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KFICC engages in a variety of activities that help in the dissemination of Krishnamurti’s teachings all round the year. Through the initiatives taken by its staff and volunteers, it always keeps an eye on expanding its horizon while keeping its spirit intact. All the activities held under the auspices of this organization are intended not to interpret Krishnamurti’s teachings.
Krishnamurti Foundation India Cuttack Centre is glad to announce its 3rd Annual Theme Conclave.
After exploring “Awareness in Daily Living” (2014) and “The Living and Dying of I” (2015), this year we intend to explore ourselves in the mirror of relationship.
This year KFICC presents “RELATIONSHIP MATTERS” as the theme of the Annual Theme Conclave 2016 at KONARK from 23rd to 25th Dec. 2016.
We cordially invite you to participate.
It is the intention of our Conclaves to create space and platform that would enable the serious inquirer to enter into a spirit of serious inquiry. The various activities are designed to take us closer to the theme of the conclave and we hope to learn as the different activities unfold during the conclave.
One of the most vital things of life is self-understanding, that is, to understand what you are. Is there any instrument to explore the ‘self’ – the ‘me’ – the ‘I’? Life happens in daily relationship, which is being related to somebody or something. So is it possible to explore ourselves by holding relationship as a mirror? And if we do, what will the mirror show? In the process of showing, the mirror of relationship will perhaps encourage us to wonder if relationship exists in conformity with social norms; if it is an expression of our deeply hidden psychological urges; and if it is possible to lay the foundation of a completely new kind of relationship. One can also explore if ‘listening’ and ‘observing’ play any role in understanding relationship, and what is the place of ‘awareness’ in unraveling relationship.
These and many such topics will be explored in the conclave because, once again, life is all about relationship. Yes, relationship matters!
In the words of J Krishnamurti:
“Relationship is the mirror in which we can see ourselves as we are. All life is a movement in relationship. There is no living thing on earth which is not related to something or other. Even the hermit, a man who goes off to a lonely spot, is related to the past, is related to those who are around him. There is no escape from 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. So we will examine the question of relationship because that is the basis of love.”
Yatri Niwas, Konark (Odisha)
A few words about the venue:
KONARK: “Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.” – Rabindranath Tagore
The magnificent UNESCO World Heritage monument, the Sun Temple at Konark, has left many awed since ages. It is one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world.
Built in 1238-1264 AD this massive structure sits in solitary splendour surrounded by drifting sand. Today it is located 2 kms from the Bay of Bengal, but originally the ocean came almost up to its base. Until fairly recent times, in fact, the temple was close enough to the shore to be used as a navigational point by European sailor who referred to it as the ‘Black Pagoda’.
This glorious monument is just on the opposite side of our venue and 5 mins walk to reach its base. The Chandrabhaga sea beach is just 3 kms from our stay or venue. This breath taking monument and the sea beach has always been a major attraction of the world. Puri an important tourist place is only 35 kms from the venue.
The Theme Conclave will commence at 04:00 pm on 23rd of December (Friday), and conclude on 25th of December (Sunday) 2016 evening. Participants are expected to arrive at KFI Cuttack Centre or at Bhubaneswar Centre by the evening of 22nd or early morning of 23rd December and depart from Konark on 26th December morning after breakfast. Those wishing to stay longer after the gathering at Konark or Puri are requested to contact the Yatri Niwas & Pathaniwas (Tel: Konark: 06758-236820 & Puri: 06752-222562 & 222740) or hotels and book their accommodation on their own. The participants on 23rd morning after breakfast will be driven to the venue (Yatri Niwas, Konark) by our hired vehicles from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar Centre at 10.30 am. It’s a 2 hour journey to the venue.
- To avoid unexpected weather related delays, participants from North India are requested to arrive on 22nd (Thursday) December evening at Cuttack or Bhubaneswar as owing to possible dense fog during December, travel schedules could be affected.
- Participants need to inform us well in advance the date and place of arrival and departure to enable us to guide them as to how to reach the Cuttack or Bhubaneswar centre on 22nd or 23rd December.
The accommodation at our venue – Yatri Niwas, Konark is limited. All registartions are online (special requests for any other form of registration may be requested by phone prior to the closing date of registration*). Registration will be done on first-come, first-served basis and the maximum numbers of participants has been limited to 30 only. Aspiring participants are requested to complete their registration by August 31 (Wednesday) and book their travel tickets (train or flight) well in advance.
August 31, (Wednesday) 2016.
The total Conclave Fee (Includes the registration fee, transportation from Cuttack or Bhubaneswar Centre to venue, local conveyance, food, accommodation, study materials, trip to the Konark temple and sea beach): for those coming from within India:
- Rs. 4500/= per person with double occupancy (2 x single beds) for 3 days
- Rs. 6000/= per person with single occupancy (1x double bed) for 3 days
For those coming from outside of India
- $100 (or equivalent in Rupees) per person for double occupancy and
- $125 for single occupancy.
Gathering fee for DAY PARTICIPANTS would be Rs. 1200/= for the entire conclave and will only include study material, lunch, tea & snacks.
In case of registration cancellation Rs. 1500 will be deducted as cancellation charge from the amount deposited with us and the rest amount will be refunded to the participant. Any cancellation request will not be entertained after 30th of September 2016 (Friday).
All meals will be vegetarian and consumption of alcoholic beverages, drugs, non-veg food or smoking is strictly forbidden during the period of Conclave.
For reservation, participants from India and day participants should send their participation fees by D.D./Multi City Cheque/M.O. drawn in favour of ‘KFI CUTTAK CENTRE’, payable on any bank in Cuttack.
The payment can also be done through direct deposit/transfer into our Central Bank of India account.
The Account Name is:
KFI CUTTACK CENTRE, Buxi Bazar Branch (Branch Code 00136), Cuttack and the Savings account number is: 1661257287 IFSC: CBIN0280136
Please intimate us by email /post after you have transferred the amount.
Reservation for participants from outside of India can pay their fees at the Reception counter on arrival at the Venue on 23rd December 2016. But they have to inform us about their participation through email.
The weather in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Konark is cool and pleasant in December. The minimum temperature would be 18C and max. 30C. Please bring some light woollen clothes.
The nearest railway station to Konark is Puri and the nearest airport is Bhubaneswar. By road Puri is 35 kms, Bhubaneswar is 65 kms and Cuttack is 85 kms from Konark.
Participants are requested to arrive at KFI Cuttack Centre or at Bhubaneswar Centre by the evening of 22nd or early morning of 23rd December. The participants on 23rd morning after breakfast will be driven to the venue (Yatri Niwas, Konark) by vehicles from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar Centre at 10.30 am. It’s a 2 hour journey to the venue.
Cuttack (Ctc) and Bhubaneswar (BBS) are situated 1732 kms and 1800 kms respectively southeast of New Delhi, and 1223 kms and 1251 kms respectively northeast of Chennai. These two cities are very well connected by Indian railway.
The distance from Cuttack railway station to KFI Cuttack Centre is 6 kms. One can opt for pre-paid auto (charge about Rs. 80) to reach our centre. Please ask the taxi or auto-rickshaw driver to take you to “Purighat Police station”, KFI Cuttack Centre guest house is 200 mtrs from the police station on the ring road side. The centre is on the right side of the road from the police station. The detail address of KFICC is given below.
The distance from Bhubaneswar railway station to Bhubaneswar Study Centre is 11 kms and from airport it is 14 kms. One can opt for taxi or auto rickshaw. Please ask the taxi or auto-rickshaw driver to take you to “Chandrasekharpur DAV school”, the Bhubaneswar Study centre is around 1 km from the school. From the school ask him to go further and take left turn and after 500 mts take right turn, then pass by the Shirdi Sai temple and just go 200 mts further to reach the Centre which is on the right side of the road. The address is:
BHUBANESWAR STUDY CENTRE
Krishnamurti Foundation India
1st Floor, Plot No. 430, Sailashree Vihar
Caretaker Cell phone number: 8599890662
KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION INDIA CUTTACK CENTRE (KFICC)
Purighat Road, Upper Telenga Bazar, (Near Purighat Police Station)
Email: email@example.com, Website: www.kficc.org
Study Centre Phone: 0671-2526622, Guest House Phone: 0671-2520622
Cell Phone: +91 – 94372 08073
1. Conclave Theme: RELATIONSHIP MATTERS.
2. Conclave Venue: Yatri Niwas, Konark (Odisha).
3. Conclave Dates: 23rd Dec to 25th Dec 2016.
4. Participants’ arrival: 22nd evening or 23rd early morning: at Cuttack or Bhubaneswar
5. Suggested Arrival from North Indian Areas: 22nd evening – North India Participants should try to reach by 22nd because of fog.
6. Departure for Konark: 23rd at 10.30 am – The Conclave Venue.
7. Departure from Konark: 26th morning – Participants’ after breakfast.
8. Registration Ends: 31 August 2016.
9. Inform :
a) Inform us after depositing / sending the conclave contribution fees.
b) Inform us your date of arrivals and departures.
10. Email or Post: Mail or post us the registration form. (Form is in the next page)
11. Stay extension: If you intend to extend your stay at KFI Cuttack Centre, Konark or Puri after the conclave then you should contact the concerned authorities on your own.
12. Contact: For any other details contact KFI Cuttack Centre.
OPENING OF KFI BHUBANESWAR STUDY CENTRE
A new KFI Study Centre at Bhubaneswar was opened on 30th January 2016. This satellite Study Centre of KFI Cuttack Centre has reading and watching facilities of J Krishnamurti’s literature and his audio video talks.
Now 2nd Sunday of every month an interactive programme (Workshops) on K talks are organized from 4 pm to 6 pm. Interested person can participate in this programme.
Plot No. 430
FORTHCOMING NEW BOOK
In September the newly translated book of J.Krishnamurti ” In the Problem Is the Solution” in Odia will be released.
KFI ANNUAL PUBLIC GATHERING 2016
Date: November 20 – 23, 2016
Venue: Rishi Valley Education Centre