Discovering The Essence of Life

Discovering The Essence of Life


Inner and Outer Peace: A Meditative Retreat in  Mönchengladbach, Germany: 20 - 22 May 2022

“It is only in peace that a human being can flower in goodness - not in war, not in violence, not in disorder, but only when there is a deep abiding peace.” - J. Krishnamurti 


As human beings we all wish to live life with peace, happiness and love. But when we are living unconsciously driven by our past stories, life becomes heavy, monotonous and a field of suffering for oneself and people around us. Stepping out of this conditioned field of the past is essential to discover the true freedom, love and the essence of life. This weekend retreat offers a deep learning about oneself through compassionate non-judgmental self-inquiry and deep awareness which can be a basis for inner peace and transformation. The program will include Inspiring live introductory talks, meditative dialogues and self-inquiry sessions. Questions and answers. Exercises in small groups and pairs, one-to-one sessions and meditations. The primary intention is that our entire session becomes a meditative process so that we can open up our hearts and minds to a new dimension of living.


Friday 20 May 2022: 

First session: 3 pm until 6 pm 

Saturday 21 May:

First session: 10 am until 1 pm

Second session: 3 pm until 5.30 pm

Classical Indian music concert: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Sunday 22 May 

Last session: 9 am until 1 pm


The program will take place in the old abbey of Saint Vitus in Mönchengladbach. You will need to arrange your own night stay if required. The address of the venue is: Pfarrsaal St. Vitus, Abteistraße, D- 41061 Mönchengladbach, Germany


Mukesh Gupta from Varanasi, India is going to facilitate this retreat. He is a worldwide frequently invited expert lecturer and facilitator for transformative retreats and workshops. He is deeply inspired by J. Krishnamurti, Buddha and non-dualism. He is the founder of the School for Self-Inquiry. During his long experience of working with students, teachers and seekers from all walks of life he developed his unique "Meditative & Transformative Self-Inquiry" approach which is primarily based on having an insight in the living moment from the stillness and compassion of the heart. He believes that a non-authoritarian meditative process of self-inquiry based on deep listening, looking and love is essential to bring transformation, peace and harmony in one’s daily life and therefore in society. His website:


A voluntary donation from the heart - € 150 or more - to support the work and the travelling and other expenses of the teacher/facilitator.


As seats are limited please contact Joachim Heinrichs preferably by email as soon as possible.

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: +49-1602930400, +492161556070 

School For Self Inquiry