A 7-Day Full-Immersion, Inquiry-Based Program for Adults and College Students
To apply for the program please fill out our Online Application Form.
We will contact you as soon as we receive your application
to answer any questions you may have about the program.
Once you have been accepted into the program,
please use the secure payment form to pay your deposit.
This program is truly a journey of self-discovery.
The study intensive program uses the dialogical approach to engage with fundamental questions about life.
Which brings about the question, what is dialogue?
What dialogue is not is a space for debate or presenting a particular point of view. To position oneself for debate, or to hold a specific point of view, is to create conflict.
Instead, dialogue creates space. In dialogue, everything is subject to further examination without any authority. Dialogue brings about an insight into the nature of the thought process itself. We become aware of our own conditioning, cultivated by our individual backgrounds.
Central to dialogue is listening. In listening there is no resistance; there is no separation. Thus, listening lays the groundwork for a new relationship to others. By meeting with each other in dialogue for an entire week, we foster this quality of listening, which opens the possibility of working together without resistance.
One of the central assumptions we tend to operate under is that we each have an individual consciousness. Krishnamurti has suggested that there is no such thing as individual consciousness, but rather that all consciousness is collective. This is a core insight that can emerge in dialogue, with revolutionary implications for our lives. This crucial insight, which sees the separate individual as false, also gives a clear perception into the predominance of thought in our lives.
A keen awareness of the limitations of thought aids the awakening of intelligence. When we realize that the concept of the individual is fallacious, we begin to see the limitations of the known. It is the openness to the unknown that allows a person to explore deeper into the process of living and to better observe, listen, and live life with affection and love. The unknown gives us a glimpse of the immensity of life itself, often hidden from view.
So let us explore together the questions with which humanity has been struggling with fresh eyes. Society has been preoccupied with bringing about change outwardly. Let us look together at the necessity for the inner transformation of man. Come join us for this unique, transformative residential Study-Intensive and Retreat program. We offer an opportunity to enter into a shared exploration of J.Krishnamurti’s teachings with like-minded people from around the world. There will also be time for quiet walks and meditation. Krishnamurti’s living quarters in Pine Cottage are open as meditation rooms. The exquisite beauty of the Ojai valley offers us the perfect space in which to enter into this work together. Inquire with us in this beautiful, peaceful valley where Krishnamurti lived and taught.
Areas of exploration that our program covers:
• Impersonal listening
• The nature of thought & image-making
• The effect of belief and conditioning on the mind
• Becoming and psychological time
• Looking at and division in the mind
• The illusion of separation and how it shapes perception
• The relationship of fear and security
• The flowering of insight
• Personal problems and the problem solver
• Meeting life beyond problems
• Aliveness and energy
Come join us for this unique, transformative residential Study-Intensive and Retreat program.
We offer an opportunity to enter into a shared exploration of J.Krishnamurti’s teachings with like-minded people from around the world. There will also be time for quiet walks and meditation. Krishnamurti’s living quarters in Pine Cottage are open as meditation rooms.
The exquisite beauty of the Ojai valley offers us the perfect space in which to enter into this work together. Inquire with us in this beautiful, peaceful valley where Krishnamurti lived and taught.
Dr. Satish Telegar, PhD, was a professor of ancient and classical-to-modern world philosophy and religious studies at Towson University. He has also taught at the Krishnamurti Rishi Valley School in India and several prestigious universities in the USA. Satish also taught special programs at Towson that included the teachings of J.Krishnamurti within the context of ancient and classical-to-modern world philosophical and spiritual traditions. He is a respected scholar of the Vedantic and Buddhist spiritual traditions and texts. He also directs and facilitates a Krishnamurti Dialogical Study Group at Towson University.
Zeenat Patel is a medical doctor with a specialty in public health and preventive medicine. Zeenat has endeavored to improve the health of disadvantaged populations both domestically and internationally, through working with governments, NGOs, and international organizations. She has acted in key leadership roles and has considerable experience facilitating committees and work groups on wide range of health issues. While Zeenat enjoys her work, her passion lies in the serious investigation of how we live our everyday lives. It is this passion that drew her to the work of Krishnamurti and the KFA.
SPECIAL NOTE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS:
We are fully aware of the impersonal, institutional approach of most college educational experiences. For many college students there is also a great deal of confusion that arises as a result of the fragmented nature of treating different disciplines as “separate” islands of knowledge, and the insistence that learning is nothing more than memorization. In the Krishnamurti Study-Intensive Program, you will have the opportunity to go very deeply into the core questions that can lead us directly to find out for ourselves how the mind actually works, and what is preventing us from making a leap into another more wholistic dimension of awareness.
TUITION AND SIGN-UP INFORMATION:
Retreat and study in peaceful, breathtakingly beautiful Ojai, California, amidst majestic mountains, lush orange and avocado groves, and wonderful hiking trails.
The Tuition fee and the Pepper Tree Retreat room fee cover the entire program including all meals and materials and round-trip transportation from Ventura to Ojai. We pick-up and drop-off all participants taking a shuttle from LAX to Ventura, once on the first and last day of the program.
Regular Tuition: $750
College Student Discounted Scholarship Tuition: $350
Scholarships must be approved. Students, please contact us for further information.
Local commuter participants pay the Tuition of $750, which includes lunch and dinner.
Pepper Tree Retreat room fee: $575
Retreat fee includes breakfast; program fee includes lunch and dinner.
Note: The room price is subsidized. The price listed is for shared rooms, and room allocation will be determined by the retreat staff.
We ask all participants to please pay the $40 Registration fee plus a 50% deposit on both the Tuition and the Pepper Tree Retreat fees, in order to hold their place in the program. The balance of payments is due one month before the program begins. The program fills on a First-to-Sign-Up basis.
Once you have been accepted into the program, you can pay your Deposits to hold your place in the program (Registration, plus half of your Tuition fee, and half of the Pepper Tree Retreat room fee) by submitting your credit card information via our Secure Payment Form. Please select the correct Tuition fee (Regular or Discounted College Student Scholarship), at the top of the form and also enter your name and contact information.
PROGRAM POLICIES for the Krishnamurti Study-Intensive & Retreat Programs
Registration and Payments: Participants are required to pay a non-refundable $40 Registration Fee, including a 50% Deposit of the Tuition Fee and the Pepper Tree Retreat room fee, to hold their place in the Program. The Tuition fee and the Pepper Tree Retreat room fee include all meals and program materials. The balance of all program fees is due one month before the program begins.
If the participant cancels their participation in the Program before 30 days, they get half of their Deposit back, excluding the Registration Fee. If a participant cancels after 30 days before the Program starts, they are obligated for the full Tuition and Registration Fee.
We recommend that every participant independently purchase trip-insurance from a number of carriers for around $80-$120 (www.insuremytrip.com), just in case the unlikely possibility arises that the Programs do not run, or that a participant must cancel for personal reasons.
Food: Delicious vegetarian food is served during the program. No meat is allowed at the Krishnamurti Education Center. We will make reasonable efforts to meet your dietary and other special needs. Please let us know in your application.
Transportation: We advise that you not make flight reservations until final confirmation of the program and your enrollment. If the program is cancelled for any reason, all course payments will be returned.
For further information, please contact us.