Ever since I first came across his work in my mid-teens, J. Krishnamurti’s teachings, which struck me as endowed with an unmistakable ‘ring of truth’, have been a constant referent and a veritable thread in my life. This has led to my being closely involved with the work around the teachings, both privately as well as in various functions within the Krishnamurti schools, foundations, study centres and associated organisations. This is illustrated in the following brief curriculum.
From 1975-1978 I was a student at Brockwood Park, the Krishnamurti school in England. After completing a B.A. in Humanities and an M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature in the US, in 1990 I returned to Brockwood as a teacher. There I met up with Krishnamurti’s close associate David Bohm and actively engaged with him in the exploration of his dialogue proposal. Between 1993-95, I went on retreat as a resident scholar at the Krishnamurti Foundation India headquarters in Vasanta Vihar, Chennai. On my return to Spain, I conducted a K-inspired inquiry group, translated several Krishnamurti books into Spanish and became a trustee of the Fundación Krishnamurti Lationamericana, the foundation responsible for disseminating Krishnamurti’s work in the Spanish-speaking world. I also joined Krishnamurti Link International (KLI), an association of former Brockwood staff members brought together by the German industrialist Friedrich Grohe, a close friend of Krishnamurti during the last 2-3 years of the latter’s life. I was one of the editors of KLI’s magazine The Link, which served as an international forum for the study of the teachings.
In 2000 I moved to The Netherlands, where I continue to reside. I have been collaborating with the Stichting Krishnamurti Nederland (the Dutch Krishnamurti Committee). I am still associated with KLI and currently edit and co-author Friedrich’s Newsletter.
In 2016 I started giving a course offering a comprehensive introduction to K’s life and teachings. My sense is that the teachings are universal in nature and a potential avenue of significant insight and fundamental change. As such, I feel they deserve the closest study as well as widest dissemination, for they are a veritable education for mankind. (See the article ‘An Education for Mankind’ in the Blog.)
Subsequently, I have also conducted several retreats at the Krishnamurti Study Centre at Brockwood Park, as well as here in The Netherlands, and participated in online seminars and presentations around Krishnamurti’s teachings and Bohm’s dialogue proposal. I have initiated and continue to participate in a number of dialogue groups. I have also published several articles and a couple of booklets relative to this overall inquiry.
Presently and for the next few years, my principal commitment is to continue to facilitate a direct engagement with Krishnamurti’s life and teachings through the in-person and online course, as well as other related activities, such as dialogues and seminars. As part of this outreach work, I will also be compiling all this research and living exploration into a book.
Your support can make all the difference in making it possible for me to continue to dedicate myself to this wholesome endeavour of facilitating the existential exploration of Krishnamurti’s teachings, undoubtedly the deepest expression of wisdom in our time.
Thanking you for your kindness and generosity,
Javier Gómez Rodríguez