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Summer Gathering

What will make us Change?

Days to Summer Gathering

Why Don't You Change

Venue      Panchagani, Maharashtra
Dates      May 10 - May 14, 2011

We welcome your participation at summer gathering.


The purpose of this residential gathering is to come together to understand the human conditioning and to explore the possibility of changing that conditioning in the light of J. Krishnamurti’s teachings. The programme includes chanting, silence session, Krishnamurti’s video talks, group dialogues, lectures, evening walks and cultural show. Although the gathering will be held in English, there will be discussion groups in English, Hindi and Marathi. Please specify your discussion group in the registration form.


The gathering will take place in the picturesque campus of Sanjeewan Vidyalaya located in the Panchgani Hill Station in Maharashtra. The landscape and the climate make for an ideal place for retreat and inward exploration.

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Participants will be accommodated in the students’ dormitories of Sanjeewan Vidyalaya located in the senior school campus. Each dormitory has 12 standard bunk beds accommodating 24 persons and a cluster of 3 toilets (2 Indian and 1 western style) and 2 bathrooms and a set of washbasins attached to it. 
Men and women will be accommodated in separate dormitories. 

The dormitories are furnished with cupboards, tables and chairs. Bedding will be provided. Hot water for bath will be available. Groups can be accommodated together if they so request at the time of registration. Aged persons will get priority in allocating the lower beds.

Wholesome vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Tea, coffee and snacks will also be served.

Climate at Panchgani is moderate in May with maximum day temperatures around 35oC. A good breeze always keeps blowing. Sometimes pre-monsoon showers bring down the temperatures considerably. 

Participants are expected to:
Arrive : Tuesday, 10th May [By Evening]
DepartSaturday, 14th May[After lunch]

Panchgani, is a small hill-station in the 
State of Maharashtra–India, about 100 
km, South-West of Pune. This mountain 
resort is 1,259 meters. above mean 
sea level on one of the ranges of the 
Sahyadris. It is only 20 km from 
Mahabaleshwar, 270 km from 
Mumbai via Pune and 266 km via 
Mahad. The closest airport is at Pune, 98 km from Panchgani. The nearest 
railway station Wathar is at 45 km. It is convenient to come to Panchgani 
via Pune. There are regular buses, taxi services and car rentals between 
Mumbai and Panchgani. The campus of the Sanjeewan Vidyalaya is about 
1.5 km away from the Panchgani township and easily accessible by local 
taxis and auto rikshaws.

A non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 2,800/- includes food, accommodation, and stationery for study. The fee

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will be non-refundable after registration but is transferrable to another individual.It will be refunded if your name is not registered because of lack of space. The registration fee may be paid by Cheque/Demand Draft or by direct deposit in a bank. For further details please contact us. For further information on this please get in touch with the contact person.The fee should be accompanied by the registration form duly filled in. The confirmation of registration will be done by telephone and/or e-mail on receipt of the payment. Please note that no extra stay will be possible in the school campus either before or after the gathering.

Registration form can be found here.

Smoking, consumption of alcoholic beverages or narcotic drugs and
eating of non-vegetarian food is not permitted during the gathering.

Accommodation in a Guest House about 5 kms. away from the school can be arranged on request. 
The charges for the room: 
Double occupancy: Rs.5,500 per person 
Single occupancy : Rs.7,570 per person. 
The charges include food, accommodation and transport between the guest house and the school for the entire period of the gathering.

Few concessions for very needy persons are available only in dormitory type of accommodation. However it is suggested that participants should first confirm the availability of concession before asking for it.

Since the gathering is being organised on a no profit and no loss basis, the registration fee has been kept as low as possible. In such a situation a shortfall of funds is inevitable. The participants are welcome to contribute
more to meet such a shortfall.

  • Suggested Checklist:
  • Walking shoes
  • Torchlight
  • Mosquito repellant
  • A light shawl
  • Soaps
  • Towels 
and other items of their personal use.