Mindfulness has become quite a popular topic in current culture, with innumerable books, courses, and teachers extolling its virtues. The eminent spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) took an important step forward in the twentieth century in the study of the transformation of consciousness, spearheading a practice similar to mindfulness, but he also functioned as an important transitional figure in the spirituality of the twentieth century. Many people turned to spiritual practice because of their encounters with his ideas and teachings.
Krishnamurti was a proponent of the practice of witnessing, which he called observation. He explored this practice in great depth in his talks and writings. Krishnamurti also discussed how the observer is the observed, pointing to a kind of realization that has not been understood much, even in the present day.
In this lecture, Almaas will illuminate Krishnamurti’s contribution to modern spiritual practice, exploring the role of observation without conceptual overlay.
The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes followed by a question and comment period.
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