Established in 1968 as an educational charitable trust, the Foundation exists to preserve and make available the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. It is not a religious organisation but provides a service to those who may be interested in pursuing an understanding of Krishnamurti’s work in their own lives.
J. Krishnamurti was born in India in 1895 and died in the United States in 1986. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. Krishnamurti spoke throughout his life in many parts of the world to large audiences as well as with numerous individuals, including writers, scientists, philosophers and educators. Asked to describe what lay at the heart of his teaching, he said,
Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection…
Krishnamurti was concerned with all humanity and stated repeatedly that he held no nationality or belief and belonged to no particular group or culture. In the latter part of his life, he travelled mainly between the schools he had founded in India, Britain and the United States, which educate for the total understanding of man and the art of living. He stressed that only this profound understanding can create a new generation that will live in peace.
Visit our shop to purchase books by Krishnamurti and biographies. Audio and video recordings are available on disc or to download. We ship worldwide from our shop located at the Krishnamurti Centre, UK.
Introduction to the Teachings
Explore Krishnamurti’s teachings by way of selected extracts, audio and video on the key topics he investigated in his body of work such as love, meditation, fear, death, education, consciousness and loneliness.
The Foundations will see to it that these teachings are kept whole, are not distorted, are not made corrupt. They will not give rise to any sectarian spirit in their activities… nor create any kind of place of worship around the teachings or the person.
– The role of the Foundation as described by Krishnamurti
Set in the picturesque South Downs National Park in Hampshire, ninety minutes from London, Brockwood Park was Krishnamurti’s home in Europe. It houses the Foundation, The Krishnamurti Centre, Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School.
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What will you do with your life?
‘Don’t you want to find out if it is possible to live in this world richly, fully, happily, creatively, without the destructive drive of ambition and competition? Don’t you want to know how to live so that your life will not destroy another or cast a shadow across their path? We think this is a utopian dream which can never be brought about in fact, but I am not talking about utopia; that would be nonsense. Can you and I, who are ordinary people, live creatively in this world without the drive of ambition which shows itself in various ways as the desire for power and position? You will find the right answer when you love what you are doing. If you are an engineer merely because you must earn a livelihood, or because your father or society expects it of you, that is a form of compulsion; and compulsion in any form creates contradiction and conflict. Whereas if you really love to be an engineer or a scientist, or if you can plant a tree, paint a picture, or write a poem, not to gain recognition but just because you love to do it, then you will find that you never compete with another. I think this is the real key: to love what you do.’
From subtitling videos in your language to helping with dissemination through your network, the Foundation relies heavily on the help of an engaged global network of volunteers. Whether as a long or short term volunteer, to attend a retreat, or as a staff member, there are many ways to visit Brockwood Park and get involved in the work of the Foundation.
The Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd. is an educational charitable trust located in Brockwood Park, Hampshire, UK. It consists of the Krishnamurti Centre, the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School.
Krishnamurti Foundation Trust
Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Limited
Hampshire SO24 0LQ
Telephone: +44 1962 771525
Company Registration No. 1055588
Registered Charity No. 312865
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