Program Fee: $185
Only Commuter registration available
Friday (basic schedule)
3pm Retreat guest check-in at Pepper Tree
4pm Getting Acquainted, Introduction, Beginning dialogue
Saturday (basic schedule)
11am Continue Dialogue or Video
Sunday (basic schedule)
8am Breakfast and check out
9:30am Dialogue or Video
11am Dialogue or Video
2:30pm Closing Meeting
If we’re honest, some attachment in life seems reasonable. It can give great pleasure, hope, satisfaction, heightened energy. Yet the same attachment can also end in apathy and a more or less vapid, even disheartening feeling to one’s life. As a result, we need more stimulation and the cycle continues.
Attachment also carries an apparently real, felt sense of protection, doesn’t it? Am I happy to be dependent or independent, as long as I can avoid what is fundamentally taking place? Is attachment an escape from the sensing of disturbance as it is occurring now? What am I trying to escape from? Who or what is doing this escaping? What is choosing safety and is it actually safe at all?
Do I, do we, see the whole fabric of attachment and dependence, operating in the shadows of our day-to-day living? Is the modern world, with its easy touch-button conveniences and instant satisfactions, lulling us into an increasingly false sense of security and happiness?
Why does the mind attach at all? How are we going to find out? Does attachment have anything to do with fear and what I already think I know? Much of the time I spend trying to look at what these things mean, I get lost in conflicting thoughts: I’m compelled to choose the best solution. But does that lead me to conclusions that another part of me later overrules?
Krishnamurti recommends looking at attachment “in its entirety”. But I may have unwittingly become attached to K’s teachings also, and only think I grasp the need for this inquiry. What would it mean to see and feel the living actuality of this whole question?
– J. Krishnamurti (Brockwood Park, UK 1978, Seminar 5)
Jackie McInley founded and ran an independent Krishnamurti centre called Open Door in Southern France from 2004 until 2013 – hosting monthly inquiry weekends and annual international gatherings in French and English. She organized an experimental David Bohm bi-monthly dialogue meeting for 4 years in a local market town, and later a Krishnamurti dialogue group in the city of Toulouse.
Jackie does not follow any particular spiritual teaching but is deeply interested in the investigative talks & dialogues of J.Krishnamurti as a mirror and friend to her own constant inner inquiry.
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