ABOUT

The Association for Krishnamurti Studies is a forum of educators, professionals, students, and serious inquirers (including educators, students, scholars and other professionals) intent on examining questions related to J. Krishnamurti and his teachings from the perspectives of the various academic disciplines utilizing sound scholarly methods of investigation. Its primary intention is to bring Krishnamurti and his teachings more fully into the academic world so as to facilitate a wider recognition of their significance.

Krishnamurti (1895-1986) spent most of his life giving discourses in Asia, Europe, and the Americas that addressed many of the critical problems that face individuals and humanity. He also held discussions with numerous people from diverse walks of life and authored several books that explored the human condition and our relationship to nature. This body of work has come to be called Krishnamurti's teachings. Krishnamurti founded several schools in India, the UK, and the USA and explored matters related to education and the significance of life.

Given Krishnamurti's extensive work, the teachings merit serious study and inquiry. What, for instance, does Krishnamurti mean when he says, "You are the world," or the "observer is the observed" or by the paradoxical phrase, "the inner is the outer?" The person of Krishnamurti and his life may also be the subject of study, in so far as they illuminate and contextualize his teachings and their circumstances.

Persons seriously concerned about these matters and committed to the application of careful scholarly approaches to inquiry are invited to participate in the work of the AKS.

Mission Statement of AKS

The Association for Krishnamurti Studies (AKS) is an independent organization, focused on academic study, and not affiliated with any of the Krishnamurti Foundations. It has the following primary aims:

1. to establish a forum among all interested individuals for the serious exchange of views related to the philosopher and educator, J. Krishnamurti.

2. to promote the in-depth scholarly study of J. Krishnamurti, particularly by those at institutions of higher education, based on accepted standards of scholarship within their respective fields of expertise.

3. based on those standards, the communication of findings to the broader academic community and society so as to encourage the careful examination and study of J Krishnamurti within those wider contexts.

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INTRODUCTORY READINGS

Prior to consulting the Research Bibliography, here is a list of suggested readings for those who are unfamiliar with J. Krishnamurti. They provide a useful introduction to Krishnamurti, his teachings in his own words, and writings about those teachings.

By Krishnamurti

Education and the Significance of Life. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1981 [1953].

Krishnamurti's Notebook (Full text ed.). Ojai, California: Krishnamurti Publications of America, 2003.

The First and Last Freedom. Foreword by Huxley, Aldous. London: Rider, 2013 [1954].

The Awakening of Intelligence. Wingfield Digby, Cornelia & Wingfield Digby, George, eds. New York: HarperOne, 1987 [1973].

Last talks at Saanen, 1985. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1987.

On Krishnamurti

Jayakar, Pupul. Krishnamurti: a biography. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

Lutyens, Mary. J. Krishnamurti: A Life. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2005.

Blau, Evelyne. Krishnamurti: 100 Years. New York: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 1995.

On Krishnamurti’s Teaching

Martin, Raymond. On Krishnamurti. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 2003.

Rodrigues, Hillary. Insight and Religious Mind. Bern and New York: Peter Lang, 1990. American University Studies – Series VII: Theology and Religion.

Revised, updated, and republished as:

_____. Krishnamurti's Insight: An Examination of His Teachings on the Nature of Mind and Religion. Kathmandu and Varanasi: Pilgrims Publishing, 2001

Shringy, R. K. Philosophy of J. Krishnamurti: A Systematic Study. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publisher, 1977.

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY MATERIALS

Links to websites that are mostly maintained by various Krishnamurti organizations. They provide a wealth of primary materials on Krishnamurti’s teachings.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

By Krishnamurti

On Education

Education and the Significance of Life. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1981 [1953].

The Awakening of Intelligence. Wingfield Digby, Cornelia & Wingfield Digby, George, eds. New York: HarperOne, 1987 [1973].

On Education. New York. Harper and Row, 1974.

On Education. New Delhi: Orient Longman, 1974.

Beginnings of Learning. London: Gollancz, 1975.

Beginnings of Learning. London: Phoenix, 2003. [1975].

The Whole Movement of Life is Learning: J. Krishnamurti’s letters to his schools [edited by Ray McCoy]. Bramdean, England : Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, 2006.

Talks with American students. Wassenaar, The Netherlands: Servire, 1968.

Talks with American Students. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1970b.

A Flame of Learning. Hampshire: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.,1993.

A Flame of Learning: Krishnamurti with Teachers. Den Haag, Nederlands: Mirananda, 1993.

Krishnamurti for the young: A series of three books. Ahalya Chari, eds. Chennai: Krishnamurti Foundation of India, 2004.

Education as Service. Chicago: Rajput Press, 1912.

Related to Education

Life Ahead: On learning and the search for meaning. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

A timeless spring: Krishnamurti at Rajghat [edited by Ahalya Chari & Radhika Herzberger]. Chennai: Krishnamurti Foundation India, (1999a).

The First and Last Freedom. Foreword by Huxley, Aldous. London: Rider, 2013 [1954].

Total Freedom. San Francisco. Harper San Francisco, 1996.

Freedom From The Known. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1969.

This Matter of Culture, London: Victor Gollancz, 1964.

Facing a world in crisis. Boston and London: Shambala, 2005c.

The Penguin Krishnamurti reader. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1970.

Other Education-Related Writings on Krishnamurti

Dissertations and Theses

Cavanaugh, Thomas C. “The General and Educational Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti and Its Relevance to Contemporary Education.” Ed. D. diss., University of Southern California, 1979.

Han, Ching-Chun. “Comparing the “educated person” conceptions of Dewey and Krishnamurti: Implications for the Republic of China (Taiwan). Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College (USA) 1991.

Herron, Alastair “Krishnamurti, Holistic Education and Art Education” - PhD Thesis; National University of Ireland, 2002.

Hunter, A. “ Seeds of Truth: J. Krishnamurti as Religious Teacher and Educator.” Ph.D. diss., University of Leeds. 1988.

Kobbekaduwa, L.A. "Education and the educated person, a Comparison of Jiddu Krishnamurti and R.S. Peters " - PhD Thesis, University of Alberta (U.S.A.). 1991.

Martin, Donald W. "An Analysis of Selected Works of Jiddu Krishnamurti: Implications for Higher Education" PhD Thesis: University of Cincinnati, Ohio (U.S.A.), 1975.

Nalls, Ann "The Oak Grove School: An Alternative Approach to Education and its effects upon the creativity of its students" - Ed D Thesis, University of Georgia (U.S.A.) 1987.

Pilley, Kriben. "Non-Dualism, a theoretical and experiential perspective for the practice of Educational Drama and Theatre" - PhD Thesis. University of Durban, South Africa, 1998.

Rathnam, Anbananthan. “Whole Teachers: A Holistic Education Perspective on Krishnamurti’s Educational Philosophy.” Ph.D. diss., The University of Toronto, 2013.

Rommelaere, Jacques E. H. M. “A Comparative Study of the Educational Theories of Mohandas Gandhi and Jiddu Krishnamurti.” Ph.D. diss., The University of Connecticut, 1976.

Thapan, Meenakashi. "Education and Ideology; The School as a socio-cultural System"- PhD Thesis, University of Delhi (India) [revised and published as book] 1985.

Wesley, Donald Martin. “An Analysis of Selected Works of J. Krishnamurti: Implications for Higher Learning.” Ed. D. diss., The University of Cincinnati, 1975.

Books and Book Chapters

Kumar, Ashwani. Curriculum as Meditative Inquiry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2013.

Boxley, S., Krishnamurthy, G. & Ridgway, M. “Learning Care for the Earth with Krishnamurti”, in Winograd, K. (Ed) Environmental Education in Times of Crisis: Children as Agents of Change in Nature and in Community, London: Routledge. 2016.

Thapan, Meenakshi. Life at school: An ethnographic study, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (USA). 2006.

Periodicals and Journals

Aveling, Harry (1990) "Krishnamurti on Education" pp. 33 36, in Social Perspectives (1990) Vol.9 No. 1.

Thapan, Meenakshi. “Education and the Purpose of Living: The Legacy of J. Krishnamurti.” Contemporary Education Dialogue, vol. 5, 1: pp. 64-77. Jul 1, 2007.

Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools:

http://www.journal.kfionline.org/

Papers

Currie, Jan; Breadmore, Jim. “Montessori and Krishnamurti; A comparison of their Educational Philosophies and Schools in Practice in the U.S. and India." Annual Conference of Austrialian Comparative and International Education Society (l1th, Hamilton, N.Z., August 21-22, 24. 1983.

Gandhi, Firoze Dosabhai. "The Psychological Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti” M.S. in Education dissertation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (U.S.A.) 1973

Nduwumwami, Louis "Krishnamurti et L'Education: Edition du Roucher" (France). 1979.

Online Resources for Krishnamurti and Education

Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools: http://www.journal.kfionline.org/

KRISHNAMURTI RESEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY

Research material on Krishnamurti and his teachings. These include books, articles, films, video, and audio recordings, etc. The effort here is to be as comprehensive as possible. It does not contain material by Krishnamurti.

Biographies

Jayakar, Pupul. Krishnamurti: a biography. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

Lutyens, Lady Emily. Candles in the sun. London: R. Hart-Davis, 1957.

Lutyens, Mary. Krishnamurti: the years of awakening. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1997 [1975].

—— . Krishnamurti: the years of fulfilment. Bramdean: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, 2003 [1983].

—— . Krishnamurti: the open door. Bramdean: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, 2003 [1988].

_____. The life and death of Krishnamurti. Bramdean: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. 2003c [1990].

—— . Krishnamurti: his life and death. New York: St Martin's Press, 1991.

—— . The boy Krishna: the first fourteen years in the life of J. Krishnamurti (pamphlet). Bramdean: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, 1995.

—— (1996). Krishnamurti and the Rajagopals. Ojai, California: Krishnamurti Foundation of America, 1996.

—— . J. Krishnamurti: A Life. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2005.

Other Writings on Krishnamurti

Memoirs

Blackburn, Gabriele. The light of Krishnamurti. Ojai, California: Idylwild Books, 1996.

Chandmal, Asit. One thousand moons: Krishnamurti at eighty-five. New York: Harry N Abrams, 1985.

_____. One thousand suns: Krishnamurti at eighty-five and the last walk. New York: Aperture, 1995.

Field, Sidney. Háy, Peter, ed. Krishnamurti: the reluctant messiah. Preface by Peter Háy. St. Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House, 1989.

Forbes, Scott H. Krishnamurti: Preparing to Leave. SHF Publications, 2018.

Grohe, Friedrich. The beauty of the mountain: memories of Krishnamurti. Bramdean: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, 2012 [1991]

Krishna, Padmanabhan. A Jewel on a Silver Platter: Remembering Jiddu Krishnamurti. Peepal Leaves Publishing, 2015.

Krohnen, Michael. The kitchen chronicles: 1001 lunches with Krishnamurti. Ojai, California: Edwin House, 1996.

Lee, R. E. Mark. Knocking at the Open Door: My Years with J. Krishnamurti. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House Publishers, 2015.

Moody, David Edmund. The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2011.

_____. An Uncommon Collaboration: David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti. Ojai, CA: Alpha Centauri Press, 2017.

Narayan, Giddu. Narsipur, Chandramouli, ed. As the river joins the ocean: reflections about J. Krishnamurti. Ojai, California: Edwin House, 1999.

Patwardhan, Sunanda. A vision of the sacred: my personal journey with Krishnamurti. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 1999.

Ross, Joseph E.. Krishnamurti: the Taormina seclusion 1912. Bloomington, Indiana: XLibris, 2000.

Sanat, Aryel. The Inner Life of Krishnamurti: Private Passion and Perennial Wisdom. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1999.

Sloss, Radha Rajagopal. Lives in the shadow with J. Krishnamurti. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison–Wesley, 1993 [1991].

Smith, Ingram. Truth is a pathless land: a journey with Krishnamurti. Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House, 1989.

—— . The transparent mind: a journey with Krishnamurti. Ojai, California: Edwin House, 1999.

Zimbalist, Mary. In the Presence of Krishnamurti: The Unfinished Memoirs of Mary Zimbalist. Holistic Education, Inc., 2016

Doctoral Dissertations and Master’s Theses

Cavanaugh, Thomas C. “The General and Educational Philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti and Its Relevance to Contemporary Education.” Ed. D. diss., University of Southern California, 1979.

Delkah, M. “The ‘Pure Man’, Disciple of None: Positioning Grotowski’s Metaphysics and Method in Contemporary Euro-Asian Mysticism as Represented by Krishnamurti.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1997.

Grego, Richard Forrest. “Jiddu Krishnamurti and Thich Nhat Hanh on the Silence of God and the Human Condition.” Ph.D. diss., The State University of New York, 1997.

Holden, Lawrence Kirk. “The Structure of Krishnamurti’s Phenomenological Observations and Its Psychological Implications.” Ph.D. diss., United States International University, 1972.

Horne, Robert Allan. “A Worldview Synthesis of Gestalt Therapy and J. Krishnamurti.” Ph.D. diss., California School of Professional Psychology, 1973.

Hunter, A. “J. Krishnamurti as Religious Teacher and Educator.” Ph.D. diss., University of Leeds.

Kalsi, Ashutosh. “The ending of nihilism: From Nietzsche to Krishnamurti.” Ph.D. diss., The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Moffatt, Ron. “Psychotherapy and Krishnamurti: Beyond West and East.” Master’s thesis. University of Delaware.

Rathnam, Anbananthan. “Whole Teachers: A Holistic Education Perspective on Krishnamurti’s Educational Philosophy.” Ph.D. diss., The University of Toronto, 2013.

Rechtshaffer, Ira. “The Awakened Mind: A Comparative Study of J. Krishnamurti, Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche and Bubba Free John.” Ph.D. diss., California Institute of Integral Studies, 1977.

Rogan, Daniel Patrick. “The Nature and Experience of ‘Will’ in Theosophy, Depth Psychology, Krishnamurti, and EST.” Ph.D. diss., California Institute of Integral Studies, 1980.

Rommelaere, Jacques E. H. M. “A Comparative Study of the Educational Theories of Mohandas Gandhi and Jiddu Krishnamurti.” Ph.D. diss., The University of Connecticut, 1976.

Wesley, Donald Martin. “An Analysis of Selected Works of J. Krishnamurti: Implications for Higher Learning.” Ed. D. diss., The University of Cincinnati, 1975.

Academic Books Related to Krishnamurti

Boutte, Veronica. The Phenomenology of Compassion in the Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 2002.

Dhopeshwarkar, Atmaram Dhondo. J. Krishnamurti and Awareness in Action. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1993 [1967].

Kumar, Ashwani. Curriculum as Meditative Inquiry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2013.

Martin Raymond. On Krishnamurti. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2003.

Sabzevary, Amir. Choiceless Awareness: Psychological Freedom in the Philosophy of Krishnamurti. Saarbrüken, Germany: Lambert Publishing, 2009.