People from around the world have created and maintained Brockwood Park with their generosity, care and affection, qualities we generally associate with friendship. The many relationships Brockwood has helped build over the years are perhaps best described in terms of friendship. In the same spirit, we who are the custodians of Brockwood request your help to ensure the future of this marvellous endeavour. By registering as a Friend of Brockwood Park, you are directly assisting in the important work that occurs here – the only centre of its kind in Europe – and helping preserve, and carry into the future, the legacy of Krishnamurti.
In his talks, Krishnamurti often made reference to the importance of friendship and the easy flow of sharing and inquiry that accompanied it. Without effort or threat, the presence of a friend reminds us of what is valuable and good in life:
We are two friends sitting in a park on a bench, talking over together our problems, friends who are concerned deeply with what is going on in the world, with the confusion and chaos that exists throughout the world. I wonder if you have a friend with whom you talk, to whom you expose your own feelings, your concepts, your ideas, disillusionment, and so on. We are going to talk over together in that manner – exploring, enquiring, without any bias, in great friendship, which means, with great affection, respecting each other…
—J. KRISHNAMURTI, MIND WITHOUT MEASURE
Where Your Support Goes
When registering as a Friend of Brockwood Park, you can choose which of the following areas of activity you would like your support to go to, or direct it to ‘where needed most’, in which case the Trustees responsible for the charity will decide.
The Krishnamurti Foundation
…exists to preserve and make available Krishnamurti’s teachings. The Foundation maintains an extensive archive of Krishnamurti’s original works and is actively engaged in publishing his teachings in various forms, including creating a free online collection of all Krishnamurti’s video recordings and most of his audio recordings.
The Krishnamurti Centre
…situated in the peaceful countryside of Hampshire, offers a quiet retreat for those wishing to study the teachings. Guests come from around the world to make use of the Centre’s extensive collection of Krishnamurti books, audio and video recordings, to participate in dialogues, to enjoy the special atmosphere of the Centre, and to walk in the surrounding countryside.
Brockwood Park School
…was founded in 1969 and is an international, co-educational boarding school offering a personalised holistic education, with exam and non-exam options, for around 70 students. It is deeply inspired by Krishnamurti’s teaching, which encourages academic excellence, self-understanding, creativity and integrity, in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Inwoods Small School
…is situated on a charming property surrounded by trees, close to Brockwood Park. It operates as a local day school, currently for children aged five to eleven, offering an educational approach inspired by Krishnamurti’s teachings. Inwoods provides an environment that nurtures sensitivity and encourages inquiring and attentive minds.
Register as a Friend
The Friends base rate is £25, which you can choose to donate once a year (annually), four times a year (quarterly), or twelve times a year (monthly). You can also choose to donate any other amount over £25.
In Appreciation of Your Support
By way of thanking you for your support, we shall send you a set of greeting cards featuring photos of Brockwood Park, offer you a small end-of-year gift, and send you invitations to two annual Friends’ Gatherings held at the Krishnamurti Centre.
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By registering as a Friend of Brockwood Park, you are helping to
· preserve and make available Krishnamurti’s teachings to a wide audience ·
· give students of all ages and backgrounds a chance at a transformative education ·
· make available an extraordinary space for inquiry and contemplation ·
Change or Cancel Contributions
If you want to change or cancel your recurring donation subscription, open any confirmation email you’ve received after donating, click ‘View the receipt in your browser’, and verify your email address. You can now cancel your subscription in the ‘Recurring Donations’ section of your donor dashboard. If you require any assistance, or would like us to cancel your subscription for you, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two gatherings at the Krishnamurti Centre are held for registered Friends of Brockwood Park each year. While the gatherings do not have a specific theme, they generally feature three or four of Krishnamurti’s talks and include scheduled dialogues. There are also presentations relating to Brockwood and/or the teachings, and time is set aside for an organised walk in the countryside and an evening concert. The gatherings are intended to encourage those who support Brockwood to spend time together exploring the teachings, learn more about the work being done at Brockwood, and engage with those who live and work here.
Spring Gathering 2024
Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June
Autumn Gathering 2024
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November
Friends of Brockwood Park
Hampshire SO24 0LQ
Telephone: +44 (0)1962 771065
Company Registration No. 1055588
Registered Charity No. 312865
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