we had hoped to go horseback riding on tuesday, but since none of the guided tours were available on such short notice, we decided to visit the ojai foundation, a rustic 40+ acre retreat center located 6 miles from downtown.
in addition to its educational center and meditation gardens based strongly on buddhist traditions, the foundation also maintains accommodations for those staying an indefinite length of time. there's no one way to visit the grounds, so one is left to their own devices on how best to experience such a spiritual place.
located on the premises are a sweat lodge, a labyrinth, a shrine to buddha, a medicine wheel and a teaching tree said to be 700 years old (one is encouraged to hug its branches and limbs).
and one last panoramic look from atop the foundation...
the ojai foundation
9739 santa paula ojai rd.
ojai, CA 93023