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Retreat Weeks and Retreat Weekends

Week long and weekend retreats are held regularly to engage interested people with the teachings and its implications in our daily living. During the retreat guests stay on the campus and the day is structured to be with oneself and others. There are many activities such as Body Awareness, quiet time, nature walk, dialogues, video, and so on. One has enough time to be at leisure and watch ones thoughts and thought patterns. One can share one’s insights with others in the spirit of learning.

Introduction to Retreat – a Presentation

Retreat in Wilderness

Retreat Cottages are now available for guest to stay in quietness and natural serenity. The cottages are essentially designed for individuals to stay alone for a period of time to reflect on their lives and allow the mind to become quiet without any method or technique. We recommend the guests to plan to come for minimum of three days to two weeks. After this the stay could be extended with mutual consent.

On personal retreat there is no set schedule or program to be followed. You may design your own program of the study, watching videos, going for walk, sitting quietly, and so on. The staff at the Study Centre can facilitate the program that you would like to create.

The recommended contribution per day per person in Rs. 1200 - 2000 depending on the capacity to pay. The contribution is requested to keep the place in good condition and financially viable.

What to bring when you come on retreat:

  1. Flash light
  2. Walking shoes or sandals
  3. Warm clothes - nights could become chilly
  4. Umbrella during rainy season
  5. Loose clothes for Body Movement sessions. Avoid Dhoti or Sari. This applies only to participants of the organized Study Retreats or Gatherings.
  6. Mosquito repellent, such as Odomos

Outside View of the Retreat cottages

Inside View of the Retreat cottages

Nature around the Retreat Cottages

Testimonials from Retreat Participants

Retreat Participants

Quiet Retreat

The Study center offers a two day ‘Quiet Retreat’ for those who would like to take a break from the mundane lifestyle and explore into what it means to be observing in silence. Is it possible to have ‘insight’ while one is with ‘what is,’ when one is not compelled to do anything, surrounded by the wilderness only? Please feel free to take a two days break and join us in this exploration in silence.

Friday

  • 8:00 PM : Arrival
  • 8:15 PM : Dinner
  • 9:00 PM : Brief Introduction

Saturday

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM : Quiet Time
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM : Breakfast
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM : Audio/Video
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Library/Quiet Time
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM : Quiet Time

Sunday

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM : Quiet Time
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM : Breakfast
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM : Audio/Video
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Writing down retreat experience/Quiet Time
  • 5:00 PM : Departure

Jan 27-28, 2018

Twin sharing basis

Rs 2500

Single accommodation (based on availability)

Rs 3500

Write to kfistudy@gmail.com to register

I don't know if you have noticed that there is understanding when the mind is very quiet, even for a second; there is the flash of understanding when the verbalization of thought is not. Just experiment with it and you will see for yourself that you have the flash of understanding, that extraordinary rapidity of insight, when the mind is very still, when thought is absent, when the mind is not burdened with its own noise. So, the understanding of anything—of a modern picture, of a child, of your wife, of your neighbor, or the understanding of truth, which is in all things—can only come when the mind is very still. But such stillness cannot be cultivated because if you cultivate a still mind, it is not a still mind, it is a dead mind.

The more you are interested in something, the more your intention to understand, the more simple, clear, free the mind is. Then verbalization ceases. After all, thought is word, and it is the word that interferes. It is the screen of words, which is memory, that intervenes between the challenge and the response. It is the word that is responding to the challenge, which we call intellection. So, the mind that is chattering, that is verbalizing, cannot understand truth—truth in relationship, not an abstract truth. There is no abstract truth. But truth is very subtle. Like a thief in the night, it comes darkly, not when you are prepared to receive it.

J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life