Sep 06

Choiceless awareness - a weekend retreat in NZ

Date and Time

September 6 - 8 2024 NZST


Waitetuna Retreat Centre, Cogwells Road Raglan, Waikato New Zealand View Map


Clive Elwell
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About This Event

A Weekend Retreat in NZ

Following two previous events at the same venue, a weekend retreat is planned at The Waitetuna Retreat Centre, near Raglan, in the Waikato, NZ. The dates are from the evening of Friday 6th September to the afternoon of Sunday 8th,

As usual, the emphasis is on free enquiry, supported by the words of J Krishnamurti. The theme for the weekend will be “Choiceless Awareness”.

The Waitetuna Retreat Centre is ideally suited for an event such as this. Accommodation is comfortable and warm. There are pleasant, spacious common areas and a lovely garden for strolling and sitting, and to explore one's relationship with nature, with bush walks for the more adventurous. In the garden is a meditation room, dedicated for sitting silently.

It is good to take a retreat, to go away and to stop the routine, not only the routine of
outward existence but the routine which the mind establishes for its own safety and
- J Krishnamurti

The theme of Choiceless Awareness implies a more practical approach to understanding, although there will be dedicated time for dialogue and sharing together. Can we look at a tree, or anything, without the interference of thought? This retreat is a place for exploring that very basic question.

Although the retreat is primarily a religious event, it should be noted that there will be no authority figure involved. Krishnamurti pointed out that authority is poison in spiritual matters.

To book a place, or if you have any administrative inquiries, please contact:
Mirani <>
and for enquiries about the content of the weekend, contact:
Clive Elwell <>

Previously there has been about 12 participants. As yet we do not have a precise figure for the cost (the cost last year was NZ$300).

Clive Elwell

In awareness there is no becoming, there is no end to be gained. There is silent observation without choice and condemnation, from which there comes understanding
       - J Krishnamurti