List of Online Programs
Welcome to Krotona School of Theosophy’s 2021 winter/spring classes. Please check the listings from time to time, as additional classes will be added during this semester. We continue with all classes on Zoom, with faculty presenting live from Krotona or from home. We plan to resume on-site classes next fall as permitted again, along with streaming.
One theme emerging from our spring offerings is Reflection. No one can doubt the challenges we’ve faced together this past year, nor the united effort needed to achieve a measure of peace within ourselves and our world. Meaningful change begins with respectful, earnest inquiry and fresh insights. We will consider ancient truths regarding human nature, the source of all transforming change, intriguing questions regarding death, surprising elements of an authentic mysticism, essential teachings of the Ageless Wisdom, the revelatory nature of silent awareness.
Classes are usually one or two hours in length. Interaction varies with faculty, but always includes ample time for exchange. With faculty approval, recordings will be available for on-demand viewing after completion of the series. Additional information regarding live streaming and Zoom technical support is provided with confirmation of your enrollment.
Minimal fees help us meet the educational and operations requirements of a unique non-profit, international center. Krotona Institute is fortunate that all of our directors, department managers, and TS faculty volunteer their services. Our resident community also gives generously of their time and experience. Essential fees and donations are applied directly for educational resources and a healthy, sustainable, and comfortable learning environment.
Scholarships are available. Every request is honored as best we can. Contact registrar Annie Johnstone, at the email below, who will guide you through enrollment. Donations above the tuition fee, in any amount, are also welcome. An essential support for all aspects of Krotona’s outreach, your donations help us make scholarships available for others.
Register for a single session or full series, using the following options. School office hours: 9 am – 5 pm Pacific Time.
Online: via credit/debit card or PayPal
Quantum Presence: Exploring Tele-connections as a Collective Spiritual Deepening Evolution
February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, 2 – 4 pm PDT
Understanding Death & After
Three-Week Seminar, Twice Weekly
10 – 11:30 am PDT
Tuesdays, March 16, 23, 31
Thursdays, March 18, 25, April 1
All that lives will die, and we wonder what happens after death. Our attitude toward death and dying has a direct impact on our living. According to yaksha,a celestial spirit, in the Mahabharata, the greatest mystery in the world is that we humans see creatures dying all around us but none of us believes that I too will die. We will explore the understanding of death and what happens after death as perceived and articulated in three major religious traditions – Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity – also in some Theosophical literature. Our attitude about death is very much influenced by our understanding of what the real “I” is, and what is the relationship between “I” and ‘me’, the usual body-mind. What does it mean to die consciously,as implied in the Sufi saying also written above the entrance on St.Paul’s Monastery on Mount Athos?
Key Teachings in The Secret Doctrine and Their Relevance Today
Series: Four Tuesday Mornings
April 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am – Noon PDT
The Secret Doctrine, HP Blavatsky’s greatest work, forms the foundation of what we know today as “Theosophy.” Its teachings have been given to the world in various forms by sages throughout the ages and remain timeless, answering the most fundamental questions of existence. Only by realizing the answers to these perennial questions can we truly understand ourselves and our world, achieve true transformation,and shape our own destinies. In this course, we will explore some of the most important concepts in The Secret Doctrine and see how the teachings apply to our lives today. Different versions of this series have been given in various settings including the School of the Wisdom at Adyar, Chennai, India in December 2019.
Silent Awareness: The Revelation That Changes Everything
Series: Four Thursday Mornings
April 8, 15, 22, 29
10:00 – 11:30 am PDT
There is a silence which predates time. It was there before we were born and will be there when we die. The Buddha called it “empty space, the home of the awakened mind.” In the Book of Acts, it is the silence in which “we live and move and have our being.” To the mystic, it is the voice of the eternal calling us home to our true self. This powerful and healing presence has always been within us and around us, yet with rare exceptions, it goes unnoticed. Why? What stands in the way? In this four-part series, we explore what prevents us from being aware of the awareness that radically changes everything we think we know about life and death. In the deepest sense, we are the awareness that is silent, but we have forgotten it. The question is, and always has been, can we learn to remember? What is required of us? In each session, we’ll look at ways we can be aware of the sacred silence which transcends the ordinary mind. The bold aim of this program is to encounter the inner peace which sets us free.Click here to learn more and register…
April 24, 2021
W.B. Yeats: Mystic and Poet
10 am – 11:30 am and 2:00 – 3:30 pm PDT
Catherine’s workshop will include visualizations, reflections, and short writing exercises inspired by the mystical life and poetry of William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939), a leader of the Irish Literary Revival. Active in the Dublin and London Theosophical Lodges, he was deeply interested in practical experiences of the supernormal. Similar to the ideas of William Blake, as well as to the eastern concept of Maya or illusion of the material world, Yeats concerned himself with the eternal soul of the universe. Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923 for “his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.”
May 3, 2021
Crisis, Interdependence and the Fabric of Compassion
May 3 – 6
Monday – Thursday 4 – 6 pm PDT
The unprecedented crisis which has been brought about by Covid-19 has revealed to the whole world what Theosophical teachings have upheld from time immemorial: interdependence is an essential part of humanity’s evolution and the whole of existence. In this series we will probe into the meaning and purpose of crises, and how the current pandemic has brought to the surface the truth that no one lives or dies for himself or herself. An intrinsic part of this enquiry is how every crisis, including violence, can contribute to the awakening of compassion, and can become the teacher and the guide – even through unspeakably challenging times.
May 14, 2021
Antropogénesis Las 12 Estancias de Dzyan
E Carbonell, M Leiderman, P Sender, G Torres
Mayo 14 – 16
Viernes 7:3 0 – 9 pm, sábado 10 – 12 y de 2 – 4 pm, domingo 10 – 12 PDT
¿Cómo surgió la humanidad? ¿Quiénes son nuestros antecesores? ¿Cómo fue desenvuelto el pro- grama detransformaciones físicas y psíquico espirituales en las diferentesrazas y sub razas que han surgido hasta el presente? ¿Qué fuerzas einteligencias en nuestro Sistema Solar y Planetario han cooperado eneste proceso? ¿Cuál es el plan para el futuro de la humanidad? Daremos respu- esta a estas y otras preguntas en relación a las 12 Estancias de Dzyan de Antropogénesis de La Doctrina Secreta de HP Blavatsky y de sus comentarios. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y registrador…
Secret Doctrine Forum The Reawakening of the Universe: Inquiry and Application
46 Krotona Street
Ojai CA 93023
Closed until further notice
Closed until further notice
2 Krotona Street
Ojai CA 93023