UPCOMING STUDY WORKSHOP

Krishnamurti Study Workshop
Organised by
Krishnamurti Education Trust
                               Education for Human Transformation

Life in Freedom
Workshop ID: KET2017-18W09 English

Topic: Life in Freedom.

Arrival: Any time on Friday, 9 February 2018
Departure: At 6:00 pm on Sunday, 11 February 2018

Venue: Naimiśam, Jiddu Krishnamurti Centre, Kondapur Village, Ghatkesar - 501301, Telangana, India. Phone: +91- 7093932216. Email: admin@naimisam.org. 

"What is a spiritual life? Would you say a spiritual life is a life of total freedom? Freedom from sorrow, freedom from fear, freedom from all the conditioning - right? To be free. Most of us are in prison - prison of our own making of ideas, or other people's concepts, their own prejudices, their own experiences, they are like bars that hold us in prison. Most of us are slaves to tradition, slaves to some kind of belief, faith, or to experience. To be totally, completely free of all that. Freedom implies love. If there is no freedom there is no love. You cannot possibly achieve that freedom through some figure, symbol, person, idea. Freedom means the ending, the ending of the self, the 'me', the images I have about myself. Then when the brain is free, only then is there that supreme intelligence."
    
- J. Krishnamurti

Although we, the human beings constantly seek all kind of freedom, e.g. political freedom, religious freedom, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, etc. we are really not free. We are conditioned entities constantly getting programmed through our interaction with the environment. Our notion of freedom is based on choice; but our choice is dictated by our conditioning. Hence our notion of freedom actually amounts to freedom to live according to our own conditioning! What is absolute, unconditional freedom? Can human beings ever be free? What is free will? If human beings have to live according to the laws of nature, are they really free? Why is freedom so important in life? All such questions and many more will be taken up for exploration in this workshop. The workshop will be based on J. Krishnamurti's teachings. His approach to the understanding of freedom and how it connects with love will be the main focus of enquiry during the workshop.

Participation:
Interested persons can participate as resident or as day-participants. The recommended contributions are as given below:
Fully resident participants: Rs. 1,900/- per person.
It includes food and accommodation for the entire period of the workshop.
Day participants: Rs. 550/- per day per person or Rs. 1,000/- for the entire workshop
It includes food and stationery charges.

Programme:
Friday, February 9, 2018
The resident participants may arrive at any time during the day. They have to inform the organisers the time of their arrival at the centre so that meals can be organised for them on that day. They will rest during the day. There is no formal programme on 9th February. The day participants are expected to report on 10th February at 10:30 AM. Also those resident participants who cannot arrive on 9th February may report on 10th February at any time before 10:30 AM.
Saturday, February 10, 2018    
09:30 – 11:00     Video Show - 1 (for resident Participants)    
11:30 – 13:00     Interactive Session - 1
14:30 – 16:00     Video Show - 1 (for day participants)       
16:30 – 18:00     Interactive Session - 2
Sunday, February 11, 2018        
09:30 – 11:00     Video Show - 2 (for resident Participants) 
11:30 – 13:00     Interactive Session - 3   
14:30 – 16:00     Video Show - 2 (for day participants) 
16:30 – 18:00     Interactive Session - 4 

The workshop ends on 11th February at 6:00 PM. The resident participants may leave for their homes any time after that. However they are also welcome to extend their stay after the workshop.


            
MEAL TIMES
 
 07:00 – 07:30  Morning Tea
 09:00 – 09:30  Breakfast
 11:00 – 11:30  Coffee
 13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
 16:00 – 16:30  Tea
 19:30 – 20:30  Dinner


NOTES:

1. These workshops are conducted by Krishnamurti Education Trust which is a non-commercial, non-political and non-governmental organisation formed to carry out the work around J. Krishnamurti’s Teachings. It is more a movement than a static organisation distinct from other Krishnamurti Organisations.

2. There are no pre-conditions to attend the workshop. A person may or may not have read Krishnamurti. There is no selection process. Persons of any caste, creed, religion, nationality, race and culture can participate.

3. The workshop will be conducted in English. However, depending on the majority of participants, Hindi may also be used occasionally during the interactive sessions.

4. To participate in this workshop, one needs to register one’s name by filling up the attached registration form. The contributions can be paid directly into the bank account of the Trust as per the following details. Krishnamurti Education Trust has its account in Bank of Maharashtra, Bavdhan Branch, Pune – 411021. Branch Code: 1385, IFSC Code: MAHB0001385, Account Name: Krishnamurti Education Trust, Account Number: 60068752150, Account Type: Savings Bank Account. After making such a contribution please mail us the following information: Name of the contributor/donor, date of deposition, nature of transaction (cash/cheque/NEFT or RTGS transfer). The contributions can also be paid on your arrival at the workshop venue on 10th February.

5. Every participant will be given the reading material for the study purpose along with the other stationery.

6. Stay before 9th February 2018 and beyond breakfast on 12th February 2018 will be regarded as the extra stay. The recommended contribution for the same is ₹ 550/- per person per day.

7. The participants are required to arrange their own transport for reaching the place of workshop or commuting between their place of residence in Pune and the place of workshop. For any help in this regard, please contact: Jiddu Krishnamurti Centre, Telephone: +91 7093932216 (available only during 11 am - 7 pm, Wednesday - Sunday), E-mail: admin@naimisam.org 

8. Naimiśam, the Jiddu Krishnamurti Centre which is the venue of the workshop is located in Kondapur village near Ghatkesar about 35 kms from Hyderabad City. It is approximately one hour drive from the Hyderabad city. Naimisam is a serene 25-acre campus surrounded by hillocks and farm lands. It houses a collection of Krishnamurti’s works and a general library. Facilities are available for individual study and viewing of videos. There are also corresponding retreat facilities in the form of guest cottages, rooms, dormitories and a kitchen. Rooms and dormitories have their own western style toilet-bathroom units attached to them. They are moderately furnished with beds, mattresses and cupboards. Hot water is available for bath.

9. Simple homely vegetarian food cooked in Telangana style will be served for meals. The participants are free to bring their own eatables also if they so desire.

10. It is suggested that the participants should bring walking shoes, torchlight, mosquito repellents, soaps, towels and other items of their personal use.

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

12. The workshop is organized as an educational activity for the interested participants. Your contributions help support the cost of lodging, boarding, stationery and other incidental expenses incurred in organising the workshop.

13. The participants are welcome to make additional donations to Krishnamurti Education Trust to help support its work.


To register your name for the workshop Contact:
Shri Kishore Khairnar, Mobile: +91 8149928500
E-mail: 
keducationtrust@gmail.com

REGISTRATION FORM

Please copy/paste the form in your e-mail folder and fill up one form per person.  
If you have filled this from before just email/SMS us of your request to attend:

Name:

Address:

Telephone No:                                                            

Mobile No:

E-mail:                                                                                    

Nationality:

Date of Birth:                                                             

Gender:

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(Choice of Workshop) Workshop ID: KET2017-18W09

Participant Category (Just tick your choice):

1. Resident participant

2. Day participant for Both the days of the workshop

3. Day participant for Day-1 of the workshop

4. Day participant for Day-2 of the workshop

Mode of Payment:

Please send / e-mail / sms the above form duly completed to:

Krishnamurti Education Trust (KET)

Mobile Number: +91 8149928500

E-mail: keducationtrust@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:
Krishnamurti Education Trust
E/1204, Asawari Building, (12th Floor)
Nanded City, Sinhagad Road,
Pune 411041, MAHARASHTRA
India

Our telephone:
+919822600541


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