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The Krishnamurti Foundation is a nonprofit organisation originated with the life and spiritual teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti. Jiddu Krishnamurti (/ / or /-/; 11 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a philosopher, educationist, spiritual leader, speaker, and writer. His supporters – working through nonprofit foundations in India, United Kingdom and the United States – oversee several independent schools based on his views on education. They continue to transcribe and distribute his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and writings by use of a variety of media formats and languages.
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), whose life and teachings spanned the greater part of the 20th century, is regarded by many as one who has had the most profound impact on human consciousness in modern times. The foundation provides a service to those who may be interested in pursuing an understanding of the teachings in their own lives. The foundations maintain an extensive archive of Krishnamurti's original works in the form of hand-written material, books, transcripts and audio and video tapes of hundreds of talks and discussions, meetings and conversations. There is also a collection of Krishnamurti's letters, photographs and reference material about him, his life, and his works.
The foundations are also actively engaged in the publication of this material in various forms. Over 60 books are in print and more are in preparation. About 300 videotapes and 400 audio cassettes are available, along with an extensive printed Index. etc. An increasing amount of this material is being translated. Over 30 languages are available including all major European and most Indian languages as well as Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Korean and Hebrew.
Education forms a central core of Krishnamurti's world view. In fact, Krishnamurti spent his entire life talking about education as being the agent not only of inner renewal but also of social change. Krishnamurti asserted that the schools functioning under the auspices of the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI), and others started independently by his supporters, did not exist as organizations for the indoctrination of children, but rather as places ‘where students and teachers can flower, and where a future generation can be prepared because schools are meant for that.
Krishnamurti supporters founded several schools around the world. When asked, Krishnamurti enumerated the following as his educational aims: