OPEN DOOR worldwide


Take a fresh look at life

These retreats open an opportunity for inquiry into freedom & fundamental change. Can we develop a learning mind rather than a conditioned one? 

Held in a variety of beautiful places worldwide, themed study retreats offer both a moment away from the grip of everyday life & relationship and a favorable atmosphere for observation, self reflection & affectionate inquiry between friends.

The program is structured to include group study time, walks in naturequiet, rest, exercise, as well as many opportunities for unscheduled exploration to occur naturally between participants.

What to expect in a retreat

Upcoming Retreat Events Worldwide 2020 


3 PART SERIES: Learning with the teachings of J.Krishnamurti. 

  • Part 1: Nov 11-15
  • Part 2: Dec 13-15
  • Part 3: Jan 13-17

Venue: KFA Ojai, CA, USA

“Please learn. Learn to observe, not memorise. We have contradiction only when we are not dealing with what is actually going on.” J.Krishnamurti 


A Radically Different Way of Learning? November 11-15

PART 1: In Depth Study Program w/ Jackie McInley

Learning About Ourselves in Observation. December 13-15

Part 2: Residential Weekend Retreat w/ Jackie McInley - Pepper Tree Retreat, Ojai,CA

What is Love? January 13 – 17, 2020

Part 3: In Depth Study Program w/ Jackie McInley

(click on the title links for all further information about these retreats)

Possible Themes explored in Study Retreats

Themes inspired by Krishnamurti’s talks 

These are a few of the themes studied and inquired into during the group retreats. The following list links to video extracts of K exploring the following questions. 

K may inspire and even clarify our exploration; however our inquiry must be seen directly for ourselves.


Retreat & Dialogue Facilitator

Jackie McInley founded and ran an independent Krishnamurti centre called Open Doorin Southern France from 2004 until 2013 – hosting monthly inquiry weekends and annual international gatherings in French and English. She has had a deep interest in K’s teaching for many years and has been facilitating and setting up dialogue groups since 2003.

A higher education language teacher by profession, she now spends her time traveling to various K centres and schools around the world - facilitating dialogue & retreat programs, sharing skills in the schools, and helping out in independent K related projects worldwide.

The facilitator is in no way an authority or teacher of K’s Teaching. She speaks in her own name and moves together with all other participants on the journey of self inquiry. She may help organise retreat programs, but truth and awareness can never be organised, nor administered by another.