My Video Channel
This section is intended to share with you the video recordings of various online presentations on a variety of themes relative to the inquiry around Krishnamurti’s life and teachings. In some instances, the videos will document single events and in other cases they will cover whole seminars and workshops unfolding a particular subject over several days. It is also my intent to provide an ongoing series of reflections specifically made for this channel. To that end, I am already working on a couple of series, one exploring Krishnamurti’s approach to education and the other consisting on an extensive exposition on the meaning and practice of dialogue. But the most likely source of themes will probably be the ongoing series of online dialogues I am currently holding with friends in Spain, on the West Coast of the US and Canada, and here in The Netherlands. This is a rich field of exploration that, in my view, deserves a wider audience. I can only hope that among these explorations you will find something that speaks to you and that proves helpful in your own inquiry in our joint and universal quest for meaning.
The Book of Time
’The Book of Time’ is a presentation on K’s teachings given at the Friends of Brockwood Summer Gathering on 26 June 2022. It offers an overview of K’s teachings as a reading of the universal history of humanity as embodied in the conditioned structure of consciousness, at the heart of which lies the question of freedom from the prison of psychological time. While other religious thinkers like St. Augustine explored the question of time in relation to human wholeness, perhaps nobody has gone as deeply into it as K did. He saw in the ending of time the needful freedom for the awakening and incarnation of truth.
To Be Human
Watch the full series on my YouTube Channel
The title for this series is taken from the book To Be Human, which consists of a selection of texts expanding on ’The Core of the Teachings’, a statement J. Krishnamurti (K) wrote in 1980 in an attempt to summarise his teachings. In these six sections we will be covering the key themes of this unique statement in an attempt to clarify the nature of truth and K’s approach to it.
Truth is a pathless land: This was Krishnamurti’s radical declaration when in 1929 he dissolved the Order of the Star in Ommen, The Netherlands. This view of truth was for K so fundamental that he restated it as the first pillar of his teachings some fifty years later. This statement raises many questions concerning the nature of the truth that K was concerned with. For one, he denied any path or method to reach it. Was it therefore unattainable? In this first session, we explore and question the significance and truth of this statement.
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.