Spring 2007

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Questioning Guilt
I think we ought to ask ourselves why we ask questions. Naturally we must ask questions, but why do we ask questions? From whom does one expect an answer? From the speaker, or from someone who can explain things away? Or can we have a dialogue about a question? That is, you ask a question and the speaker replies to that question. Then you reply to the speaker’s response. And then the speaker responds to that question. So it’s like playing tennis, back and forth, till the question itself is suspended between the two of us. If you try it, if you have ever done it—probably not—then the question begins to have its own vitality, its own urgency, its own capacity to answer itself. But when we answer a question it’s always from the background of memory. It may be prejudice, it may be some kind of conclusion, or some faith and so on. So if we could suspend all that, and look at the question itself, let the question evolve, grow, expand, then if you want an answer, it is in the question, not from your background. I wonder if I am making myself clear there. It’s rather interesting if you go into it. It is very rarely that one has such a dialogue; because we are so eager to find an answer we never look at the question, let the question evolve, expand, tell its story. As you watch the question without any deviation, as it were, then the question itself has an extraordinary meaning. ... So, we are going to look at a question that way. We are going to watch, listen to the question. You and the speaker can play this game back and forth till the ball is suspended in the air. (Laughs) If we could do this, that is really the art of having a dialogue, a conversation, a communication in which the participants don’t take part. Will you do this for fun? Then you will see that the question begins to respond out of the very heart of the question. So let’s try. That is, you and the speaker are going to have a dialogue in which you and the speaker are playing a part. We don’t take the roles of a questioner and a person who answers the question, but together we are going to put aside our backgrounds, if we have any; then the

question itself begins to move, begins to have its own activity. Shall we do that? ... (Reading a question): “Would you please explore further into the mechanism of guilt and its relation to the ego”. Ego being the person, the psyche, the subjective entity, right? That is what one generally calls the ego, the“me”, and the“you”. The question is what relationship has guilt, the mechanism of it, to the whole structure of the self. Now, I am putting that question to you. And you are going to reply to that to me, to the speaker. And then I’ll answer you. And then you answer me. So we keep this going till we have worn ourselves out, and we have no strength in the arm any more, so the question remains. The question is a challenge. The question is a problem that you have to face and resolve. We never resolve any problem because we are always answering from our background. So let’s go into this question. You are playing the game; don’t just listen to me, to the speaker. What is guilt? And what is its relationship to the ego, the whole consciousness of humankind, of man, of woman? Why does one have this enormous sense of guilt? It may be very, very superficial, or very, very deep, rooted from childhood, and allowed to grow as one gets older. And that feeling of guilt makes one feel very empty—you know all this—empty in the sense of not being able to do anything. And then out of that guilt one builds a wall round oneself; and that wall prevents any further communication. Or one is frightened of that guilt. You have told me to do something from childhood, and I can’t do it, but I feel I must do it, and if I fail I feel guilty. Parents play a terrible role in this. Sorry! They encourage this guilt, consciously or unconsciously. So guilt becomes part of the ego, part of me. I think it would be wrong to put the question of what the relationship is between the two. You understand how the question is evolving? It is not two separate things. It is the outcome of feeling guilt, with other factors, that constitutes the ego. They are not two separate activities or two separate reactions. So guilt is part of the psyche, part of the ego, part of the “me”.

Now why do you feel guilt, apart from people who make you feel guilty and hold you in that state? It is very convenient for them; they like to bully people and bring about a sense of guilt, the feeling that you must submit, you must accept, you must obey. Though you revolt against it, you keep it underground and hold on to your guilt. And other factors make up the ego, the ”me”. Guilt makes one feel terribly lonely. Right? Are we talking to each other? There is a sense of depression; and if that guilt is very, very deep and strong, I can’t resolve it. Therefore I come to you and say, ‘Please help me to overcome this guilt.’ And then you impose, if you are the boss, another reaction of guilt. So it goes on. We are asking why this feeling exists at all. It is encouraged, is it not, in orthodox religions. In Christianity there is original sin and the saviour, and therefore I must feel guilty; and confession, and the whole circus begins. (Forgive me if I use that word.) It takes different forms. In the Christian world, there is confession, absolution, and in the Asiatic world they go to temples. You know, all kinds of things they do. But is it necessary to feel that? Can there be an education in which there is nothing of this? I wonder. We are playing together, please. Is there a way of bringing up a child in which there is not this encouragement of or creating the feeling of guilt? Guilt becomes a problem. Right? Then we have to understand what a problem is. Guilt becomes a problem—how to resolve it, how to get over it; and all kinds of things begin with it. We make it into a problem. Now what is a problem? Human beings apparently have thousands of problems: political, religious, economic, sexual, of relationship. Life, living becomes a problem, and part of it is generally associated with guilt. What is a problem? The meaning of that word etymologically, if I may use a rather long word, means something thrown at you. Like a challenge is thrown at you. A problem means something hurled at you, thrown at you, which you have to face.
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And what happens? There are political problems, and so on. And these political problems are never solved. In the very solution of one problem, other problems increase, develop. So first let’s go into the question of why human beings have problems at all. Do you understand what I am asking? You have problems, haven’t you? Why do you have problems? Is it possible not to have a single problem, whether sexual, religious, political, economic, in relationship, and so on? Let’s find out. You are playing the game with me. Let’s find out why human beings have problems.
When a child goes to school, writing becomes a problem to him—reading, spelling, then mathematics, geography, history, biology, chemistry, science, archaeology, and so on. So from the very beginning he is trained, or conditioned to have problems. This is obvious. So his brain is conditioned to have problems. Are you playing the game? And all his life from the moment he is born practically till he dies, the brain continues to live in problems; because he has been educated, cultivated, and the whole system of comparison, examinations, rewards, punishments and so on has made the brain not only to receive problems but to have its own problems. It is conditioned that way. Therefore it can never solve any problem. So is it possible from the very beginning not to give the child or ourselves problems? Which means, can the brain be free from its conditioning to live with problems? When the brain is free then it can solve problems, it doesn’t matter what they are. . . . So is it possible to have a brain that has no problems but can answer problems? Because as long as you have problems, you must have the feeling that you must resolve them, and if you can’t resolve them, you feel guilty. And we keep this going. Then others come and help us and the whole thing begins again in a different form. ... Listen to the question. We went into the mechanism of guilt and its relation to the ego, and we said don’t separate the two, because guilt is part of the ego, part of the ”me”. It’s not separate. Therefore it is not something “related to”, it is in, it is there. So we have understood that, back and forth. Then we asked why we have problems. Problems exist from childhood, from when the child goes to school. He is educated to have problems. So his whole life becomes a problem—depression, anxiety, and so on, so on, and then we go and ask help from another. And the other is myself. He has his problems. He gets depressed, he feels lonely, and he

wants to be a guru, but poor chap, he can’t. (Laughter) He’s burning with his own importance or with his own knowledge. So the other is you. I wonder if you realize this. Therefore what is the good of asking help? From the first Question and Answer meeting at Ojai, 14 May 1985.

New DVD Series
The Turning Point, a set of seven public talks and three question and answer meetings at Saanen in 1981, is now available in the Book Shop and Online Shop at www.kfoundation.org.uk

The Windows version is offered at no charge to all subscribers to the original version. So far, it has been sent to 75 subscribers and will be available to the public in May. If you purchased the original CD-ROM and did not receive notice of the availability of your free update, please send your new contact details to archive@brockwood.org.uk so we can locate your record and send your update. To order a copy (£50), please contact us at info@brockwood.org.uk +44 (0)1962 771525, or through the online shop at www.kfoundation.org

Archives
More than 500 original audio recordings have now been remastered digitally, ensuring their safekeeping for the future and providing excellent quality recordings for future DVD releases. With almost all audio material now transcribed, we have been proceeding with verifying these transcripts. We have also made high resolution scans of more than 1,600 photographs of Krishnamurti, people involved with him and the places he visited. The total number is around 2,000. The archives database, containing information about K’s teachings, continues to be modified and developed for use in the three Krishnamurti archives at Brockwood, in Chennai in India, and in Ojai, California.

Foundation Report
We are pleased to announce the Windows version of the Ktext Collection CD ROM. It is a complete revision of the version which was released in 1992. This new version presents the text collection of all of Krishna murti’s published works from 1933 to 1986, whether in book, audio, or video form. It consists of 2662 texts, the equivalent of two hundred books, and includes seventy new transcripts not featured in previous versions.

International Committees Meetings

The text retrieval facility allows single or multiple word search and is a practical tool for anyone interested in exploring the teachings of Krishnamurti. The programme is a read-only research and reference programme, compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP. It will run on a Mac using Parallels, Boot Camp.

The Foundation has invited representatives from more than sixty existing and emerging International Committees to attend a meeting at Brockwood Park from 3rd to 7th July 2007. As well as sharing news of their activities, developing their subtitling skills and attending a workshop on ‘Creating a Scholarship Fund for Brockwood Park School,’ they will have time to renew friendships, take walks and see some videos. If you are interested in learning about organizing a group in your part of the world, please contact us at info@brockwood.org.uk

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Activities in Eastern Europe
This past year, the Foundation visited existing and emerging International Committees in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The first video showing in Bulgaria of a Krishnamurti talk was presented in the lovely two-story, balconied room of a museum in old town Plovdiv.

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Viktor Krasevec, a long-time Committee representative who holds video showings throughout the year except July-August, met with Danilo Celan, translator of several titles, and three others interested in Krishnamurti, to talk about the current situation in Slovenia and possible activities.
M Museum gate in Plovdiv

The museum in old town Plovdiv

Over fifty people listened attentively to the first Amsterdam Talk in 1981 subtitled in Bulgarian especially for the event. The Brockwood Park School DVD was also seen. Because of the interest shown, the second Amsterdam Talk has also been subtitled in Bulgarian. Both DVDs are now offered for sale in Bulgaria.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Viktor Krasevec, Danilo Celan and company

Tatyana (2nd from left), Philippe (2nd from right) and Nedyalko (3rd from right)

Budapest, Hungary
Rafael Reiner, a guest helper at Brockwood Park this past spring, assisted in checking seven book shops and found one title in Hungarian. Rafael has created a website in Hungarian.

Several people cooperated to organize this event. Tatyana Vancheva, a philosophy teacher who introduces her secondary students to Krishnamurti, dispersed dozens of notices in this ancient and scenic part of Plovdiv. Nedyalko Dimitrov, whose expertise is computers, added Bulgarian subtitles especially for this event. Philippe Philipov, translator of several K books to Bulgarian, donated his books to libraries throughout Bulgaria, created a website in Bulgarian and translated the Brockwood Park School information into Bulgarian, donating professionallyprinted copies to the School. Following the visit, KFT shipped several K books to the English Language Library in Varna.

Goran Colaric, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia
Edin, a recent Centre guest helper, informed us of titles in print in Croatia. Some Krishnamurti books, a School prospectus and the School DVD were given to Goran Colaric, whose daughters, Catharina and Tanja, are now students at Brockwood Park School.

Rafael in bookshop in Budapest

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Publications
Our newest book, The Whole Movement of Life Is Learning is a revised and expanded edition of Letters to the Schools. It includes the two original volumes of letters plus seventeen unpublished letters found in archives. It is now available in the online shop for £8. Shambhala Publications’ most recent publication for us, Inward Revolution, is also available. KFT continues to publish ever more translations of reprinted books as well as new titles, and now in Czech and Russian. There is growing interest in Korea, China and Japan. We are exploring the possibilities of marketing content online. A survey with feedback from our audience has suggested an interest in print-on-demand titles. KFT and KFA publications managers, Arne Mueller and Michael Lommel respectively, will present these books and our whole range of titles at forthcoming book fairs where publishers’ representatives gather. International Menu for DVDs The prototype of an international menu for DVDs has been created by Krishnamurti Foundation Trust in close cooperation with Krishnamurti Foundation of America. This menu, considered to be ‘international’ because it will include profiles of Foundations, Schools and Retreat Centres worldwide, will be developed at KFT and will be included in all DVDs produced by KFA and KFT. The use of this menu by the Foundations and by Committees will bring coherence to our presentation of the teachings around the world, and help avoid duplication of effort. Using professional software helps us to produce higher quality DVDs. Subtitles in up to fifteen languages can be included. Newest languages are Vietnamese, Tamil, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian and Marathi.
Arne Mueller and Michael Lommel at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Adam Miller on Digital Archiving at KFT
Mindful of the ravages of time on the contents of the Krishnamurti archives, the international Foundations have agreed that all the original recordings, audio and video, should be digitised (as well as all the photographs). The originals are copied by a computer and identical versions are created which will not deteriorate over time. So we are concerned with the longevity of the recordings, that they may be seen and heard well into the future. There is perhaps limited value in keeping any archive for its own sake, but the educational potential is ongoing so the demand is to keep it all in good shape. KFT is digitising the original recordings. For the sound recordings, we take audio reels from the archive and copy them to a computer’s hard disc as digital files. Then the files are copied onto high quality CDs which go into the archive. The quality of output during digitisation is what is preserved for the future and, as the originals are usually still in good shape after years of storage, the sound quality is generally very good, largely thanks to the original recording. I monitor the playback, and often find that the original recording technician may have set his levels too low or too high, or positioned the microphone too far from the speaker, who might be sitting on a squeaky chair. There are a lot of factors such as bad weather, noisy trains and planes, sick audiences and so on. Last week I came under attack from what sounded like a monstrous bee near the microphone on a nice day in Brockwood in 1969. It Brock was the loudest sound on the tape. So now there is a permanent digital record of its little investigation of the metal flower it came upon. We will soon start digitising the video collection too. This is demanding for microprocessors, and the technology required to create an exact digital copy without file compression is still in its infancy. For archive quality digital video, we need to capture what amounts to a digital photograph of every frame of a moving image, plus the sound. Video plays back at twenty-five frames per second, so it takes a fast computer with a lot of storage space. We have been graced with the workstation we need by a beneficent manufacturer in the United States. The internet potentially provides a channel for all of the digital media we create, which has broader implications for the way in which the Foundations might operate in the future. The ‘copyability’ of digital media makes the material far more accessible than it has been in the past. The internet seems full to capacity with opinions, so how to put Krishnamurti online is currently being discussed at great length. The whole digital archive project has been spearheaded by some highly competent and motivated folks at the Foundation in Ojai. They are creating a central storage facility to keep all the digital records, a duplicate of which will also be here at Brockwood, and another in India. The idea is that wherever there is an original version, the digitising will be handled there, and a copy sent to the other foundations so that eventually we will all have the same digital archive.

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The Volunteer Programme
An expanded Volunteer Programme initiated in August 2006 has seen many volunteers enjoy a retreat while assisting KFT in preserving and presenting Krishnamurti’s works. In over 560 hours of skilled and enthusiastic work, volunteers have scanned over 1,200 photos for the archives, updated the database, enhanced and maintained the website, provided public relations advice and cleared the attic of old records. One such Guest Helper is John Bruce, a retired History teacher who here presents an account of his experience. I couldn’t have been more wrong. If the room I was given had had a TV (for my sporting programmes) I would have been content to stay there for life. Moreover, the people were extremely kind and, to my relief, very normal. The food was truly amazing which meant that any inquiries on living could be nicely balanced with requests for recipes. I had no idea what the work would involve. I was a little downhearted at the prospect of working at a keyboard for long periods but when the chance to work in the attic arose, I jumped at it. To work in messy conditions in a sea of paper that needed sorting and filing or throwing away? Why, I had been doing this for most of my working life. I felt I was made for this job. In fact it was quite fascinating. To sift through correspondence ten to fifteen years old gave me real insights into Brockwood Park and the worldwide organization. I could almost have written a history by the end of the week. ideologies leading to competition, shown in education, in social injustice, wars, starvation, affluence and poverty. The irresponsibility of organized religions is shown in their support and maintenance of these cultures. These religions preach morality, but sustain corruption. They are at war with each other, asserting that they alone have the truth, that their gods and saviours are the real. This irresponsibility is shown when an intermediary is placed between the real and the human. This irresponsibility is shown when temples, mosques and churches become a power in the land. Responsibility has quite a different meaning when there is freedom. Responsibility does not deny freedom, they go together. When there is the deep fundamental reality of freedom, responsibility is concerned with the whole of life and not with one fragment of life; it is concerned with the whole movement and not with some par There were also charming requests written on beautiful postcards as well as donations enclosed with pictures of favourite pets or locations. One was even sent with a Christmas card. Famous signatures provided periodic excitement and kept me on my toes to be careful not to throw anything valuable away. Once my morning stint in the attic was complete I was free to enjoy the benefits of The Krishnamurti Centre as a retreat. I was amazed by the international nature of the place. There was nothing unusual in hearing an Israeli guest practising her French with a Swiss Mature Student. My visit to the school itself was in the company of a rising young TV star from Holland. At one point I was persuaded to help a Belgian guest ring home pretending to be Borat from Kazakhstan. But you will be relieved to know that, as well as the light-hearted fun, there was time to really study the work of Krishnamurti and to complement this with leisurely walks around the beautiful grounds. The Grove in particular had a very special quality, so much so that you did not want to disturb its stillness. I should love to return there to enjoy its beauty and to meet again the lovely people at the Foundation who looked after me so well. John Bruce is a retired History Teacher who lives in Bristol, England. ticular movement; it is concerned with the whole activity of the mind and the heart and not with one particular activity or direction. Freedom is the total harmony in which responsibility is as natural as the flower in the field. That response is not induced or imposed; it is the natural outcome of freedom. Without responsibility, there is no freedom. To respond to every challenge out of freedom is responsibility. It is the inadequate response that is irresponsibility. The mind that is dependent in attachment becomes irresponsible to the whole. So freedom is love, which in its very nature is responsible to the flower by the roadside, and to the neighbour whether the neighbour is next door or a thousand miles away. Compassion is the very essence of freedom. From our newest book The Whole Movement of Life Is Learning

My Experience as a Guest Helper for Krishnamurti Foundation Trust
by John Bruce As acts of liberation go, taking early retirement from teaching certainly ranks among the best. All sorts of possibilities presented themselves to me when I finally left the Noble Profession last August and, following a few tentative emails to Brockwood Park, a week as a Guest Helper for the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust was arranged for mid-November. I had last visited Brockwood in the ‘70s to hear Krishnamurti and had no idea what the Centre was or what awaited me. I took my sleeping bag and a range of extra clothes thinking I might be fighting someone for a top bunk in a draughty dormitory attached to the school. There is no such thing as individual freedom, but only freedom. The word individual in its very meaning implies indivisible, not an entity opposed to the collective. But we have made a concept of individuality with its peculiar characteristics, tendencies and so on which are the response of conditioning, and we oppose it to the collective. This conditioning is part of the culture— economic, social and so on—in which the mind is educated. Freedom lies beyond this conditioning, not within the field of consciousness with the content that makes up consciousness. The responsibility that lies beyond conditioning is different from the responsibility of socalled freedom. The responsibility of a conditioned mind is irresponsibility, which can be perceived in the present cultures of society, whether of the East or of the West. This irresponsibility is in national divisions with different

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News from Around the World
Ukraine-Russia Gathering
This was the most unusual gathering that I have attended. It was held in a remote high mountainous region, a natural reserve, along the coast of the Black Sea. All slept in tents and for the whole week had only sea water for bathing. The drinking water was fetched from a nearby spring. There were two video shows, one large group dialogue (discussions switching between English and Russian) and informal discussions as and when they happened. There was time for walks, swimming, reflection and silence. The setting for the gatherings was one amazing place. In back were the mountains—high, rocky, pebbly and sandy with some grass and small shrubs and in front was the wide expanse of the Black Sea. The video was run on a small generator, hidden away a long distance, and watching the tapes in the open was amidst this spectacular scenery. After the videos, people naturally sat quietly for a length of time and it was quite amazing to absorb the silence sitting under the open blue sky in view of the blue sea surrounded by high mountains. There were about sixty attending from as far away as Moscow, Siberia, White Sea, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Odessa and also the nearby cities. Some had travelled for over forty hours in trains and buses. The Ukrainians and Russians are an intelligent and passionate lot. They were by nature neither gullible nor argumentative but at the same time engaged in the discussion and would not let the question go until it was clear. Raman Patel, Krishnamurti Link International So far, books have been sent to forty prison libraries in New South Wales and there are plans for the remaining Australian states.

South Oxfordshire, UK Information Centre
We have been open now for five years and during that time have held once a month Saturday viewings of Krishnamurti tapes, followed by dialogue and a light lunch. A facilitator chooses a subject to inquire into, finds a relevant tape to view and then leads the dialogue afterwards. Everyone takes responsibility for contributing to the growth of inquiry, and consequently the group seems to have bonded well. Three times a year we have a session in which individually we choose extracts from K’s writings on a subject and take time to reflect after each reading. This creates a very special atmosphere. Dialogue then follows after a break. Our group is quite small with usually about eight members in attendance, but they are committed and regular. Tony and Rosie Foster

A Gathering at the Stream Garden Retreat Centre in Thailand
Last December I attended this annual Krishnamurti Gathering which has been going on for over ten years. I had heard a lot about Stream Garden from others who had visited it. It is in the midst of a forest with a stream running by, serves vegetarian food and offers cosy accommodation nestled amongst the trees. All facilities and the friendly atmosphere surpassed my expectations.

The gathering offered both formal and informal opportunities for people to go deeply into the questions of life. The participants were both Thai and foreign, allowing a good mix of cultural differences. There was ample time for walks in the mountains, swimming in cool stream pools and time alone in contemplation. The relaxed yet inquiring atmosphere offered a lot of opportunities to go deeply into oneself. A Participant

The Krishnamurti Infocentre of Montreal (KICM) Video Presentations
For over thirty years the KICM has presented free video screenings for the public at Concordia University, Montreal, in the province of Quebec, Canada. The events take place on the University’s two campuses each Friday over a six-week period twice a school year (in the autumn and winter semesters). For each six-video session, Krishnamurti talks are chosen that relate to a general theme. The theme for the presentations in February/March 2007 was Education. These showings consisted of K dialogues with students at Rishi Valley and Brockwood, and a conversation with Dr Alan Anderson. Each video was followed by a short film about the school at Brockwood Park. These screenings at Concordia University are a primary activity of the KICM, as it pursues its mandate of disseminating the teachings of Krishnamurti in Canada.

New Information Centre in Sydney
Geetha and Christopher Waters have opened the Burnt Bridge Creek Study Centre on the northern beaches of Sydney. At the moment we act as an information centre and lending library for books, CDs and DVDs. We currently are looking at ways that we can offer short term accommodation for those interested in exploring the ‘teachings’ with others.

Krishnamurti Australia Distributes Beyond Violence to Prisons
The Committee in Australia has taken advantage of KFT’s Books to Prisons Programme by which KFT provides Beyond Violence to any Committees interested in distributing the books in their countries.

Free DVD about Brockwood Park School
KFT has developed a DVD about the School. To obtain a free copy, please write to Vijay at info@brockwood.org.uk. Please let us know how you would like to use it, whether simply for your own viewing, to show at an event or to share with a parent.
Photos show the snow that fell in March this year on the south lawn.

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Upcoming Events
Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Krishnamurti Centre at Brockwood Park
This special weekend will be held on the 7th and 8th of July at the Centre. There will be talks by those closely involved with the creation of the Centre, dialogues amongst the participants and presentation of tapes of public talks by Krishnamurti never before presented in public. Please reserve early as this special weekend may be fully booked quickly. Accommodation will be provided at the Centre and at the School. Arrival is Saturday 7th July from 11 am and departure is Sunday from 5:30 pm. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests on the previous Friday evening.

Annual Gathering in Switzerland Exploration of the work of J Krishnamurti
The 2007 annual gathering will be held from 28th July (Saturday) arrival day to 10th August (Friday) departure day. At Mürren above Lauterbrunnen near Interlaken, Switzerland, reachable by cable car only, altitude 1650 m. A dynamic programme will take place including videos of Krishnamurti’s talks as well as dialogue groups and workshops. There will be two weeks of study at Mürren: From 28th July to 4th August (7 days) What Is the Action of the Mind in a World of Violence? and from 4th to 10th August (6 days) Can One Live With Intelligence and Sensitivity and Go Beyond Habits and Mechanistic Behaviour? Other related programmes : One week Programme for Parents and Children from 28th July to 4th August at Chalet Alpenblick near Gstaad. This program gives parents an opportunity to live together with children and explore some aspects of education. It will take place at the same time as the first week of the main program in Mürren, parents could prolong it by a time in Mürren if they wish. One week Mountain Programme for Young People from 12th to 19th August At Bourg-St-Pierre - Valais (near Grand Saint -Bernard Pass) - Special program for people around the age of 20 to 35. Various activities will be offered such as video, discussions, hikes.

Theme Weekends and Study Retreats 2007 at the Krishnamurti Centre
April 27-29: May 12: May 17-20: May 25-27: June 9: June 22-24: July 7: Ambition and the search for power An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings La responsabilité (Theme Weekend in French) Open dialogue An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings Prejudices and opinions An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings

Mary Cadogan and Brockwood Park School to Present at the Nehru Centre in London on 25th April.
Mary Cadogan will talk about Krishnamurti’s life and teaching. School Director Bill Taylor and a panel of students will have an open discussion about Krishnamurti’s legacy and its relationship to education today.

July 27-Aug 1: Is it possible to end violence? Aug 11: Sept 8: Sept 21-23: Oct 26-28: Nov 23-28: An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings The meaning of beauty Guilt Bringing about a fundamental change in one’s life

The Nehru Centre, London

Gatherings in Pittwater and Springbrook Australia
The annual Krishnamurti Australia Pittwater Gathering will be held from 11th to 13th May 2007. For the first time, parents and children are being invited to attend together. The plan is to run a children’s gathering alongside the parent’s gathering. The annual Springbrook gathering will be held from 7th to 14th November 2007. Please see the Krishnamurti Australia website. The 2006 Springbrook gathering attracted a larger number of participants than in previous years. The gathering went well.

The Krishnamurti Study Centre, UK

Language Groups Are Invited to The Krishnamurti Centre
The Centre is open to anyone who is seriously interested in studying Krishnamurti’s teachings. The Centre will help any language group, including English, to organize a weekend at the centre in their language. Although most of the study material is in English, we have a wide range of books and audio and video tapes translated into other languages. This past year, there have been theme weekends in Italian, French and Spanish. Please contact the Centre at info@krishnamurticentre.org or +44 (0) 1962 771 748 to express your interest.

Saanen, Switzerland, of previous Gatherings

Krishnamurti Stand at the Geneva Book Fair
A team of friends in Geneva will take part in the 21st International Fair for Books and Press in Geneva from 2nd to 6th May and would be happy to welcome you to the “KRISHNAMURTI” stand.

For Information on all programmes, rates and travel information, please contact: Gisèle BALLEYS, 7A, ch. Floraire, 1225 Chêne-Bourg/Geneva, Switzerland Telephone: +41-22-349-6674 or +41-27 787 13 35 e-mail: giseleballeys@hotmail.com web: www.kinfonet.org/notices/saanen

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Job and Volunteer Opportunities
Working at Brockwood as a resident staff member requires that you have a serious interest in Krishnamurti’s teaching and a commitment to working with others in a spirit of inquiry and co-operation. Regardless of function, all resident staff members receive the same monthly salary of about £530 plus food and accommodation.

Krishnamurti Foundation Trust needs
volunteers, some to work from home and some at the Centre as guest helpers. To learn about these, apply for a volunteer position or learn the current openings, please send your CV and covering letter to info@brockwood.org.uk. Volunteers may be required for: transcribing and verifying transcripts of tape; scanning manuscripts and photographs; updating the contact database; organizing archival photographs; providing libraries around the world with books, audios, videos; reviewing K books on Amazon; listening to audio talks between Krishnamurti, students and/or staff and completing a questionnaire to help create a valuable reference for educators. Are you interested in being a UK

Brockwood Park School is currently
looking for qualified and experienced people in the following areas: • Secondary Teachers of Psychology, Geography, Business Studies; and a Special Educational Needs person; • An experienced Vegetarian Chef to cook for 100 people daily with a team of 5 staff. Duties include cooking the main meal and supervising the preparation of breakfast and supper; ordering all provisions and supplies, staff training, menu planning and general upkeep of the kitchen; • A Gardener to help with the upkeep and planning of 37 acres of grounds and a one-acre walled garden; • A Maintenance Person who has expertise in general household maintenance, ideally having worked in a related trade (e.g. plumber, electrician, carpenter, builder). For further details, please contact: Bill Taylor, Director Brockwood Park School, Bramdean, Hampshire SO24 0LQ UK

Brockwood Park School, with south lawn

The School’s organic vegetable garden

Information Centre?
Perhaps you would like to form a study group or hold video showings. If so, please contact info@brockwood.org.uk to let us know. KFT will post your details on the KFT website and in the fall Bulletin and would be happy to mail your information to nearby contacts in the KFT database.

A Note about Legacies
Legacies provide critically-needed funds for continuing holistic education and preserving Krishnamurti’s work and making it available. They can also provide a significant tax relief to the donor. You may register your bequest with your lawyer who in turn will contact us. If you have a question, Clive Gray, KFT Company Secretary, welcomes your inquiry at +44 (0) 1962 793 820 or clive.gray@brockwood.org.uk.

Contacting Us
•To order CDs, DVDs and books, please use the online bookshop at www.kfoundation.org.uk •To offer suggestions about the Foundation, contact Donna at kft@brockwood.org.uk •For anything to do with publications, contact Arne at publications@brockwood.org.uk. •To make a donation, call or write the Foundation or go to www. kfoundation.org and click on ‘Giving.’ •To refer a prospective student or staff member to the school, contact Vicki at admin@brockwood.org.uk •For anything to do with the archive, e.g., to donate letters, pictures or books, contact Duncan at archive@brockwood.org.uk •To reserve accommodation at The Krishnamurti Centre, contact info@krishnamurticentre.org.uk. (Committees are entitled to a discounted rate.)

URGENT NEED: HELP KFT SAVE MONEY AND PAPER Please go to the Guestbook on www.kfoundation.org (or ask a friend who has Internet access to go for you) to enter your email address and contact details. If you prefer to receive the Newsletter and Bulletin by email, please indicate that in the comments section. Thank you! Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Brockwood Park Bramdean, Hampshire SO24 0LQ England Tel: +44 (0)1962 771525 Fax: +44 (0)1962 771159 Email: info@brockwood.org.uk Website: www.kfoundation.org Registered Charity No: 312865
Copyright © April 2007 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. All rights reserved.

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