Jiddu Krishnamurti was an influential thinker of the 20th century whose spiritual and philosophical teachings are alive and well today around the world and just up the road in Ojai. Born in British India in 1895, Krishnamurti relocated to Ojai in 1922, where he lived until his death in 1986. Each May, the Krishnamurti Foundation of America holds two days of free workshops, programs, music, and art for both adults and teens at Krishnamurti’s former house, which is now a center for his ideas. This year’s May Gathering, as it is called, focuses on the notion of “unconditioning,” a term he coined to explain the predicament of modern humanity. “[For a] mind that has been so heavily conditioned for so many centuries … [is] it possible to uncondition itself … and therefore be free, capable, intensely alive, anew, fresh so that it can meet any problem?” Krishnamurti asked. The May Gathering takes place Saturday-Sunday, May 10-11, at the Krishnamurti Educational Center, 1070 McAndrew Road, Ojai. For more information, call 646-2726 or visit kfa.org.
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