Concept and Reality

Event Start Date: 
Dec 5 2017 - 08:00 to Dec 15 2017 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

School of the Wisdom Session
Delivery: 
In-Person

The first 5 days the accent will be on the texts that have been recommen­ded below. Based on the third book and on my own experience, we will practise meditation daily and after the 10th December we can shift the accent from the intellectual to the experiential.

Daily there will be plenty of time for Dharma discussion as well.

Recommended reading:

What the Buddha taught by Walpola Rahula -link or link
Concept and Reality by Katukurunde Nyanananda -link
The Heart of Buddhist Meditation -link
 

Director

Ven. Olande Ananda Thera has been ordained in Sri Lanka on 21st September 1975 and received Higher Ordination in August 1977.
  • He was resident teacher at Rockhill International Meditation Centre, Sri Lanka
  • 1982- now: Buddhist Delegate to Inter-religious living Dialogue, held in Germany, Sri Lanka, India, Bali, Japan, Pakistan, France etc.
  • He conducted retreats and taught meditation all over the world.
  • He is a member of INEB (International Network of Engaged Buddhists), and INEB Netherlands, and of the Network of Western Buddhist Teachers Conference, and of the Advisory Board of Mandala Project of Tibet House, New Delhi, India.
  • Since 1997 Resident meditation teacher at Pagoda Meditation Centre, Pagoda, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Cost: 
Course is free. Donations are welcome.
Event Status: 
Confirmed
What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for accommodation acco.hq@ts-adyar.org.

Location

Concept and Reality

Location

Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
India
13° 0' 38.5128" N, 80° 15' 41.7564" E
Tamil Nadu IN

GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF THE WISDOM

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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

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:

email: study.hq@ts-adyar.org

or

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

Accommodation

If you need accomodation, please specifically say so in your application, or send the accommodation needs to acco.hq@ts-adyar.org. There are two styles

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

Member prices:
Single Rs. 400/- per day per person, including breakfast
Sharing Rs. 300/- per day per person, including breakfast

Non-member prices:
Single Rs. 800/- per day per person, including breakfast
Sharing Rs. 600/- per day per person, including breakfast

All meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner) will cost approximately Rs.160-240/- per day

B.BHOJANASALA, Indian style accommodation, is for Indian participants. Prices 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.