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Date: June 2013

“Seeing everything that goes on in your daily life, your daily activities -when you pick up a pen, when you talk, when you go out for a drive or when you are walking alone in the woods- can you with one breath, with one look, know yourself very simply as you are?”
Freedom from the Known,121

“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. “
You are the World, Chapter 11, 14 February 1969

“Relationship is our problem, and without understanding relationship, merely to be active is to produce further confusion, further misery. Action is relationship: to be is to be related. Do what you will - withdraw to the mountains, sit in a forest - you cannot live in isolation. You can live only in relationship, and as long as relationship is not understood, there can be no right action. Right action comes in understanding relationship, which reveals the process of oneself. Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom; it is a field of affection, warmth, and love, therefore a field rich with flowers.”
Collected Works, Vol. V - 96

March 2013 Junior School Open House

March 2013 Retreat Participants
First Sunday Meeting: June 2, 2013
Study Retreat June 6-9 2013: Harmony in Relationship
Learning in Sharing: February 2013
Study Retreats 2013 – 2014 Calendar
Introduction to retreat – a Presentation?
Photo Gallery: Karnataka JK Adhayana Shibira – April 2013
Photo Galley: Tibetan Principals and Teachers
Video: Holi Program Finale
First Sunday Meeting: June 2, 2013

Venue: Seminar Hall, The Valley School
Time: 9:30 AM

Open to friends of The Study Centre and individuals who are willing to explore their own lives. These meetings also enable new comers to become familiar with the teachings and to what The Study Centre has to offer. Feel free to bring your friends and family members who have the capacity to listen and learn.

Study Retreat June 6-9 2013: Harmony in Relationship

Life is relationship. There is no possibility of living in isolation. What is the quality of one’s relationship with nature, things, and human beings? Rather, one should ask what is the quality of the mind that is in relationship. The quality of one’s mind and the quality of relationship are inseparable. Can one set to bring about harmony in relationship through effort? Effort implies will and struggle. Can one approach this question with a tension that is able to hold the question and learn as the question unfolds.

Harmony in relationship is possible when one does not take one’s relationship for granted. This implies learning about expectations, possessiveness, jealousy, and so on. One also needs to go deeper to understand one’s own instability arising out of loneliness. Is there a relationship that is not bound by duties. What is the responsibility in relationship?

You are invited to come for a three day retreat to explore relationship afresh in company with others who are equally interested. The exploration in retreat may bring a new perspective to our relationship and may bring a living in simplicity and harmony.

Learning in Sharing: February 2013

‘Learning in Sharing’ program were held in February at the following colleges and institutions:

  1. BLDEA’s S.B. Arts and Science College, Bijapur
  2. BVVS College of Education, Bagalkot
  3. Theosophical Society, Bijapur
  4. Karnataka State Women's University, Jnana Shakti, Bijapur

Mr. Subu, Shri KG Kulkarni, Murali Gotur, and Prof. Suresh Cholke introduced the approach of JK to education. The topics discussed were Freedom, Learning and Attention. The Kannada dubbed video ‘Challenge of Change’ was shown.

The Study Retreats 2013-2014

The Study Centre, Valley School, Bangalore will be offering residential retreats every month. The purpose of such retreats is to take a step back from ones active daily life of making a living, having a family, and all the other activities that one is engaged in. During the retreat one can be alone and also in company of other serious minded individuals who have deeper questions of life and are willing to delve into the nature of human consciousness without any preconditions or with the aim of reaching any specific goal. Taking a journey within oneself brings about a certain release from the various conclusions, ideas, and tensions that one often accumulates in daily life. After the retreat one returns to daily living with an alert mind that is able to meet afresh the challenges of life.

Attending the retreat allows a teacher or parent to learn the intention of the school. The educational philosophy of the school helps in bringing about various policies and curriculum design in the school.

Group Retreats with scheduled program:

June 6-9, 2013 : Harmony in Relationship
July 11-14, 2013 : Exploring Excellence
Aug 8-11, 2013 : Exploring worry, tension, and conflict
Sept 5-8, 2013 : What is the purpose of Education?
Oct 10-13, 2013 : Living in the NOW
Nov 7-10, 2013 : The Art of Meditation
Dec 11-15 , 2013 : **Retreat for the YOUNG(18-35)
  : Exploring a wholly different way of Living
Jan 9-12, 2014 : Silence , Stillness & Meditation
Feb 6-9, 2014 : Reconnecting with Nature
Mar 6-9, 2014 : Why do I get Angry?
April 10-13, 2014 : **Karnataka JK Adhayana Shibira: Understanding Relationship

***Individual Retreats

July 18-21, 2013
Nov 21-24, 2013
Feb 20-23, 2014

** Retreat for Young and Karnataka JK Adhayana Shibira participants will be staying on a sharing basis in various rooms on the campus.

***Individual Retreats: During these retreats there will be no scheduled program. However, on the participant’s request a video, dialogue, or a nature walk could be arranged. This retreat will enable the participant to stay in silence and spend time in self-study. A pick-up and drop to the Jain Temple, Jayanagar will be arranged similar to other retreats.

Intention of the Retreat at The Study, KFI, Bangalore:
  • Awakening of Intelligence and flowering in goodness
  • Learning the art of listening and looking
  • Bringing clarity in oneself
  • Understanding the workings of one’s mind
  • Dealing with conflict, change, fear, and desire
  • Discipline, Freedom, and Responsibility
  • Discovering beauty, creativity, and Joy
  • Awareness with all the senses
  • Exploration into insight
  • Meditation in daily living

The retreats start on Thursday evening and end on Sunday evening, so that people who are working have to take only one day off. Transportation will be arranged for group pick-up from Jain Temple, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore. The time of pick-up will be 6:30 PM on the first day of retreat. The time of departure will be 5:00 PM on the last day of the retreat from the campus.

Participants for the retreats are encouraged to register early for single occupancy cottage accommodation. The suggested contribution for the study retreat to cover the cost of food, lodging, programs, study material, and transportation is Rs. 2950 per person. Please fill up the registration form and send it to the Study Centre, Bangalore. The registration form can be downloaded from the website www.kfistudy.org under News & Events.

Few cottages will be available for double occupancy. The suggested contribution for the study retreat is Rs. 2550.

Participants can extend their stay before or after the retreat on the basis of additional payment. The transportation for all the programs is arranged for one pickup and drop to the city in a group. The time will be specified to the participants in the acknowledgement email before the event.

Photo Gallery: Karnataka JK Adhayana Shibira – April 2013
Photo Galley: Tibetan Principals & Teachers

Principals from Tibetan schools in various parts of India attended a five day education retreat to understand Krishnamurti’s teachings at the Study Centre and to understand the pedagogy of the Valley School. This retreat was held in March 2013.

Video: Holi Program Finale

You can visit www.kfistudy.org for further information on the Study Centre. You can write to the Study Centre Coordinator, The Valley School Campus, 17th KM Kanakpura Road, Thatguni Post, Bangalore – 560062. Email: kfistudy@gmail.com Phone: 080-2843-5243/ 9482641389. The registration forms can be downloaded from the website.