Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life

Event Start Date: 
Jan 9 2017 - 08:00 to Jan 20 2017 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

School of the Wisdom Session
Delivery: 
In-Person
Event Person: 

Every theosophist is recommended to attend, giving tools for applying the principles in one's life and in introducing the means to lodges or section.

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. Taimini

Director

Mr Vicente 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.

Cost: 
No course fee.
Event Status: 
Confirmed
What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided.

Location

Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life

Location

Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
India
13° 0' 37.9332" N, 80° 16' 4.9224" E
Tamil Nadu IN

GENERAL INFO / INFORMACIÓN GENERAL

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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. 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.

TIMINGS (may vary according to the course)

ONLINE classes
Weekly: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Classes: 2 hours per day

APPLYING TO THE SCHOOL

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

READING

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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SOBRE LA ESCUELA DE LA SABIDURÍA

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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.

HORARIOS (pueden variar según el curso)

Clases en línea
Semanal: lunes, miércoles y viernes
Clases: 2 horas diarias

APLICACIÓN A LA ESCUELA

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

LECTURAS

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)
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)