We hope you have marked May 5 & 6 on your calendar - the dates of the our Annual May Gathering. Have a look on our webpage to see the speakers and workshop facilitators for this year's event. Two authors are presenting their books: one on Krishnamurti Education and one on the first years of the Oak Grove School (OGS).
I would like to draw your attention to the Educating the Educator program starting June 22 in Ojai. Instead of new methods and answers, together we discover new questions that transform the foundations of how we teach and parent. With activities and readings we look at conformity and freedom at home and in the classroom.
The preparations for the Intern Student Program are in full swing. For this one-year immersion program at the Krishnamurti Educational Center, we are aiming for an enrollment of six young_adults who will study Krishnamurti and life's deeper questions. The building of their own accommodations - three portable houses - are the first projects the students will tackle.
Oak Grove School is shining in the spring California sun. Click here to view the state of the school address by Meredy Benson Rice, Head of School. It is a heartening celebration of the achievements resulting from several years of hard work by the entire OGS community.
I am writing this preamble from Argentina where, in various dialogues and workshops, we have been exploring the nature of psychological time and freedom. During these explorations I came upon this challenging quote which I would like to share with you:
"...And that energy comes only when there is awareness without conflict, this awareness in which there is no conflict of any kind, just observation. And there will be conflict only as long as there is the observer and the observed, which is what is. But what is is the observer. Please don't learn phrases but see the actual fact. Then you will find that where there is the observer - the centre, the censor, the experiencer, the entity that is always creating the division between the observed and the observer - as long as there is an observer there is no freedom..."
J.Krishnamurti, DVD, The Real Revolution 8
Finally, please continue to support our work by contributing to our Spring Appeal. We are grateful for your help and confidence.