In The Life and Death of Krishnamurti, the biographer Mary Lutyens gives a delightful account of the origin of Freedom from the Known, which Krishnamurti asked her to compile, in 1967:  K asked me out the blue if I would do a book for him. To my amazement I heard myself saying, ‘Yes’. Then I asked, ‘What kind of a book?’ ‘Something based on the talks. I leave it to you’, he replied. The rest of my summer was overshadowed by the enormity of what I had let myself in for… The first thing obviously was to read some of K’’ talks which I had not done for nearly forty years. Later, after completing the book, she says the title was chosen by Krishnamurti himself and adds: ‘The chapter on love in the one I find the most beautiful and the most shattering.’ Read more >> 


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Wecome to Vasanta Vihar, which was J. Krishnamurti’s home in India and is now a Krishnamurti Study Centre. It is open to anyone interested in knowing more about Krishnamurti’s  teachings, wanting to stay for a personal retreat, or attending our regular programmes.

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In 1929, Krishnamurti dissolved the Order of the Star of which he was the Head, and set out to travel in many parts of the world wherever he was invited, and address various kinds of listeners.

In the 1930s, his itinerary took him to distant lands, or even relatively little-known places, such as … Read more >> 



Education that would bring about a human being with a radically new consciousness was close to Krishnamurti’s heart. He set up schools in India, UK and USA. Today, the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI) runs six schools – Rishi Valley School (Madanapalle), Rajghat Besant School (Varanasi), The School-KFI (Chennai), Sahyadri School (near Pune), The Valley School (Bengaluru) and Pathashaala (near Chennai).    Know more >> 



Sub-titled videos of Krishnamurti talks and dialogues are now available in several Indian languages. We will keep adding videos as and when they are sub-titled. Please click the relevant language below to see the videos on our YouTube channel.








Vasanta Vihar Study(Library) will remain closed
from 15 to 31 May 2023 for summer and maintenance.


The confirmed registrants for the retreat scheduled for the month of June, which will be held from June 23rd to 25th, are kindly requested to check in before 5 PM on June 23, 2023.


Is there a spiritual life?
14 MAY, 9:30AM TO 2:00PM

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We present a video of J. Krishnamurti on the first and third Sunday of every month at Vasanta Vihar. It is open to the public.

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We regret to inform you that our regular Sunday Video Shows have been suspended due to renovation work being carried out at Vasanta Vihar.

On completion of renovation, resumption of these shows will be announced.


With nearly 100 English books and a wide range of books in various Indian languages, our online store is well-equipped. Avail of discounts and other offers when given.

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