Key Teachings in The Secret Doctrine and Their Relevance Today

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Jan 27 2020 - 08:30 to Feb 7 2020 - 15:00
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School of the Wisdom

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School of the Wisdom
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The Secret Doctrine, HP Blavatsky’s greatest work, forms the foundation of what we know today as “Theosophy.” Described as the ‘Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy,” it presents a vast panorama of the evolution of all life based on the secret aphorisms of the ancient Stanzas of Dzyan. The teachings are therefore not new. They have been introduced in various forms by sages throughout the ages and continue to remain timeless. They answer the most fundamental questions of existence such as: How did our universe come to be? Where did we come from? What is the purpose for our existence? Why are things the way they are? What destiny awaits us? Only by realizing the answers to these perennial questions can we truly understand ourselves, achieve true transformation, and shape our own destinies. In this course, we will take up some of the important concepts in The Secret Doctrine and see how philosophies from various cultures around the world suggest the same things. We will also look into how theories in modern science are starting to parallel some of the Secret Doctrine claims and explore how the teachings are relevant to our lives.


Mrs Elena Dovalsantos, PhD, MBA, has a doctorate in chemistry and a masters degree in management. She taught at the university level and spent her career in scientific research. A third generation theosophist, she has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1971. She served as president of the TS in the Ojai Valley in California and the Beacon Theosophical group in San Diego, CA. She lives and volunteers at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy, leads classes on The Secret Doctrine locally and internationally, and co-facilitates online webinars sponsored by the TS in America.



Course is free. Donations are welcome.
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What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for accommodation


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The School of the Wisdom aims at bringing each student to survey life ‘from the centre’, which is intuitive awareness. An intense sense of Life must always accompany every true student. There can be no Wisdom without an ever increasing sense of Wonder.

Essential in the progress towards Wisdom is a growing intimacy with all aspects of Nature. The message which each tree, flower, animal, meadow, sea, sky, and cloud has, must be listened to and understood.

Timings (may vary due to the course)

Monday to Friday
Meditation: 8.00 to 8.30 a.m.
Classes: 8.30 to 11 a.m. and 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Some afternoons will be reserved for presentations by the students, who may spend free afternoons doing research on their own or at the Adyar Library and Research Centre.  Applications for Library reading/ borrowing cards are available.

All sessions are held in Blavatsky Bungalow, Adyar Campus, Chennai.

Applying to the School

Application Form you find as an attachment from the Session's description. Students may register for all or some of the Scool of the Wisdom sessions in one form, and are expected to attend all the classes in the session chosen. The form should be sent to:



The Theosophical Society
Secretary's Office
The School of the Wisdom
Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India
Tel: ( +91 44 ) 2491 2474 and 2491 7198


If you need accomodation, please specifically say so in your application, or send the accommodation needs to

Western style: Leadbeater Chambers is not available due to renovation (2019-2020), but if western style is requested, tell it in the form and we'll figure out a suitable house.

NEW QUADRANGLE, Indian style accommodation, bathrooms outside, is basically for Indian participants.

Rates are given on request.


All meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner) will cost Rs.280-300/- per day, according to what you order. Taking only lunch (Rs.100) must be informed the day before. Tea/coffee at 4 pm is Rs.20.

Other information

Scholarships, full or partial, may be provided for some deserving TS workers. Applications should be made well in advance,  providing full details and suitable recommendation.
Those members who wish to stay for the International Convention are requested to register separately, see instructions.