Piano Passion

Concert For World Peace 


Presented by Dr Will Tuttle

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov 23, 7:00 pm,

Krotona Institute of Theosophy,

4 Krotona St., Ojai, CA 93023

An acclaimed pianist, composer, and recording artist, as well as a former Zen monk and Dharma Master, best-selling author Dr. Tuttle has presented concerts and workshops worldwide. Music is a language of intuition heard from the heart. His original compositions heal, delight, and inspire.

Free. Happy Thanksgiving!

Radical Forgiveness:  Radical Compassion

Nov 28 – Dec 2
Susan Johnson
(On Site and Zoom)
Monday – Friday 10 am – noon PST

Loosely based on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, this workshop will explore the possibility of living one’s life in a state of grace by accepting every moment with patience and tolerance. When we recognize that everything that presents itself in our life is conditioned by the past, we see our future is entirely dependent on how we are responding now. Such insight may provide us a state of freedom from desire, resistance, judgment, and disappointment, lending us the opportunity to live from inner peace and happiness with all that is, as it is.

Suffering is everybody’s spiritual teacher, but it depends on the complete identification with form. Can we live a life that is free from suffering no matter what happens?  We will navigate a way to joy and happiness through patience and understanding with the help of Shantideva’s brilliant arguments, excerpts from the Tao Te Ching, Peter Russell, Tara Brach, Colin Tipping, Mabel Collins, Annie Besant and Geoffrey Hodson. Group discussions, short guided meditations, and gentle qi-gong exercises for quieting, focusing and harmonizing body and spirit will also be incorporated.
Single session $15   Series $70

Susan Johnson has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1986 and facilitates the Santa Cruz Theosophical Study Center in California. She is the Krotona Institute of Theosophy’s new resident library manager. Susan is also a licensed acupuncturist who teaches a Taoist form of Traditional Chinese Medicine worldwide. She is most at home in nature and loves music, plants, animals, Japanese brush-painting, Feng-Shui and the study of comparative religion, especially from a Non-Dual perspective.

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Mindfulness: Construyendo un puente entre lo ordinario y lo trascendental

Dec 2 – 4 (Spanish Weekend)

Fernando deTorrijos

(On Site and Zoom)
Viernes 7:30 – 9:00 pm; sábado 10 am – mediodía y 2 – 4 pm;
Domingo 10 am – Mediodía, hora del Pacífico

Este seminario de fin de semana lo dedicaremos a explorar cómo mindfulness y el discernimiento son herramientas esenciales en el proceso de despertar. La mente observadora o alerta es el primer paso hacia la unión entre lo consciente y lo inconsciente. Empieza por lograr que la parte consciente de nuestra mente se haga sensible a lo inconsciente ubicado en la frontera de la consciencia; también anima al inconsciente a proyectarse más y más en lo consciente. Cuando la interacción de los dos aspectos de la mente queda bien establecida, ambos se benefician; la mente consciente incrementa su profundidad y amplitud de miras; la inconsciente en oportunidades de auto expresión constructiva y creativa.

Una sesión: $15; Serie: $50.

Fernando A. de Torrijos ha sido un estudiante durante toda su vida de las sagradas tradiciones contemplativas de la humanidad y miembro de la Sociedad Teosófica desde 1978. Desde 1995 hasta 2003 trabajó en el Centro de Medicina de la Universidad de Massachusetts, División de Terapia Preventiva y de Conducta, como director del proyecto, maestro, y especialista intercultural de reducción del estrés basado en la atención/observación, sirviendo a la población más vulnerable del centro de Massachusetts. Desde 1998 ha estado conduciendo este tipo de intervenciones y otras intervenciones de entrenamiento intensivo basadas en la atención plena para profesionales de salud y educadores en los EEUU, América del Sur y Central, Méjico, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico y España. Él ha traducido al español y ha grabado la mayoría de los materiales educativos basados en la atención plena, y en 2004 creó su propia página de web para apoyar la expansión de estos programas a través del mundo de habla hispana. 

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500 Years:
Essential Themes with
1st Generation Highlight

Dec 7 and 14 (Please note date change)
Michael Mendizza
(Zoom)
Wednesday mornings 10 am – noon PST

Beginning months before Krishnamurti passed, KFA Trustee, Evelyn Blau and Michael began recording oral histories with over 100 individuals around the world who were close to Krishnamurti. Recently completed are sixteen thirty-minute programs featuring essential themes from Krishnamurti’s collected insights and highlights from this personal interview archive.  Each of these interviews represents decades of years of personal contact with Krishnamurti, 500 years of personal passion and experience.   We will view segments from this collection, then explore the implications of both K’s insights and the observations shared.

Dec 7 and 14: Single session $15   Both sessions $25

Michael Mendizza For the past 45 years, Michael Mendizza has traveled with and interviewed J  Krishnamurti, filmed talks in Ojai, Brockwood Park, and India, and collaborated with Evelyne Blau in the production of three feature documentaries. He filmed over 100 interviews with people like David Bohm, who lived and worked with Krishnamurti for decades. Michael is a former trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America.  He designed and created the traveling exhibit, The Mind of J Krishnamurti and authored three books: Flowering; Always Awakening: Buddha’s Realization  Krishnamurti’s Insight, with Samdhong Rinpoche; and Unconditionally Free: The Life and Insights of J Krishnamurti, arguably the most inclusive publication on the man, his mind and insights.  Other books include Magical Parent-Magical Child, with Joseph Chilton Pearce, on optimum states of learning and performance; Playful Wisdom, on attuned-bonding during a child’s first two years; and The Life and Insights of Joseph Chilton Pearce:  Astonishing Capacities and Self-Inflicted Limitations.  Michael is an entrepreneur and founder of Touch the Future.  ttfuture.org

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Krotona School Programs for Winter-Spring 2023,

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Jan 7 Resolutions for the Soul, Catherine Ann Jones

Jan 27 – Feb 3 Mahatmas and the Path of Discipleship, TS Members Intensive

Pablo Sender

Feb 17 – 19 Karma and Narratives of Past and Future Lives, Christopher Chapple

Mar 14 – 30 The Necessary Journey of Self-Transformation, Ravi Ravindra

Apr 21 – 23 Taimni’s 15 Points of Esoteric Philosophy, Martin Leiderman

Apr 25 – 27 Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine: A Transforming Power, Cynthia Overweg

Apr 28 – 30 Embracing the Empowered Feminine (Retreat), Cynthia Overweg

May 5 – 6 Nurturing the Natural Spirituality of Youth, Rev. Jim Burklo

May 19 – 21 Spanish Weekend TBA

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