KFI Annual Public Gathering – 2023

We have reached the maximum capacity. The Registration is closed for the gathering.

Krishnamurti Foundation India’s Annual Gathering will be held this year at its Sahyadri Education Centre near Pune.

These gatherings, which are open to all, are meant to help us re-examine our lives and share our insights in the light of Krishnamurti’s teachings. Talks, group dialogues, screening of Krishnamurti videos, and a cultural program are the chief features of the event. The gatherings have been an annual feature of the KFI; they have been held every year after Krishnamurti’s passing away in 1986. However, they could not be held during the years 2020-2022, owing to Covid.

We are happy to announce that we are resuming the gatherings this year. The KFI Annual Public Gathering 2023 is being held in the Sahyadri Education Centre over the dates 18-21 November 2023.

The theme of the gathering is “Living in a changing and divided world. The place of self-knowledge.”

This theme is of immense relevance in the modern world, with so much unrest and so much conflict in so many parts of the world.

At the same time, one sees a growing sense of meaninglessness in modern life, which is so dominated by technology and knowledge, and by rapid social and environmental changes.

Generally, we try to resolve conflicts through diplomacy, peace treaties, agreements, and so on. But as we can see from events around us, such approaches have very limited reach, for they do not touch the core of the problem. Similarly, we try to resolve meaninglessness by falling back on tradition and ritual and various other such artificial practices, but, unfortunately, these do not help us in the least.

It, therefore, becomes very important to understand the nature of these problems.

We hope to explore the matter further during the Gathering, through talks, small group discussions, watching recorded talks of Krishnamurti, and exploring these matters in our individual conversations.

Living in a changing and divided world. The place of self-knowledge

Day | SessionMorning session 1
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Morning session 2
11:00 AM -12:30 PM
Afternoon session
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Evening session
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Day 1 18th November (Saturday)Welcome. Announcements. Talk by Shri G Gautama. Q-&-A with participantsSmall group interactionsInteraction with KFI Exploring wider reach of Teachings Publications, Translations Study Centres, WebsitesKrishnamurti video
Day 2 19th November (Sunday)Announcements. Talk by Swami Chidananda Ji. Q-&-A with participantsKrishnamurti videoInteraction with KFI Exploring wider reach of Teachings Schools, OutreachCultural programme Classical music (see below for details)
Day 3 20th November (Monday)Announcements. Talk by Shri Siddhartha Menon. Q-&-A with participantsSmall group interactionsBook Sales Open till 5:45 PMKrishnamurti video Book Sales (7 PM till 7:30 PM)
Day 4 21st November (Tuesday)Announcements. Talk by Shri Shailesh Shirali. Q-&-A with participantsKrishnamurti videoParticipants leaveParticipants leave

Important​ ​Details :

Tea will be served at the dormitories/rooms at 6 AM each day (18 – 21 November)

There will be chanting/singing from 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM on all days.

There will be “announcements for the day” each morning at 9:00 AM.

Meal timings (at the dining hall on all days) :

  • Breakfast   08:00 AM
  • Tea            10:30 AM
  • Lunch        12:30 PM
  • Tea            03:45 PM
  • Dinner       07:30 PM

Evening walks from outside Dining Hall on 18 and 19 November, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

The music concert on 19 November will be by Sri Girish Kamble, Shri Lakshman Telang, and Shri Nikhil Kshirsagar. All the artists teach at Sahyadri School.

Book exhibition and sales: Krishnamurti books will be on sale from 2:30 PM – 5:45 PM and again from 7 PM – 7:30 PM on November 20. There will be a 40% discount on all book sales.

Dates Of The Gathering :

Arrival: of participants: 17th November (Friday) by evening 6:00 pm.

Program: 18th, 19th, 20th and until noon of 21st November.

Departure of participants: 21st November (Tuesday) after lunch.

Please note: We will be sharing the program details and other relevant information on the website by the first week of October 2023.

Transportation & Accommodation:

There will be shared vehicles scheduled on 17th November and 21st November for transportation, i.e. only on the designated arrival and departure days.

For those who would like to avail the shared transportation facility – from Pune to Sahyadri campus and back – we will send out a separate form in October, for you to share your arrival and departure plans.

Nature of Accommodation: Dormitories with 4-6 beds in each, with bathrooms and toilets attached. For aged people, a limited number of guest rooms will be made available.

Please note: Registration is open now on a ‘first come first serve’ basis; it will be closed once we reach the maximum capacity.

Participation Fee :

Rs. 3800/- for the full program of four nights. (for foreigners and Indians living abroad, the fee is USD $100 or equivalent) fees include food and accommodation.

Online Payment:

Please make the payment and fill up the Registration form accessible via link given below.

Contact Details :

Phone+91 02135 228 009 (between 09:00 am – 5:00 pm)
+91 02135 228 092
Mobile lines+91 9422304265 / 9422304267 / 9422304276 / 9422308583 / 7208286339