The Mirror of Relationship: 29 - 31 October 2021
A weekend of Meditative Self-Inquiry inspired by J. Krishnamurti's Teachings in Mönchengladbach, Germany
Relationship is the mirror in which we see ourselves as we are. All life is a movement in relationship…In that relationship which is the mirror in which we can see ourselves, we can discover what we are, our reactions, our prejudices, our fears, depression, anxieties, loneliness, sorrow, pain, grief. We can also discover whether we love or there is no such thing as love. . – J. Krishnamurti
Introduction: Our whole life is expressed and manifested through a network of relationships: relationship with oneself, with our body, with our mind and thoughts, with our emotions and desires, with other human beings, with our partner and family, with nature and the whole universe. The ever-increasing global crisis that we are facing now is the outcome of the crises in our day to day relationships; all the wars, violence and suffering are due to the lack of understanding of oneself and one’s relationships. The world is what we are and relationship is a mirror in which we can see ourselves as we are. If we do not intelligently and harmoniously relate within this vast field of relationship, problems and conflicts are bound to arise and create suffering. Human relationship can either be a ground of suffering or it can be a ground for transformation… In this intensive seminar we are going to explore some of the fundamental questions that we all face as human beings:
· What is relationship and what do we search in a relationship?
· Why there is no real harmony and love in our relationships?
· Can we understand the root cause of fear, hurt, conflict and suffering in our relationships?
· What is the significance of deep listening, looking, and attention?
· What is love? What is freedom? And what is trust?
· And many other questions emerging from our shared journey of inquiry.
Program: The program will include introductory talks, meditative dialogue and self-inquiry, experiment with silent listening, looking, communication and sitting quietly. The primary intention is that our entire session becomes a meditative process so that we can open up our hearts and minds and deeply listen and learn together.