Events 2018-04-15T22:25:34+00:00

Ojai Retreat & Inn Events

APRIL/MAY EVENTS IN OJAI

• April 25-29: 118th Ojai Tennis Tournament www.ojaitourney.org

• May 5 & May 6 at 10:00 am: American Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join them on Cinco de Mayo to say “Adios to Cancer” and to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise funds to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on the fight against cancer. See www.ojaichamber.org

• May 11 – 12: The Canyon 2018 Concert Series at the Libby Bowl. The series begins with The English Beat, May 11 and Al Stewart, May 12! Tickets available online at: www.wmmts.com or at Ticketmaster. Call 888-645-5006 for further details.

• May 12 – 24: Annual Garden Tour! $25 advanced purchase or $40 on event day. Contact: info@ojaichamber.org

 

APRIL/MAY EVENTS AT THE OJAI RETREAT

• April 28, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL with Rev. Karen Wylie, “Self-Mastery: Finding Your Own Inner Power”. Come join us for a meditative morning of inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sharing and sacred songs. For details contact Rev. Karen Wylie at 310-968-8928. Love offering: $20 suggested. This event is organized by Karen Wylie.

• May 10, 7 pm: AN EVENING WITH JOHN SHERMAN. Teacher and author John Sherman has developed a fresh understanding & practical application of the Self-Inquiry of Ramana Maharishi in a way that produces amazing results for anyone who tries it. Throughout the course of the evening John will be teaching this method called “Just one Look”, for more information go to” www.justonelook.org/look/ojai or call 805-649-1600. This event is organized by John Sherman

• May 16, 7 pm: BOOK SIGNING with Eva & Lawrence Hoffmann. See details on our website: www.ojairetreat.org. This event is organized by Eva & Lawrence Hoffmann

• May 17, 7 pm: “CAN WAR COME TO AN END?” By Cynthia CleeOver, speaker, filmmaker & seminar leader. $10. See details on our website: www.ojairetreat.org. This event is organized by Cynthia CleeOver.

• May 24, 7 pm: AN EVENING OF WORDS AND MUSIC with Christina Pages. Christina will read from her award-winning children’s novel and her poetry collections, accompanied by Francisco Leon on guitar. Donations: $10.
This event is organized by Christina Pages, www.christinapages.org

TALKS AND DIALOGUES WITH PROFESSOR P. KRISHNA

Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm:
‘THE OBSERVER IS THE OBSERVED’
A dialogue with David Moody, PhD.
Donations welcome

Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm:
‘SELF-KNOWLEDGE BASED ON H. BLAVATSKY & J. KRISHNAMURTI’
A dialogue with Pablo Sender, PhD
$10 per person

Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm:
ANNIE BESANT: HER LIFE AS A MARXIST, A FOLLOWER OF GANDHI, A FRIEND OF J. KRISHNAMURTI, AND HER IMPACT ON OJAI.
$10 per person

Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11
INVESTIGATION OF J.KRISHNAMURTI’S TEACHINGS
(based on Professor Krishna’s book ‘A Jewel on a Silver Platter’).
$10 per session, or $50 for the whole series of 8 sessions if paid in advance (this includes a free book ‘A Jewel on a Silver Platter’).

Monday, 11 am – 12:30 pm: K as I knew him
Tuesday, 11 am – 12:30 pm: Can there be relationships without conflict?
Wednesday 11 am – 12:30 pm: K and Theosophy (To be held at Krotona)
Thursday, 11 am – 12:30 pm: What is right action?
Friday, 11 am – 12:30 pm: Are K’s teachings practical?

Monday, 7 pm: Global violence and individual responsibility
Wednesday, 7 pm: Pursuit of happiness
Thursday, 7 pm: What is holistic living?

Unless otherwise stated these events are organized by The Ojai Retreat and Education Center, a non-profit, public organization (501,c,3).

About Ojai, California

Ojai is situated in a small east-west valley, north of Ventura and east of Santa Barbara. It is approximately 15 miles inland from the Pacific coast.

Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of few towns in the world to have a “Pink Moment” occur as the sun is setting, when the fading sunlight creates a brilliant shade of pink for several minutes on the Topatopa Bluffs at the east end of the Ojai Valley, over 6,000 feet above sea level. Nordhoff Ridge, the western extension of the Topatopa Mountains, towers over the north side of the town and valley at more than 5,000 feet. Sulphur Mountain creates the southern ranges bounding the Ojai Valley, a little under 3,000 feet in elevation.

The Ventura River flows through the Ventura River Valley, draining the mountains surrounding Ojai to the north and east and emptying into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Ventura.

The climate of Ojai is Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters, with lows at night sometimes below freezing. As is typical for much of coastal southern California, most precipitation falls in the form of rain between the months of October and April, with intervening dry summers.

The town of Ojai and its surrounding area is home to many unique recreational activities. Los Padres National Forest borders the town on the north, and many backcountry areas within the forest are accessible from Highway 33, which is the major highway through town south to north. To the west, the Lake Casitas Recreation Area offers camping, picnicking, and hiking as well.