The Study Centre
The Study Centre, Bangalore at Haridvanam has been created, based on J. Krishnamurti’s vision. The Study Centre provides an atmosphere of reflection and inquiry into a deep study of the Teachings.

The Study is placed in a quiet side of the Valley, a lush green land of 100 acres. It is located 25 kilometers from Bangalore City and is a veritable oasis of beauty as are other centres of the Krishnamurti Foundation. In it, is a tranquility and silence that is conducive to an inquiring mind. Besides ‘The Study’, there is ‘The Valley School’, which is a day boarding school with 350 students.

The Study is an integral part of the Bangalore Education Centre having close links with the School. It came into existence as a Study Centre after Krishnaji's death in 1986 and now houses a library of books and several well equipped & tastefully designed rooms where one can watch videos, hold serious discussions or simply be quiet. Most of Krishnaji’s audio CDs, VCDs, and DVDs are available in the library and there are regular programmes and dialogues. There is no instructor or schedule. One may spend time in retreat or listening or sitting quietly by oneself. Regular workshops, gatherings, and seminars are arranged throughout the year.

The city of Bangalore is well connected by road, rail, and air. The climate is salubrious most of the year. The summer temperatures never exceed 37 degrees C, while in winter the mercury rarely dips below 10 degrees C. The average rainfall is 25 inches per year, usually between June and October. Hence one can be at the Study any time of the year.

The study provides furnished cottages with attached bath. Food is vegetarian and guests are requested not to smoke or drink on the campus. Guests visiting here need to understand that the place exists only for serious inquiry.

The Study Centre is a religious place that is set in wilderness. Here one is not coerced to bow down to a guru or sing praise of a guru. There is no mass following and there is no pressure to imitate others. One can come to this place and be “As One Is” and make one’s own discovery of oneself. When one comes to The Study one is not told what to think or what goals to have in one’s life. Here one can explore the issues of daily living in the spirit if inquiry. Here no practices or methods are given to distract one from learning about oneself. One can come to The Study as a day visitor or take a retreat in wilderness and discover a different way of living.

"Studying means to go deeply into the subtleties of the words used and their contents and seeing the truth in them in relation to daily life." - J.Krishnamurti

To learn more about what J. Krishnamurti had to say about the Study Centre follow the following links:

A Religious Centre Part 1
A Religious Centre Part 2

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