The Krishnamurti Foundation of America

May 2014

Dear Friends,
This weekend, May 10th and 11th, we will be hosting our Annual May Gathering here on the grounds of the Krishnamurti Educational Center in Ojai. If you are planning to attend and have not yet pre-purchased lunch tickets, click here to do so.

If you will not be able to make it to Ojai for the gathering but would still like to participate, we will be live streaming videos and offering a chat room for discussions around the topics presented. Visit this weekend to explore these options.

Also, if you are planning to extend your visit, please note that the foundation, including the east-end KEC campus and library, will be closed to the public after May Gathering, beginning Monday, May 12, because we will be hosting the annual International Trustees Meeting. We will re-open to the public on Wednesday, May 21.

This July we are looking forward to offering the first ever Think on These Things 3-Day program for young adults (ages 18 - 30), facilitated by program director Amanda Lezra and Student Intern Cory Fisher. This will be a space for participants to inquire into themselves and their relationship with the world in a safe and introspective way.

Along the same lines, we will also be holding our annual Educating the Educator week-long program in July, offering educators and anyone with an interest in education the opportunity awaken a sustained passion for education, parenting, and generally connecting with young people.

We hope we have a chance to connect with you this weekend.

Jaap Sluijter

Executive Director


Think on These Things
3-Day Program
Think on These Things Summer Program
This July
Wed 7/16 - Friday 7/18
This three-day intensive-retreat is the first residential program for Think on These Things. Our intent is to create an environment where young people can inquire into themselves and their relationship with the world in a safe and introspective way. 
New Intensive Retreat:
Exploring Freedom 
Topic: Beyond the Dream
World of the Mind

This seven-day residential program offers a new approach to working with Krishnamurti's teaching that emphasizes the transformational potential of direct 'seeing and listening'.
Sunday 6/22 - Sunday 6/29
Educating the Educator
July 20th - 26th
Teacher Education at the KEC
Re-envisioning Education, and the Craft of Teaching and Learning
Starting with the questions that we grapple with in our daily lives as educators, the program builds on the insights participants come to from their own deep looking and shared inquiry.
 Click here to read more about the program

Monthly Video
Monthly Video Quote
We have searched the global archives for those moments when Krishnamurti was exceptionally clear about a particular theme.
Spring Appeal
Spring Appeal 2014
Please Donate
Your generosity is what makes this important work possible. This year, through the graciousness of a few donors, we have established a $50,000 matching fund. Every gift received up to $50,000 will therefore have twice the impact.
Spaces - Video from 
Oak Grove School
Students and Staff presented this video they created at Oak Grove School.
Recently, the Oak Grove School had its annual fundraising tea. Students and staff came together to create this unique video, describing the experience of one student looking back on his years at the school, and looking forward to graduation.
 Click here to view this month's video quote

Click here to see the full Spring Appeal and Donate 
New Book: "Discover the Immeasurable"
A new book from 1956 talks in Hamburg, Germany by J. Krishnamurti
"Self-knowledge brings wisdom. And as the mind begins to understand the whole process of itself, it becomes very quiet, completely still, without any sense of movement or demand. Then, perhaps, that which is not measurable comes into being."
Think on These Things Video: "On Success" 
A Think on These Things Video from Earth Day 2014 at Oak Grove School
Think on These Things interviewed parents and participants at Oak Grove School's Earth Day 2014. The question they answered: 
"What is success?"
Accepting New Interns
August 2014
The Krishnamurti Foundation of America hosts resident interns for one year.
There are many essential questions we as human beings contend with, particularly in early adulthood. The Krishnamurti Foundation provides a space for six interns, each year, to live at the educational center, take programs, and reflect.
 Click here to learn more about the book and purchase

 Click here to watch the video

Click here to read more about the intern program and to apply

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