The Krishnamurti Foundation of America
January 2014

Jiddu Krishnamurti and his younger brother, Nitya, in Europe during the early 1920's.
J. Krishnamurti and his younger brother, Nitya, in Europe during the early 1920's.
Dear Friends,
First and foremost, we extend a warm "thank you" to all those who contributed to the 2013 Annual Appeal. It's exciting to share that we were inundated with support this past December. Your generosity not only demonstrates your personal investment in the dissemination of Krishnamurti's work, it also reminds us how many people continue to be impacted by his teachings. We are headed into the new year feeling inspired about the work we are doing to make these teachings accessible.

In the new year I also headed to China, where I am currently. For two weeks I am meeting with groups around the country for both talks and dialogues, as well as enjoying many smaller meetings with people who are very interested in Krishnamurti.
In late February we will continue our touring as we embark on the East Coast Tour: 2014. We will be visiting more cities than last year, so if you are on the East Coast please do visit the tour page and come join us when we are near you.

Also coming up shortly is our Annual May Gathering on May 10-11, 2014. We will begin to share more details with you in the coming months, and we hope you can join us. As always, the gathering is free.
On top of all of this outreach, we are also excited to be offering quite a few new programs at the Krishnamurti Educational Center in Ojai this year. See below for information about a variety of programs that are happening in the coming month, including Yoga & Self-Knowledge, Krishnamurti vs. Western Philosophy, and the Theme Weekend "What is the Self?"

Finally, our intern students completed a ten week in-depth study program with Willem Zwart from Brockwood last Fall and presented very interesting papers based on what they discovered during this time. Their papers are available here for you to read, along with videos of their presentations.
Best wishes in the new year.  
"The search for power, position, authority, ambition, and all the rest are the forms of the self in all its different ways. But what is important is to understand the self and I am sure you and I are convinced of it. If I may add here, let us be earnest about this matter; because I feel that if you and I as individuals, not as a group of people belonging to certain classes, certain societies, certain climatic divisions, can understand this and act upon this, then I think there will be real revolution."  
- J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
Jaap Sluijter
Executive Director
Intern Student
Winter 2013 KFA Interns
The KFA Intern Students participated in a 10-week dialogue program with Willem Zwart. They wrote these papers about their inquiry thus far in the program, and presented them on December 18.
Theme Weekend:
What is the Self?
What is the Self?
Friday 2/28 - Sunday 3/2
We will explore the sense of self that dominates our thinking. In examining its roots, and the complex structure that stems from them, we may begin to get a sense of this thing we call "me."
Yoga and 
Yoga & Self-Knowledge
During this five-day retreat we will practice yoga, turning our attention inwards to the subtle movements of the body, breath and mind. We will engage with Krishnamurti's work through this cultivated awareness, delving deeply into subjects such as sensitivity and meditation.


Pepper Tree
Krishnamurti vs. Western Philosophy
The KFA's Pepper Tree Retreat is a peaceful space that is open to all. Located on the grounds of Krishnamurti's Ojai home, the retreat provides a beautiful environment to reflect and reconnect with nature.
Two Weeks of
East Coast Programs
East Coast Tour 2014
For two weeks in late February, representatives from the Krishnamurti Foundation of America will go on tour, holding dialogues in cities across the East Coast. Participants are welcome.
Krishnamurti vs.
Western Philosophy
Krishnamurti vs. Western Philosophy
During this 10 day in-depth study program with Professor Satish Telegar, intern students will examine the sharp contrast between traditional modes of thought and Krishnamurti's radical new approach.

Click here for more details about specific cities and dates
Click here to read more about the program and to drop in on a session
Spiritual Revolutionary
In this new edition of his book, Henry Methorst provides both a memoir of time with Krishnamurti and observations on what makes Krishnamurti's message radical.

Oak Grove School:
The Art of Aesthetics
Oak Grove Schoool Art of Aesthetics
Souun Takeda, one of the most famous calligraphers in Japan, spent an afternoon with high school students.
Monthly Video
Monthly Video Quote
We have searched the global archives for those moments when Krishnamurti was exceptionally clear about a particular theme.
 Click here to view this month's video quote
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