Krishnamurti study Centre at Rishi Valley welcomes visitors who
are interested in the different aspects of Krishnamurti's teachings.
There are facilities for studying the philosophical implications
of Krishnamurti's teachings, and for exploring their impact in
the areas of education. The Centre also provides space for quiet
The Study Centre infrastructure includes a collection of audio
and video cassettes of Krishnamurti's talks, a well-stocked
library of books on Krishnamurti and on related and general
topics, with emphasis on philosophy. Cottages for visitors
are available on campus if reservations are made in advance.
Rishi Valley hosts gatherings of the Krishnamurti Foundation
of India every four years.
The Centre also maintains a Centre at Madanpalle in the house
where Krishnamurti was born.
Rishi Valley Philosophical Studies Project
The staff includes several people trained in the discipline
of philosophy, with a thorough knowledge of Indian Philosophy
as well as Existentialism. A number of Rishi Valley School
teachers have been keen students of Krishnamurti's teachings
for many years. We are thus uniquely situated to support the
study of various aspects of those teachings in a practical
Our concerns are threefold: to sharpen and deepen our understanding
of Krishnamurti's teachings, to investigate several broad topics
relating to the practice of his educational philosophy, and
to re-examine the doctrines of certain ancient Indian philosophers
- especially the Buddhist Nagarjuna and the Vedantin Adi Shankaracharya
-- in the light of Krishnamurti's teachings.
India is one of the oldest literate civilizations on earth,
rooted in traditions which are quite different from the philosophical
roots of Western thought. The time is ripe for us to deepen
our understanding of the ideals that underpin Indian civilisation
and to investigate their practical application. We wish to
advance these pursuits with the help of Krishnamurti's teachings
in an educational setting. In this context, scholarship on
topics of a practical, philosophical, comparative and methodological
nature can be supported.
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