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Event - Can The Mind Be Ever Quiet?


Can the mind be ever quiet?

An Intensive Week of Self-inquiry and Meditative Dialogues (In English and French)

6 May - 12 May, 2020 “Understanding takes place only when the mind is completely quiet.” –

<pre><code> - J. Krishnamurti Talks in Europe, 1967 </code></pre>

This is one of the most fundamental questions that every serious person asks: can my mind be ever quiet, silent? Can the never-ending chattering of the mind ever stop? Is it a compulsive disorder of the mind? Whatever one does to stop the chattering of the mind, it continues with greater force. Suppressing and forcing the mind in another direction is putting a lid on a burning problem of our daily life. For how long can we keep the mind busy in one or the other direction? As soon as the activity in which I keep myself busy is over, I am again faced with a sense of great emptiness and void. Why do I become dependent and addictive to keeping myself busy all the time – even when it may not be necessary? Stress, fear, pursuit of pleasure and burn-out become the most dominant factors of our present day living due to this mechanical habit of keeping oneself occupied. The problems of relationships, aggression, violence, suffering and psychosomatic diseases are connected with this deep restlessness of the mind. In this retreat we are going to explore some of the most fundamental questions of our daily existence: • Can the mind be ever peaceful and quiet? • Can the mind learn to have a deep rest and leisure? • Can the mind live without stress and pre-occupation? • Is there a creative way of living with lightness, freedom and joy in the heart? • Can the mind stop struggling to become something and rest in being…? • Is there a possibility of flowering of love, kindness and compassion in our daily life?

We are going to inquire, as friends and co-travellers, the deeper questions of our day to day life in a relaxed, meditative and affectionate atmosphere. The daily schedule will include short introductory talks, meditative dialogues, silent observation and listening, long walks in nature and meditation. The primary intention is that our entire day becomes a meditative process by taking a complete break and allowing our minds and hearts to deeply rest, breathe and rejuvenate... The venue of this gathering is a small beautiful village in the Alps of Switzerland, about two hours from Geneva International airport.

Mukesh Gupta has been exploring the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, Buddha and other great teachers for more than two decades. He was associated with holding retreats and dialogues for twenty years at the Krishnamurti Centre in Varanasi, India. He is a traveler at heart and regularly facilitates self-enquiry retreats, workshops and dialogues around fundamental questions of life as a friend and a fellow-traveler in India, Europe, Israël, US, Canada and wherever he is invited. He believes in exploring a deep non-authoritarian meditative process of dialogue based on mutual love, respect and a quality of silence as a way to create a peaceful, non-violent society.

Day Schedule (with flexibility on daily basis, according to the need and the dynamics of the group):

• 07:30 – 8:15: Sitting together in silence • 08:30 : Breakfast • 09 : 30 to 12 : 00 : Introductory talk and meditative dialogue/self-inquiry • 12:00 – 12:30: Working together in the gardens

<pre><code>• 13 : 00 to 15 : 00 : Lunch and rest </code></pre>

• 15 : 00 to 16 :00 : Video of J. Krishnamurti • 16 : 30 to 18 : 30 : (After Tea) Nature walk in Silence • 19 : 00 to 20 :00 : Short dialogue and sitting together in silence
• 20 : 00: Supper Logistics : • Arrival : First meeting and introduction on Monday, 6 April after early dinner at 7 pm • Departure : Sunday 12 April after breakfast • Total contribution: Chfr 590.- • Individual room: ChFr 680.- / if there are possibilities. • Advance registration fee: Chfr 150.-

For details and reservation contact: Bernard at:, 00 41 79 607 80 65 or 00 41 24 524 15 40

Riversong - 1880 Les Plans-sur-Bex - route de Pont-de-Nant 8 - Switzerland -


May 06, 2020 - May 12, 2020

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Route de Pont-de-Nant 8
Les Plans-sur-Bex, Vaud, 1880