All public activities of the Krotona Institute of Theosophy have been cancelled until further notice. This includes the Winter Solstice get together scheduled for Saturday Dec 16th, and the activities of the Ojai Valley Lodge (at Krotona Institute). The Krotona Book Shop and the Krotona Theosophical Library will also be closed until further notice.
Letter from Guru Prasad, Resident Head of Krotona:
We are grateful to have received several emails written to offer very kind words of love, concern, thoughts, and prayers. I would like to take a few moments to inform you about the current situation in and around Ojai. There are several fires around Southern California. The fire closest to us is called the “Thomas Fire” and it has burned more than 132,000 acres and increasing hourly. More than 2,500 fire fighters are involved in containing it along with support personnel. The fire continues to burn actively with extreme rates of spread and long range spotting when pushed by winds. Current status of the fire may be accessed by readyventuracounty.org. At present the Krotona campus is under voluntary evacuation directive. The residents are doing well and so far there has been no damage to the structures and grounds. Most of the residents have evacuated to the coastal areas near Santa Barbara. Many of us expect to return by the weekend if the wind conditions improve and the fire is not spreading to the Ojai area. We are keeping in touch with each other and all of us are safe. Mandatory evacuation orders have been given to areas very close to Krotona. The direction and speed of the winds in the next few days will determine how the fire will move and its intensity.
Thank you all for the care and consideration.
A guide on the Path
The Krotona Institute is a residential community of Theosophical Society members dedicated to service in a center where the Ageless Wisdom is studied and lived.
Krotona provides educational programs and resources through its School, Quest Bookshop, and Library. These programs serve a wide community of spiritual seekers and aspirants from the USA and around the world.
A Theosophical Center in Ojai Since 1924
Situated in the beautiful Ojai Valley, the Institute includes the Krotona Library and Research Center, Quest Bookshop and School of Theosophy along with spacious gardens, meadows and woodlands. Krotona welcomes spiritual inquirers of all traditions from around the world.