Discovering The Essence of Life

Discovering The Essence of Life


In Total Attention There Is Only What Is: An Intensive Retreat Inspired by J. Krishnamurti’s Teachings 

La Maison, Beaumont-la-Ferrière, Central France
La Maison, Beaumont-la-Ferrière, Central France

28 September - 2 October 2022

"Reality can be found only in understanding what is; and to understand what is, there must be freedom, freedom from the fear of what is." - Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom


Most of our conflicts, resentments, anxieties and sorrows originate from our lack of attention and our unwillingness to look at the present reality, the fact, and deeply understand it from a quiet mind. It is amazing to see how the human mind turns any reality into an idea, a problem, by projecting and mechanically reacting to the reality, the « what is ». It seems to be an ingrained habit. The mind immediately turns it into a non-reality and starts dreaming about what should be. It thus builds a parallel, illusory world in which it lives, acts and has relationships.

This retreat is an invitation to delve deeply into fundamental questions of our daily life, such as:

- What is reality? What is truth? What is illusion? 

- What is the energy of attention and how is it related to freedom and love?

- Can there be a shift from the heavy burden of constantly becoming to the joy of simply “being”? 

- Can a total transformation take place now?


This residential retreat offers a meditative space to come together as friends and co-learners, in order to explore fundamental questions of our daily living in a relaxed, listening and affectionate atmosphere, in which silence opens the door to direct perception. The daily program will include meditations, introductory talks, dialogues, exercises in small groups/couples, experiments in listening, observation, meditative self-inquiry, and nature walks.


This retreat is to be considered as a whole. It is essential for the coherence and seriousness of the group that the participants attend the retreat from the beginning till the end. For the same reason the number of places is limited to fifteen.   

Arrival: Wednesday 28 Sep 2022 from 5.00 pm. First session after dinner.

Departure: Concluding session Sunday 2 October from 9.30 – 11.00. Participants may depart after lunch.

Charges for the seminar, all inclusive: 280 €

(Bedclothes, towels, etc. are provided)

For reservation, please send a deposit of 80 € which will be non-refundable after 1st of September.

Transfer to Christiane JOSEPH  with « Retreat Mukesh »

IBAN : FR40 2004 1000 0108 4689 9Y02 087




La Maison, Le Bourg, 58700 Beaumont-la-Ferrière,  France

If you come by train we will collect you at the railway station LA CHARITÉ-SUR - LOIRE. Please, for both ways count 10 extra euros.


Christiane JOSEPH

Mobile: 0033 6 84 11 32 62

Home line: 0386601507

E-mail : [email protected]

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School For Self Inquiry