Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening
Annual Gatherings

Event - Yoga Of J. Krishnamurti


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"Yoga means skill in action, it isn't just doing certain things - the skill in action implies no effort. When you do the exercises - any form of effort involved, that is not yoga. Therefore you do it easily, and the regularity of it depends on the sensitivity of the body."

  • J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti Education Centre, Pune will be holding its annual gathering in Aurovalley Ashram near Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. All interested persons are most welcome to participate.

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj, means to join, and is often interpreted as union of the lower with the higher. The Indian sage Patanjali outlines eight limbs of yoga: 1. yama (restraint), 2. niyama (observance), 3. asana (posture), 4. pranayama (breathing), 5. pratyahara (withdrawl of senses), 6. dharana (concentration), 7. dhyana (meditation), 8. samadhi (liberation). Today, most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, i.e. asana, which is a programme of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation. Although yoga has done lot of good in terms of physical and mental health, it has not brought about the psychological transformation of human beings. Krishnamurti talks about attention, meditation and perception leading to human transformation. To understand yoga in the context of Krishnamurti's teaching is the main theme of this gathering. This is not going to be a comparative study of what the yoga-sutras say and what Krishnamurti says. But each limb of yoga will be explored sufficiently deeply to find out whether we end up with what Krishnamurti is talking about. It is interesting to note that Krishnamurti did practise yogasanas on a regular basis to maintain physical fitness but he had his own things to say about the rest of the things. It is hoped that explorations during the gathering will help the participants understand yoga in the context of their daily living leading to a more significant and meaningful life. Relevant excerpts from Krishnamurti's books will be provided as a study material to each participant. There will also be practical sessions.

The gathering programme will be conducted in English/Hindi languages and includes Yoga session, chanting, silence session, video shows of Krishnamurti’s talks/dialogues, lectures, group dialogues and evening walks.


Schedule

Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019

Rishidwar - Raiwala
Aurovalley Ashram near Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 249205
INDIA