A Theosophical Center in Ojai Since 1924

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. 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.

A Spiritual Center

Krotona is an international center where residents aspire to live in mutual helpfulness while reaching out to share the profound truths of Theosophy. These truths can change one’s direction of life, bringing about renewal and harmony. With an emphasis on meditation, earnest study, and inspired action, Krotona promotes worldwide healing through the uplifting of human consciousness.

As a spiritual center, Krotona seeks to inspire and strengthen aspirants for the opportunities of daily life. The peacefulness of the estate, which also serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, reflects the ideals of the resident TS members as well as the aspirations of committed faculty, students and other friends.

Friends of Krotona

Those who are drawn to the Institute’s ideals are invited to join Friends of Krotona. Friends receive two newsletters annually with information about Krotona’s ongoing programs, activities and plans. For further information about the Institute and becoming a Friend of Krotona, contact us.

Our Mission

  • To nurture being in harmony and compassion with self, others, and nature;
  • To inspire spiritual transformation through an earnest quest for Truth and living the Ageless Wisdom, Theosophy;
  • To offer a peaceful, welcoming environment to encourage a life of self-inquiry, study, meditation and selfless service.

Since its establishment in Ojai in 1924, many individuals have helped envision, create, and refine the Krotona Institute’s unique atmosphere and educational outreach. The Institute is enriched by the kind and thoughtful gestures of all who give of their time, skills, artistic creations and financial resources, participating as they can in Krotona’s life and work.

The Krotona Institute welcomes and appreciates donations in any amount. Your donations are essential to an effective outreach, especially to provide tuition and housing scholarships for those in need; to offer comfortable student and faculty accommodations; and to promote excellence in School, Library and Bookshop services. Specific environmental and maintenance needs are shared also in the Institute’s semi-annual newsletter, The Krotonian.

Please visit the We are Grateful page to learn more about Krotona’s benefactors.

The Krotona Institute of Theosophy is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit center. Donations are tax-deductible. For information on options for planned giving such as bequests, contact us.

© 1924-2021 Krotona Institute of Theosophy