Issue 16 - January 2012

I think there is a process of learning which is not related to wanting to be taught.

Here we are with the sixteenth issue of the Journal.

Krishnamurti felt quite strongly that one of the major functions of education is to nurture the capacity to look inward.

I am going to begin with a simple grammar lesson in English, which is approximately at the level of class 2, although we might come upon it at earlier or later stages of our education.

Last November, Oak Grove School welcomed to its beautiful campus both current and prospective families for an All School Showcase and Open House.

The purpose of writing this article is not to project any story of achievement.

In my childhood, nature had an amorphous, seraphic form.

From ancient times to the present, seekers of truth have felt the call to dwell in mountain silences, to live in the hush and shadows of the forests or even to go to the deserts where nature is shorn of all excess, to get away from the throng and maddening crowd, and discover an invincible peace.

We are talking about ... schools cultivating in the young that most ‘subversive’ intellectual instrument—the anthropological perspective.

We face many dilemmas in life. Whether to treat a child as a child or to consider the child as a future adult is among the most contentious issues that confront many of us.

This is a description of a special month-long coming together of a few students and staff from Brockwood Park, UK, in India.

Behaviour exposes the content of your consciousness.- J KrishnamurtiAs a long time environmental educator I’ve been exploring imitation, song, touch and body-in-nature as channels of empathy between humans, and also between human and non-humans.

Let me start with some basic questions that we need to ask ourselves: Why do most of our modern living and work environments make us exhausted and dispirited?

One of the vexing questions in Krishnamurti’s teachings is how to become aware of the contents of our consciousness.

The natural world is changing so rapidly that entire landscapes are being unrecognizably altered within a few decades.

It is as though you have an eye That sees all forms But does not see itself.

Is authentic learning possible in the heady atmosphere of an elite university, or is the race for degrees and prestigious jobs too overwhelming?