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Nov 04

Can the mind be free of fear?

Date and Time

November 4 - 8 2020


route de Pont-de-Nant 8 Les Plans-sur-Bex, Genève, 1880 Switzerland View Map

Contact Information
Bernard Pulfer
+41 79 607 80 65

About This Event

A workshop to explore one of the deepest problems of human consciousness through meditative self-inquiry and dialogues. (In English and French)

4 - 8 November, 2020

Fear is one of the most dominant factors in our life. Most of our activities, education, jobs and relationships are governed and corrupted by this psychological fear – whether one is aware of it or not. As long as mind is clouded and governed by fear it is unable to look, deeply rest and perceive clearly what is real and what is unreal. In this Meditative Self-inquiry Retreat we are going to explore, as friends and co-learners, the fundamental questions of our daily living, such as fear, relationship, love, sorrow, regeneration and change. Such a meditative retreat allows us to take a complete break from our daily mechanical way of living and letting our minds and hearts to deeply rest, rejuvenate and reflect...

VENUE: It is a small beautiful village in the Alps of Switzerland, about two hours from Geneva International airport.
BATHS: It is possible to take hot and saline baths in the 300 year old tradition of Bex-les-Bains where dozens of illnesses have been cured. In the purity of this water, surrounded by these snowy peaks, it is a moment of deep relaxation and contemplation.

FACILITATOR: Mukesh Gupta from Varanasi, India is going to facilitate this retreat. He is an international speaker and regularly facilitates self-inquiry based retreats, workshops and dialogues inspired by the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. He sees that a deep non-authoritarian meditative process of self-inquiry, based on love, listening and looking from a quiet mind and heart, is essential to establish peace and harmony in one’s daily existence and society. His website: www.schoolforselfinquiry.org

Day Schedule (with flexibility on daily basis, according to the need and the dynamics of the group):
08:00 – 8:30: 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 
13:00 to 14:30 : Lunch and rest 
14:30 to 15:30 : Video of J. Krishnamurti’s talk 
16:00 to 17:30 : (After Tea) Nature walk in Silence 
18:00 to 19:00 : Supper  
19:00 to 20:00: Get together, sharing and sitting in silence
Arrival: First meeting and introduction on Wednesday, 4 November at 7 pm 
Departure: Sunday 8 November ​after breakfast

For details and reservation contact: ​Bernard at: info@riversong.ch, 00 41 79 607 80 65