Krishnamurti Study Workshop
Organised by
Krishnamurti Education Centre

Observing without the Observer 
The Art of Observation

Workshop ID: KEC2019-20W02 English

Topic: Observing without the Observer - The Art of Observation. 

Arrival: Any time on Friday, 19 July 2019
Departure: At 4:30 pm on Sunday, 21 July 2019 

Venue: Krishnamurti Education Centre, "Krishna Vihar", House No. 225, Shinde Traders Building, Mahadwar Chowk, At Post Dehugaon – 412109, Taluka Haveli, District Pune, Maharashtra, India. 

"Can you who suffer, remain with that suffering without the description, word? Do try, please, as we are talking. Look at it, observe it, remain with it without the word, without the desire to go beyond it, so that you are observing it without the observer, so that there is no division between you and the thing which you call sorrow. Because the moment there is a division between you as the observer, and the suffering as the observed, there is not only conflict but the desire to go beyond it, to escape from it. And when there is no division at all then you are completely with it without identifying yourself with it. Then you will see, if you do it really, deeply, seriously, with that energy which you have now - which has been dissipated through escape, through rationalisation - you have that energy to face completely that sorrow, then you will see that sorrow becomes passion... To do anything creatively, fully, completely, there must be a sense of great intensity, great passion, and that passion is denied when sorrow exists."
- J. Krishnamurti

Human beings learn through observation. The whole of the technological development has become possible because of learning through observation and experimentation. When we learn about something, we gather a lot of knowledge about it and are able to handle it successfully in a desired way. The process of acquiring knowledge is endless because the more one knows, the more there is yet to know. But in learning about oneself, i.e. in learning about the psychological content of oneself, the knowledge gathering observation is not of much help. Hence the question if there is a non-accumulative observation. What is observing without the observer? Why such observation is necessary? What is the psychological content of a human being? Why the accumulative observation fails to understand it? Who is the observer and why does it mess up the observation? What are the difficulties in observing without the observer? All such and many more questions will be taken up for exploration during this workshop with particular reference to Krishnamurti’s approach to observation. It is hoped that in the very exploration, one may begin to observe without the observer.

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 costs.

Friday, July 19, 2019
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 arranged for them on that day. They will rest during the day. There is no formal programme on 19th July. The day participants are expected to report on 20th July at 11:00 AM. Also those resident participants who cannot arrive on 19th July may report on 20th July at any time before 11:00 AM.
Saturday, July 20, 2019    
11:30 – 13:00     Interactive Session - 1
14:30 – 16:00     Video Show - 1        
16:30 – 18:00     Interactive Session - 2
Sunday, July 21, 2019        
09:30 – 11:00     Interactive Session - 3   
11:30 – 13:00     Video Show - 2    
14:30 – 16:00     Interactive Session - 4   

The workshop ends on 21st July after tea at 4:30 PM. The participants may leave for their homes any time after that. However the resident participants are welcome to extend their stay after the workshop.

 07:00 – 07:30  Morning Tea
 09:00 – 09:30  Breakfast
 11:00 – 11:30  Tea
 13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
 16:00 – 16:30  Tea
 20:00 – 21:00  Dinner


1. These workshops are conducted by Krishnamurti Education Centre 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. This workshop will be conducted in English. However, depending on the majority of participants, Marathi/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 may be paid directly into the bank account of the Centre as per the following details. Krishnamurti Education Centre has its account in Bank of Maharashtra, Bavdhan Branch, Pune – 411021. Branch Code: 1385, IFSC Code: MAHB0001385, MICR Code: 411014104, Account Name: Krishnamurti Education Centre, Account Number: 60330738251, 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 20th July.

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

6. Stay before 19th July 2019 and beyond breakfast on 21st July 2019 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 venue of the workshop or commuting between their place of residence in Pune and the place of workshop.

8. The Krishnamurti Education Centre which is the venue of the workshop is located in Dehu Village of Pune District. It is 27 km from Pune Railway Station (60 minutes drive), 24 km from Shivaji Nagar Bus Station, and 7 km from Dehu Road Railway Station (15 minutes drive). Dehu village is located about 7 km off old Pune-Mumbai highway. Dehu Rd Rly Stn is accessible by local trains between Pune and Lonavla. While coming from Pune one has to drive on old Pune-Mumbai highway towards Mumbai and take a right turn at Talawade Phata to come on Talawade Road. While coming from Mumbai, take the exit from Mumbai-Pune Express Highway at Talegaon to come on old Mumbai-Pune highway and take a left turn at Talawade Phata to come on Talawade Road. Drive straight until you enter Dehu village. There ask for the Saint Tukaram old Temple (not Gaatha Mandir). The Shinde Traders building is located near the temple. The river Indrayani is visible from the terrace of the building. Accommodation consists of a room shared by two or three persons. Each room has its own western or Indian style toilet-bathroom unit attached to it. Each room is moderately furnished with beds, mattresses and cupboards. Hot water is available for bath.

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

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 in the centre and during the workshop.

12. This workshop is meant to educate and enable the interested participants live a better and more meaningful life. 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 Centre to help support its work.

To register your name for the workshop Contact:
Shri Kishore Khairnar, Mobile: +91 9822600541


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/WhatsApp us of your request to attend:



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2. Day participant for Both the days of the workshop

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4. Day participant for Day-2 of the workshop

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Krishnamurti Education Centre (KEC)

Mobile Number: +91 9822600541

E-mail: keducationc@gmail.com

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E/1204, Asawari Building, (12th Floor)
Nanded City, Sinhagad Road,
Pune 411068, MAHARASHTRA

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