An Open 3/Part Program Format
- The program has been designed as a series of three winter study retreats once a month from November through January.
- Parts 1 & 3 are both 5-day In-Depth Study Intensives / Part 2 is a Weekend Retreat
- Participants may attend one, two or all three programs.
Each part of the program will propose a different theme (taken from K’s teaching) that is always directly relevant to our everyday life. The three-part format of these Winter Retreats can help bring energy, momentum and intensity to the inquiry.
The questions raised are from Krishnamurti’s teaching. Potential transformative learning can only take place when thinking for ourselves.
“To learn from books is important, but what is far more important is to learn from the book of the story of yourself, because you are all mankind. To read that book is the art of learning… The book is the very centre of your being, and the learning is to read that book with exquisite care.”
Dialogue and deep inquiry
The challenge of dialogue is to open a space for a different kind of dynamic learning to unfold. Together, the circle participates in allowing a process of communication that is less burdened with conventional thought and behaviour patterns and that has the potential for affectionate, careful listening and direct observation. The energy gathered in this process may perhaps open our mind rather than forever fill it with more of the same.
Our inquiry however is not limited to our own self-discovery. In these modern times where change and intelligence seem so desperately needed, can this kind of inquiry create a new way of living and a very different world?