May 17

Beyond Fear & Sorrow

Date and Time

May 17 - 26 2024 CEST


La Maison, 25 rue Saint Léger Beaumont-la-Ferrière, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 58700 France View Map


La Maison
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+33 6 80 34 95 06

About This Event

A Deep meditative Retreat in Beaumont-la-Ferrière, France
(With French-English translations)
17 – 20 May & 21- 26 May 2024 
(Possibility to join any one retreat or both together.)

“Where there is fear, love cannot exist. Where there is ambition, love cannot exist; where there is power of any kind, the other cannot be…We are asking, do you love, because without love, suffering will go on...”
            -J. Krishnamurti, Mind Without Measure
This retreat offers a safe, inspiring and compassionate learning space to explore some of the vital questions of our life:
·      What is origin of fear and how it is dominating our minds, senses and most of our life?
·      How fear is connected with our search for security and pleasure?
·      Are we constantly escaping from facing the reality of oneself: which could be a sense of nothingness or emptiness? How to meet this existential emptiness or void?
·      Why do we suffer? Is it possible to end psychological suffering?
·      Is there a state of love which is not attachment, jealousy, possessiveness and pursuit of pleasure?
·      Is there an insight which can bring a shift from a life of mechanical reactivity to a non-reactive lively presence? 
·      Is there a way of living which is beyond fear and sorrow?

ONE OF THE MAIN HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RETREAT IS “MEDITATIVE DIALOGUE AND SELF-INQUIRY.” What we learn here is that a deep dialogue is not an intellectual process of discussion or exchange of lot of words but it can be a compassionate meditative process of self-discovery where words carry the quality of silence and affection as they arise not from the noise of the ego-mind but from a deeper space of wonder and love. The retreat offers a safe, serious, and caring space to discover ourselves, meet our deep essence and look at our whole life in a fresh, creative way, whether we are a seeker, a mindfulness practitioner, a coach, a therapist, an artist, a teacher, a professional from any field, a leader or simply a student of life.

MUKESH GUPTA is a worldwide frequently invited speaker and traveling educator. He has been on this transformative journey for more than two decades and is deeply inspired by J. Krishnamurti, Buddha and non-dual teachings. He has conducted over two hundred retreats and seminars globally. He was at the Krishnamurti study and retreat center in Varanasi, India for two decades. During his long experience of working with students, teachers and professionals from all over the globe, Mukesh works with "meditative & transformative Self-Inquiry" approach which is primarily based on the exploration of existential questions from a still, non-reactive mind and compassionate attentive presence. He is the founder of the School for Self- Inquiry.

La Maison, 25 rue Saint Léger, 58700 Beaumont La Ferrière.
It is a large and beautiful mansion situated 2.30 hours from Paris in a lovely  ancient village, close to the immense Bertranges forest, 18 kms from La Charité-sur-Loire railway station. 
For more details : 
Tel : 06 80 34 95 06 or 0033 680 34 95 06 – 
E-mail :
you are invited to register as soon as possible.