Aerial View of Brockwood Park, Hampshire UK
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Brockwood Park is located in a peaceful yet accessible part of Hampshire, UK. Set amongst ancient woods and the rolling hills of the South Downs, Brockwood is the ideal setting for inquiry into the whole of life. The elements of Brockwood Park complement each other and form a unique whole. The Krishnamurti Centre is a quiet retreat centre designed for adults to explore the work of Krishnamurti and its relevance to their lives. Brockwood Park School provides a unique education for teenage boarding students from all over the world. Inwoods Small School is an independent day school for primary-aged children. The Foundation ensures Krishnamurti’s teachings are preserved and available worldwide.
A View of The Krishnamurti Centre
The Krishnamurti Centre
Established by Krishnamurti and opened in 1987, the retreat centre was purposely designed. It is set in over forty acres of grounds in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. The Centre’s accommodation consists of 20 en-suite rooms and two flats, with the library, sitting room, conservatory, video rooms, dining room, courtyard and a unique quiet room forming its communal spaces. All meals are vegetarian, with a vegan option. There is no guidance or structured activity outside of group retreats. On individual retreats, guests can arrange their own study, use the library, walk in the grounds and local area, and inquire informally with others. Day guests are also welcome by prior arrangement.
This place must be of great beauty, with trees, birds and quietness, for beauty is truth, and truth is goodness and love.
The Centre’s collection of books, video and audio recordings is available for all guests. The library contains copies of all Krishnamurti’s books and many translations. There are two video rooms and portable devices are available for guests to use. The bookshop stocks a comprehensive selection of Krishnamurti books.
The Foundation Office at The Krishnamurti Centre
The Krishnamurti Foundation
Established in 1968 as a registered charity, and located at The Krishnamurti Centre, Krishnamurti Foundation Trust exists to preserve and make available Krishnamurti’s teachings.
The Foundation serves a global audience by providing worldwide free access to Krishnamurti videos, audio and texts to those who may be interested in pursuing an understanding of Krishnamurti’s work in their own lives.
In describing his intentions for the Foundations, Krishnamurti said:
The Foundations will see to it that these teachings are kept whole, are not distorted, are not made corrupt.
Students at Brockwood Park School
Brockwood Park School
Brockwood Park School is an international co-educational boarding school offering a personalised, holistic education for around 70 students aged 14 to 19. The school, the only one of its kind in Europe, is deeply inspired by Krishnamurti’s teachings, which encourage academic excellence, self-understanding, creativity and integrity, in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Here at Brockwood, we are responsible for creating the soil in which there is freedom. In that freedom, we can flower in goodness.
Education at Brockwood goes beyond more traditional kinds of learning. Not exclusively academic, its mission is to help students learn the art of living, bringing together aspects of learning, sensitivity, open-mindedness and self-reflection that are too often ignored.
Inwoods Small School
As its name suggests, Inwoods primary school is set amongst beautiful woodland, a short walk from Brockwood Park School. Far more than simply a place in nature to acquire knowledge, the school provides a nurturing environment valuing relationship, self-knowledge and reflective observation, resulting in creative, inquiring and attentive minds.
For young adults aged 19 to 35 (and others subject to available space) interested in Krishnamurti’s teachings, the Krishnamurti Centre provides an opportunity for inquiry and engagement over 2 to 4 weeks. Brockwood Park also provides a similar opportunity for eleven months for young adults aged 23 to 35.
Based on the needs of Brockwood Park or the Centre, we accept a limited number of residential volunteers, providing the chance to explore fundamental questions of life in light of Krishnamurti’s Teachings.
Spaces are limited. We receive many applications and consider various factors such as skills, experience, needs, and the capacity to live residentially with others to make a decision.
Additionally, we are always pleased to hear from people interested in Krishnamurti who are keen to find out more about employment at Brockwood Park. We may not have a suitable position advertised at present, but it is helpful for us to be aware of your interest in consideration of our future employment needs.
We also welcome volunteers working from home on various projects, particularly the translation of subtitles at the Krishnamurti Foundation.
Please email us a brief CV with a cover letter about yourself and how you heard about us.
Friends of Brockwood
People from around the world have created and maintained Brockwood Park with their generosity, care and affection, qualities we generally associate with friendship. The many relationships Brockwood has helped build over the years are perhaps best described in terms of friendship. In the same spirit, we who are the custodians of Brockwood request your help to ensure the future of this marvellous endeavour. By registering as a Friend of Brockwood Park, you are directly assisting in the important work that occurs here – the only centre of its kind in Europe – and helping preserve, and carry into the future, the legacy of Krishnamurti.