For over 30 years, The Ojai Foundation’s educational center has been a living laboratory of sustainable living, powered by the sun and featuring buildings of straw bale, earth block, recycled materials and other green techniques.
Our beautiful, rustic “heartquarters” occupies 40 acres along a ridge of semi-wilderness at the foot of the Los Padres Mountains in Southern California, between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Meditation gardens, native habitats, Permaculture principles and the Beauty Way are demonstrated throughout the Land, along with rustic yurts and domes, and close kindredship with the natural world.
We honor and celebrate all spiritual ways, drawing most strongly on the earth-honoring traditions of Buddhism and indigenous cultures. Our common practices include daily morning meditation, council circles, mindful work, the Beauty Way and community potlucks as we serve the Foundation’s mission and steward the Land.