Established in 1968 as a registered charity, Krishnamurti Foundation Trust exists to preserve and make available Krishnamurti’s teachings. We serve 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.
On its founding, Krishnamurti said, ‘The Krishnamurti Foundation is a new organisation without the psychological belonging and dependence that most organisations bring about.’ It was established along practical lines as a ‘simple means of arranging talks, dealing with publications and translations and distributing recordings.’ With Krishnamurti’s death and the advent of new technologies, some tasks have changed. However, essentially the Foundation still operates in the same way, producing books, audio and video in authentic and undistorted forms.
We are a small team, and our work depends on the abilities of each staff member to continue to ensure Krishnamurti is widely known now and into the future. Our focus beyond archival preservation is releasing Krishnamurti’s work in a wide variety of formats for free, along with maintaining and growing our online and social media presence, so as to allow anyone who is interested to come across Krishnamurti and be able to explore his teachings at whatever depth they wish.
The Foundations will see to it that these teachings are kept whole, are not distorted, are not made corrupt.
KRISHNAMURTI’S INTENTIONS FOR THE FOUNDATION
A History of the Foundation
This article unfolds the reasons for establishing the Foundation and Krishnamurti’s intentions for its operation. From its humble beginnings in London to its purpose-built archives and international reach, the Foundation’s mandate has always been clear.
From the Archives
This series of articles highlights rare and interesting archive material, and the efforts involved in preserving Krishnamurti’s teachings. Editions include handwritten manuscripts, state-of-the-art digitisation, world-renowned sculptures and rare newspaper reports.
Sent out every two months, the newsletter contains a wealth of articles, videos, announcements and links designed to keep you well informed about all the latest developments at the Foundation and Brockwood. Recent issues of the newsletter can be accessed here.
Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 01055588 and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales with registered number 312865 and whose registered office is at Brockwood Park, Bramdean, Alresford SO24 0LQ. The charity is also registered in the Netherlands: ANBI 8238.38.821. A list of the members of the Board of Governors (Trustees) can be found here.
Media Manager Samuele Bastianello
Administrator Jerome Blanche
Bookshop ADMINISTRATOR Eva Booth
Head of Centre & Foundation Raman Patel
Foundation Staff Nasser Shamim
Archivist & Editor Duncan Toms