krishnamurti canada

Truth is a Pathless Land

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path.”

— 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 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

  • The Quest for Truth

    A public talk and weekend retreat with Prof. P. Krishna May 12-14, 2017 (Fri 7 pm - Sun 4:30 pm) Human consciousness is innately curious. From times immemorial, human beings have asked questions and inquired into them to find answers. For example: How was the universe created? Why are there... View Details
  • Preparing the Ground for Meditation

    A weekend retreat with Dr. Ashwani Kumar July 7-9, 2017  (Friday 7 pm - Sunday 4:30 pm)   This experiential retreat provides an exceptional opportunity to understand and explore the true meaning and significance of meditation. Dr. Ashwani Kumar is currently a professor of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University in... View Details
  • Healing Your Trauma with the Living Inquiries

    A public talk and workshop with Lynn Fraser July 21-23, 2017  (Friday 7 pm - Sunday 4:30 pm)   You can free yourself and heal from the residual effects of hurt and trauma. Learn and understand how the events in our lives impact us on all levels - body, breath,... View Details

Daily Quote

"It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free."

— 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.”