Allan Anderson on J. Krishnamurti (Friends of the Library talk)



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Allan Anderson

Dr. Allan Anderson helped to form the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State College in 1969. He later became chair of that department, specializing in Eastern Religions, until his retirement in 1985. Dr. Anderson also conducted a series of interviews with spiritual lecturer Jiddu Krishnamurti in 1974, which aired on KPBS.

Krishnamurti, Prophet of Self-Awakening: A Centennial Celebration (January 14, 1995)

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In this hour-long talk given to the Friends of the Library, Anderson discusses his first impressions upon meeting J. Krishnamurti, as well as the teachings and legacy of the influential spiritual lecturer and author, 100 years after his birth. Anderson also reads from some of his related writings, and answers several philosophical questions from the audience. (Introduction by Irving Alan Sparks, then Department Chair of Religious Studies.)


Note: a 2009 interview with Allan Anderson is also available

Image credit: Dr. Allan Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives.


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