MORE ABOUT the WINTER STUDY RETREAT SERIES
An Open Three-Part Program Format
Participants may attend one, two or all three programs. The three-part format of these Winter Retreats can help bring energy, momentum and intensity to the inquiry.
Each part of the program will propose a different theme that is always directly relevant to our everyday life.
Is our intelligence and the way we learn already conditioned?
Does our conditioning run so deep that our very capacity to learn, listen and be aware - might remain unquestioned and almost completely automatic? In order to explore K’s teaching, surely we must first explore the nature of our own learning?
The questions raised are from Krishnamurti’s teaching. Potential transformative learning can only take place when thinking for ourselves.
Our inquiry during this series of study retreats
We will be looking into the nature of our everyday learning as we know and accept it: is there another kind of learning that might imply a radically new kind of freedom and creativity?
Can our reactions, our perception and our very identity - all of which we take for granted in everyday life - be an integral part of our inquiry during these retreats?
To do so will require a willingness to be utterly honest as well as a level of listening, affection and direct observation without fear to uncover the true nature of ourselves and the world we have created.
Retreat & Dialogue Facilitator
Jackie McInley founded and ran an independent Krishnamurti centre called Open Doorin Southern France from 2004 until 2013 – hosting monthly inquiry weekends and annual international gatherings in French and English. She has had a deep interest in K’s teaching for many years and has been facilitating and setting up dialogue groups since 2003.
A higher education language teacher by profession, she now spends her time traveling to various K centres and schools around the world - facilitating dialogue & retreat programs, sharing skills in the schools, and helping out in independent K related projects worldwide.
The facilitator is in no way an authority or teacher of K’s Teaching. She speaks in her own name and moves together with all other participants on the journey of self inquiry. She may help organise retreat programs, but truth and awareness can never be organised, nor administered by another.