Conference Proceedings J. Krishnamurti and the Contemporary World Crises: Alumni Panel and Closing Remarks Session Six


  • Aashrita Kamath
  • Chinmay Tumbe
  • Jyotsna Sara George
  • Kartik Srinivasan
  • Tara Brahme
  • Antony Card
  • Derek Fisher


Aashrita Kamath

Having spent 13 years of my life as a student of two Krishnamurti Schools, my talk is a reflection on the impact that it has had on shaping me and my approach to life. In today's tumultuous world, I dwell on the importance of that education, and I now recognize it to be a strong grounding force.

Having many family members and my husband (whom I actually met at Rishi Valley School) all alumni of Rishi Valley and The School, it is hard for me to pinpoint what I learnt from my "education" in the traditional sense and what I imbibed from the environment that was created for me at home. I have come to realise that the beauty in this, is that one could not have happened if it were not for the other.  

Thinking back, the focus through junior and middle school was on developing and nurturing awareness in us. With the pressures of routine exams and tests deferred until high school and the lack of a competitive environment...