About the KFA


The Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) is located in Ojai, California. It was founded in 1969 by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986), regarded as one of the preeminent philosophical, educational and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. The KFA is one of four foundations established by Krishnamurti; the others are located in England (Krishnamurti Foundation Trust; KFT); India (Krishnamurti Foundation India; KFI); and Spain (the Fundacion Krishnamurti Latinoamericana; FKL)).

Krishnamurti’s lifetime body of work spans more than 60 years of talks, discussions, and writings.

“The core of Krishnamurti’s teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said ‘Truth is a pathless land’. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.”[Krishnamurti, 1974]

The mission of the KFA is to preserve and disseminate Krishnamurti’s teachings, which it does in a variety of ways. The activities of the KFA largely fall into two categories: disseminating the actual (authentic) teachings of Krishnamurti, and providing facilities and programs that facilitate an exploration of the teachings and their implication in everyday life. These include the operation of a publishing division (books, CDs, DVDs, audio/videotapes, and increasingly downloadable text, audio, and video), the operation of a Center for seminars and dialogues to explore various topics, the operation of a residential retreat (the Pepper Tree Retreat) and library for contemplation and study, and the operation of the Oak Grove School (pre-K through 12) in Ojai, California.

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

More information on the Krishnamurti Foundation of America Trust can be found at: www.kfa.org

More info on the Krishnamurti Center can be found at: www.krishnamurticenter.org

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