Events Calendar 2024

Recurring Events

  • Library & Center Hours
    •  Tues-Fri 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
    •  Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • On official US holidays, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Monthly Video Dialogue: Looking, Listening and Shared Inquiry (More Info)
    • 1st Saturday of the month 6:00-10:00 pm
  • Saturday Dialogue (More Info)
    • 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturday of the month 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Dialogue (More Info)
    • 7:00-9:00 pm

PROGRAMS: Online and In-person

January/ February/March

  • Online In-Depth Study Program, The Elimination of Fear. The elimination of fear is the beginning of attention. Fear must exist as long as there is an urge to be or to become, which is the pursuit of success, with all its frustrations and tortuous contradictions. – Krishnamurti
    Monday, Jan 8 – Friday, Jan 12, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Silent Retreat. This program is a unique opportunity to come together in silence at the Krishnamurti Center in Ojai, CA. The intention of this weekend program is to be a retreat in the deepest sense. 
    Friday Jan 26 – Sunday, Jan 28, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Yoga + Inquiry: On Love and Loneliness. Loneliness is an experience common to all human beings. When we are faced with loneliness, do we cover it up and escape into ideas? Is it possible that when we do not avoid the feeling of loneliness, the mystery that is love may emerge? Join us for three days of movement practices, dialogue, short periods of silence, time in nature, and delicious vegetarian meals.
    Friday, Feb 9 – Sunday, Feb 11, 2024
  • Online In-Depth Study Program, What is intelligence? Within the context of K’s teachings, intelligence is not confined to the operation of thought. While thought may have its own limited intelligence, intelligence goes beyond it. Join us for this online In-depth Study Program as we delve into the discussion on intelligence within the context of K’s teachings
    Monday, Feb 12 – Friday, Feb 16, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Crisis! We might be aware of a crisis outwardly in the world: economic crisis, climate crisis and the education crisis for example. But do we see that there is a crisis inwardly, psychologically: a crisis within ourselves? In our weekend intensive we shall be questioning what this psychological crisis might be
    Friday, Feb 23 – Sunday, Feb 25, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, On Meditation. “Meditation is like the breeze that comes in when you leave the window open; but if you deliberately keep it open, deliberately invite it to come, it will never appear.” – J. Krishnamurti. This weekend dialogue retreat explores the topic of meditation.
    Friday, Mar 8 – Sunday, Mar 10, 2024
  • Online In-Depth Study Program, Action Not of Our Own. Instead of being driven by our avoiding and effort to change, is it possible to live directly with inner conflict in our daily lives? To not move away from our deeper motives to be other than what we are. This may flow naturally from truly realizing that struggling to change ourselves leads nowhere, that we don’t understand what is going on. Is this already change?
    Monday, Mar 18 – Friday, Mar 22, 2024
  • In-Person In-Depth Study Program, Is Control an Illusion? In our in depth inquiry over 5 days we shall be closely examining the facts about the need for control in our lives. Furthermore, we shall also need to look very carefully at what lies – often concealed – behind our automatic reactions. Are we ourselves exercising control, or is thought itself running the impulses unbeknown to us?
    Monday, Mar 25 – Friday, Mar 29, 2024

April/ May/ June

  • In-Person Weekend Program, Yoga + Inquiry: On Self Knowing, In this weekend retreat, you will have the opportunity to fully engage in yoga and self-inquiry in a reflective and sharing atmosphere. We will also listen to Krishnamurti on subjects such as relationship, self-inquiry, and meditation. Join us for three days of movement practices, dialogue, short periods of silence, time in nature, and delicious vegetarian meals.
    Friday, Apr 5 – Sunday, Apr 7, 2024
  • Online In-Depth Study Program, La Soledad Un programa de estudio online en profundidad en español. Nuestra sociedad, con su ambición y competitividad, genera una gran alienación, al igual que nuestra arraigada actitud egocéntrica. La soledad es, en consecuencia, un portal al descubrimiento de las causas más profundas de nuestra carencia de comunión con los demás y con la vida.
    Monday, Apr 8– Friday, Apr 12, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, The Urgency of Change (program canceled). If you ever question life, you might realize that most questions spur from a sense of deep disturbance about what is happening with you and the rest of the world. So a delicate, sensitive, and earnest person would ask the inevitable – ‘How is one to live in this world’? Perhaps, there is no formula to follow, but definitely, there is a living that is right and harmonious. What is that living? Is it practical and not ensconced in some fairy tales? Based on the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, let’s consider it and explore. The exploration will include K videos, dialogues, and some other self-discovery activities.
    Friday, Apr 12 – Sunday, Apr 14, 2024
  • In-Person and Online Annual May Gathering, We invite you to our May Gathering, May 4 and 5, 2024. This event is free of charge and will be held in-person and online at the lovely Oak Grove school campus. Friends both local and from around the world come to listen to speakers, participate in discussions and dialogues, attend workshops, and enjoy the beauty of our campus while hanging out with friends old and new. Choose from different programs or engage with teachers from our schools and scholars of Krishnamurti’s teachings who share their understanding. For this year, we have chosen the theme, The Future of Humanity. The focus of this Gathering will also be to have speakers and dialogues aiming at exploring this theme in a wide context.
    Sat, May 4 – Sun, May 5, 2024
  • In-person Explorations into Freedom Intensive Retreat, A Glimpse into Total Freedom, The Explorations into Freedom Intensive Retreat invites us to explore Krishnamurti’s insights that point to the possibility of a transformation of consciousness. This explorative journey we take together into our understanding of what Krishnamurti referred to as deep ‘listening and seeing’ is the open door through which unexamined beliefs, concepts, and ideas can be revealed without judgment or resistance. This dimension of ‘seeing’ and ‘listening’ is like turning a light on our conditioned responses, the normally hidden unconscious layers of thinking. We create an atmosphere together of freedom, affection, and mutual support in order to inquire into what is preventing us from unburdening ourselves from the past and our feelings of psychological limitation.
    Sunday, June 16 – Sunday, June 23, 2024

July/ August/ September

  • In-Person Weekend Program, Silent Retreat. This program is a unique opportunity to come together in silence at the Krishnamurti Center in Ojai, CA. The intention of this weekend program is to be a retreat in the deepest sense.
    Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Weekend Dialogue, On Fear. In this weekend dialogue retreat we will explore fear, what it is, and what is the psychological mechanism behind it. Krishnamurti goes very deeply into the subject of fear and anxiety, breaking it down to an understandable psycho-physical process. Together, we will carefully explore how fear works, and in doing so, we may ask ourselves, is it possible to be completely free of fear?
    Friday, Aug 9 – Sunday, Aug 11, 2024
  • Online In-Depth Study Program, Happy Is the One Who Is Nothing –There is something to nothingness, a swift cool breeze of freedom flowing like a vital breath, effortless, happy … .do we all sense it, in little glimpses? Do we see that it is right and then wonder how to get back to that space? Can we live in that space? In this weeklong program we will use some of the letters from this invaluable little book, Happy is the one who is nothing, to stimulate our discussions. 
    Monday, Aug 19 – Friday, Aug 23, 2024
  • Online In-Depth Study Program, The House is on Fire!When I inquire, am I aware that my “house is on fire”? When we meet up in our online group, do we have any real sense that “the world is on fire”? As we dialogue together, do we stay in our comfort zones, and casually communicate from within the apparent safe space of our conditioned mind? I see that fear, conflict, division and sorrow is holding the world in its grip. But what am I to do? 
    Monday, Sep 16 – Friday, Sep 20, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Silent Retreat: On Meditation. In this weekend silent retreat we will explore meditation, and Krishnamurti’s unique understanding of meditation in daily life. Krishnamrurti’s approach to meditation is not about practice or penance. Instead, it is an approach to life that is whole, wholesome, and deeply respectful of the sacredness of creation. 
    Friday, Sep 20 – Sunday, Sep 22, 2024

 October/ November/ December

  • Online In-Depth Study Program, On Death, TBD, Full program description coming soon.
    Monday, Oct 7 – Friday, Oct 11, 2024
  • In-person Explorations into Freedom Intensive Retreat, Death and Rebirth Beyond Time. The Explorations into Freedom Intensive Retreat invites us to explore together Krishnamurti’s insights that point to the possibility of a transformation of consciousness. Krishnamurti describes ‘psychological death’ as the falling away of the belief in the ‘me-consciousness’, and ‘rebirth’ as an unburdening of the mind in the timeless present, beyond conflict and fear, and the frustrations of endless seeking.
    Sunday, Oct 13 – Sunday, Oct 20, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Weekend Dialogue, On Compassion. In this weekend dialogue retreat we will explore the beauty and the power of compassion. According to Krishnamurti, compassion is a state that emerges when one is completely with suffering, one’s own or others. When we allow ourselves to be with “what is,” out of that may come the balm for all wounds that is the energy of compassion. 
    Friday, Nov 1 – Sunday, Nov 3, 2024
  • In-Person Weekend Program, Yoga + Inquiry: TBD, Full program description coming soon.
    Friday, Nov 8 – Sunday, Nov 10, 2024
  • In-Person In-Depth Study Program, What does it mean to be human?, Full program description coming soon.
  • Online In-Depth Study Program, Is Individuality an Illusion? Is this sense of an individual existence, an illusion? Together in dialogue we will be hesitantly and carefully tracing out, what creates our sense of self. We shall attempt to discover directly, the actual effects of this perception of ourselves, and how it shapes our view of others and our lives in general.
    Monday, Nov 25 – Friday, Nov 29, 2024