SOW November 2021

Event Start Date: 
Nov 1 2021 - 09:30 to Nov 12 2021 - 09:30
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

The Voice of the Silence: Inner Preparation for the Bodhisattva Path

School of the Wisdom sessions with Linda Oliveira & Pedro Oliveira

1 - 12 November
Classes are 2 hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

GMT 4.00 AM
3:00 PM, ie. 15:00 Sydney Australia Eastern time, 
9:30 AM India time
- see time in your location

Madame Blavatsky chose as her last printed contribution to the world a book on transformational mysticism. The Voice of the Silence, published in 1889, contains profound teachings for those students who aspire to tread the Bodhisattva Path, the path of compassionate renunciation for the benefit of the world.

In this course we will examine important verses from the Three Fragments of HPB’s book–The Voice of the Silence, The Two Paths and The Seven Portals – in a spirit of meditative and interactive enquiry, seeking to explore the depths of such precious teachings.

Theosophy suggests that the Bodhisattva nature is imprisoned deep within us, prevented from coming to the fore by thick layers of conditioning, self-centredness and unawareness. The teachings of The Voice of the Silence can lead to that life-altering awakening, when one becomes an embodiment of boundless Compassion and Wisdom.

Recommended reading

Class Topics by Linda Oliveira

Class topics by Pedro Oliveira


LINDA OLIVEIRA is a second-generation Theosophist who joined the Theosophical Society in Australia in 1971 after hearing some talks by the philosopher, J. Krishnamurti. Later, her degree at the Australian National University focused mainly on psychology and political science. She was the National President of the Theosophical Society in Australia, as well as Editor of its national magazine, for a total of sixteen years during two periods, the second of which was completed in January 2021. Linda was the International Vice-President of the Theosophical Society from October 2008 until late 2011, serving two and a half years of this
period at Adyar, the Society’s International Headquarters in India, before returning to live in Australia. She has lectured and given study classes for the TS in various countries. Linda
holds a strong conviction that a genuine exploration and reflection upon Theosophy, the Perennial Wisdom, provides to those who are awake and alert the possibility of profound human spiritual transformation.

PEDRO OLIVEIRA joined the Theosophical Society in 1978 and has worked for it in several capacities. He served as the International Secretary at the Society’s International Headquarters at Adyar, Chennai, India, from 1992 to 1996. He worked as Education Coordinator of the TS in Australia, President of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the TS, and as the Officer-in-charge of the Editorial Office at the International Headquarters. Oliveira has lectured extensively in many countries on the Perennial Wisdom, Spirituality, Mysticism and Comparative Religion. He is the author of N. Sri Ram: A Life of Beneficence and Wisdom (TPH Adyar, 2009), CWL Speaks: C. W. Leadbeater’s Correspondence concerning the 1906 Crisis in the Theosophical Society (2018) and Annie Besant in India (2021). His articles have appeared in a number of the Society’s international journals.

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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)