krishnamurti canada

Truth is a Pathless Land

“Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.”

— J. Krishnamurti

Welcome to the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada

A Spiritual Retreat Centre In BC

The Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada is a spiritual retreat centre located on the outskirts of the city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

KECC’s mandate is to offer a space and programs to study the teachings of J.Krishnamurti and provide opportunities for self-inquiry, self-knowledge and the transformation of human consciousness. To this end it also includes in its programs other, contemporary teachings aligned with such an inquiry that transcends beliefs and religious traditions.

KECC is located at 538 Swanwick Road outside Victoria BC.  The facility offers a meeting room, accommodation, a fully equipped kitchen, a library and other facilities. Enjoy group events and group retreats with local and international teachers and facilitators, as well as personal study sessions,

Guests seeking spiritual, healing and wellness retreats in BC have full use of the beautiful grounds which comprise 32 acres of ocean-front property.  Experience the magnificent views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the snow-capped Olympic mountains of Washington State, as well as nature trails that wind their way through meadows, forest and along the scenic coastline.

Taking time out, unwinding and reflecting in the lovely setting of our retreat centre can lead to greater awareness, clarity and inner peace, as many others have discovered.


Our events aim to support self-inquiry, self-awareness and a new consciousness, as advocated by J.Krishnamurti and leading non-dual teachers affected by, and/or aligned with, his foundational teaching.

Group Retreats

Our retreats offer a supportive context for spiritual inquiry, self-awareness and transformative insight, not dependent on any belief or religious traditions.

Study Programs

KECC provides two options for persons interested attaining a deeper understanding of J. Krishnamurti’s teaching.

Upcoming Retreats

  • EckhartTolle-300x300

    Exploring the Stillness Within

    Exploring the Stillness Within:  A Retreat Based on the Experiential Teachings of Eckhart Tolle February 23-25, 2018 (Friday 7 pm - Sunday 4:30 pm) This weekend retreat will draw on a number of Eckhart’s practice-focused recorded talks as well as questions and answers about the adventure of cultivating the stillness... View Details
  • Burt Harding

    The Silent Mind

    A weekend retreat with Burt Harding March 23-25, 2018 (Friday: 7 pm to Sunday 4:30 pm) Burt Harding, founder of the Awareness Foundation in Vancouver, offers a radical invitation to recognize the truth of our being as already whole and fulfilled. He reminds us of the love we really are... View Details
  • Spirituality East and West - Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff

    A public talk & weekend retreat with Ravi Ravindra April 13-15, 2018 (Fri 7 pm - Sun 4:30 pm)   Born and educated in India before moving to Canada,  Ravi Ravindra  is a spiritual visionary, scholar and international speaker on religion, science and spirituality. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy... View Details

Daily Quote

"By knowing what you do not want, by elimination, you will unburden the mind, and only then will it understand the essential which is ever there."

— J. Krishnamurti

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“This place could be an oasis for mankind.”

J.Krishnamurti on his visit to KECC in 1978

“This retreat was everything I wanted, needed, hoped for and much more. I cannot put in words what the ‘more’ is. I am home. Thank you.”

S.B., Cowichan Lake, B.C.

“The weekend went wonderfully.  Good dialogues, good video selection, great food, great people.  I would recommend everyone to come and enjoy the beautiful grounds, lovely facilities and grand vistas.”

J.J., Honolulu

“This was an excellent retreat! Thank you to the organizers.  The setting is superb, the food is delicious and the accommodation is perfect – spacious, tranquil and healing.”