From intellectual understanding to life practice: Foundations of the Buddha’s teaching in the Light of Theosophy

Event Start Date: 
Oct 12 2022 - 14:00 to Oct 28 2022 - 14:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

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

Dates: October 12 - 28, every Wednesday and Friday

Time: at 4 PM Paris, 2:00 PM GMT, 7:30 PM IST (India Time), 
check your local time (scroll down in that link)

APPLICATION: Click here

Synopsis

The sessions will consistently lead the inquirers into the process of moving from intellectual understanding to life practice. A serious examination of the foundation of the Buddha’s teaching, such as impermanence, interdependence, the phenomenon of suffering, etc. will open the doors of insight into compassion. Being both the living heart and the love-radiating light of the whole teaching, compassion acts like a catalyst for self-revolution, the first step towards Self-realisation. The fact of suffering will be explored, aiming at the freedom of oneself from this phenomenon. Practical tips will be given when going through the whole doctrine (Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Noble Path, Pañcaśīla, etc.). Most profound concepts such as emptiness (Śūnyatā) and the Middle Way (Mādhyamaka) will be touched upon. A reminder of texts for practice and a bibliography will be given.

Every session will begin and end with a short meditation.

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 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
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 - 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.

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)
04 - Libertad de Pensamiento por Linda Oliveira (PDF)
05 - Qué es la Verdad por H. P. Blavatsky (PDF)