Krishnamurti Center, Ojai
The Study Center & Library is located at Pine Cottage, the former home of Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti lived in Pine Cottage between 1922 and 1986; in 1978 a new addition was attached to the original house.
The Pine Cottage addition serves as the Center’s large meeting hall and library. The original house is used for small meetings, private video viewing, and as a quiet meditation space. All visitors are welcome to explore the Center’s grounds, tour Krishnamurti’s home, and browse the library. At Pine Cottage they may sip a fresh cup of coffee or tea on the patio. The Center’s host and librarian is Michael Krohnen, Krishnamurti’s friend and personal chef, who authored The Kitchen Chronicles: 1001 lunches with J. Krishnamurti.
The Library contains a comprehensive record of Krishnamurti’s teachings, including all of his books and an extensive selection of talks, discussions, and interviews in audio and video formats. There is a large reading room and facilities for video viewing. Krishnamurti books may be purchased in the library bookstore.
Krishnamurti Center is open Tuesday-Friday 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, Monday closed.
1098 McAndrew Road,
Ojai, CA 93023
Library Phone: (805) 646-2726 EXT 816
The Krishnamurti Center attracts people from all over the world, who come to learn about themselves using Krishnamurti’s teachings as a basis for inquiry. The center hosts speaker panels, dialogue groups, conferences, and study programs within a context of cooperative, shared inquiry into the fundamental questions of human life. The center is a forum, and takes no positions except to encourage a spirit of inquiry on the part of those who choose to come and participate.
Krishnamurti: “It must be a centre for those who are deeply interested in the teachings, a place where they can stay and study. In the very old days, an ashrama—which means retreat—was a place where people came to gather their energies, to dwell upon and explore the deeper religious aspects of life. Modern places of this kind generally have some sort of a leader, guru, abbot or patriarch who guides, interprets and dominates. Brockwood must have no such leader or guru, for the teachings themselves are the expression of that truth which serious people must find for themselves….This applies not only to Brockwood but to all the other Krishnamurti Foundations.”