Timeless Quality. Freedom to Inquire.

It is essential sometimes to retreat, to stop everything you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely, look at them anew and not keep on repeating them.
You would then let fresh air into your minds.
—KRISHNAMURTI

Situated in the beautiful countryside of England’s South Downs National Park, the Krishnamurti Centre in Hampshire offers quiet retreats for those wishing to inquire into their lives, in light of the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. 

It is a place of no authority, and nothing is imposed, making it a unique place to stay.

Join us for an introduction day, a theme weekend or study retreat, or tailor your own study programme. Inquire with others or alone. There is no guidance or structured activity outside of the group retreats, and guests can use the library, sitting room, video room, quiet room, walk in the grounds and countryside, and inquire informally with others.

View of the Krishnamurti Centre
Dining hall at the Krishnamurti Centre
A room at the Krishnamurti Centre seen from outside
Sitting room at the Krishnamurti Centre
Library at the Krishnamurti Centre
Grove at Brockwood Park

Krishnamurti

One cannot come to truth through organisations, knowledge or techniques. One has to find it through the mirror of relationship and in the understanding of one’s mind, through observation, not analysis.
—KRISHNAMURTI

Krishnamurti is regarded throughout the world as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives; the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption; of the individual’s search for security and happiness; and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt and sorrow. He unravelled with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and religious quality.

For almost sixty years until his death in 1986, Krishnamurti travelled all over the world talking to people about the need for radical change.

Black and white portrait of Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti

One cannot come to truth through organisations, knowledge or techniques. One has to find it through the mirror of relationship and in the understanding of one’s mind, through observation, not analysis.
—KRISHNAMURTI

Krishnamurti is regarded throughout the world as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives; the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption; of the individual’s search for security and happiness; and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt and sorrow. He unravelled with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and religious quality.

For almost sixty years until his death in 1986, Krishnamurti travelled all over the world talking to people about the need for radical change.

View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre

Accommodation

This place must be of great beauty, with trees, birds and quietness, for beauty is truth and truth is goodness and love.
—KRISHNAMURTI

The Centre’s 20 guest rooms are single en-suite, simply but comfortably furnished and have views to the beautiful grounds.

Booking a regular or large room is easy, online or by phone.

All meals provided are vegetarian. Vegan and gluten-free options can be made available upon request.

STUDY RETREATS and THEME WEEKENDS

Programme 2020

To listen, one should abandon prejudice and daily activities. In a receptive state of mind, things are easily understood. Understanding comes when we meet at the same level, at the same time.
—KRISHNAMURTI

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all events and group retreats are cancelled until further notice

Dialogue inquiry, complemented by a hand-picked selection of Krishnamurti audio, video and texts, form the basis of our Theme Weekends and Study Retreats. Full attention can be given to a particular aspect of the teachings and its implications in our own lives. A list of upcoming retreats follows. At all other times, and usually during these programmes, the Centre is open for individual retreats and day visits.

Introduction to Krishnamurti

12th September

Nordic Retreat

24th – 28th September

Spanish Retreat

7th – 14th October

The movement of becoming

16th – 18th October

Friends of Brockwood Park Gathering

29th – 31st October

Friends of Brockwood Celebration Day

1st November

Dutch Retreat

5th – 10th November

The nature of consciousness

13th – 18th November

Observing without memory

18th – 20th December

Architecture

The first stone we lay should be religious.
—KRISHNAMURTI

Created by professor of architecture, Keith Critchlow, the centre has a timeless feel. From the cosy proportions of the guest rooms to the expansive sitting and dining rooms, the building has been designed to inspire and uplift. Light enters from multiple directions, adding to the building’s special atmosphere. Austerity and comfort combined.

Although Krishnamurti didn’t live to see the centre completed, he was involved with the design and features of the building. He helped to choose the materials used and was particularly interested in the location and setting of the quiet room.

Sitting room at the Krishnamurti Centre

Architecture

The first stone we lay should be religious.
—KRISHNAMURTI

Created by renowned professor of architecture, Keith Critchlow, the centre has a timeless feel. From the cosy proportions of the guest rooms to the expansive sitting and dining rooms, the building has been designed to inspire and uplift. Light enters from multiple directions, adding to the building’s special atmosphere. Austerity and comfort combined.

Although Krishnamurti didn’t live to see the centre completed, he was involved with the design and features of the building. He helped to choose the fine materials and was particularly interested in the location and setting of the quiet room.

Garden at the Krishnamurti Centre

Brockwood Park

Krishnamurti Foundation Trust purchased Brockwood Park in 1969. Chosen for its peaceful yet accessible location in the Hampshire countryside, it provides the ideal setting for inquiry into the whole of life. The four elements of Brockwood Park complement each other and form a unique whole: Brockwood Park School for teenage boarding students from all over the world, the Krishnamurti Centre for adults to study the work of Krishnamurti, the Foundation which preserves and makes available Krishnamurti’s teachings internationally, and Inwoods, a day school for younger students. Staff and volunteers, together with students, live on-site in an atmosphere of exploration and cooperation.

The Grove

The Grove for many, including Krishnamurti, is the highlight of Brockwood Park. Very peaceful and situated in the west of the grounds, the grove contains mature sequoias, oaks, chestnuts, conifers, a rare handkerchief tree, rhododendrons and azaleas. It is a delight to visit in spring and early summer when the ground is carpeted with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, and the flowering shrubs are in bloom. It is indeed a special place.

The grove at Brockwood Park
Landscape of the South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover breath-taking views and hidden gems. Discover ancient woodlands, open downs, lowland heaths or enjoy ‘picture-perfect’ villages, traditional country pubs and flourishing vineyards. Brockwood Park is situated close to the South Downs Way, which runs from Winchester to Eastbourne.

Although surrounded by miles of woods, farmland, footpaths and quiet lanes, Brockwood is within easy reach of Winchester (once England’s capital) and the market towns of Alresford, Petersfield and Alton, as well as the south coast, all making for interesting excursions.

Garden at the Krishnamurti Centre

Brockwood Park

Krishnamurti Foundation Trust purchased Brockwood Park in 1969. Chosen for its peaceful yet accessible location in the Hampshire countryside, it provides the ideal setting for inquiry into the whole of life. The four elements of Brockwood Park complement each other and form a unique whole: Brockwood Park School for teenage boarding students from all over the world, the Krishnamurti Centre for adults to study the work of Krishnamurti, the Foundation which preserves and makes available Krishnamurti’s teachings internationally, and Inwoods, a day school for younger students. Staff and volunteers, together with students, live on-site in an atmosphere of exploration and cooperation.

The grove at Brockwood Park

The Grove

The Grove for many, including Krishnamurti, is the highlight of Brockwood Park. Very peaceful and situated to the west of the house, the grove contains mature sequoias, oaks, chestnuts, conifers, a rare handkerchief tree, rhododendrons and azaleas. It is a delight to visit in spring and early summer when the ground is carpeted with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, and then the flowering shrubs are in bloom. It is indeed a special place.

Landscape of the South Downs National Park

South Downs National Park

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover breath-taking views and hidden gems. Discover ancient woodlands, rolling hills, lowland heaths or enjoy ‘picture-perfect’ villages, traditional country pubs and flourishing vineyards. Brockwood Park is situated close to the South Downs Way, which runs from Winchester to Eastbourne.

Although surrounded by miles of woods, farmland, footpaths and quiet lanes, Brockwood is within easy reach of Winchester, once England’s capital, and the market towns of Alresford, Petersfield and Alton, as well as the south coast, all making for interesting excursions.

Getting Here

Located in central Hampshire, reaching the Centre is easy by car, taxi or public transport.

The Krishnamurti Centre

Illustration of Winchester cathedral
Twenty minutes from Winchester

The historic city of Winchester, with direct links by rail and motorway to London and the south coast, is 11 miles west of Brockwood.

Illustration of the skyline in London
Eighty minutes from London

The Krishnamurti Centre is approximately sixty miles south-west of London. There are direct trains from Waterloo to Petersfield and Winchester, where taxis and buses are available.

Illustration of Heathrow airport
One hour from Heathrow, eighty minutes from Gatwick.

London Heathrow is the nearest London airport to Brockwood, with Gatwick a little further. It is also possible to fly into any of the London airports or our nearest airport, Southampton.

Illustration of Winchester cathedral
Twenty minutes from Winchester

The historic city of Winchester, with direct links by rail and motorway to London and the south coast, is 11 miles west of Brockwood.

Illustration of the skyline in London
Eighty minutes from London

The Krishnamurti Centre is approximately sixty miles south-west of London. There are direct trains from Waterloo to Petersfield or Winchester, where taxis and buses are available.

Illustration of Heathrow airport
One hour from Heathrow, eighty minutes from Gatwick.

London Heathrow is the nearest London airport to Brockwood, with Gatwick a little further. It is also possible to fly into any of the London airports or our nearest airport, Southampton.

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