22 episodes

What are you doing with your life? Can anyone show you the way, or must you be a light to yourself? Do we see the urgency of change? One of the greatest spiritual teachers of all time, Krishnamurti challenges us to question all that we know and discover our true nature in the here and now. Krishnamurti deeply inspired many well known figures, such as Bruce Lee, Eckhart Tolle, Jack Nicholson, Van Morrison, Deepak Chopra, George Lucas, Aldous Huxley, and Jack Kornfield. This official podcast by Krishnamurti Foundation Trust features conversations between Krishnamurti and luminaries from many paths, readings of a classic by actor Terence Stamp and much more. Get in touch at podcast@kfoundation.org

Urgency of Change - The Krishnamurti Podcast Krishnamurti

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What are you doing with your life? Can anyone show you the way, or must you be a light to yourself? Do we see the urgency of change? One of the greatest spiritual teachers of all time, Krishnamurti challenges us to question all that we know and discover our true nature in the here and now. Krishnamurti deeply inspired many well known figures, such as Bruce Lee, Eckhart Tolle, Jack Nicholson, Van Morrison, Deepak Chopra, George Lucas, Aldous Huxley, and Jack Kornfield. This official podcast by Krishnamurti Foundation Trust features conversations between Krishnamurti and luminaries from many paths, readings of a classic by actor Terence Stamp and much more. Get in touch at podcast@kfoundation.org

    Krishnamurti in conversation with Keith Berwick 2

    Krishnamurti in conversation with Keith Berwick 2

    Keith Berwick is a four-time Emmy Award winning television broadcaster, and senior fellow of the Aspen Institute. His career also includes historian, educator, newspaper publisher and editor. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.This second interview was recorded in Los Angeles in 1983, two years after the first. Themes include: What is a human being? What is an individual? Clarity can only come into being when there is no confusion. One must have physical security, but it is being denied because we think in terms of tribalism. Disorder creates authority. Ambition, jealousy, desire and pleasure are not love. What is intelligence? What is thinking? Conscious meditation is determination, not meditation. To meditate you must understand relationship. What is the root of desire? Is there another instrument than thought? If thought has its right place, then you can look.Find us online at kfoundation.org and on social media as Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

    • 55 min
    Krishnamurti in conversation with Keith Berwick 1

    Krishnamurti in conversation with Keith Berwick 1

    Keith Berwick is a four-time Emmy Award winning television broadcaster, and senior fellow of the Aspen Institute. His career also includes historian, educator, newspaper publisher and editor. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.This first interview was recorded in Los Angeles in 1981. Berwick begins by asking: Why, in 1929, Krishnamurti gave up being the head of The Order of the Star. Other themes include: What is the major theme of the teachings? The fundamental issue is whether the human condition, with all its misery, anxiety and sorrow can be changed. We don’t realise that our consciousness is the common ground on which we all stand; we thinks we are separate. There is nothing sacred in what thought has created. How does one achieve right action, right relationship? If you have no image you can never be hurt. Freedom is to be free from the image-building machinery, which is thought.Find us online at kfoundation.org and on social media as Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

    • 28 min
    Krishnamurti with Jacob Needleman 2 - Inner space

    Krishnamurti with Jacob Needleman 2 - Inner space

    Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including The Heart of Philosophy, Money and the Meaning of Life, Time and the Soul, and I Am Not I.This second conversation with Krishnamurti was recorded in Malibu, California in 1971. Questions that come up in the conversation include: Is it possible to be free of the centre, so that the centre doesn’t create space around itself and build a wall? Can the centre be still? Can consciousness empty itself of its content? Is love within the field of consciousness? Are there environments which are conducive to liberation?Find us online at kfoundation.org and on social media as Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Krishnamurti with Jacob Needleman 1 - The role of the teacher

    Krishnamurti with Jacob Needleman 1 - The role of the teacher

    Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including The Wisdom of Love, Time and the Soul, Why Can't We Be Good?, and Necessary Wisdom. He popularised the term 'new religious movements' and was honoured by the New York Open Center in 2006.This first conversation with Krishnamurti was recorded in Malibu, California in 1971. It forms the opening chapter of the classic book, The Awakening of Intelligence. Subjects discussed include: the spiritual revolution among young people, hope of a new flowering for civilisation, and whether one can go into oneself at tremendous depths and find out everything, without asking for help. If there were no books or gurus, what we do? Is effort needed to reach God, enlightenment or truth? Why do we divide energy? The observer comes into being in wanting to change ‘what is’. The state of not-knowing is intelligence.Find us online at kfoundation.org and on social media as Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

    • 59 min
    Second conversation with Alain Naudé – On good and evil

    Second conversation with Alain Naudé – On good and evil

    Alain Naude was Krishnamurti’s private secretary in the 1960s. He met Krishnamurti in 1963 whilst a music lecturer at Pretoria University and a professional concert pianist. He gave up his teaching and performing in 1964 to work with Krishnamurti. Fluent in several languages, he was very helpful at international gatherings and in attracting younger audiences to Krishnamurti’s talks at a time of cultural change in the West. This second conversation between Naude and Krishnamurti opens with the question: Do good and evil really exist or are they simply conditioned points of view? The inquiry looks at goodness as total order, not only outwardly but inwardly especially. Is virtue the outcome of planning? You cannot will to do good. Either you are good or not good. Will is the concentration of thought as resistance. Are poisonous snakes, sharks and the cruel things in nature evil? The moment we assert that there is absolute evil, that assertion is the denial of the good. Goodness implies total abnegation of the self, because ‘the me’ is always separative. Order means behaviour in freedom. Freedom means love. When one sees all this very clearly there is a marvellous sense of absolute order. Find us online at kfoundation.org and on social media as Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

    • 57 min
    First conversation with Alain Naudé – The circus of man’s struggle

    First conversation with Alain Naudé – The circus of man’s struggle

    Alain Naude was Krishnamurti’s private secretary in the 1960s. He met Krishnamurti in 1963 whilst a music lecturer at Pretoria University and a professional concert pianist. He gave up his teaching and performing in 1964 to work with Krishnamurti. Fluent in several languages, he was very helpful at international gatherings and in attracting younger audiences to Krishnamurti’s talks at a time of cultural change in the West.This conversation with Krishnamurti was recorded in Malibu, California in 1972 and begins by asking: Why do we divide the world as the human being and the divine? When I realise that my consciousness is the consciousness of the world, and the consciousness of the world is me, whatever change takes place in me affects the whole of consciousness. Can human consciousness undergo a radical change? To find out if there is something beyond this consciousness I must understand the content of consciousness. The mind must go beyond itself. Do we realise that the observer is the content itself? If there is no thought, there is no thinker. If the observer is the observed, what is the nature of change in consciousness? Will is not the factor of change. Radical revolution in consciousness takes place when there is no conflict at all.Find us online at kfoundation.org and on social media as Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

sophie1361 ,

life changing

His invitation to find things out for myself and don’t rely on any authority in my life has been life changing. From relationship or right livelihood to transforming consciousness to change the society, I find his teaching profound and humble at the same time; most of the time like a friend pointing out another angel and direction.

user 2666 ,

Urgent and much needed

With utter, arresting simplicity, Krishnamurti dispels thousands of years (and a single lifetime) of confusion, leaving us with no choice other than acknowledging and facing our inward and outer contradictions.

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