Join us for a weekend exploring the life and work of Jiddu Krishnamurti, one of the leading thinkers of the modern era. Krishnamurti and His Teachings is an opportunity for those new to Krishnamurti to learn more about this remarkable man and his insights.
Because of his name, ethnicity, and early life, many people (understandably) assume that Jiddu Krishnamurti fit the stereotype of an Indian spiritual guru or a religious leader. In fact, Krishnamurti was a true citizen of the world who rejected all attachment to nationalities, ideologies, and religious beliefs in his search for truth. Although born in India, he was raised in England, spoke English as his primary language, and made his home in the Ojai Valley for 64 years, dying here in 1986.
Jiddu Krishnamurti’s penetrating insights into life and the human condition have inspired many well-known scientists, writers, artists, psychologists, and spiritual teachers. Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Aldous Huxley, Henry Miller, the Dalai Lama, Jonas Salk, and physicist David Bohm are just a few. During his long life, Krishnamurti traveled the world speaking to millions of individuals who used his insights to better understand themselves. He urged his listeners not to follow him—or anyone else—but to look inward and investigate the workings of their own mind. Today, Krishnamurti’s legacy continues through his schools (including Oak Grove School in Ojai), foundations, study centers, and a body of work that is unequaled in human history.
Krishnamurti and His Teachings will cover:
- Who was Krishnamurti? A biographical history;
- Krishnamurti’s purpose: Freeing the mind of the patterns of its conditioning; bringing about a different kind of life;
- Krishnamurti’s teachings: his use of words to convey what is beyond words; discovering what is true in life through understanding what is false;
- Krishnamurti and education: What is education for? What kind of learning brings insight and wisdom?;
- David Bohm: Introduction; 100 Years Interview, Ending of Time; and
- Exploration Questions: Why don’t we change? What is the nature of a problem in our lives and in the world?