Exploring Life, Truth and J. Krishnamurti's Teachings      

        जीवन, सत्य और जे. कृष्णमूर्ति शिक्षाओं का अन्वेषण 

        Exploring Life, Truth and J. Krishnamurti's Teachings      

        जीवन, सत्य और जे. कृष्णमूर्ति शिक्षाओं का अन्वेषण 


Choiceless Awareness: An Intensive Retreat (In English and French) 14-19 September 2021

Centre Beaumont-ACK (La Maison)
Centre Beaumont-ACK (La Maison)

"Only choiceless awareness can lead to non-duality, to the reconciliation of opposites in a total understanding and total love." - Aldous Huxley In The foreword to The First and Last Freedom


Choiceless awareness, also called effortless awareness, is at the heart of J.Krishnamurti’s teachings. The pragmatic  experimental aspects of the teachings are contained in it and it may be the most direct approach to the art of living.

But before exploring what is involved in the state of mind required for it to take place, its nature, effects and meaning, we perhaps ought to  remember Krishnamurti’s advice that in order to go far one must start very near. And what is near us, in fact ? Is it choicelessness or rather choice ? Are we aware that we spend our days in evaluating, judging - choosing ? This is the reality we live with. Actually awareness can only be choiceless, otherwise it is but analysis of the thinking process. The awareness itself reveals all the dangers involved in psychological choosing and why this activity plays such an important part in our life. Such explorations will be part of our shared journey in this retreat  before we can understand and approach the state of mind required for choiceless awareness to take place and flower.


This retreat will take place in a beautiful quiet French village. We are going to explore as friends and co-travellers fundamental questions of our day to day life in a relaxed, meditative and affectionate atmosphere. The daily schedule will include short introductory talks, meditative dialogues, silent observation and listening, long walks in nature and meditation. The primary intention is that our entire day becomes a meditative process by taking a complete break and allow our minds and hearts to deeply rest, breathe, rejuvenate and open up for the unknown...

Arrival date: 14 September 2021

Departure date: 19 September 2021

The Address of the Venue is:

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


Christiane Joseph

OO32 6 84 11 32 62

E-mail: [email protected]

Mukesh Gupta