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.

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Krishnamurti

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.

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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.

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Explore in depth the fundamental questions that Krishnamurti posed. Can man truly change? What is consciousness? What brings about disorder? Can fear be ended? What is love? What is compassion?

Thought shattering itself against its own nothingness is the explosion of meditation

from 'Krishnamurti's Notebook'

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay

from 'The Only Revolution'

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end

from 'The Awakening of Intelligence'

It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free

from 'The First and Last Freedom'

When you have no motive you are free to observe

from Madras 1977/78, Discussion 1

The Foundation

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

Brockwood Park

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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The search for meaning

‘Your daily living, when you look at it very deeply, has no meaning. You are striving, wanting money, position, prestige, and when you do have it, what is it? You have not found out for yourself if life has real meaning. You ask what the purpose or goal of life is, rather than the meaning. The purpose can be invented by clever people, or you can invent purpose out of your misery, confusion and conflict. But the purpose is not the meaning. The meaning is to find out for yourself by looking at yourself, the depth of your heart, the depth of your feelings, the depth of your thought.’

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