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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

Please note: Due to the 50th anniversary of Brockwood Park School and its Alumni Reunion,
the Centre will not be open for day visitors from the 14th to the 19th August.

Events Calendar

Events and activities at the Krishnamurti Centre have been grouped into 3 categories: themed weekends, study retreats and Introduction Days.

Click on each event for additional information.

Themed Weekends

  • Exploring the Teachings

    Friday, 23rd August 2019 - Monday, 26th August 2019

    Over this long weekend we will immerse ourselves in certain key statements Krishnamurti made, beginning with 'Truth is a Pathless Land', which announced him to the world as an independent teacher. As epigrammatic and elegant as Einstein, it is a statement whose depth we have yet to fathom and whose implications are revolutionary. We will listen, pause, ponder and meditate its meaning both as an original observation on truth and as a pointer to a different way of life, as we will with other ground-breaking 'indicators' such as 'Reading the Book of Oneself' and 'Consiousness is Common'.

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  • Nordic retreat (in English)

    Friday, 20th September 2019 - Monday, 23rd September 2019

    This retreat, organized by the Nordic Krishnamurti Committees, invites people from the Nordic countries and friends for a period of inquiry and reflection. The event is held in English.

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  • The pursuit of hapiness

    Friday, 4th October 2019 - Sunday, 6th October 2019

    What is hapiness? What makes us happy? Krishnamurti said, 'Some will say hapiness consists in getting what you want. You want a car, and you get it, and you are happy'. But is hapiness the product of things that may happen or we can obtain? In a culture dominated by consumerism, reinforced by social media and the rapid development of technology, where is hapinees to be found? As Krishnamurti sai, 'Hapiness is not a thing to be pursued; it comes.'

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  • Friends of Brockwood Park Autumn Gathering

    Thursday, 31st October 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

    All registered Friends of Brockwood are invited to these events and, whilst the gatherings do not have a specific theme, they generally feature three of Krishnamurti's talks and include scheduled dialogues. There are also presentations relating to Brockwood and/or teachings and time is set aside for an organized walk in the countryside and an evening concert. The gatherings are intented to encourage those who support Brockwood to spend time together exploring the teachings, learn more about the work being done at Brockwood and engage with those who live and work here.

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  • Friends of Brockwood Park Celebration Day

    Sunday, 3rd November 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

    On this special day, Brockwood thanks registered Friends, inviting them to the Krishnamurti Centre for a special lunch, preceded by a presentation of ongoing initiatives.

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  • Can there be goodness in laughter?

    Friday, 6th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

    Krishnamurti said, 'If you don't know how to laugh at yourself you will never be able to laugh at all.' Echoing this point, he continues: 'one must be terribly honest, otherwise there's no fun in this. Humour is necessary, to be able to laugh, to find a good joke, to be able to laugh together, not when you are by yourself, but together. And we are asking ourselves what is love.' Contained in these aphorisms is an important essence of our humanity, one that can be shared and also one, as unexpected and seemingly unconnected like laughter and fun, that can be related to goodness and by association to love. This retreat will enquire into the nature of such a uniquely attribute, one not so often encountered but nevertheless present within the teachings and questions that Krishnamurti raises.

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Study Retreats

  • Death: the end of everything, or the beginning of something totally new?

    Friday, 13th September 2019 - Wednesday, 18th September 2019

    In Western culture death is something we have inherited as a punishement for sin, or, as it is something to be put off for as long as possible, ignored, and evaded. Neither of these views tackles death as it is; in fact, they are two sides of the same coin. Nor do beliefs like the immortality of the soul take us any closer to an understanding of the fact. We see death all around us, in the world of nature. What prevents us from dying to our problems not in the future but right now?

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  • French retreat

    Saturday, 19th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019

    This retreat, organized by the French Krishnamurti Committee, invites French-speakers for a week of inquiry and reflection.

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  • Loneliness - Dialogue retreat

    Friday, 15th November 2019 - Wednesday, 20th November 2019

    We live in lonely times. The elderly are lonely. Teens are lonely. People are lonely in cities and in rural areas, and it's now considered a public-health issue (one with real, physical health effects). On the other hand, Krishnamurti said, 'We are the result of a thousand influences, a thousand conditionings, psychological inheritances, propaganda, culture.' During this five-day retreat, participants will have the opportunity to reflect together on what we mean by loneliness.

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Introduction Days

  • Introduction to Krishnamurti's life and Teachings

    Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Saturday, 7th September 2019

    This events offers a brief overview of the life and work of Krishnamurti, exploring its themes and his legacy. There will be a toru of the Centre, the School and the Grounds. Short videos will be screnned as part of the programme, followed by discussions.

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Event types

Prices for themed weekends and study retreats include all meals and accommodation.

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