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

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 on the outskirts of the city of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. It offers a meeting room, accommodation, a fully equipped kitchen, a library and other facilities.

Guests have full use of the beautiful grounds which comprise 32 acres of ocean-front property, offering 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.


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

  • Self Inquiry and the Unfettered Self

    A weekend retreat with Kathryn Jefferies April 21-23, 2017 (Fri 7 pm to Sun 4:30 pm) In this experiential workshop, we will explore what Krishnamurti (K) meant by distinguishing “intellect” from “intelligence.” The realm of intellect is the realm of thought, which is a function of memory. Intelligence, on the... View Details
  • 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

Daily Quote

 “If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation."

— 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.”