Pepper Tree Retreat is located on the campus of the Krishnamurti Educational Center in Ojai. Arya Vihara the former house of Krishnamurti, who lived here from 1922 to 1986, is part of the retreat. During his 64 years in Ojai, Krishnamurti welcomed thousands of visitors from around the world who were challenged by his penetrating inquiries into the fundamental questions of life.
Today, the Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) continues to operate this retreat for the study of the teachings of J.Krishnamurti. The retreat is available to anybody who wants to retreat from daily life, to reflect and connect with nature.
The original two buildings on the property, Pine Cottage and Arya Vihara, have been designated historic structures by the Ventura County Historic Preservation Commission. These two buildings were constructed in 1895 and 1910 respectively, but gained historic significance as the home of Krishnamurti and a center for the study of his teachings.
About the KFA
The purpose of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) is to preserve and disseminate the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and advance public understanding and realization of human potential by means of the study of these teachings. Our activities are focused on making the teachings available through traditional and modern media, outreach programs both in the USA and internationally, and through our adult Educational Center and School in Ojai.
Our challenge is to make Krishnamurti’s teachings available to all age groups, different cultures, economic groups and races, and to do this we continue to expand our dissemination efforts.
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IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 the KFA offices, Library, and grounds will be closed until further notice.
Krishnamurti Foundation of America
PO Box 1560 Ojai CA 93024
Office Phone: (805) 646-2726
Pepper Tree Retreat
1130 McAndrew Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Retreat Phone: (805) 646-4773
Krishnamurti Center and Library
1098 McAndrew Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Library Phone: (805) 646-2726 EXT 816
Tue - Fri 12pm-4pm
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
On official US holidays 11am-4pm