Think on These Things is one of the outreach programs of the Krishnamurti Educational Center, aimed toward young adults in high schools and universities. The purpose of this program is to extend fundamental questions and to bring about the space necessary for a deeper self-inquiry and self-understanding. Think on These Things is discussion-based: We explore challenging questions and film our discussions so that others can participate (click here to watch videos). The questions we ask are meant to challenge the deeply held assumptions we have about ourselves and about our life. For example, “What would it take for me to not compare myself to anyone?” or, “Would it be possible to end psychological suffering in my life?”
Part of our shared humanness is our ability to observe. Yet, observation can become instantly clouded amidst our attempts to self-analyze, label and solve whichever internal problem we are experiencing. Think on These Things is a direct invitation for us to simply look and observe oneself and one another. When one is presented with a question they may not have considered before—a question that has the potential to radically challenge the very perspective from which they begin to think—a different kind of inquiry and learning is possible. Our intent is to ask questions that can bring about the space for this learning.
The issues explored within Think on These Things are widely relevant, regardless of age, background or education. As such, the program has been expanding.
We have visited students in local high schools and universities including UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz and Golden West Community College, have held gatherings in Maine, Maryland and New York, and are beginning to plan a second East Coast tour.
We welcome all and any support to help us reach as many classrooms as we can: If you know (or are) a professor who might be interested in hosting us in their classrooms or homes, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact Amanda Lezra at [email protected].