For whom is this course intended?
This course is intended for anyone who is concerned with the pervasive state of fragmentation in the world, is aware of his/her responsibility in relation to it and, consequently, sees the need for deepening their own self-understanding.
As the course centres on self-knowledge, those whose orientation lies along these lines may benefit specially from taking this course. This might include, for example, those with an interest in psychology, philosophy of mind, ethics and education.
Since the fundamental aim is to awaken a sense of creative wholeness, those with an artistic or spiritual inclination may be particularly interested in this exploration.
The holistic intent of the course, however, naturally transcends any particular area of specialisation. It addresses the essence of what it means to be human and the common endeavour of bringing about a radical change in the way of our thought, feeling and action.
So ultimately this course is for anyone who is serious about their lives and is willing to undertake this exploration with others in a spirit of friendship, honesty and mutual concern.
In that regard, it may also be important to note that the course is not intended to be merely an intellectual exercise but a genuine experiment in self-exploration. While it will provide a comprehensive survey of K’s teachings, the deeper purpose of this overview is to address the actuality of our lives rather than embark on a theoretical inquiry.
It also needs to be said that while the core of our study concerns an examination of human consciousness, the course is not intended to provide any kind of therapeutic treatment or specific solution to our psychological problems. So those who may have been diagnosed or may otherwise suffer from such psychopathologies are advised not to register for this course, as those responsible for it are not qualified to deal with such conditions. Anyone who may experience such conditions is kindly requested to consult a professional psychotherapist.
The intent of the course is to take Krishnamurti’s teachings as a mirror in which our humanity is compassionately and insightfully reflected in an attempt to see and understand ourselves and thereby become fully responsible for our lives.