The 125th Birth Anniversary of J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) is to be commemorated for a whole year, from 11 May 2019 to 11 May 2020.
J. Krishnamurti was central to emergence of spirituality in a 20th century that has witnessed brutal human conflicts and war. For almost seven decades, he travelled to all continents exhorting his listeners to think for themselves, eschew organized religious traditions, allow intelligence to flower, and educate youth to be psychologically free. He left behind a vast well-documented teachings of 100,000,000 words, which is a deeply insightful mirror of the human psychological condition where fear, jealousy, greed, thinking, time, conflict, meditation, and death were all unravelled and laid bare to be understood.
Since then there has come into being a new generation of people who are perhaps not acquainted either with the teacher or his teachings. Therefore, it is felt that this occasion must be utilized to introduce and make available Krishnamurti’s vision of life to a new and wider audience, who may find that this timeless teaching is also very contemporary and relevant to their personal lives.
With this in mind, Krishnamurti Foundation India, in collaboration with the schools run by it and the study centres located on the school campuses and elsewhere, are drawing up a number of plans for creating an awareness of the teachings in the land of Krishnamurti’s birth—these will consist of events in various places in India, public talks, seminars, video screenings of Krishnamurti’s talks and dialogues, photo exhibitions, programmes to share Krishnamurti’s vision of school education, and release of new books in English and translations in Indian languages.
Details will be announced from to time in our websites, newsletters, and so on.