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Javier Gómez Rodríguez (1958 – ) was born in Spain. In his mid-teens he came across the work of J. Krishnamurti (K) and was instantly struck by its wholeness and ‘ring of truth’. From 1975-1978 he was a student at Brockwood Park, the school K had founded in England in 1969.
After completing a B.A. in Humanities and an M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature in the US, in 1990 he returned to Brockwood as a teacher. There he met up with K’s close associate David Bohm and actively engaged with him in the exploration of his dialogue proposal, one of the most creative approaches to self-knowledge and transformation in a group setting.
Javier spent nearly two years (1993-95) as a resident scholar at the Krishnamurti Foundation India headquarters in Vasanta Vihar, Chennai. On his return to Spain, he conducted a K-inspired inquiry group, translated several K books into Spanish and became a trustee of the Fundación Krishnamurti Lationamericana, the foundation responsible for disseminating K’s work in the Spanish-speaking world. He also joined Krishnamurti Link International (KLI), an association of former Brockwood staff members brought together by the German industrialist Friedrich Grohe, who was K’s close friend during the last 2-3 years of K’s life and a lifelong financial supporter of the K institutions worldwide. Javier was one of the main editors of KLI’s magazine The Link, which served as an international forum for the study of the teachings.
In 2000 Javier moved to The Netherlands, where he has been residing ever since. He has been collaborating with the Dutch K Committee and continues to be associated with KLI. He edits Friedrich’s Newsletter and is involved in KLI’s international network of activities.
In 2016 Javier started giving a course offering a comprehensive introduction to K’s life and teachings. The idea for this course stemmed from his sense that the teachings are universal in nature and a potential avenue of significant insight and fundamental change. As such, he feels, they deserve the closest study as well as widest dissemination, for they are a veritable education for mankind.
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.