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Open Morning at Brockwood Park School

Join us this coming Saturday 26 April, between 10am and 12:30pm to see our amazing school in action! It’s an opportunity for families and friends to have a guided tour of Brockwood, offered by a student, followed by refreshments and the chance to meet one of the Co-Principals of the School and other members of staff.


If you would also like to stay on to sample our delicious vegetarian lunch, please book in advance, the cost is £5 per adult, £2.50 per child. For more information:


Leavers’ Tree Flowers with Single Blossom

Every year, Brockwood Park School students and staff who leave (they are called ‘leavers’), mark their departure by planting a tree. At the end of last year they planted a magnolia tree. This Spring it has grown a single, beautiful flower.

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Brockwood Alumni Reunion 21-25 August 2014 & “Whatever Happened To…”

As part of our preparations for the 45th Alumni Reunion, we have been in touch with many of our alumni to see if they would share their stories with us about life after Brockwood. Visit our website to see all those who wrote in, and follow the link below to read this month’s entry from Pashwa Jhala.

Pashwa Jhala and her children

Rainbow over the Krishnamurti Retreat Centre

Upcoming programs, in April: Is it possible never to be hurt?, in May: Can we live without a motive?, and in June: The roots of psychological conflict. For more information:

K Center Rainbow

(Photo by Duncan Toms)

People and Moments in Brockwood’s History

Meeting in the Assembly Hall

Dear Alumni,

Looking through some old archived photos, I wanted to share these with you. Have a look at some moments from Brockwoods history, perhaps at the beautiful faces of friends whom you knew. Can you remember the names of everyone in the photo…what year was it… do you recall any anecdotes from that time… Feeling nostalgic?

to read the full post.


Programme of Events for the 2014 Reunion

Please click on the following link for the full effect:

Programme of Events for the 2014 Reunion


Brockwood Park School in the News

One small school in Hampshire, England, celebrated by prominent author and Wellington College headmaster, Anthony Seldon, has taken its own approach to mindfulness for 45 years. TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK:

The School Sitting Quietly

International gathering to explore the work of J. Krishnamurti

This summer, in the magical Swiss mountain village of Muerren, there will be a gathering to explore Krishnamurti’s work during two weeks of enquiry, from Saturday July 26 until Sunday August 9. The theme for both weeks is “you are not a separate individual, you are in essence humanty.” It is possible to come for either one or both weeks.

K Gathering Muerren

Activities include dialogues, video’s, musical evenings, various workshops and of course twice-weekly hikes in the gorgeous Swiss mountains, weather permitting. There is also a parents and children week from 19-26 July in Gstaad and a young person’s week from 10-17 August in Bourg-St-Pierre.

For more information including registration information please go to:

History Bound up in a Batik

Pablo Severin (on the left) arrived in Brockwood from Belgium in 1973 as a rebellious teenager, with no understanding of English and no wish to be here. Thinking about it now, he believes his whole life changed for the better that day and it was the teachers and students he met who helped make it happen. On one occasion, the gifted artist and teacher, Jane Hoare, suggested to the students that they try their hand at batik. Along with a few friends, Pablo undertook the ambitious project of copying an Indian batik banner that was in the School. After many mistakes and hours of painstaking work, they recreated an excellent copy of the banner which announces forthcoming dance dramas at Rishi Valley.

Pablo Severin
Pablo left Brockwood in 1976, taking the batik with him, and this year his son, Virgil, arrived in the School as a new student with the batik in his suitcase. Virgil is pictured here holding it along with Pablo who is attending the Parents Weekend. And what does Pablo remember of making the batik? “The toes were particularly difficult to get right.”
Pablo Severin 2


Friends of Brockwood Park Retreat spaces available

The First Friends Retreat is due to occur at the Krishnamurti Centre, beginning on the evening of Friday 30th May and ending on the afternoon of Sunday 1st June (a change from the dates mentioned in the November letter). We hope that you will be able to join us for a weekend that will include dialogues, previously unseen talks from Saanen (the first ever filmed there), a tour of the School and a talk by Trustee, Mary Cadogan, about her forthcoming book, ‘Working with Krishnamurti: the Immaculate Enigma’. There will also be time enough to take a spring walk in the Grove and surrounding countryside, and to meet and talk about the operation of Friends and the work occurring at Brockwood.

To find out more, please click here:

Friends Retreat