THE SCHOOL OF THE WISDOM (Online)
The School of the Wisdom takes place online for 3 days a week. Each 2-hour session will include a small break if required.
The classes are hosted by the TS Adyar, but the hours are according to the local time of the Director in Boston.
Dates are on November 2020 as in Boston:
Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, Thuursday 19,
Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25, Thursday 26
Time: Boston time will be from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm (two-hour class each day)
Time around the world - each class will start at:
9 pm in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami
8 pm Chicago, Dallas, Houston
7 pm Denver
6 pm Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
10 pm Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Santiago
changing to the next day in the following cities
2 am London
3 am Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam
5 am Nairobi, Moscow
7:30 am Chennai
10 am Manila, Singapore
12 noon Sydney
2 pm Auckland
The goal of this two-week program is to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to apply mindfulness meditation principles and practices in their own lives and in the live of those around them.
Each class will last two hours and if necessary there will be a brief break at half time.
The classes will start with introductions and welcoming of students. Then the Director will highlight the topic for that day, followed by the recitation of the traditional mantra from the Upanishads and a short meditation.
Aftr this the group will move into study, to explore the role of suffering in human life, the meaning of being human and the implications of responsibilities.
The books that will be used as foundation for this course and that every student should have and if possible read in advance are:
“The Voice of the Silence” by H.P. Blavatsky
“The Creative Silence” by Rohit Mehta
“Mindfulness for Beginners” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
This last book includes a mp3cd with mindfulness meditation practices that will be used during the two weeks of the program to practice at home.
Other suggested readings are:
“Mindfulness in Plain English” by Venerable Henepola Gunaratana
“Krishnamurti and The Experience of the Silent Mind” by A.D. Dhopeshwarkar
Fernando A. de Torrijos is former director of Mindfulness Programs in Psychiatry and Senior Teacher at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. From 1995 to 2003 he worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, as clinic director and mindfulness-based stress reduction cross-cultural specialist serving the more vulnerable population of central Massachusetts. Since 2000 he has conducted Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) trainings for health professional and educators in 14 different countries. He joined the Theosophical Society in 1977. He has been a life-long student and teacher of the sacred and contemplative traditions of humanity.
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