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Brockwood Park News

Formerly known as Brockwood Park ePost this electronic newsletter, which began in 2012, is designed to bring together news from all the departments at Brockwood. Sent out regularly to everyone who subscribes, it is a wealth of articles, videos, announcements and links designed to keep you well informed about all the latest developments at Brockwood.

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· 2020 | July ·

New Article – Krishnamurti on Meditation

Krishnamurti’s approach to meditation is perhaps unique. It is certainly radical. Read the new article curated by Krishnamurti Foundation Trust.

The Latest News from Brockwood

Brockwood Park has not been spared the effects of the pandemic, but we have done our best to rise to the challenges and opportunities it has presented and…

A Farewell to Keith Critchlow

Keith Critchlow, architect of the Krishnamurti Centre, died in April aged 87. Keith was an artist, author, professor of art and architecture, and expert in sacred geometry. 

The Brockwood Observer

The new Brockwood Observer is out! This newsletter has been regularly published within the School for 26 years.

Infinite Potential – A Documentary on David Bohm

A new feature-length documentary film, Infinite Potential: the life and ideas of David Bohm, has now been released and is available to watch for free online.

Brockwood Park News July 2020

· 2020 | May ·

Lockdown Links

These stay-at-home days are a good opportunity to catch up on some of the Foundation’s comprehensive online offerings.

Annual Report 2018-2019

he new Annual Report provides an overview of the activities of the different departments at Brockwood for the financial year 2018-2019.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Brockwood Park

Spring has arrived with full force and at Brockwood the Grove is as beautiful as ever, however the grounds and buildings are strangely quiet, as are the parks, roads, towns and cities of the whole of the UK, and indeed most of the world.

Instagram at 100,000 Subscribers

The Foundation’s Instagram has reached the milestone of 100,000 subscribers.

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2019

· 2020 | March ·

Foundation’s Bulletin – 100th Issue

The 100th issue of the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Bulletin has recently been released, containing highlights of our current and future activities, unpublished texts from Krishnamurti and rare photographs from our archives. 

An Indian Winter

As the winter term came to a close, four Brockwood Staff members – Mina, Thomas, Kate and Tom – boarded a plane for India to visit a number of our sister schools. 

Staff retreat in Yewfield 

In January, the residential staff at Brockwood spent a week on retreat in the Lake District.

A free digital directory. YouTube at 200,000 subscribers 

As the official Krishnamurti YouTube channel reached the milestone of 200,000 subscribers.  

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2019

· 2019 | Winter ·

Moving with the seasons at Brockwood Park School

How do our bodies respond to the changes in seasons? And how is the daily rhythm of our bodies different at different ages and stages of life? Staff and students at Brockwood reflected on this together and made changes to our daily schedule, as this article published in the Independent Schools Association explains.

Star in the East author gives talk

Roland Vernon, author of the book ‘Star in the East: Krishnamurti, the Invention of a Messiah’, spoke at a Friends of Brockwood Gathering. His fascinating talk revisited his historical and biographical account of the extraordinary individuals and circumstances that shaped Krishnamurti’s early life.

New Inwoods video released

Inwoods parent Chris Petch has made a beautiful three minute-long video about the school. Krishnamurti’s voice guides us through an introduction to Inwoods’ approach to education, with freedom, relationship and nature as a foundation for learning.

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2019

· 2019 | Summer | 50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion Special ·

Reunion Music Video

With a backing track which was performed live in the Reunion marquee, this short video tries to give a glimpse of this extraordinary event, the wonderful people who attended and the joy this gathering brought.

Published to celebrate Brockwood’s 50th year, this booklet contains a marvelous array of text and photos from over the years. If you would like a hard-copy, contact our Development Office.

Brockwood’s Unique Nature

The beginning of the school and its unique intent are the focus of Principal, Antonio Autor’s presentation. The talk following by School Bursar, Mina Masoumian, provides an organisational overview of the school.

Pondering Past and Present

A panel made up of three alumni from the first decade of the school and three who have been in the school in the last year, consider questions about school life and what it meant for them.

The Fun of it All in Photos

Place 500 former and current Brockwood students, staff, their partners and children all together for five days and how could it not result in a very large number of excellent photos, expressing the intensity, joy, fun and extraordinary nature of this unusual gathering.

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2019

· 2019 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2019

No sooner had the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust formed, than it took the bold step of purchasing Brockwood Park and in early 1969 the school started with just two students…

Alumni Fund 2019

You were at Brockwood. You remember it. The intensity, the inquiry and the importance given to communication, to that feeling of ‘building’ the school together—creating it each and every day.

KFT Annual Report

The new Annual Report provides an overview of the activities of the different departments at Brockwood for the financial year 2017-2018. It includes a message from our trustees and pie charts illustrating the financial activity. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2019

· 2019 | Winter ·

New Centre Video

This new video by the same filmmaker as the recent Foundation release showcases the Krishnamurti Centre. It aims to be of interest to those thinking of staying at the Centre and to regular guests.

New Foundation Website

The Foundation is happy to announce the release of its brand new website. The site has been completely redesigned and expanded.

Bringing back the Roses

South of the kitchen garden at Brockwood Park School lies the remnants of what was a formal Edwardian style rose garden. Brockwood’s garden team has taken up the challenge to bring back a total of 62 roses…

Shattering all Conditioning

To mark the 50th year of the school, we’ve included an excerpt from the book Understanding Ourselves; A conversation from 1997 between Mary Zimbalist and Mary Cadogan… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2019

· 2018 | Autumn ·

New Foundation Video

Over the summer, a professional filmmaker made a video about the Krishnamurti Foundation and the work it carries out. The video also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Foundation. It has never been shared before—be the first to watch it!

Brockwood Park: a sense of place

Former Brockwood staff member and current trustee, Gary Primrose, gave an insightful presentation.

Whatever happened to… you?

The stories of former students have appeared in The Brockwood Observer for years, but now we are trying to compile the largest online snapshot…

Krishnamurti Centre Programme 2019

For 2019 the Centre has prepared a diverse programme of events, which includes residential retreats, foreign language group retreats and day events. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2018

· 2018 | Summer ·

Terence Stamp speaking about his friendship with Krishnamurti

English actor, Terence Stamp, was introduced to Krishnamurti by the Italian film director, Federico Fellini, in the late 60s…

The Krishnamurti Audio Collection

Last year, we released the Krishnamurti Video Collection on our YouTube channel and during the last six months, we have released 400 audio recordings, free to the world.

Brockwood’s 50th Anniversary Reunion

Alumni, visit our new 50th Anniversary Reunion website and register today for this special event, due to take place from 15th to 19th August.

Changes at Brockwood Park School

The Trustees of the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd, who also act as Governors of Brockwood Park School, wish to announce changes to the management and staffing of the school. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2018

· 2018 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2018

50 years ago, on the morning of the 2nd July in Saanen, Switzerland, just prior to Krishnamurti’s second talk, an announcement was made to the assembled audience. A decision had been taken.

Brockwood Park Alumni Fund

Vinay Swamy invites alumni on a vivid journey through the Brockwood ‘land(mind)scape’ in order to rediscover what it meant to be a student here and what it could mean to help a student now.

KFT Annual Report

The new Annual Report provides an overview of the activities of the different departments at Brockwood for the financial year 2016-2017.

A Revamped JKO

A new iteration of www.jkrishnamurti.org was recently released. A joint effort of the international Krishnamurti Foundations, the revamped website is an exhaustive repository of the teachings… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2018

· 2018 | Winter ·

David Bohm and Krishnamurti: Collected Recordings

David Bohm became profoundly acquainted with Krishnamurti. For more than two decades, they took part in several remarkable series of one-on-one conversations and group discussions. The Foundation has collected these recordings and made them available for free on our YouTube channel.

Closer to Democracy

All Hands On features short films looking at the crisis in Western democracy and real-life remedies to its problems…

Education in the 21st Century

Harmony, peace, beauty, equality, health, and vitality are qualities greatly desired in the world but are mostly approached with a movement of idealism and reward-seeking…

Award Winning Performances
 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2018

· 2017 | Autumn ·

A Chance to Talk To Friends

A special event aimed at thanking the Friends of Brockwood Park for their support was held in October 2017 at The Krishnamurti Centre. Four short presentations were given all relating to some aspect of Brockwood life and work and to Krishnamurti’s teachings.

The Sweep of History

The guest presenter at the Friends Gathering in October was Mark Edwards, one of the few environmental communicators to have personally witnessed the global issues that are defining the 21st century.

From Body-Ownership to Selfhood

One of the world’s leading researchers/ scholars on Philosophy of Mind, Prof. Thomas Metzinger, gives a Present Tense talk to staff and students exploring questions related to our sense of self, embodiment, avatars and artificial intelligence.

Magic in the Mountains
 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2017

· 2017 | Summer ·

Three important things Krishnamurti said to me

Dr Mary Cadogan began by speaking about what she considered to be the three most important things that Krishnamurti had said to her.

Free To The World – The Krishnamurti Collection

The complete collection, comprising almost 600 full-length videos, is now free to the world.

Upcoming Centre Events

From weekend events to day events, the Centre offers a substantial range of opportunities for guests to engage with the work of Krishnamurti.

When The Party Is Over

Parties generally leave you with a lot of cleaning up to do, but what happens when the purpose of the party is to clean up?

Raising a Mind that is a Light unto Itself

The school environment is more often than not based upon hierarchical structures, the pedestal of knowledge, and the accepted power of the adult… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2017

· 2017 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2017

Globally it has been a turbulent year with many alarming political, economic and social events.

Brockwood Alumni Fund

What does a Brockwood bursary mean to the student who receives it? Well, it is probably the difference between attending Brockwood and not attending Brockwood.

Harmony and Discord

A significant body of work from the exceptional watercolour artist David Evans has been bequeathed to the Krishnamurti Foundation.

Ray McCoy Retires

After 36 years working for the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Ray McCoy has retired. He will be greatly missed.

Krishnamurti Centre Events 2017
 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2017

· 2017 | Winter ·

Harmony, Eternal Truths and The Krishnamurti Centre

In this video the architect of the Krishnamurti Centre Professor Keith Critchlow takes us on a guided tour of his extraordinary ‘anthropos’ design.

News from the Foundation

The KFT gives a summary of its mandate and recent activity.

Friends of Brockwood Spring Gathering

The Friends of Brockwood Park gathering is an event that intends to join donors and friends of Brockwood from all over the world.

Bringing Maths to Life

Using vectors and leaves Brockwood’s Maths Class excitedly constructed the word Brockwood in 3D letters across the South Lawn.

Krishnamurti Centre Events 2017

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2017

· 2016 | Autumn ·

London Concert. Krishnamurti: Silence, Music and the Arts

With the aim of celebrating J. Krishnamurti’s teachings and introducing them to a wider audience an event in central London was held in September.

Designing the Krishnamurti Centre

Keith Critchlow, architect of the Krishnamurti Centre, writes about his design for the Centre and his contact with Krishnamurti during that period.

New Releases

A fascinating new series of 4 public talks and 2 public discussions titled ‘Can the mind be free of its content’…

Summer work-party 2017

Join us in July 2017 for a summer work-party at Brockwood…

What’s Your Relationship With Nature?
 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2016

· 2016 | Summer ·

War correspondent Anjan Sundaram’s Talk at BPS

Krishnamurti school alumni Anjan Sundaram visited Brockwood last year and gave a fascinating talk on his journey to becoming an investigative journalist in some of the most dangerous countries in the world…

London Concert Sep 3rd & Radio

An international ensemble of musicians and performers and a collection of art for an event in Cadogan Hall…

New Releases

A new edition of the book Fire in the Mind and a new DVD’…

Pop-Up Banners

Eye-catching Krishnamurti quotes will be appearing on a series of banners…

What’s Happening in the School?

Brockwood Park School now produces a sizable monthly school newsletter… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2016

· 2016 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2016

Thirty years have passed since Krishnamurti’s death, and in this video we mark the occasion…

Annual Report

The new Annual Report provides some figures for the year 2014-2015, and a summary of the review that has occurred over the past year…

New Book

We are pleased to announce a new book titled ‘Unconditioning and Education: The need for a radical approach’…

The Alumni Fund

The Alumni Fund is a restricted fund designed solely to assist the growing number of deserving young students…

Rigorous School Inspections

Brockwood Park School and Inwoods Small School underwent four continuous days of inspection… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2016

· 2016 | Winter | Anniversary Issue ·

Thirty Years On

With 30 years having passed since his death, Krishnamurti’s teachings are more widely known and available than ever before and the schools and centres he established worldwide are flourishing…

Last Discussion: Making the brain fully active

Krishnamurti’s last discussion with students and staff at Brockwood Park on 29th September 1985. You can listen to audio recording here…

The Outward Show

A short animation with voice-over by Terence Stamp, reading from the chapter entitled ‘The Self’, in J. Krishnamurti’s classic book Commentaries on Living, Series 1…

Thirty Years of Learning

Ray McCoy is one of the few people remaining on staff today who was working at Brockwood in 1986 when Krishnamurti died. Here he reflects on key changes at Brockwood since that time and lessons learned… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2016

· 2015 | Autumn ·

Why I Sent My Children to Brockwood

Having sent her three children to Brockwood Park School, Beatrix tells us why and how that came about and what effect it had on her children.

London & Brockwood Concerts

The idea of a concert at a well-known hall in central London came about as a result of an informal discussion at the Krishnamurti Centre about J Krishnamurti`s work reaching a wider public…

The International Publications Meetings

Various trustees, directors, rights-managers and editors from the four Krishnamurti Foundations discussed topics related to printed and digital publications…

Whole Earth?

Brockwood Park Student Ying-Ji attends the European launch of Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS) at the Eden Project… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2015

· 2015 | Summer ·

Alumni Documentary: Questions Lived

This 26 minute documentary follows Brockwood’s early students as they return to the school over forty years later.

J. Krishnamurti Q&A Video App

The Q&A Video App allows users to download for free these poignant capsules of Krishnamurti’s teachings, conveniently grouped in over 80 topics…

One Third Full

The cup is one third full, as we have received close to £33,000 in our Annual Appeal for 2015 while our goal is to try and raise £100,000.

Krishnamurti in Universities

Brockwood Development Office has assembled an ‘Introducing Krishnamurti Pack’ which we would like to share with universities. Interested parties can then more easily host their own Krishnamurti screenings… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2015

· 2015 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2015

Trustee and former member of staff, Gisèle Balleys, shares the story of how she learned of Krishnmaurti, how she came to be at Brockwood Park and explains why it is important to support Brockwood.

International Education Conference

Weekend: 6th and 7th June, 2015, Brockwood/ Winchester, UK. This major conference seeks to discuss and promulgate alternatives…

Cast in Bronze

A chance visit by leading British sculptor, Nigel Boonham, has led to the rare Bourdelle bust of Krishnamurti being exhibited in London in May.

A Huge Shift

When I left the parents weekend, I had one of the best, if not the best conversation I have ever had with my sons. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2015

· 2015 | Winter ·

Help Us Share Krishnamurti’s Teachings

Given the many problems we face in the world, raising awareness of Krishnamurti’s life and work is of crucial importance.

The Many Faces of India

In the early morning of Tuesday 30th December, a group of students and staff left Heathrow to fly to Chennai, to begin a tour of some of the Krishnamurti schools of South India.

Expanded Edition

We are pleased to announce a new revised & expanded edition of The Ending of Time.

Improved Access to the Teachings

Since the Krishnamurti Centre opened in 1987, we have tried to make all the Krishnamurti material written and recorded, audio or video, available to the guests. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2015

· 2014 | Autumn ·

Mary Cadogan’s Last Interview

The recent death of Dr Mary Cadogan, the first Secretary of the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, has come as a great loss. Mary began working with Krishnamurti Writings Inc. in London in 1958.

Brockwood Park Reunion 2014

Brockwood Park’s 45th anniversary Reunion took place in August. Alumni from all over the world returned to the beautiful Hampshire countryside for five days.

Centre News

Without any comic intent, what do you think 7 Irish , 9 Spaniards, 10 French and 18 Fins might have in common?

Music at Brockwood

Ludwig van Beethoven famously said that “music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life”.

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2014

· 2014 | Summer ·

Timeless Preservation

So how is it that Krishnamurti is still able to speak to us so strongly that we are inspired to dedicate a week, a year, ten years of our lives to explore what it means to live the teachings?

Annual Appeal Thank You

Trustee and former Staff Member, Gary Primrose, thanks all those who have generously contributed to Brockwood Park’s 2014 Annual Appeal.

Rambling

Brockwood’s parklands have been created over centuries and offer a striking ornamental patchwork that bewitches at every turn.

Brockwood Ode

Student Ewan Benoit has filmed this visual ode to Brockwood, including some stunning images shot with the aide of a camera mounted on a drone. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2014

· 2014 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2014: A Message from Gary Primrose

Here, Krishnamurti is seen at Petersfield railway station in 1981, speaking with Gary Primrose, currently a KFT trustee and former long-serving Brockwood staff member. In this video Gary introduces Brockwood’s 2014 Annual Appeal.

Winter Workshops

February can be a dreary month in England. When a moment comes along that uplifts the spirit…

Centre Testimonial

Krishnamurti Centre guest Manoj Krishna recounts how he first came to visit the Centre.

Inwoods Tour

Inwoods Small School was founded in a barn in 1997 and over the years many other buildings and features have appeared. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2014

· 2014 | Winter ·

A Light to Oneself: The Krishnamurti Centre

“Let us say that [someone] like you comes to this new Centre,” Krishnamurti once said about the Krishnamurti Centre, as it was being built. “You take all the trouble to come to this place, and for the first few days you may want to be quiet.

How We Used the Money

We have been able to do many marvellous things thanks to the generous support of those of you who donated to the 2013 Annual Appeal.

Sustained Attention, Inquiry, Diligence and Wonder

The Academic Co-Principal outlines his vision for Brockwood’s approach to curriculum, teaching, and learning.

Now, or Never

In this series of 11 newly released DVDs, Krishnamurti explores the nature of observation and fear and asks whether it is possible to live without constantly registering everything. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2014

· 2013 | Autumn ·

The Underground Movement

London underground travellers’ daily commute will include an encounter with Krishnamurti’s teachings.

Goodness: New DVD

In this newly released DVD series of ten public talks and dialogues in Ojai, 1979, Krishnamurti explores what it means to live in goodness.

Freedom at Inwoods

Krishnamurti wrote: “With the very young what is most important is to help them to free themselves from psychological pressures and problems.”

K in Russia

Foundation staff member Pedro Lopez Merino visited the Moscow Book Fair and writes about the challenges and successes of making Krishnamurti’s books available in Russia.

Open Morning

Saturday November 9, 2013, from 10am-12:30pm 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2013

· 2013 | Summer ·

New Edition of The First and Last Freedom

Rider Books has just published a new edition of Krishnamurti’s The First and Last Freedom, which we are able to offer you at a 10% discount…

Annual Appeal Update

We are very pleased to announce that we have reached our goal for the 2013 Annual Appeal.

Celebration

To mark the end of the school year at Inwoods Small School the whole community gathered together for a wonderful celebration.

China

Brockwood Park School Co-Principal Adrian Sydenham recently visited China.

A Different Revolution

Chinese interest in Krishnamurti is still growing. There are now 50 books by Krishnamurti with 10 different publishers. 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Summer 2013

· 2013 | Spring ·

Annual Appeal 2013: ‘We all helped build it’

This year we’ve had an extraordinary offer from a Friend of Brockwood who will triple every gift we receive up to a personal cap of £300,000…

Conference: When is Teaching?

From August 16-18, Brockwood hosts a weekend education conference on teaching and learning.

The Centre

The Krishnamurti Centre features a full programme of Themed Weekends, Study Retreats, and Introduction Days this coming year.

Education

In this never before released series of 4 DVDs Krishnamurti meets with teachers.

Architecture

We asked alumna and architecture student Maryam Benoit to serve as our architectural tour guide..

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Spring 2013

· 2013 | Winter ·

Historical Photos Shared with Foundation

Rita Zampese first started taking photographs of Krishnamurti, the people around him, and the places he visited, at the Saanen Gathering in 1968…

Local Partnership Brings Energy Solutions

For both environmental and economic reasons The Krishnamurti Centre recently switched to using a woodchip boiler to provide heat.

The Centre

The Krishnamurti Centre features a full programme of Themed Weekends, Study Retreats, and Introduction Days this coming year.

Brockwood Park School Open Morning

On Saturday March 2, from 10am to 12:30pm.

New Release: The Krishnamurti Foundation.

Can fear be completely wiped away? Beginning with the seeming inconsistency between work and play… 

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Winter 2013

· 2012 | Autumn ·

Welcome to Friends of brockwood Park

The intention of Friends of Brockwood Park is to build a community of like-minded people around the work that is done here.

Krishnamurti Foundation New CD MP3

David Bohm and Krishnamurti, the two of them explore questions such as the nature of reality, the ‘what is’ of actuality, and the relationship of these two to truth.

The Centre

Theme Weekends and Study Retreats.

Brockwood Park School

Brockwood Park School international food festival.

Present Tense

Teaching for Learning. Dr. Gopal Krishnamurthy explores the challenge of envisioning education from and for freedom.

…and there’s more…

Brockwood Park News – Autumn 2012

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