" ...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
- Uttarkashi Retreat
, the Krishnamurti Retreat Centre in the Himalayas offers facility for quiet stay and self-enquiry.
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
-- 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 .
For further information regarding New Admissions, visit our new school website
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for visiting the Rajghat Education Centre.
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contact us at:
Rajghat Education Centre,
Krishnamurti Foundation India,
Tel + 91-542-2440716 / 2441160
last updated on MAY 17,2013