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The 125th Birth Anniversary of J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
is to be commemorated for a whole year, from 11 May 2019 to 11 May 2020.

The Study Centre has a wide range of Krishnamurti’s works—books, out-of-print editions, DVDs, audio CDs, translations in Indian and foreign languages, and bulletins and newsletters of all the Foundations. Besides, there are select books on religion, philosophy, and psychology.


The Bookstore in Vasanta Vihar sells Krishnamurti’s books in English, translations in Indian languages, DVDs and MP3s, all of which can be ordered by post or bought online on this website.


The 125th Birth Anniversary of J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) is to be commemorated for a whole year, from 11 May 2019 to 11 May 2020.

J. Krishnamurti was central to emergence of spirituality in a 20th century that has witnessed brutal human conflicts and war. For almost seven decades, he travelled to all continents exhorting his listeners to think for themselves, eschew organized religious traditions, allow intelligence to flower, and educate youth to be psychologically free. He left behind a vast well-documented teachings of 100,000,000 words, which is a deeply insightful mirror of the human psychological condition where fear, jealousy, greed, thinking, time, conflict, meditation, and death were all unravelled and laid bare to be understood.

Since then there has come into being a new generation of people who are perhaps not acquainted either with the teacher or his teachings. Therefore, it is felt that this occasion must be utilized to introduce and make available Krishnamurti’s vision of life to a new and wider audience, who may find that this timeless teaching is also very contemporary and relevant to their personal lives.

With this in mind, Krishnamurti Foundation India,  in collaboration with the schools run by it and the study centres located on the school campuses and elsewhere, are drawing up a number of plans for creating an awareness of the teachings in the land of Krishnamurti’s birth—these will consist of events in various places in India, public talks, seminars, video screenings of Krishnamurti’s talks and dialogues, photo exhibitions, programmes to share Krishnamurti’s vision of school education, and release of new books in English and translations in Indian languages.

Details will be announced from to time in our websites, newsletters, and so on.

On Sunday, 1st September, 6pm we cordially invite to video screening of J. Krishnamurti – To be utterly free of disorder – 2nd public talk, Saanen 1985. All are welcome!


Who is responsible for what is taking place outwardly in the world, but also inwardly in all of us?
What is order and what is disorder?
Can thought bring about order?
Can ‘what is’, the past, completely end?

Venue : Krishnamurti Foundation India, Vasanta vihar, 124 Greenways road, Chennai – 600 028.

Krishnamurti Foundation India (Vasanta Vihar, 124 Greenways Road, Chennai -28) is holding a three-day retreat with the aim of exploring meditation in daily life. You are welcome to participate.

Details are as follows:

Dates: 30th Aug to 1st Sep (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Theme: Meditation in daily life

Programmes will consist of video screenings of Krishnamurti’s talks, group discussions, and question-and-answer sessions. For registration and other details, contact 044-24937803/044-24937596 (from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm) or write to As accommodation is limited, registration will be done on ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

Following are the programmes to be held in Vasanta Vihar during 2019-2020:

Kerala retreat: 30, 31 August & 1 September 2019. Theme: Meditation in daily life.

Half-day programmes: These are held on Sunday mornings; the dates and themes are:
4 August — Freedom is not choice.
6 October — Where is creativity in a mechanical life?
3 November — Austerity in a consumerist society
8 December — Failure of modern education and knowledge
5 January 2020 — How much can we depend on reason and logic?
8 February — What is wrong with pursuit of pleasure?
1 March — Meditation is not a practice
5 April — Slavery to technology and entertainment

Weekend residential retreats: These are held every month generally in the third or fourth week-end; the dates and themes are:

17 & 18 August— The seed of a million years [The religious life]
19 & 20 October — Ideals help us only to avoid facts
23 & 24 November — Is there psychological evolution at all?
21 & 22 December — The danger of conditioning
22 & 23 February 2020 — What is it that man is seeking?
21 & 22 March — The various attributes of the self
18 & 19 April — How can we relate K’s teachings to our daily life?

People from Chennai and from around the country/world who are eager to inquire into fundamental questions of life in an atmosphere of openness and togetherness can participate in the events. These events are suitable for those already acquainted with the teachings as well as those new to them. Registration is required. For more details, write to or call 044-24937803/596.

The Rishi Valley Centre will host this year’s KFI Annual Gathering on its campus from the 15th to the 18th of November 2019. The Gathering, which is an opportunity for people to come together to deepen their understanding of Krishnamurti’s teachings, will consist of talks, group discussions, video screenings of Krishnamurti’s works, and so on. Details of the gathering will be found here –

Pathashaala is looking for Teachers with an interest in Krishnamurti’s teachings and working with children in a campus with high sustainable living standards.

Pathashaala (Palar center for learning) is a KFI initiative 80 kms from Chennai. The large green campus is fully residential and has about 100 Learner – Educators from grades 5-12 grades and about 20 Educator-Learners. In its 8th year Pathashaala has set high sustainable living standards for itself in water conservation, electric power, growing organic food and ecological sanitation.

The centre is offering resident teaching and non-teaching fellowships for a 12-24 month period for suitable individuals. The Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to the centre’s growth in diverse ways and could be absorbed as full time Educator Learners or may contribute to the building of future leadership for the centre.

Interested individuals are invited to write stating why you wish to join as a fellow and send your latest CV to

Quotes of Krishnamurti

Goodness shows itself in behaviour and action and in relationship. Generally our daily behaviour is based on either the following of certain patterns – mechanical and therefore superficial – or according to very carefully thought-out motive, based on reward or punishment. So our behaviour, consciously or unconsciously, is calculated. This is not good behaviour. When one realizes this, not merely intellectually or by putting words together, then out of this total negation comes true behaviour.

Letters to the Schools vol I

Goodness shows itself in behaviour

Books of J Krishnamurti