MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION  FOR KRISHNAMURTI AUSTRALIA Inc.                                                                    

Jiddu Krishnamurti’s observations and insights on the whole of  life are applicable to all human beings. His insights support a quality of mind that functions in a virtuous and  intelligent manner, free from psychological conflict such as division, dogmatism, violence, fear, anxiety, hurt, pain and sorrow. Jiddu Krishnamurti was a prolific writer and speaker and  left a vast  repository of material that points the way to the discovery of a religious meditative mind. Such a mind is capable of coming upon a state of being in which, the beauty of  life, psychological order, and  love and compassion for all life, can flower through  Intelligence. As one of the foremost  philosophical minds of the last century, Krishnamurti is recognised by religious scholars, scientists, physicists and academics the world over. His influence has been extensive and all pervasive. The ethical Society known as Krishnamurti Australia Inc. supports  Jiddu Krishnamurti’s lifelong insights and observations, which seek to improve the ethics and well being of humankind.  To this end the society is committed to making his works available to the general public of Australia by adherence to the following articles:

1.      Krishnamurti Australia Inc. is a charitable, non-profit ethical society established to disseminate to the general public of Australia, the works of  Jiddu Krishnamurti.

2.      The society is a volunteer organisation, managed by a committee formed under the “Model Rules for the Incorporation of Associations” established by “New South Wales Business and Consumer Affairs”: According to the Association Incorporation Act 1984-Regulation 1985, Clause 10.

3.       The society will disseminate to the general public of Australia the works of  Krishnamurti through the distribution and sale of books, DVDs and CDs and through other technological means as they become available.

The society will from time to time disseminate material through the internet, print media and/or other sources as deemed appropriate by the committee.

The society will regularly present to the public throughout Australia, recordings of Krishnamurti's talks and conversations.

The society will organise and conduct public gatherings to enquire into the works of  Krishnamurti.

4.   The society will donate a selection of the works of Krishnamurti to Schools, Universities, Libraries, Prisons, Correction Centres and Detention Centres and to other institutions approved by the committee.

5.   The society will establish formal and informal Educational Centres throughout Australia with a view to fostering universal understanding. Educational courses open to children and adults will aim to create a learning climate in which insight and intelligent behavior may freely flourish and where the emphasis will be upon intelligent and compassionate action in daily living.

6.   The society may from time to time:                                                                            

      (a) Offer bursaries to the general public for individuals to attend Krishnamurti Centres worldwide,

      (b) Invite national and international speakers to address national gatherings and,

      (c) Organise State and Interstate seminars, gatherings, forums and discussion groups.

Non-profit clause

7. The assets and income of the organisation shall be applied solely in furtherance of its above-mentioned objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the organisation.

Dissolution clause

 8. In the event of the organisation being dissolved, the amount that remains after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to another organisation with similar purposes which is not carried on for profit or gain of its individual members.

Winding up and Revocation clause

9. If the organization is wound up or the endorsement of the organization as a deductible gift recipient is revoked, the following assets remaining after the payment of the organisation’s liabilities shall be transferred to a fund, authority or institution to which income tax deductible gifts can be made:

# gifts of money or property for the principal purpose of the organisation,

# contributions made in relation to an eligible fundraising event held for the principle purpose of the organisation, and

# money received by the organisation because of such gifts and contributions.



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