Exploring Transformation in the workplace through The Work of Byron Katie
Kriben Pillay

This little book explores the value of The Work as a means of bringing about clarity, creativity and efficiency in the workplace. (read review)

Currently out of print. German edition available from Amazon


Kriben Pillay

‘It is a remarkable piece of theatre.....' THE POST

Nominated for the 1995 CNA Literary Award

1995; 1454x205: 67pp: illus. 8 b+w photos; Pb: 0-874994-02-1

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Other: $15.00

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THE STORY OF THE FORGETFUL ICE LOLLIES                                 Kriben Pillay with full colour illustrations by Laura Pretorious

Teaching young readers about the origins of the human separation, conflict, and the way back to connectedness through self-inquiry. (read review)

'Thank you for your delightful tale of creation and self-realisation.'
Byron Katie

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Chapter in Book: ‘The Stick in the Funeral Pyre: Drama and theatre in counselling for death and dying’ in:

DRAMA FOR LIFE  Stories of Adult learning and Empowerment

Author: ed: John O`Toole and Margret Lepp
Product ID: 0908156588
Year Published: 2000
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Synopsis: A resouce for people all over the world who are involved in drama and theatre education for adults. This book is full of unique ideas for starting points, basic approaches to work and individual techniques. The distinguished international contributors’ stories explore three main areas of practice: Communal, Individual and Professional. Drama for Life covers all continents, in both the developing and the developed worlds with a diversity of socio-economic groups: from refugees to judges, from Native American teachers to Australian meatworkers, from English survivors of child abuse to Nicaraguan women’s groups.


A 36-minute video-taped interview with a woman who underwent a remarkable transformation after experiencing The Work of Byron Katie.

In February 2002, Itala participated in a two-day workshop on Transformative Training and The Work of Byron Katie in Windhoek, Namibia, facilitated by Dr Kriben Pillay. Coming from a background  of severely traumatising life situations, it was pointed out that Itala might find  the process too unsettling. But in the space of three months The Work  took over Itala's inward journey that led to a remarkable transformation.

This video is a must for anyone concerned with self-transformation. In particular, it has great relevance for those who have suffered traumatising life situations.

The video is edited with evocative scenes from the Namibian landscape where the workshops were held.

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This study explores Nondualism and Educational Drama and Theatre as a perspective for transformative training, where this training is about creating the experiential learning space for experiencing and transforming the core error of separation which structures our common perception. A perspective for leadership training and organizational learning.

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The Noumenon Journal Volume 10

Far reaching explorations of our transformative potential… Touching the Universe with Steven Harrison and Patrick McCarty; Corporate Trainings and the Cult of ‘Me’; Krishnamurti and Dramatherapy; Joan Tollifson on Death and What Is; Leadership perspectives by Robert Rabbin and Jim Dreaver; Peter Francis Dziuban on Consciousness; Reviews of books by Byron Katie and Eckhart Tolle…

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Prof Kriben Pillay of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,   published the first scholarly work that integrates nonduality – the philosophy of non-separation – and educational drama and theatre in a book titled: Nondualism and Educational Drama and Theatre.

Honorary Research Fellow John Somers from the University of Exeter and founding editor of the journal Research in Drama Education, writes the following about the new book: “The concept of nondualism pervades philosophy and spirituality, especially Eastern spirituality, and Dr Pillay shows how it challenges the dominant philosophy of bivalence to which much Western thought and practice is wedded. Dr Pillay explores the issues in a learned, impeccably referenced, yet accessible style, and his book makes an important contribution to our understanding of how we can attain a coherence of perception once we have deconstructed our narratives of self and other.

Prof Pillay said: “The practice of educational drama and theatre within the nondual perspective can become an integral component of what I’ve termed ‘transformative training’, where this training is about creating the experiential learning space for profound transformational learning and change. Since this study was completed, important work has been recently published by organisational learning pioneers Dr Peter Senge, Dr Otto Scharmer and others, which complements this study’s inquiry. It is hoped that this study will make a small contribution to the necessary exploration of profound change in people, organisations and society.”

Prof Pillay  presented a workshop based on his work at the Society for Organisational Learning’s 3rd Global Forum in Oman in April 2008.

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