What does the programme include?
K’s teachings were not intended as a mere system of ideas or as an esoteric import from the East but as a mirror of the truth that each of us must find out for him/herself. That mirroring of ourselves will be the central purpose of our study, the central point being to see and understand ourselves as we actually are and thereby learn to take full responsibility for our lives.
K did not intend his teachings to be taken on authority but to be questioned and tested in the field of daily life. This introduction is therefore an inquiry into the actuality, challenges and fundamental questions that we face as human beings, from our relationship to society and its values to the nature of consciousness, from our egocentric ways to the meaning of cooperation and love, from the worldly struggles to become to the sacred ground of being.
As a practical aid to this self-study, it is proposed that the participants keep a notebook to establish for themselves a direct correspondence between the themes being discussed and their manifestation in their lives. It is also recommended that the participants actively explore meditation along the lines K suggested to the students in his schools.
Thus study, reflection, dialogue and meditation are the four key factors in what is intended as a creative exploration into the heart and scope of our human existence.
In keeping with the self-reflective nature of the course, the chapters are intended to be as interactive as possible. They will consist of an extensive live online presentation, in which a short video clip of K on the theme might also be included, followed by a dialogue or Q & A. As preparation, the participants are expected to read through the set of texts covering the given topics as well as the Power Point summaries. They should also, ideally, access the audio-visual material corresponding to each chapter. The presentations will take place via Zoom link according to the course schedule. All the material provided and the presentations and dialogues will be in English.
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.