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The Krishnamurti Centre

Krisnamurti Centre

"if you assert and I assert, if you stick to your opinion, to your dogma, to your knowledge, and I stick to mine, then there can be no real discussion, because neither of us is free to inquire. To discuss is not to share our experiences with each other. There is no sharing at all: there is only the beauty of truth, which neither you nor I can possess. It is simply there."

J. Krishnamurti

Events & Activities at the Krishnamurti Centre

The Krishnamurti Centre is open for individual retreats all year round, except during the month of January. For individual retreats the minimum stay at the Centre is two nights and we suggest a maximum stay of two weeks. We also welcome day guests.

Our usual events are made up of the following:

Theme Weekends & Study Retreats

Theme Weekends and Study Retreats are for those who would like to enquire in an atmosphere of openness with like-minded friends. These events are for those who are acquainted with the teachings as well as for those who are new to them. We also have one-day "Introductions to Krishnamurti's Teachings".

The Theme Weekends are from Friday to Sunday while the Study Retreats are from Friday to Wednesday. Both events start on Friday at lunchtime followed by a first general meeting at 3.00 pm. This is followed by a video or audiotape of Krishnamurti's talks or discussions. On Saturday and Sunday (and in the case of the Study Retreat until Wednesday) similar tape meetings are arranged followed by dialogues among the participants. Such dialogues are usually found to be helpful in deepening one's understanding of day to day issues in our lives. The programme ends after lunch on the last day.

Introduction Days

The programme for the Introduction Days includes: a visual presentation of Krishnamurti's life and teachings, an introductory video tape, lunch at the Centre, a visit to Brockwood Park School, an open dialogue and a final tea. With this initiative we hope to encourage more people to learn about J. Krishnamurti and to come to visit Brockwood Park.

Video screening & dialogue

The Krishnamurti Centre would like to invite you for a meeting taking place on the last Saturday of every month. The programme of this day event consists of a Krishnamurti video in the morning followed by a dialogue in the afternoon.

This event is open to day visitors and residential guests alike and it is an opportunity for people who live in London or within easy reach of Brockwood to visit the Centre for the day.

The Krishnamurti Centre has been screening different series of public talks from Krishnamurti since this event started in 2016. The dialogue can be prompted by the questions raised by the video in the morning or another topic of common interest among the participants.

The Video screening & dialogue starts at 11h30 and finishes at 4pm. The only charge of the event is lunch, which needs to be booked in advance.

Open dialogue

The Open Dialogue is intended as an opportunity for guests to participate in an inquiry with Centre staff into matters that concern us all. This event is open to both residential and day guests and the theme will be determined according to those present.

The Open Dialogue happens every fortnight. Date and time are determined by Centre bookings and announced in advance. The Centre staff member facilitating the dialogue may start with a proposed theme or question, but this may change if guests have other suggestions. The Open Dialogue usually lasts for an hour and a half.

There is no charges for this event.

View the full calendar of events at the Krishnamurti Centre.

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For event queries and bookings, please write to events@krishnamurticentre.org.uk.

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