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.

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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.

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.

Half-day programmes: These are held on Sunday mornings; the dates and themes are:

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:

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 vvstudy@kfionline.org or call 044-24937803/596.

Krishnamurti Foundation India (Vasanta Vihar, 124 Greenways Road, Chennai -28) is holding a two-day retreat in November 2019. Programme will consist of video screenings of Krishnamurti’s talks and group discussion. You are welcome to participate.

Details are as follows:

Dates: 21 & 22 December (Saturday & Sunday)
Theme: The danger of conditioning

For registration and other details, contact vvstudy@kfionline.org. As accommodation is limited, registration will be done on ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

Date: 13th – 16th February 2020
Theme: “THE ART OF LIVING”

The way each one of us lives contributes to the current state of the world crisis. The crisis which we are facing at every level of our existence – whether economic, environmental, climate change, growing fundamentalism and divisions – is the outcome of certain way of our daily living. Unless we deeply explore and question this way of living we will continue on the path of self-destruction. Why do we fail to see that this self-centred way of living has created enormous suffering in the world and our beautiful planet is under a constant threat due to this? There is a great urgency to look into ourselves, learn and bring about a fundamental change. The question is: is there an art of living which is not destructive and contradictory? Is there a completely different way of living? In this Gathering we are going to explore together the following fundamental questions related to our overall theme “The Art of Living”:

1. Freedom from conditioning.
2. The root cause of conflict.
3. The learning mind & The Art of listening.
4. The movement of thought and becoming.
5. The problem of hurt.

Venue: “Shantiniketan Sadhana Kendra”, Tithal (Valsad), Gujarat

For Registration, write to tmssvadodara@gmail.com. The last date for Registration is January 15, 2020.

Krishnamurti Foundation India is happy to announce the programme of its Tamil Gathering at Vasanta Vihar, Chennai on 15 – 16 Feb 2020, Saturday & Sunday. We cordially invite you to participate in it. The intention is to take a journey within oneself and explore into the deeper questions of life in the light of J. Krishnamurti’s teachings.

Theme : பயம் எனும் இருளிலேயே நாம் வாழ்ந்தாக வேண்டுமா? [Do we have to live with fear?]
Dates : 15 – 16 Feb 2020, Saturday & Sunday
Time : 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue : 124, Greenways road, R A puram, Chennai – 28.

Programmes will consist of video screenings of Krishnamurti’s talks, group discussions, and question-and-answer sessions. For registration write to kfitamilgathering@gmail.com or call us at 044-24937803/596

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 vvstudy@kfionline.org or call 044-24937803/596.

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