" ...In our relationship with children and young people, we are not dealing with mechanical devices that can be quickly repaired, but with living beings who are impressionable, volatile, sensitive, afraid, affectionate; and to deal with them we have to have great understanding, the strength of patience and love... "

-- J. Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti, the founder

The Rajghat Education Centre of the Krishnamurti Foundation India was founded by the well-known seer and religious teacher J. Krishnamurti in the year 1928. It is located in a beautiful 300 acre campus full of trees, overlooking the confluence of the rivers Varuna and Ganga, on the outskirts of the ancient pilgrimage city of Varanasi. The centre functions in the light of Krishnamurti's teachings and his vision of education.


River Varuna meets the river Ganga (Ganges)

It consists of the following units:
  • The Rajghat Besant School which is a mainly residential, co-educational, English-medium, Senior secondary school with about 350 students ranging from 7 years to 18 years.
  • The Vasanta College for Women, which is a day-college with about 1000 girl students pursuing their B.A., B.Com and B. Ed. Of these, 130 stay on the campus in a hostel called Vasantashram.
  • The Krishnamurti Study Centre and Retreat, which offers facilities to adults for the study of Krishnamurti's teachings. It offers accommodation for visitors who wish to take a retreat for self-enquiry.
  • The Rajghat Rural Centre which offers free education, health care and vocational training to the very poor villagers living in the neighbouring villages. (The Rajghat Rural Center now has its own detailed website)
  • Uttarkashi Retreat , the Krishnamurti Retreat Centre in the Himalayas offers facility for quiet stay and self-enquiry.
" That Reality is not to be bought, to be sold, to be repeated; it cannot be caught in books. It has to be found from moment to moment, in the smile, in the tear, under the dead leaf, in the vagrant thoughts, in the fullness of love."

-- J. Krishnamurti

You can contribute to the work at Rajghat or any of the other K centres in several ways. If you would like to work at Rajghat for a while, or just visit, please get in touch. You can also contribute financially by way of donations to Rajghat

Rajghat Besant School

International Retreat at The Krishnamurti Centre, Varanasi, 28 December 2016 5 January 2017

Hindi Retreat at The Krishnamurti Centre,Varanasi, 01 December 2016 04 December 2016

For further information regarding New Admissions, visit our new school website


Links to other relevant websites.

Visiting Rajghat : The Directions

Please follow this link to get detailed instructions for visiting the Rajghat Education Centre.

For inquiry related to:-


sndubeyrecvaranasi@gmail.com / kfirajghat@gmail.com / Phone: 91-542-2440453/2440716


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last updated on NOV 16,2016
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