The Neuroscience of Meditation

Event Start Date: 
Nov 21 2016 - 08:00 to Dec 2 2016 - 05:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

School of the Wisdom Session

The transforming power of yoga and meditation and their application in life is going to be explored with the help of Vedic texts, exposure to different meditative practices, and the latest medical imaging. This study will provide objective evidence for the neural and biological basis for meditation. It will establish meditation as the ground of creativity, happiness, and health, while the understanding of hypnosis will remove any bias against it.

Increased exploration of meditation as a scientific physiological process will provide an insight into the biological basis for consciousness. Such an understanding will facilitate the application of meditation and hypnotherapy for treating various diseases, including psychiatric disorders.

Exposure will be provided to various meditative practices such as Mindfulness Meditation, Vipassana, Transcendental Meditation and other practices derived from Kashmir Shaivism. The practice of Yoga Nidra may be taught.


Morning sessions 8:30 – 11:30 am

21/11/ 16             Human Brain – Structure and Functions
22/11/16              Transformation through Meditation
23/11/16              Neuronal circuits during Meditation
24/11/16              Meditative Practices; Various Schools
25/11/16              Happy Molecules in Meditation
28/11/16              Meditation in Ancient Indian Scriptures
29/11/16              Radiographic Imaging and Gene expression Studies on Meditation
30/11/16              Meditation and Stress Relief
1/12/ 16               Meditation for Creativity and Happiness
2/12/16                Collating Self-hypnosis and Meditation

Afternoon sessions 3:30 to 5:00 pm

There are 2 sessions by Dr. M. Srinivasan
21/11/16              "All About Nothing : Physics and the Akashic Field".
28/11/16              Remote Viewing, Global Consciousness project, Occult Chemistry, and William Tillers Thought implantation experiments inspired by Leadbeater

Dr. Kathryn Rossi will engage 2 sessions on Creating Consciousness and Creativity.

Rajni Vyas and Bhaskar Vyas:  Road Map to Patanjali Yoga: Six Sessions


Dr Bhaskar Vyas and Dr Rajni Vyas, are medical specialists in the fields of plastic surgery and obstetrics and gynecology respectively. A versatile scientific training has enabled them to advance understanding of Patanjali’s Raj Yoga as well as Vajrayana practice. They have published dozens of papers and made presentations in the subjects of their primary specialization as well as on hypnotherapy and meditation.
Their study extends from J. Krishnamurti’s writings, Zen practices, Kashmir Shaivism and transcultural varieties of religious experiences. As medical doctors they are involved in the spiritual aspects of healing arts and teach these as a scientific tool in forms of mediation.

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What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for it separately


The Neuroscience of Meditation


Adyar, Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
13° 0' 37.9728" N, 80° 16' 5.0376" 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. 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 SOW was inaugurated in 1949 by C. Jinarajadasa, the fourth International President of the TS, to revive the 1922 Adyar School initiated by Annie Besant. This school was named Brahmavidyā Āśrama, which has almost the same meaning as the School of the Wisdom.


The SOW is meant for members of the Theosophical Society to deepen their understanding in theosophy, making it a living force in daily life. Students may apply for all or some of the School of the Wisdom sessions in one form and are expected to attend all the classes in the session chosen.

1. Please, before applying click here to download and read the Online Class Decorum.

2. Fill in the Application Form which you find for each Session's page


For students joining any SOW programme, we recommend reading the following:

01 - The School of the Wisdom by Jinarajadasa and Radha Burnier (PDF)
02 - An Unending Path by Tim Boyd (PDF)
03 - Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Society (PDF)
04 - Freedom of Thought: Is it Essential? by Linda Oliveira (PDF)
05 - Why Freedom of Thought? by Pedro Oliveira (PDF)
06 - What is Truth? by H. P. Blavatsky (PDF)

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La Escuela de la Sabiduría tiene como objetivo llevar a cada estudiante a examinar la vida "desde el centro", que es la conciencia intuitiva.  No puede haber Sabiduría sin un creciente sentido de Maravilla. Esencial en el progreso hacia la Sabiduría, es una creciente intimidad con todos los aspectos de la Naturaleza.

La SOW fue inaugurada en 1949 por C. Jinarajadasa, el cuarto presidente internacional de la ST, para revivir la Escuela Adyar de 1926 iniciada por Annie Besant. Esta escuela se llamó Brahmavidyā Āśrama, que tiene casi el mismo significado que la Escuela de la Sabiduría.


La SOW está pensada para que los miembros de la Sociedad Teosófica profundicen su comprensión de la teosofía, de modo que la conviertan en una fuerza viva en la vida diaria. Los estudiantes pueden aplicar para todas o algunas de las sesiones de la Escuela de la Sabiduría en un solo formulario y se espera que asistan a todas las clases en la sesión elegida.

1. Por favor, antes de postularse, haga clic aquí para descargar y leer las directrices de las clases en línea.

2. Complete el formulario de solicitud que encontrará en la página de cada sesión


Para los estudiantes que se unen a cualquier programa de la SOW, recomendamos leer lo siguiente:

01a - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Jinarajadasa 1949 (PDF)
01b - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Jinarajadasa 1950 (PDF)
01c - La Escuela de la Sabiduría Radha Burnier (PDF)
02 - Un Sendero sin final por Tim-Boyd (PDF)
03 - Libertad de Pensamiento & Libertad  de la Sociedad Teosófica (PDF)
04 - Libertad de Pensamiento por Linda Oliveira (PDF)
05 - Qué es la Verdad por H. P. Blavatsky (PDF)