Registration form for the Study Retreat 2017-2018

The Study Retreats 2017-2018

The Study Centre, Valley School, Bangalore will be offering residential retreats every month. The purpose of such retreats is to take a step back from ones active daily life of making a living, having a family, and all the other activities that one is engaged in. During the retreat one can be alone and also in company of other serious minded individuals who have deeper questions of life and are willing to delve into the nature of human consciousness without any preconditions or with the aim of reaching any specific goal. Taking a journey within oneself brings about a certain release from the various conclusions, ideas, and tensions that one often accumulates in daily life. After the retreat one returns to daily living with an alert mind that is able to meet afresh the challenges of life.

Attending the retreat allows a teacher or parent to learn the intention of the school. The educational philosophy of the school helps in bringing about various policies and curriculum design in the school.

Group Retreats with scheduled program:

June 8 – 11, 2017 : Exploring Happiness & ‘the world of Pleasure’
July 6 – 9 , 2017 : Can I be a responsible parent without understanding myself?
Aug 10–13, 2017 : Understanding Emotions – Hurt, Frustration & Anger
Sep 7 – 10, 2017 : Education and the ‘Understanding of Life’
Oct 5- 8, 2017 : Breaking free from the ‘Prison of the mind’
Nov 9–12, 2017 : Harmony in Relationship
Dec 6-10, 2017 : **Retreat for the Young (18 -35 yrs): What are you DOING with your LIFE? (4 days)
Jan 18-21, 2018 : Significance of “Living in the Here & Now”
Feb 8-11, 2018 : Silence, Stillness& Meditation
Mar 8-11, 2018 : Exploring Stress, Worry , Tension & Conflict
April 5–8, 2018 : Karnataka JK Adhayana Shibra:(in Kannada & English): Understanding Relationship in daily life

Intention of the Retreat at The Study, KFI, Bangalore:

  • Awakening of Intelligence and flowering in goodness
  • Learning the art of listening and looking
  • Bringing clarity in oneself
  • Understanding the workings of one’s mind
  • Dealing with conflict, change, fear, and desire
  • Discipline, Freedom, and Responsibility
  • Discovering beauty, creativity, and Joy
  • Awareness with all the senses
  • Exploration into insight
  • Meditation in daily living

The retreats start on Thursday evening and end on Sunday evening, so that people who are working have to take only one day off. Transportation will be arranged for group pick-up from Jain Temple, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore. The time of pick-up will be 6:30 PM on the first day of retreat. The time of departure will be 5:00 PM on the last day of the retreat from the campus. The Study Retreat will be restricted to twelve participants. Each participant will have a single cottage on a non-sharing basis.

** Participants in Retreat for Young will be staying on a sharing basis in various rooms on the campus. The suggested contribution for this program is Rs. 3500.

Participants for the group retreats are encouraged to register early for single occupancy cottage accommodation. The suggested contribution for the study retreat to cover the cost of food, lodging, programs, study material, and group transportation is Rs. 4500 (individual) per person. Please fill up the registration form and send it to the Study Centre, Bangalore. Few cottages will be available for double occupancy. The suggested contribution for the study retreat is Rs. 3500 (twin-sharing) per person.

Group retreats will be for 12-18 participants (individual/ shared accommodation option). Vegetarian food will be served. Smoking, alcohol or drugs are strictly prohibited.

Group transportation implies pick-up at the beginning of the retreat and drop to the city at the end of the retreat. The pick-up location is Jain Temple, 4th block Jayanagar, Bangalore. Pick-up will be at 6:30 PM on the first day of the retreat. Departure will be at 5:30 PM on Sunday.

Participants can extend their stay before or after the retreat on the basis of additional payment. We recommend that the participants extend the retreat for one to three days after the group retreat gets over. This will give participants a chance to absorb the questions raised during the retreat, so that the insights can percolate in the deeper layers of consciousness. The transportation for all the programs is arranged for one pickup and drop to the city in a group. The time will be specified to the participants in the acknowledgement email before the event.

Mode of Payment:

  1. DD drawn in favor of Krishnamurti Foundation India, BEC payable in Bangalore
  2. Check ‘payable at par’ are also accepted. The checks should be made to Krishnamurti Foundation India, BEC
  3. Bank Transfer details:
    Bank Name :HDFC Bank
    Branch :Kanakapura Road
    A/c Name : KFI Bangalore Education Centre
    A/c No. : 50200012013588
    IFSC Code :HDFC0001753
    Nature of A/c :Current
Kindly send us an email after you effect the transfer so that we can confirm the same at our end.

First Sunday Meetings: Meetings are organized for people interested in Krishnaji’s Teachings living in Bangalore. The meeting is held on First Sunday of every month from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Valley School campus. The half a day session includes Krishnamurti video session and dialogue. Guest speakers are invited. Free transport and lunch is arranged for all the participants. The session starts with an introduction of a theme either by one of the staff members or a guest followed with Dialogue. After tea break, we watch a video of J.Krishnamurti’s talk. Bus Route

Retreat Cottages
January 2018 Retreat poster
February, 2018 Retreat Poster