Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life

Event Start Date: 
Dec 1 2014 - 08:00 to Dec 12 2014 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

The course covers an approach to self-transformation that serves as a foundation for an integrated and effective life, as well as an essential preparation for living the spiritual life. It includes exercises in self-awareness and a detailed study of meditation. Other facets of the course are, approaches to daily awareness, the exploration of transcendence, nurturing essential life-skills, probing into the nature of intuition, and the integration of impersonal values into our lives.

Recommended reading

  • The Process of Self-Transformation by Vincente Hao Chin Jr.
  • The First and Last Freedom by J. Krishnamurti
  • The Key to Theosophy by H. P. Blavatsky
  • Mysticism by William James (The chapter on Varieties of Religious Experience)
  • Understanding Mysticism by Richard Woods
  • The Science of Yoga by I. K. Taimni


Mr Vincente Hao Chin Jr., is a former president of the TS in the Philippines, and a former president of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the TS. He is the author of The Process of Self-Transformation, Why Meditate?, On Education, and other works. He compiled and edited the chronological edition of The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnet, and is the Associate Editor of the Theosophical Encyclopedia.

Event Status: 
What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Participants will receive printed matter which outlines activities Please bring your own laptop/notepad etc. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for it separately


Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life


600020 Chennai , TN
13° 0' 13.6188" N, 80° 15' 24.8616" E
Tamil Nadu IN


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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 There are two styles

LEADBEATER CHAMBERS (LBC), Western style accommodation, basic amenities

Member rates:
Single Rs. 500/- per day per person
Sharing Rs. 400/- per day per person

Non-member rates:
Single Rs. 1000/- per day per person
Sharing Rs. 800/- per day per person

All meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner) will cost approximately Rs.240/- per day, according to what you order.

NEW QUADRANGLE, Indian style accommodation, bathrooms outside, is basically for Indian participants. Rates of Bhojanasala are given on request.

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.