Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening
Education Workshops

Event - Study Intensive: Education As A Religious Activity


This week-long program will attempt to delve deeply into the educational aspects of Krishnamurti's teachings.


JULY 23 - 30, 2017

To apply for the program please fill out our Online Application Form. We will contact you as soon as we receive your application to answer any questions you may have about the program.

My Understanding of Education, So Far

“Krishnamurti’s insights into education are still radical and frequently ignored or dismissed as impractical. This is possibly due largely to the fact that Krishnamurti presents education as a religious activity in an age when most people still see it predominantly as preparation for succeeding in a material world. People often can only hear what they expect or want to hear. We all want our opinions and perspectives confirmed because we prefer thinking that we already see the truth; we already know what is right. This is as true in educational matters as it is in religious ones. Modern education is so obviously failing to solve the world’s problems, is so criticized for failing to meet societies’ aspirations, and is so clearly unable to prepare people for the challenges of life. Because Krishnamurti’s insights into education marry the religious with the secular, they meet the challenges of living and the failures of society at a profound level, and they do so at a time when these insights are desperately needed.” [From the Article: Education as a Religious Activity]

– Dr. Scott Forbes


Scott Forbes Scott Forbes guides the development of Holistic Education, Inc. and heads the Holistic Education Research Unit. He received his doctorate in education from The University of Oxford. His intellectual work in Holistic Education has been published as Holistic Education: An Analysis of Its Ideas and Nature (2003, Foundation for Educational Renewal). He has worked in the field of Holistic Education for thirty years. For twenty of those years, ten as principal, Scott taught at the Brockwood Park Krishnamurti Educational Center in England.

Scott Forbes is the editor of the memoir of Mary Zimbalist 'In the Presence of Krishnamurti' and the author of the book 'Holistic Education: An Analysis of its Ideas and Nature'


We are fully aware of the impersonal, institutional approach of most college educational experiences. For many college students there is also a great deal of confusion that arises as a result of the fragmented nature of treating different disciplines as “separate” islands of knowledge, and the insistence that learning is nothing more than memorization. In the Krishnamurti Study-Intensive Program, you will have the opportunity to go very deeply into the core questions that can lead us directly to find out for ourselves how the mind actually works, and what is preventing us from making a leap into another more wholistic dimension of awareness.


Retreat and study in peaceful, breathtakingly beautiful Ojai, California, amidst majestic mountains, lush orange and avocado groves, and wonderful hiking trails.

The Tuition fee and the Pepper Tree Retreat room fee cover the entire program including all meals and materials and round-trip transportation from Ventura to Ojai. We pick-up and drop-off all participants taking a shuttle from LAX to Ventura, once on the first and last day of the program.

Registration: $40

Regular Tuition: $750

College Student Discounted Scholarship Tuition: $350 Scholarships must be approved. Students, please contact us for further information.

Local commuter participants pay the Tuition of $750, which includes lunch and dinner.

Pepper Tree Retreat room fee: $575

Retreat fee includes breakfast; program fee includes lunch and dinner. Note: The room price is subsidized. The price listed is for shared rooms, and room allocation will be determined by the retreat staff.


Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017

1070 Mc Andrew Road
Ojai, California, 93023