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ANNOUNCEMENT

The Krishnamurti Foundation Restructures and
Reinstates Programs


JANUARY 2009

 

NEW DIALOGUE SERIES STARTS JANUARY 18TH AT THE KRISHNAMURTI EDUCATION CENTER, OJAI


Our first 2009 programs begin January 18th with a new dialogue series for six Sunday mornings.


The first series is titled “Facing a World in Crisis” from 10:00 to 11:30 am, January 18th - February 22nd. 


Dialogues promote self-understanding through shared inquiry.  The group is facilitated by Richard Waxberg in Pine Cottage. 


Admission: $30 for the series; $7 per meeting. To register, call (805) 646-2390 or email Craig Walker at craig@kfa.org.


We plan on frequent dialogue series on Sunday mornings at various points throughout the year.

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IN THIS NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT 
Donors help the KFA restructure its retreat and reinstate programs in Ojai. 


NEW DIALOGUE SERIES BEGINS JANUARY 18TH, IN OJAI
"Facing A Workd In Crisis": Six Sunday mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 am at the new Krishnamurti Education Center in Ojai.


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A chronological listing of upcoming events.


ANNOUNCEMENT

As many of you know, as a result of the general economic downturn, we have been through a rigorous time at the KFA. We have had to restructure staffing and programs, and temporarily close the retreat, archives, library, and some projects. This was a necessity because, like most non-profits, our loyal contributors have been stretched to maintain their customary giving levels, and because of the loss of value of our investments.

 

Some good news to share!

Even the most difficult times have the seeds for positive change, and we are so pleased to tell you that we are able to reopen the retreat in the Spring. Because of the generosity of several large donors, we have been able to proceed with essential repairs to both the retreat and to Pine Cottage. Termiting has been finished, rotten woodwork fixed, and some improvements made for functionality and comfort. This means we will have the ability not only to reopen the retreat, but also to reinstate dialogue programs, the annual Gathering, and our summer residential programs, albeit in a new form and in a new location — our Ojai East End facility, now named the Krishnamurti Education Center. On behalf of everyone who values the retreat and KFA programs, we express our deep gratitude to the donors who have made it possible to reopen.   K_garden_Pine_Cottage

 
The Krishnamurti Education Center.

K_Front_Door_Pine_Cottage In keeping with Mary Zimbalist’s wishes, and as she had discussed with Krishnamurti, Pine Cottage will become the hub of the new Krishnamurti Education Center, and most program activities will take place there. Krishnamurti’s living quarters are designated as a Quiet Room, for silent contemplation. The main room is spacious and will comfortably accommodate large groups. The Library and bookstore are located in Mary’s former living quarters. As well, the garden and immediate grounds of Pine Cottage are available to visitors.


The Library has been moved from the nearby Archive building to Pine Cottage.

The Library will be open to visitors from Thursdays through Sundays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, beginning January 23rd.  We’re also very grateful to have Michael Krohnen back on staff as the caretaker for the Krishnamurti Education Center, and he will be available to host library visitors and other guests as we get back in operation.  We are doing our utmost to keep expenses within our means to pay for them, so staff has transitioned to flex-hours, depending on the level of usage and program participation.

 

Our first programs begin January 18th with a new dialogue series for six Sunday mornings.
For those within geographic reach, please join us if you can.  The first series is titled “Facing a World in Crisis” from 10:00 to 11:30 am, January 18th - February 22nd.  Dialogues promote self-understanding through shared inquiry.  The group is facilitated by Richard Waxberg in Pine Cottage.  Admission: $30 for the series; $7 per meeting. To register, call (805) 646-2390 or email Craig Walker at craig@kfa.org. We plan on frequent dialogue series on Sunday mornings at various points throughout the year.

 

We are accepting bookings for the Retreat, which reopens on March 5th.
The retreat has been renamed the Oak Grove Retreat, honoring the famous Oak Grove next to the school, where Krishnamurti gave so many of his talks. Generous help from major donorsOak Grove Retreat has made some significant improvements possible. We have had to increase room prices because we can no longer subsidize the operation of the retreat, but we have made every attempt to present a variety of accommodations at different price levels. For example, mid-week rates are lower than weekends, and we have some rooms with twin beds that can be shared dormitory-style, lowering the cost per person considerably for those who don’t mind sharing a room. We will be sending more information soon on the many improvements to the main retreat house, Arya Vihara, and some expanded accommodation nearby.  But in the meantime, if you are wanting to book or inquire, please call (805) 646-4773.

 

Reinstating programs.
We begin afresh with KFA programs, now located in their new home at the Krishnamurti Education Center. After the Sunday morning dialogue series, the first major public program will be our Annual Gathering, scheduled for April 25th and 26th. Please save the dates. We will be sending more information soon.

 

To assist with your planning, below is a list of programs scheduled so far. We will be expanding this list with the addition of several dialogue theme weekends, one-day programs introducing Krishnamurti’s work to new people, and a variety of residential and day programs to explore the enduring questions of life and the art of living.

 

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SAVE THE DATES
For further information on any program, please call Craig Walker at (805) 646-2390 or email him at craig@kfa.org.

January 18th
“Facing a World in Crisis”  A series of six facilitated dialogues on Sunday mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 am, from January 18th through February 22nd.  Dialogues promote self-understanding through shared inquiry.  The group is facilitated by Richard Waxberg in Pine Cottage.  Admission: $30 for the series; $7 per meeting.

January 23
The Krishnamurti Library reopens.  Visit it in its new location, Pine Cottage, just a stone’s throw from the Archive building.  Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

April 25th & 26th
“Krishnamurti Foundation of America Annual Gathering”  The KFA will host its annual gathering the weekend of April 25th. Saturday’s event will be in the Oak Grove next to the school in the morning. The afternoon will be the Earth Day Celebration at Oak Grove School.  There will be a concert at the school on Saturday night. On Sunday the event will be a grand opening celebration at the Krishnamurti Education Center. The Center will host dialogues, panel discussions, talks, and films. There will be a charge for the Sunday event.

July 8th - July 16th
“Krishnamurti Dialogue Intensive”  A nine-day residential dialogue program for college students and adults.  Facilitated by Richard Waxberg and Satish Telegar.  $990 for college students; $1,490 for adults.

July 18th - July 26th
“The Ending of Time”  A nine-day residential dialogue program based on Krishnamurti’s book, The Ending of Time, which features a series of dialogues between Krishnamurti and physicist David Bohm.  Facilitated by Richard Waxberg and Satish Telegar.  This is a fascinating journey into the meeting of two great minds of the 20th Century.  $990 for college students; $1,490 for adults.

July 27th - August 10th
“Krishnamurti Teachers Academy”  A fourteen-day program that explores Krishnamurti’s vision of education.  The program is coordinated by two former teachers at Oak Grove School, Gopal Krishnamurthy and Karen Hesli.  Fees Include two weeks’ stay and all meals, at the Oak Grove Retreat. More information will be posted shortly.


Further information on our programs will be available soon. If you wish to register or have questions about any particular program, please call (805) 646-2390 or email craig@kfa.org.
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Our grateful thanks for your support.

Once again, our grateful thanks to everyone who has made donations to the Krishnamurti Foundation and/or Oak Grove School. There has not been a time in recent memory when it was so important, and has made such a difference. Going forward, help is still needed to support the three main pillars of the Foundation – Krishnamurti Publications (responsible for all dissemination, digitization, and the new website for free access to the teachings); the new Krishnamurti Education Center (home for our retreat facilities, programs, and the Krishnamurti Archives); and Oak Grove School (founded by Krishnamurti, providing a caring community for pre-K through grade 12 students, fostering mindfulness, understanding, and awareness of self, others, and the world).


If you have yet to make a contribution, we invite you to renew or make a first time gift. It will contribute greatly to the impact of our facilities and programs. To make a donation, click here.

 

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Krishnamurti Foundation of America
P.O. Box 1560
Ojai, CA 93024
Phone: 805-646-2726
Email: kfa@kfa.org