OPEN DOOR learning & inquiry

OPEN DOOR learning & inquiry


Self Inquiry Study Retreats & Workshops Worldwide

Inquiry for Fundamental Change

Can we cultivate a completely new mind rather than a conditioned one?

Is the mind sensitive to the movements of its own thinking & emotions, or blindly dictated by them?

Is there an active and spontaneous learning about life as it transpires? Or are we locked into responding with - and endlessly repeating - what we already know?

Held in a variety of beautiful places worldwide, these study retreats allow a while away from the grip of everyday life & relationship: a favorable atmosphere for deeper questioning & affectionate, sensitive inquiry between friends.

Nobody can give you the key except yourself

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."


Upcoming Online Program Events 2021/22

Online Study Retreats - Open To All Worldwide

Open Door in-person retreats are now being complimented by a completely new series of Online Study Programs, open worldwide.

We can now all come together for themed, exploratory study programs, without the uncertainty and expense of modern long distance travel

As well as facilitating a series of Online Winter Retreats & Dialogues organised by the Krishnamurti Foundation America (KFA) and a new series of online exploration dialogues with the Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Canada (KECC) - there will also be a brand new program of Online Study Seminars & Dialogues coming up during 2022.. 

The Retreats

What to expect in a retreat

The residential retreat program is structured to include:

  • group inquiry 
  • individual contemplation & study
  • walks in nature,
  • quiet
  • rest
  • exercise and yoga
  • opportunities for unscheduled dialogue to occur naturally between participants.


Retreat & Dialogue Facilitator

The facilitator is in no way an authority or KRISHNAMURTI teacher. She speaks in her own name and moves together with all other participants on a journey of self inquiry. She may help organise retreat programs, but truth and awareness can never be organised, nor administered by another: it can only be discovered simply and naturally for oneself.

Jackie McInley founded and ran an independent Krishnamurti centre called Open Door in Southern France from 2004 until 2013 – hosting monthly inquiry weekends and annual international gatherings in French and English. 

She has had a deep interest in K’s teaching for many years and has been facilitating and setting up dialogue groups since 2002.

A higher education language teacher by profession, she now spends her time traveling to various K centres and schools around the world - facilitating dialogue & retreat programs, sharing skills in education, and helping out in independent K related projects worldwide.