This is a fully developed syllabus for an inquiry-based program for high school and college students, with the goal of creating a space for authentic exploration of fundamental questions. This syllabus is ultimately geared towards opening up new avenues of exploration within existing classroom structures, and provides materials and lesson plans that are intended to be integrated into the current curriculum and educational paradigm, while facilitating the space and opportunities for new possibilities to emerge in conversation and in the interrelationships between students and teachers.
The syllabus book contains a variety of suggestions, and helpful information for those interested in working it into their classrooms. The book contains numerous lesson plans, as well as information regarding the practical application of the lesson plans and discussions.
Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Krishnamurti claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. His purpose was to set humankind unconditionally free from the destructive limitations of conditioned mind. For nearly sixty years he traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life in 1986 at the age of ninety. He had no permanent home, but when not traveling, he often stayed in Ojai, California, Brockwood Park, England, and in Chennai, India. In his talks, he pointed out to people the need to transform themselves through self knowledge, by being aware of the subtleties of their thoughts and feelings in daily life, and how this movement can be observed through the mirror of relationship.