The Spiritual Path of the Theosophical Movement

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Nov 20 2017 - 08:00 to Dec 1 2017 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

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School of the Wisdom Session
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We will look at the Objects and Aims of the Society, the Path as outlined in the Maha-Chohan’s Letter, and again in The Key to Theosophy. We will look at the topic as presented by the Mahatmas in their Letters, as well as by HPB in her correspondence. We will discuss the topic as presented by Annie Besant, C. Jinarajadasa and N. Sri Ram.

Students are encouraged to find their own answers through study and contemplation.

Recommended reading:

The Key to Theosophy by H.P. Blavatsky

The Mahatma Letters

Inaugural Addresses of Four Presidents of the Theosophical Society

Three Objects [] by Ed Abdill

The Purpose of the Society’s Objects by Joy Mills, The Theosophist, Volume 118, November 1996.


Mr Jon Knebel has been a student of Theosophy for over 20 years. He led a Mahatma Letters study group at the Olcott headquarters from September 2011 until April 2014. Jon has now taken on the responsibility for the compiling, editing and publishing of H. P. Blavatsky’s personal correspondence as part of the Collected Writings series.
Jon also served on the board of directors of the Theosophical Order of Service in America and on the board of International Theosophy Conferences, Inc.


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


The Spiritual Path of the Theosophical Movement


Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
13° 0' 38.5128" N, 80° 15' 41.7564" 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

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.