Geetha Waters’ engaging selection of short stories, ‘Waking the Mind’, is a reflection on Jiddu Krishnamurti’s impact on her education based on her experiences at a school he founded in South India.
Geetha credits her passion for inquiry as being sparked the first time she heard Krishnamurti speak when she was six. That talk at the Rishi Valley School set her on an intriguing course of inquiry into the mysterious nature of the mind, the vitality of the natural world, and a creative understanding of life.
Waking the Mind is Geetha Waters’ second book, following Road to Rishi Konda, her stories of a girl growing up in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh in the ’60s and ’70s.
Geetha Waters also incorporates the stories found in ‘Road to Rishi Konda’ in the STEP program for children and teachers in South India, a training module based on Krishnamurti’s interactive style of relating with children.
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