre Sahyadri

The intention of this Self Study Retreat is to come together with an open mind, to enquire, and create an ambience that would enable us to enter into a spirit of dialogue, to observe, and understand oneself; the things, the people, the ideas, and the world around us.

Theme: ‘Simplicity and Intelligence’

The study-material used for the retreats will be based on the teachings of J Krishnamurti. The format includes screening of selected videos of talks / dialogues; group discussions and reading together the study-material, having a conversation as friends about human predicaments and the way we live.

A maximum of 10/12 participants will join a workshop, registered strictly on the first come first serve basis.

“Well, I have never before talked about myself to anyone,… but now I am glad I came, and that you have made it so easy for me to talk. I have always been a listener, but not in your sense of the word… But no one ever seemed to care to listen to me, and for the most part I was silent. In listening to others, one learns, but most of what one hears is nothing that one doesn’t already know. I listened to them all, and never opened my heart to anybody. Some were more clever, and others more stupid than I, but in most things they were not very different from me. I enjoy music, but I listen to it with a different ear. I seem to be listening to somebody or other most of the time; but there is also something else to which I listen, something which always eludes me. May I talk about it?”

K: Isn’t that why you are here?

“Yes, I suppose it is. I have been occupied with others; I have been busy with a thousand and one things, all day and every day; and now, in a strange way, I am coming upon myself all the time. I attended your talk the other day, and something stirred in my heart, something which I always knew was there. I can’t express it very well, and I hope you will understand what it is I want to say.”

K: May I help you?

“I wish you would.”

K: It is difficult to be simple right to the end of anything, isn’t it? We experience something that is simple in itself, but it soon becomes complicated; it is hard to keep it within the bounds of its original simplicity. Don’t you feel this is so?

“In a way, yes. There is a simple thing in my heart, but I don’t know what it all means.”

– Commentaries on Living, Vol.3

Following schedule includes two separate workshops with the same theme mentioned above, you may participate in either one of the following.

Workshop DatesDay of ArrivalDay of Departure
August 08th to 12th, 2022On August 08th (before 7:00pm)On August 12th (before 10:00am)
September 12th to 16th, 2022On September 12th (before 7:00pm)On September 16th (before 10:00am)

Online Registration and Payment:

Please fill up the form accessible via link given below. Please describe in brief your exposure to and interest in the teachings of J Krishnamurti / inquiring into the fundamental questions of life (last section in the form provided)

Participation fee for Indian citizens is INR 3000/- per person (for foreigners and Indians living abroad, the fee is USD $100 or equivalent), fees include food and accommodation.

Participation fee for Indian citizens is INR 3000/- per person (for foreigners and Indians living abroad, the fee is USD $100 or equivalent), fees include food and accommodation.

BRANCH : Chakan
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On the arrival and departure days – a couple of vehicles from Pune Railway St. / Airport to Sahyadri campus, can be arranged for an additional charge that can be shared by the availing participants. Once registered you will be added to a temporary Whatsapp group where further coordination can happen. For any other queries you may contact us as per details given below.

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You may pass on this announcement to anyone who may be seriously interested in the self-study retreat.