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“In his third book on Krishnamurti and his work, Dr. David Moody provides a deep and comprehensive view of his life and teaching.  This book is unique in that it uses America as the framework and source of his philosophy, and explores the various features that derive from that circumstance.  It is a book of rare insight and profound inquiry into human consciousness and existence.”

— Michael Krohnen, Krishnamurti Foundation Librarian, and author of The Kitchen Chronicles:  1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti in America is a fascinating new biography by David Moody, a former associate who helped Krishnamurti establish his Oak Grove School in Ojai. Moody draws on a wealth of new information from Krishnamurti’s years in America to give an updated, modern perspective on both the man and his teachings. At the end of the book, Krishnamurti remains something of a mystery, but his teachings take on a new clarity that will surely encourage readers to explore them further.”

— Craig Walker is an educator, historian, and former trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. He is the author of Ojai by Design: Fine Architecture of the Ojai Valley and The Ojai Valley: An Illustrated History.

“David is a real scholar committed to integrity and thoroughness that shows in all his writing. It was a pleasure for the Krishnamurti Foundation Archives in Ojai to work with him. Organized loosely around the theme of Krishnamurti in America, his book takes a fresh look at historical events. Especially interesting is David’s take on the changes in the teachings over the years.”

— Jaap Sluijter, Executive Director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America

“Of the numerous biographies of Krishnamurti, David Edmund Moody’s Krishnamurti in America gives us the most comprehensive view of what Krishnamurti was trying to communicate and the extraordinary and mysterious events in his life.  Moody writes with impeccable research, beautiful clarity, and a deep understanding of Krishnamurti’s writing, public talks, and dialogues with great minds.  His work includes and integrates a distillation of the most recent memoirs of this profound thinker.  Moreover, Moody was present as a participant and witness to many of the events he describes.  As a theosophist, I have a different understanding of the work of Helena Blavatsky, and I feel he could have presented her in a more generous light. However, this does not detract from the insight, poignancy, and authenticity of this excellent biography.”

— Adelle Chabelski, educator, writer, and past president of the Theosophical Society in Ojai

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