Founding

PookStream Garden was created in 1996 by Pook (Mrs Vanerath Sornprasit) who has been studying and living the teachings of Krishnamurti for over 30 years. She was deeply concerned with the current state of the world and the need to bring about a new culture.
Pook is originally from Thung Lung, the nearby town, so she has a long association with the area where Stream Garden is located. Determined to disseminate Krishnamurti’s teachings in Thailand,  she decided to create the SG Retreat Center. The first activity at Stream Garden was a children’s camp that brought children from the village and city to live together close to nature. In the first days of the Center there was no road and no available water for drinking. She was the cook, gardener, manager, everything! Today Pook splits her time between Stream Garden, Bangkok and India.