Entries by Ralph Tiller

To discover what is beyond time, thought must come to an end.

  Today I came across this quote by Krishnamurti that I would like to share with you:     “It is the mind, it is thought, that creates time. Thought is time, and whatever thought projects must be of time; therefore, thought cannot possibly go beyond itself. To discover what is beyond time, thought must come […]

Meditation: a Shift in Perception

  These are the reflections on What is meditation? presented by a member of the Vancouver Krishnamurti Group at a recent session:   Meditation is a way to discover the basic flaw in our perception that the World ‘out there’ is different form the World that I perceive. There is no World ‘out there’, outside of my […]

What does Quantum Theory tell us about Free Will?

  When K talks about ‘choiceless awareness’ without the observer, it seems to imply the existence of an observer who chooses.  But is there really choice at all?   What Does Quantum Theory Tell us About Free Will? by Chris Fields, November 1, 2014 One often hears that quantum theory saves free will from classical […]

Freedom & Self-Transformation

An introduction to Krishnamurti on this theme took place at the University of Victoria this week. The first in this setting, it was attended by 13 participants. A ‘Krishnamurti on Freedom’ video, narrated by Prof. Allan Anderson, and a talk by K on ‘Freedom from Fear’ from the 1966 Real Revolution series were followed by a lively […]

On Love

This morning this poignant inquiry into a perennial favorite emerged from cyberspace and struck a chord: “Do you know what it means to love another? Have you ever loved anybody? Is love dependence? Is love desire? Is love pleasure? I don’t love my wife; she doesn’t love me. We are two separate individuals. We may […]

The Art of Listening

Came across this reminder today about the art of listening, with nature, the great teacher, now in full bloom at the Centre:   “Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of nature-the rustling of leaves in the wind, raindrops falling, the humming of an insect, the first birdsong at dawn. Give yourself completely to the […]

A Weekend Retreat

Weekend Retreat with Dr. Ravi Ravindra “Self-knowledge and the Awakening of Intelligence” March 21 – 23, 2014 The retreat opened with a talk by Dr. Ravindra at the Swanwick Centre (KECC) on Friday evening at 7 pm.   It was very well attended by thirty people.   Dr. Ravindra discussed some of the subtleties of the words […]

Not Minding What Happens

Just came across this quote by Eckhart Tolle while busy with catching up after a two week absence. It reminds me of K’s ‘secret’ that “I don’t mind what happens”: “By knowing yourself as the awareness in which phenomenal existence happens, you become free of dependency on phenomena and free of self seeking in situations, […]