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

  • The Wonder of YOU!

    A weekend retreat with Burt Harding Date:  February 24-26, 2017 (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... View Details
  • Self Inquiry and Inner Transformation

    A public talk & weekend retreat with Dr. Ravi Ravindra  Date: March 10-12, 2017 (Fri. 7 pm to Sun. 4:30 pm) Born and educated in India before moving to Canada, Ravi Ravindra holds master’s degrees in technology, physics, and philosophy and a Ph.D. in physics. He was the founding director of the... View Details
  • 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

Daily Quote

"The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement."

— 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.”