Krishnamurti felt that there were people who, because of the distractions of occupation, family, or other factors, found it difficult to spare time to take a pause and reflect on their lives.
He therefore wanted to set up centres where people could go in order to take a retreat from their daily routine of office and home.
Set in places of natural beauty and serenity, the study centres provide an environment conducive for studying and reflecting upon existential questions which Krishnamurti raised in his talks, writings and dialogues.
If I went to The Study, first of all, I would want to be quiet, not bring problems there: my household problems, business preoccupations, and so on. And also I think I would want what K says to be entirely part of my life, not just that I have studied K and I repeat what he says. Rather, in the very studying of it, I am really absorbing it; not bits of it here and there, not only just what suits me…
If I went there to study what K is saying, I would want to investigate it, question it, doubt it; not just read something and then go away.
– J Krishnamurti