Brockwood in Paris Alumni Reunion

On February 18th 2012 over 30 Alumni and friends of Brockwood came together and networked, discussed their ties to and questions about the place. The atmosphere was overwhelmingly positive and even energizing! You can see for yourself by looking at both, the pictures below, but also the text of the Brockwood post cards we asked each attendees to fill out at the end of the event. Thank you all again so much for coming and making it a success!

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Paris Alumni Reunion
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Paris Alumni Reunion
Paris Alumni Reunion

 

My time at Brockwood has been to me like a wonderful poem, a sweet melody, always resounding in eternity.

I cannot call this special place mine; yet it always is with me, part of me – because it opened my eyes to the WHOLE of life.

I am deeply grateful for this time, this seemingly everlasting source of inspiration, and for the feeling of being at home.

Paris, 18/02/2012
Sebastian Arnold

Great meeting you guys!

I wish I’d had an opportunity to go to BP as a teen (or ever actually…)

Anonymous
Paris, 18/02/2012

Hello dear Brockwoodians,

Thank you for arranging for a meeting like this. It was wonderful to see ‘old’ and new faces, to hear about people’s experiences.

Brockwood is such an important part of my life, it is difficult to put it into a few words – the openness, warmth and critical questioning seem to me to be the most important qualities that I’ve ‘taken’ from BP.

Much Love,

Lakshmi (’89 – ’93)
Paris, 18/02/2012

This is a very common thing to say but I couldn’t imagine my life without Brockwood. Because of BP I became someone. Someone I wanted to be. And I could go out facing the world feeling good in my body and in my head. I am so thankful for that and also I feel so much stronger to know that I’m not the only one to dream of an alternative way to live. And the amazing thing is that it exists!

I am in art school at the moment. Art should be something with which you think that everything is possible. But at BP everything DOES seem possible and I didn’t find this energy in my art school. Even though it’s hard to find a job in art, I want to carry on a bit more. It feels weird having to be competitive after BP. But if I don’t succeed in anything in art, I will be very happy to become a teacher – or something like that. And anyway, everything is possible!

Pauline Gaubert
Paris, 18/02/2012

The thought of going to Brockwood felt great. Being there was awesome. And looking back on those 2 years, I simply cannot imagine not having been to this wonderful place…

Jeanne
Paris, 18/02/2012

How was it for me today? Wonderful! I am SO HAPPY to have been part of this reunion and to have met other people from Brockwood!

What Brockwood has given me? Brockwood has given me SO MUCH! I am still inspired by BP everyday of my life! BP gave me love, strength, insight, courage, and an endless taste of investigation.

Much Love,

Françoise
Paris, 18/02/2012

Brockwood is the place where I grew up. I feel so grateful the school school let me learn by myself how to be the happiest and the healthiest! BP is my home and my family. I feel so happy and so much love when I think about it. I wish to offer and share everything I can with BP.

It [today] was such a warm and exciting moment! Makes me realize how much we can support the school outside so easily.

Gives me a lot of motivation to be more “active”.

Lia
Paris, 18/02/2012

Nice event. Gathering is always the good approach! – much more than dividing…

BP is a great center, the core of something very important for me…

Gaspard (former Mature Student)
Paris, 18/02/2012

It has been very nice for me to see all of these people from Brockwood – a way to keep in touch with the new generation.

It was really nice to meet all these people and discuss and change my impression about this wonderful place.

Alexandre
Paris, 18/02/2012

It’s good that such a place exists, even if it is not perfect, it cannot be perfect because we are not perfect (but what is perfection?) Thank you to the founder and thank you to the people who are trying to continue the work and do their best to maintain the “spirit” the best they can.

Claudette
Paris, 18/02/2012

Brockwood has changed my life!!! I am very happy that this little reunion was organized in Paris. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay the whole time…

Hilkka
Paris, 18/02/2012

At Brockwood from 2006 to 2008. Growing up never ends. I’m still learning about those years. Today was filled with networking, opportunities, memories and emotion.

Lucie Galvani
Paris, 18/02/2012

Very happy to have once more been touched by the affection surrounding Brockwood participants. I hope this will encourage me to be more involved in BP networking. At least, that’s what I want to do…

Stephanie
’89 – ’94

Brockwood is a place of joy and sharing! And the adventure goes on…
Maïa
Paris, 18/02/2012

Dear Brockwoodians!

It was nice to re-connect with you again! :-)

Brockwood is a very special place for me.

Love,
Slava
Paris, 18/02/2012

Always nice to see familiar faces and network with new ones from our big family that BP is. Would have liked to hear more personal experiences, though.

BP has, as for a great deal of people, changed my life in the sense that it allowed me to discover my inner me. I’ll treasure that forever…

Anonymous
Paris, 18/02/2012

The reunion today has given me SO much. Now I can start “living”, even more than I do now. We’re all gonna get together now and good energy is going to spread! We’re going to help each other now.

Brockwood has given me so much strength, and I am getting stronger. My mother is dead, she died of cancer in 2007. She was the chairman of the Krishnamurti Center in Stockholm, Sweden. My mother is with me, together with Krishnaji, giving me so much strength, so it will be enough for so many of us! :-)

You’re all welcome to stay with me in my flat in Stockholm.

Love,

Annika Englund
Paris, 18/02/2012

It was really great meeting up with Brockwoodians and share what one feels and everybody’s experiences. As always I (we) miss Brockwood and love Brockwood.

Anonymous
Paris, 18/02/2012

Always great to see old friends and meet new ones.

I think we are all here because Brockwood has touched our life deeply – and I am no exception!

Brockwood lives on in my life and continues to inspire me.

Anonymous
Paris, 18/02/2012

I’ve never been good at writing postcards so I’ll make this short.

It was really great to meet other Brockwoodians from different years. I hope we’ll stay in touch in one way or another.

I’ve been meaning to come back for a while and this reunion made me long for this beautiful place even more!

See you soon (hopefully)

Steph (2002 – 2003)

It was lovely to meet ex-brockies whom I had not met before. It’s amazing how easily you can connect quickly.

Brockwood changed my life in so many ways. I feel eternally grateful. It broadened my horizon and help me find peace and harmony.

Guy ’88 – ‘89
Paris, 18/02/2012

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