The Mahatmas on Theosophy and the TS

Event Start Date: 
Dec 1 2008 - 08:00 to Dec 15 2008 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

One of the Elder Brethren who inspired the founding of the Theosophical Society wrote: ‘The chief object of the TS is not so much to gratify individual aspirations as to serve our fellow men’.  His teacher stated that ‘the Theosophical Society was chosen as the corner stone, the foundation of the future religions of  humanity’.

The same Teacher also said that ‘to be true, religion and philosophy must offer the solution of every problem’.

This course will explore these and other core statements from the inner Founders of the TS and their enduring vision of a ‘regenerating  practical Brotherhood’.

Suggested Reading

  • Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom (First and Second Series) edited by C. Jinarajadasa.
  • The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett in chronological sequence, edited by Vincente Hao Chin, Jr


Pedro Oliveira has a degree in Philosophy, is former International Secretary of the Theosophical Society, a  Past President of the Indo-Pacific Federation, and the Education Co-ordinator of the Australian Section. He  directed the School of the Wisdom on ‘The Theosophy of the Mystics’ a few years ago.

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


The Mahatmas on Theosophy and the TS


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

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.