Fostering practices that awaken connection with self, others and the natural world.
Council, the practice of listening and speaking from the heart, is the core offering.
The work of The Ojai Foundation began at the retreat center in Ojai where students are led on rites of passage retreats and adults participate in council trainings and transformational workshops. The retreat center in Ojai is a place of ceremony and contemplation and the practice of council is the central teaching.
WHY THE OJAI FOUNDATION IS A BRIGHT*
We deeply respect that council encourages people to share authentically, is inclusive and helps people work on their listening skills. We especially like that The Ojai Foundation is training teachers, administrators and parents making the work sustainable and accessible to many more students. Council is spreading throughout the world and there are currently more than 12,000 students in Los Angeles schools participating in councils every week. Personally, both our Squid and Squash have council in their schools and have brought the council ceremony into family life. Magnificent!