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Who We Are

The Krishnamurti Foundation of America is located in Ojai, California. It was founded in 1969 by Jiddu Krishnamurti, who lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. There are also Krishnamurti foundations in England (Krishnamurti Foundation Trust); India (Krishnamurti Foundation India); Canada (Krishnamurti Educational Centre); and Spain (the Fundacion Krishnamurti Latinoamericana).

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Krishnamurti’s lifetime body of work spans more than 60 years. The mission of the KFA is to preserve and disseminate his teachings, which it does through a variety of different programs. These include the operation of a publishing division (books, CDs, DVDs, audio/video tapes, and increasingly downloadable text, audio and video), the operation of Oak Grove School (pre-K through 12) in Ojai, California, residential seminars exploring topics in the teachings through interpersonal dialogues, and the opportunity to use the KFA’s retreat and library facility for contemplation and study.

The Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 23-7018406. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

The activities of the KFA are varied, but basically fall into two categories: disseminating the actual teachings of Krishnamurti; and providing contemporary programs that explore the implication of the teachings in every day life. The following list links to the various departments and programs:

dot_orange.gif Education & Oak Grove School
dot_orange.gif Dialogue and Dialogue Weekend Retreats
dot_orange.gif Publishing
dot_orange.gif Development
dot_orange.gif Krishnamurti Educational Center & Library
dot_orange.gif Pepper Tree Retreat
dot_orange.gif Adult / College Student Summer Study-Intensive Programs
dot_orange.gif Teaching Academy