KET Annual Gathering October 2017

Education for Human Transformation

Theme: Meditation In Daily Life
Annual Gathering (English/ Marathi)

Thursday, 26 October — Monday, 30 October, 2017

What is important is the art of meditation. The word 'art' means to put everything in its right place. Putting everything in our daily life in the right place, is the art of meditation. When there is in our daily life order, righteous behaviour and a mind that is completely quiet, then the mind will find out for itself whether there is the immeasurable. Until you find that which is the highest form of holiness, one's life is dull, meaningless, as most people's lives are. And that is why right meditation is absolutely necessary, so that the mind is made young, fresh, innocent. The word 'innocency' means a mind that is incapable of being hurt. All that is implied in meditation, which is not divorced from our daily living. In the very understanding of our daily living meditation is necessary. That is, to attend completely to what we are doing. When you talk to somebody, the way you walk, the way you think, what you think, to give your attention to that. That is part of meditation.
                                                                                               —J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti Education Trust will be holding its Annual Gathering this autumn during October 26—30, 2017 in the picturesque campus of Orchid International School, Nasik, Maharashtra. You are most welcome to participate.


Human beings have ever sought peace and ultimate bliss in their lives. And to achieve that they have developed what is called as meditation. There are innumerable systems and methods of meditation promoted by various organisations and gurus. But in practising these, the one who practises often gets overlooked, ignored. It is interesting to note that the very entity for whom the god, the ultimate reality, the eternal peace is to be sought, continues to be what it is throughout the practice of so-called meditation, although the practitioner keeps on thinking that the practice is slowly bringing about change in him. What is meditation? Why should one meditate? What place has meditation in our daily life? Is it an activity to be done during a certain period of a day and forgotten for the rest of the day? What are the effects of meditation on our daily life? What are the difficulties in meditation? Are there any systems, practices of meditation? All such and many more questions will be taken up for exploration during this workshop with particular reference to Krishnamurti’s approach to meditation. It is hoped that in the very exploration of these questions, one may start meditating.


The gathering will be conducted in two languages viz. English and Marathi. However Hindi may also be used occassionally. The gathering programme is given below:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Arrival of the participants, registration and distribution of the study materials, settling and getting aquainted with the place, rest.

18:30 - 19:30   Video in English of J. Krishnamurti, Title: Beyond Myth and Tradition. Topics: Meditation and the Sacred. It is a compilation of video clips from various talks and dialogues of J. Krishnamurti interspersed with music.  

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 27, 28, 29, 2017

06:00 – 07:00 Morning Tea

08:00 – 09:00  Morning Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30   Chanting and Silence Session

09:30 - 11:00   Lecture in English / Video for Marathi Group

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00   Lecture in Marathi / Video for English Group

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 16:00   Rest

16:00 - 16:30   Evening Tea and snacks

16:30 - 18:00   Group Dialogues (English/Marathi)

18:00 - 19:30   Evening Walks

19:30 – 20:30  Dinner 

Monday, October 30. 2017

06:00 – 07:00 Morning Tea

08:00 – 09:00  Morning Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30   Chanting and Silence Session

09:30 - 11:00   Concluding Session with Video from Early life of J. Krishnamurti

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:30                  Departure (Drop) to Nasik City

Note: Krishnamurti's videos will be shown only in English. However if the participants so desire, the contents of the videos will be explained briefly in Marathi/Hindi as well. The programme in detail will be available to all the registered participants on their arrival at Nasik.


The gathering will take place in the picturesque campus of Orchid International School located on Kalyani Hills, Anjaneri-Wadholi, Trimbakeshwar Road, Nasik - 422212, Maharashtra, India. The landscape and the climate of the School make for an ideal place for retreat and inward exploration.


Participants will be accommodated in the students’ dormitories of the Orchid School located in the school campus. Each dormitory has 4 – 6 standard size beds and a cluster of 2 toilets (western style) and 2 bathrooms and a set of wash-basins attached to it. Men and women will be accommodated in separate dormitories. The dormitories are furnished with cupboards, tables and chairs. Mattresses, pillows and corresponding linen will be provided. Hot water for bath will be available. Groups can be accommodated together if they so request at the time of registration.


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


Climate at Nasik is dry and moderately cool in October with temperatures ranging around 23oC - 32oC.


Participants are expected to arrive by lunch time or any time after that before the evening of Thursday, 26th October and depart in the afternoon post lunch on Monday, 30th October.


Nasik is one of the holiest Hindu cities in the State of Maharashtra–India, about 212 kms, North of Pune and 171 kms North-East of Mumbai. The city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate. The Godavari River flows through Nasik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar. This city is 600 mtrs. above mean sea level and lies on western edge of the Deccan Plateau which is a volcanic formation. It is well connected by railways with most of the major cities in India and by bus with most of the Cities/Towns in Maharashtra. The closest airport is at Mumbai, 171 km from Nasik. The Nasik-Road railway station is at 9 kms from the Central Bus Station (CBS) in Nasik city. The campus of the Orchid International School is about 20 km away from the CBS and easily accessible by buses, local taxis and auto rikshaws. The registered participants will be picked up in a group by the school bus from the school office in Nasik city and brought to the school campus on 26th October 2017. The pickup timings are 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM. The pickup address is: Orchid International School, Parag 46, Ashwin Sector, Opposite Hotel Sai Palace, Mumbai-Agra Road, Nasik City – 422009. Telephone: 0253-2392450, 2392451. On 30th October 2017, the participants will be dropped by the school bus at CBS in the Nasik City at 2:30 PM. Further information on pickup/drop arrangement will be conveyed to all the participants once they have registered for the gathering.


In order to attend the gathering, one has to register one's name with KET. The gathering can be attended only as a resident participant. Each participant is expected to contribute Rs. 3,250/- to cover his/her cost of food and accommodation for the entire period of the gathering. It also covers the cost of stationery and one pickup/drop in a group to and fro the school. The contribution will be non-refundable after registration but is transferable to another individual or another programme organised by KET. It will be refunded if your name is not registered because of lack of space. The contribution can be directly deposited in the KET Bank account by cheque/cash/netbanking. The details of the bank account are as given here. Name of the Bank: Bank of Maharashtra, Branch: Bavdhan, Pune – 411021, Branch Code: 1385, IFSC Code: MAHB0001385, Account Name: Krishnamurti Education Trust, Account Number: 60068752150, Account Type: Savings Bank. After making such a contribution please send us the following information by e-mail or sms. Name of the participant, amount deposited, date of deposition, nature of transaction (cash/cheque/transfer/internet banking). You also have to fill up the registration form accompanied with this brochure. However if you have filled up this form for any of the gatherings/workshops organised by KET in the past, you do not have to fill it up again unless you want to change the information provided earlier. You can e-mail or SMS the information asked in the form or send a scanned copy of the filled up form as an attachment to the e-mail. The confirmation of registration will be done telephonically and/or by e-mail/SMS on receipt of the payment and the registration form.


No extra stay will be possible in the school campus either before or after the gathering.


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


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 to meet such a shortfall. Donations are also welcome in support of the educational activities of KET. All such contributions/donations may be made by Cash/   Cheque/ DD/ Netbanking directly to Krishnamurti Education Trust's bank account.

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


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


1. This gathering is organised 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 gathering. A person may or may not have read Krishnamurti. There is no selection process. Persons of any caste, religion, nationality, race and culture can participate.
3. Although the gathering will be held basically in English and Marathi, use of Hindi for Non-Marathi speaking participants will be permitted. Along with English and Marathi Discussion Groups, there may be a Hindi Discussion Group also if sufficient number of participants request for it. Participants are welcome to join any language group as per their choice and preference.
4. Books of J. Krishnamurti in English and translated books in Hindi and Marathi will be available for sale during the gathering.


To register your name for the gathering and for any further information about it please contact us on the these contact details. 

Name: Mr. Kishore Khairnar

Address: E-1204, Asawari Building, 12th Floor, Nanded City, Sinhagad Road, Pune - 411041,Maharashtra, India. 

Mobile Phone: +91 8149928500, 9822600541 (WhatsApp) 




One registration form for one person only

1. Name:

2. Address:

3. Telephone No:

4. Mobile No:

5. E-mail:

6. Nationality:

7. Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy):

8. Gender:

9. Educational Qualification:

10. Occupation:

11. Any special instructions regarding your stay during the Gathering:

12. Mode of Payment: (Please give details of cheque, DD or bank transaction.)


Krishnamurti Education Trust has its account in Bank of Maharashtra, Bavdhan Branch, Pashan NDA Road, Bavdhan, Pune – 411021.

Branch Code: 1385

Account Name: Krishnamurti Education Trust

Account Number: 60068752150

Account Type: Savings Bank Account

IFSC Code: MAHB0001385


Kishore Khairnar,
Mar 31, 2015, 1:28 PM