Tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh by Joan Halifax


Tribute to Thich Nhat Hahn By Joan Halifax In the mid-1960s the war in Vietnam was raging and so were many of us young people in the United States. The civil rights movement and the anti-war movement converged at a time when those of us in our 20s were meeting a frontier of consciousness that focused […]

November 2021: Catching Up With Fire


Greetings from Ojai.   Nearly four years ago, The Ojai Foundation (TOF) entered a new and challenging time in its history. The Thomas Fire, followed shortly thereafter by the Covid-19 pandemic, drastically altered the context within which TOF operates, revealing large and difficult decisions. For years now, we have been grappling with these issues, and […]

September 2021: Upcoming Events & We’re Hiring


Greetings from Ojai, In recent months we have learned a new word that is worth sharing, worth remembering, and worth deeply contemplating. It is a word that says so much, so profoundly, so concisely. It provides both instruction and a pathway forward, offering much-needed guidance in a time of profound uncertainty. The word is rematriation, defined […]

August 2021: Autumn Events & We’re Hiring

The morning fog has been an extra special treat this summer, with the ridge as dry as many remember ever seeing it. We are in a severe drought in California, as well as neighboring states in the West. We are grateful for every cool, moist moment that comes our way…

April 2021: Welcome Anew

We are excited to re-welcome the public to The Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary this spring. Hope to see you at one of our COVID-safe events…

November 2020: Autumn News

This past March, The Ojai Foundation (TOF) was poised to reopen for day use after several years of deep recovery and reimagination after the Thomas Fire…