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Residential Student Program at Krishnamurti Educational Center

“They [students] should study the teaching thoroughly, soak in it deeply as you would do if you were to study medicine or Buddhism or any other subject. Studying means to go deeply into the subtleties of the words used and their contents and seeing the truths in them in relation to daily life. They should be able to discuss the teaching with specialists in any branch of knowledge, as scholars do. While they are studying these people should have a spirit of cooperation.” - Krishnamurti

Program Philosophy:

In a rapidly changing world and an increasingly demanding, competitive and materialistic society it is important that education prepare a young person to meet the complex challenges of living. However, education has generally been concerned primarily with an investigation of the outer world and neglected an exploration of our inner world. Even the study of psychology and philosophy often tends to be a study of ideas, theories and beliefs about the mind as if they existed “out there”. An understanding of oneself and an exploration of the inner world are essential for a radical transformation of society and culture. For without the “awakening of intelligence” and a “flowering of goodness” in the individual one has little or no basis for action. 

Program Intent:

The Residential Student Program at KEC is a one year residential program aimed for young adults who after having finished High School or University want to explore in a communal setting Krishnamurti’s teachings and their implications in our daily life. Studying Krishnamurti’s teachings means giving one’s time and energy to a careful exploration of the issues and questions raised. The program will provide the necessary forum for such study and exploration. There will be time set aside for dialogue and discussion, and for study using text, video and audio recordings. There will be a practical part to this course, working alongside staff.

J. Krishnamurti’s teachings address themselves to these and other deeper issues. We feel that there is a need to engage in a serious exploration of these issues and their implications in our daily lives, in the light of Krishnamurti’s teachings. In Krishnamurti’s own words, “I think this teaching covers the whole of human existence. I don’t know if you have studied it. It will cover the whole of human life, from the physical to the most inward depth of human beings…There is nothing in it that sets it apart as a cult; as something other. When you look into it, it is a marvelous thing — not because I have said it — as something extraordinarily life-giving. And this life-giving river will never go dry….”


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