Examining the Buddha's Teachings

Event Start Date: 
Sep 3 2024 - 19:30 to Sep 27 2024 - 19:30
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

The School of the Wisdom (online)
Delivery: 
Online
Event Person: 
 

EXAMINING THE BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS

Philosophical foundations – Historical development – Practical applications – Esoteric aspects

ONLINE
Dates:
 September 3 until 27 September, Tuesdays and Fridays

Time: 4 PM Paris, 2:00 PM GMT, 7:30 PM IST (India Time)
 
 
While the courses are primarily offered for FREE FOR MEMBERS of The Theosophical Society, NON-MEMBERS can still access the course by paying a fee of 50 USD or 24 USD or Rs.2000 (India).

ZOOM REGISTRATION: Click here

Non-members will receive a payment link after the approved application.

 

CURRICULUM

First week

Session 1 – Tuesday September 3rd

  • Introduction
  • Fundaments
  • Philosophical foundations 1

Session 2 – Friday September 6th

  •  Philosophical foundations 2
  •  Philosophical foundations 3
  •  Development of the teaching in various main schools

Second week

Session 3 – Tuesday September 10th

  • Development of the teaching outside India
  • Abhidharma (Abhidhamma)
  • Outstanding historical figures 1

Session 4 – Friday September 13th

  • Outstanding historical figures 2
  • Practical applications: the flowering of logics and dialogue
  • Nagarjuna and Madhyamaka (Madhyamika)

Third week

Session 5 – Tuesday September 17th 

  • Some other main Mahayana sutras
  • The tantric confluence

Session 6 – Friday September 20th

  • The real practice – The Paramitas
  • The hindrances and the dangers

Fourth week

Session 7 – Tuesday September 24th

  • Esoteric aspects 1: The invisible world – The Twelve Nidanas
  • Mystic meaning of ‘Bodhisattva’ – The Four Great Vows

Session 8 – Friday September 27th

  • Esoteric aspects 2: Arahatship, Initiations, Hierarchies, and Buddhas
  • The ‘leaf‘of knowledge and the remaining ‘forest’ to know

FACILITATOR

Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu is a member of the TS in France since 1972. She is a post-graduate in Pharmaceutical Technology. She is former Chairperson of the European Federation of the TS and former President of the TS in France. She travels widely to encourage cooperation and promulgate the teachings as well as to share experience in service of the TS. Her main concern is to promote a new way of living where each human life can be guided by universal ethics and the mystic dimension of consciousness.

Cost: 
Free for members. Fee for non-members.
Event Status: 
Confirmed

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.

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 which you find for each Session's page

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 - Why Theosophy is left undefined by N. Sri Ram (PDF)
05 - Adyar as a Spiritual Centre by J. Krishnamurti (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.

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 que encontrará en la página de cada sesión

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)
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)