Centre Culturel de l’ACK
at Beaumont la Ferrière - France
An Intensive Weekend Retreat
The Mirror of Relationship
September 7 to 9, 2018
In french and english language
Relationship is the mirror in which we see ourselves as we are. All life is a movement in relationship…In that relationship which is the mirror in which we can see ourselves, we can discover what we are, our reactions, our prejudices, our fears, depression, anxieties, loneliness, sorrow, pain, grief. We can also discover whether we love or there is no such thing as love. - J. Krishnamurti
Our whole life is expressed and manifested through a network of relationships : relationship with oneself, with our body, with our mind and thoughts, with our emotions and desires, with other human beings, with our partner and family, with nature, environment and the whole earth and universe. This field of relationship is so vast that it is impossible to conceive a life without relationship. In order to understand oneself and therefore life, one needs to have a deeper understanding of our relationships.
The ever-increasing global crisis that we are facing now is the outcome of the crisis in our day to day relationships ; all the wars, violence and suffering are due to the lack of understanding of oneself and one’s relationships. The world is what we are and relationship is a mirror in which we can see ourselves as we are. If we do not intelligently and harmoniously relate within this vast field of relationship, problems and conflicts are bound to arise and create suffering. Human relationship can either be a ground of suffering or it can be a ground for transformation… a wonderful opportunity for entering into an entirely different way of living, for creating a world based on true love, beauty and compassion.
A serene beautiful French village in the Central France is the venue of this weekend retreat. We are going to explore as friends and co-travelers fundamental questions and problems of our relationships in a relaxed, meditative and affectionate atmosphere.
The schedule will include introductory talks, meditative dialogues and shared inquiry into the human consciousness, experiment with silent observation and listening, meditation and long walks in nature. The primary intention is that our entire day becomes a meditative process so that we can allow our minds and hearts to open up for the unknown, for our inherent goodness, trust, love and quest for truth.
About the facilitator :
Mukesh Gupta of Varanasi (India) will be facilitating this retreat. He has been engaging with the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, Buddha and other teachers for more than two decades, conducting residential retreats, study groups and dialogues in India, Europe and Israël. Presently he is the coordinator of the Krishnamurti Study and Retreat Center, Varanasi, India.
(with flexibility on daily basis, according to the need and the dynamics of the group) :
• 8.30 to 9.30 : Breakfast
• 10.00 to 12.45 : Introductory talk, silent sitting and dialogue/inquiry session
• 13.00 to 15.15 : Lunch and rest time
• 15.15 to 16.15 : Video talk of J.Krishnamurti
• 16.45 to 18.00 : Nature walk in silence
• 18:45 to 19:15 : Meditation
• 19.30 to 20.00 : Supper
• 20:30 to 21 :00 Coming together for sharing
•Venue : La Maison, Association Champ de la Fontaine, Le Bourg, 58700 - Beaumont la Ferrière, France
Venue : La Maison, Champ de la Fontaine, Le Bourg, 58700 - Beaumont la Ferrière, France
Arrival : By afternoon on Friday, 7 September ; First session at 18:00
Departure : Sunday 9 September afternoon ; Retreat concludes at 16:00
Charges for the whole seminar (including stay, meals and seminar) : 150 €
Advance registration fee : 50 € (refunded in case of cancellation up to 25 August)
For details and reservation contact :
Christiane Joseph/Shelina at : christiane.joseph2 orange.fr, sh.tjdn gmail.com
+33 (0)3 86 60 15 07, +33 (0) 6 84 11 32 62 (mobile) Website : http://la-maison-beaumont.blogspot.fr
“I think it is essential sometimes to go to retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or do not believe. You would then let in fresh air into your minds…” – J. Krishnamurti[/bleu violet]