The Krishnamurti Foundation of America

September 2014

Death, Life and Love are Indivisible

Dear Friends,

Death is a subject that we must all face throughout our lives, whether it is the theoretical subject of mortality, facing the loss of a loved one, or contemplating our own lives and what it means for them to have an ending. It is the driving force behind entire religions, around which societies and morality have been built.

Yet, it is also a subject that rarely finds a place in our conversations with one another. In our society of efficiency and production, death is a subject that is often unwelcome amongst the mechanics of daily life.

So, where does that leave us? Krishnamurti suggests that death isn't mysterious at all, but is the ending of the self, which is really just the cutting off "with a very, very, very sharp razor from your attachments, from your gods, from your superstitions, from your desire for comfort, next life and so on" (The Future is Now).

He also suggests that to truly live is to die every day.

I will be co-facilitating a theme weekend "On Death" with Kelley Singer O'Mara and a group of willing and interested people next weekend (September 19-21). We are curious and interested to see where the dialogue will lead us, and what we may uncover during our two days together.

This type of exploration, which is so often missing from our daily lives, is fundamentally why programs like Explorations into Freedom, Study Intensives, and Theme Weekends are so vital to the work that we do here at the foundation. These questions, this sense of inquiry and curiosity, they may be the tools that allow us to die to everything we know... To experience what it means to be truly live.

Jaap Sluijter
Executive Director 

"Now what we are discussing, sir, is, isn't it, the understanding of death, its relation to living and this thing called love. One cannot possibly understand the immensity, and it is immense, this thing called death, unless there is a real freedom from fear. That's why we talked sometime ago about the problem of fear. Without really freeing the mind, unless the mind frees itself from fear there is no possibility of understanding the extraordinary beauty, strength and the vitality of death."

- J. Krishnamurti, Death, Life and Love are Indivisible
Stepping into the Mystery of Not Knowing
Krishnamurti Foundation of America Explorations into Freedom
This is an entirely new approach to working with Krishnamurti's teaching that emphasizes the transformational potential of direct seeing and listening.
November 2 - 9
On Death:
A Theme Weekend 
On Death: A Theme Weekend
Join us in engaging with the concept of death, with all of its emotional and intellectual implications. Can we strip away everything we believe about death, and look at it through a refreshed lens, together? 
Death and Life
Video Quote
On Living and Dying reveals that the fear of death is not rooted in physical pain or in leaving loved ones, but in the fear that some essential part of what we are will not continue. 

Winter Study Intensive
Krishnamurti Foundation of America Study Intensive
Self-Inquiry and the Mirror of Relationship
Sunday-Sunday, Jan 8-11
Study Intensive Programs are offered 3-4x per year, opportunities to deeply study Krishnamurti's teachings for seven full-days with like-minded people.
Accepting Fall Interns
The Krishnamurti Foundation of America hosts resident interns for one year.
There are many essential questions we as human beings contend with, especially in early adulthood. The Krishnamurti Foundation provides a space for six interns, each year, to live at the educational center, take programs, and reflect.
Next Start Date: Nov 1
Monthly Video
Monthly Video Quote
We have searched the global archives for those moments when Krishnamurti was exceptionally clear about a particular theme.
This Month's Theme:
On Death

Who am I?
A Theme Weekend
Who am I? A Theme Weekend
"Love is not the self. Self can not recognize love. You say 'I love': but then, in the very saying of it, in the very experiencing of it, love is not. But, when you know love, self is not. When there is love, self is not."
J. Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

The Art In Recycling
Oak Grove School
Recycle for Art's Sake

What can be created with old bottle caps, coffee cans, and fabric?


A fantastic art resource for the entire Oak Grove campus. 

Presentations and Dialogues this Fall
West Coast Tour 2014
This fall, we are planning to travel throughout the West Coast, offering several different presentations 
geared toward those eager to inquire into fundamental questions in an open atmosphere.


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