KFA Explorations Conference 2017
An enquiry into the nature of the “self” and its implications for how we understand ourselves and our relationships to others and the world
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Reflections on the Self
What is the sense of “self, “ what are its various implications in our lives, and is “freedom from the self” a possibility?
The experience of oneself as being conscious in a first person perspective is ubiquitous. This sense of “self” plays a key role in how we experience and live our lives.
The goal of this conference is to critically inspect the various facets of this sense of self, its origins, and its operation, in order to unearth a more coherent view of ourselves, our relationships with others and with the world around us. We also will examine what the notion of “freedom from the self” might or might not mean, and its various implications.
The conference will bring together individuals across different disciplines who share an interest in studying these questions. The event will feature a series of formal presentations and discussion sessions, with ample opportunities for additional informal exchanges.
Thomas Metzinger - Keynote Speaker
Jaap Sluijter has a long-standing interest in the questions raised by J. Krishnamurti. Currently, Jaap is the Executive Director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Previously, he lived and taught for several years at the Brockwood Park School in England.
R. E. Mark Lee grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and received a master's degree in education from the University of California in 1977. Most of his professional career was spent in schools in India and America. He was principal of the Rishi Valley Junior School from 1965 to 1972 and founding director of the Oak Grove School in Oai, California, from 1975 to 1985. He served as executive director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America for twenty Years ad was director of Krishnamurti Publications for five years. He was the chief editor of the seventeen volumes The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life, and The Little Book on Living. From 1995 to 2010, Lee was the owner-publisher of the Edwin House Publishing, which specialized in memoirs of Krishnamurti's associates. His interests include architecture, gardening, travel, and reading. For the past forty years, he has lived with his wife and daughters in Ojai.
|Fri. April 28||Sat. April 29||Sun. April 30|
|Session 1||9:30 - 10:30 AM||Introduction by Jaap Sluijter||
Talk by Thomas Metzinger
|Discussion with the speakers|
|10:30 - 11:00 AM||Break||Break||Break|
|11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Exploration||Exploration||Exploration|
|Lunch||1:00 - 2:30 PM||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|Session 2||2:30 - 3:30 PM||Talk by Mark Lee on the nature of the Self||Talk by TBD||
|3:30 - 4:00 PM||Break||Break|
|4:00 - 6:00 PM||Exploration||Exploration|
|Evening||6:00 - 8:00 PM|
$225 for full event (with lunch)
$85 for separate days (with lunch)