Sep 28

In Total Attention There Is Only What Is

Date and Time

September 28 - October 2 2022 CEST


La Maison, Beaumont-la-Ferrière Le Bourg, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 58700 France View Map


Christiane Joseph
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+33 6 84 11 32 62

About This Event

In Total Attention There Is Only What Is
A Meditative Self-inquiry Retreat (with French translations) in Beaumont la Ferrière, Central France 2022 
28 September - 2 October 2022
"Reality can be found only in understanding what is; and to understand what is, there must be freedom, freedom from the fear of what is." - Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom
Most of our conflicts, resentments, anxieties and sorrows originate from our lack of attention and our unwillingness to look at the present reality, the fact, and deeply understand it from a quiet mind. It is amazing to see how the human mind turns any reality into an idea, a problem, by projecting and mechanically reacting to the reality, the « what is ». It seems to be an ingrained habit. The mind immediately turns it into a non-reality and starts dreaming about what should be. It thus builds a parallel, illusory world in which it lives, acts and has relationships.
This retreat is an invitation to delve deeply into fundamental questions of our daily life, such as:
-  What is reality? What is truth? What is illusion? 
- What is the energy of attention and how is it related to freedom and love?
- Can there be a shift from the heavy burden of constantly becoming to the joy of simply “being”? 
- Can a total transformation take place now?
This residential retreat offers a meditative space to come together as friends and co-learners, in order to explore fundamental questions of our daily living in a relaxed, listening and affectionate atmosphere, in which silence opens the door to direct perception. The daily program will include meditations, introductory talks, dialogues, experiments in listening, observation, meditative self-inquiry, and nature walks.
Mukesh Gupta from India is going to facilitate this retreat. He is a worldwide frequently invited expert lecturer and facilitator for retreats, workshops and seminars. He has been on this meditative and transformative journey for more than two decades, inspired by the teachings of J.Krishnamurti. His approach is primarily based on the direct perception of existential questions from a non-reactive still mind and an affectionate attentive presence. He is also the founder of the School for Self-Inquiry. He sees that a deep non-authoritarian meditative process of self-inquiry based on deep listening, looking, and compassion is essential to bring transformation, peace and harmony in one’s daily life and in society
General Schedule [With flexibility according to the need of the group.]
7:30 - 08:15: Silent Meditation
8.30: Breakfast
09:30 - 11:00: Introductory talk and meditative self-inquiry
11:00 - 11:30: Break
11:30 - 12:30: Exercise in pairs or small groups
13:00: Lunch & Rest
15:00: A short video of J. Krishnamurti followed by a meditative walk in nature
18:00 – 19:00: Meditation and Dialogue with the whole group
19:30: Dinner
20:30: Closing circle and Meditation
Utmost care will be taken to observe the sanitary measures.
This retreat is to be considered as a whole. It is essential for the coherence and seriousness of the group that the participants attend the retreat from the beginning till the end. For the same reason the number of places is limited to fifteen.   
Arrival: Wednesday 28 Sep 2022 from 5.00 pm. First session after dinner.
Departure: Concluding session Sunday 2 October from 9.30 – 11.00. Participants may depart after lunch.
Charges for the seminar, all inclusive: 280 €
(Bedclothes, towels, etc. are provided)
For reservation, please send a deposit of 80 € which will be non-refundable after 1st of September.
Transfer to Christiane JOSEPH  with « Retreat Mukesh »
IBAN : FR40 2004 1000 0108 4689 9Y02 087
This retreat centre is set in an idyllic French hamlet. Nearest airport is Paris. From Paris Bercy railway station there are regular trains to La Charité-sur-Loire and Nevers. If you come by train we will collect you from the railway station.
Christiane JOSEPH
Mobile: 0033 6 84 11 32 62
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