The Chaos of Consciousness and the Creation of Order
This program is truly a journey of self-discovery.
The study intensive program uses the dialogical approach to engage with fundamental questions about life.
Which brings about the question, what is dialogue?
What dialogue is not is a space for debate or presenting a particular point of view. To position oneself for debate, or to hold a specific point of view, is to create conflict.
Instead, dialogue creates space. In dialogue, everything is subject to further examination without any authority. Dialogue brings about an insight into the nature of the thought process itself. We become aware of our own conditioning, cultivated by our individual backgrounds.
Central to dialogue is listening. In listening there is no resistance; there is no separation. Thus, listening lays the groundwork for a new relationship to others. By meeting with each other in dialogue for an entire week, we foster this quality of listening, which opens the possibility of working together without resistance.
One of the central assumptions we tend to operate under is that we each have an individual consciousness. Krishnamurti has suggested that there is no such thing as individual consciousness, but rather that all consciousness is collective. This is a core insight that can emerge in dialogue, with revolutionary implications for our lives. This crucial insight, which sees the separate individual as false, also gives a clear perception into the predominance of thought in our lives.
A keen awareness of the limitations of thought aids the awakening of intelligence. When we realize that the concept of the individual is fallacious, we begin to see the limitations of the known. It is the openness to the unknown that allows a person to explore deeper into the process of living and to better observe, listen, and live life with affection and love. The unknown gives us a glimpse of the immensity of life itself, often hidden from view.
So let us explore together the questions with which humanity has been struggling with fresh eyes. Society has been preoccupied with bringing about change outwardly. Let us look together at the necessity for the inner transformation of man. Come join us for this unique, transformative residential Study-Intensive and Retreat program. We offer an opportunity to enter into a shared exploration of J.Krishnamurti’s teachings with like-minded people from around the world. There will also be time for quiet walks and meditation. Krishnamurti’s living quarters in Pine Cottage are open as meditation rooms. The exquisite beauty of the Ojai valley offers us the perfect space in which to enter into this work together. Inquire with us in this beautiful, peaceful valley where Krishnamurti lived and taught.
- Regular Tuition: $750
- College Student Discounted Scholarship Tuition: $350
(Scholarships must be approved. Students, please contact us for further information.)
- Local commuter participants pay the Tuition of $750
(includes lunch and dinner)
- Shared room fee: $590
- Single room fee: $840