This August four of our five current interns will move on to new endeavors. They have been invaluable in the blossoming of the internship program, and have contributed in many ways to the foundation and to the ongoing inquiry that takes place here.
In their place will come four new interns. To facilitate this shift, the current interns have been working to produce materials that will share a sense of what the program is, and how it can be utilized by future participants. This month's newsletter shares this work, most of which can be found in the new intern pages. We have two more openings for new interns to join us this August.
The drawing above is a small section of one of 20 graphite drawings, made by Arie Galles. He stayed at the Pepper Tree Retreat for several days and studied the 100-year-old pepper tree on the grounds. These drawings have been on exhibit in the Archive building since the May Gathering.
The Gathering itself was well-attended, with temperate (although windy) days and interesting conversations. Here is a link to view some of the recorded talks from the weekend.
Finally, we have many interesting programs coming up in July, including the mid-week Think on These Things Program for young adults ages 18 - 30, and the week-long Teacher Education Program. Shortly after, in early August, is our next week-long study-intensive program: "The Timeless Mind: From Separation to Wholeness."
“They [students] should study the teaching thoroughly, soak in it deeply as you would do if you were to study medicine or Buddhism or any other subject. Studying means to go deeply into the subtleties of the words used and their contents and seeing the truths in them in relation to daily life. They should be able to discuss the teaching with specialists in any branch of knowledge, as scholars do. While they are studying these people should have a spirit of cooperation.”
— J. Krishnamurti