The School of the Wisdom



Event Person: 

Prof.Emeritus Ravi Ravindra

VENUE: Blavatsky Bungalow, TS Campus, Adyar

DATES: January 16-26, 2024

Meditation: 8.00 to 8.30 am
Classes: 8.30 to 11.00 am and 3.30 to 5.00 pm

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 Rs.2000 (India).


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


In this session of the School of the Wisdom we shall explore the themes of love and death in the great spiritual traditions. 

According to the great sages—especially as enunciated in the  Gospels and the Bhagavad Gita—it is much more important that I am loved by the Christ or by Krishna or by God than that I love them. When I am loved by them, they reveal themselves to me in their true nature, not as I, conditioned by my cultural background, imagine them to be. Then the subtle conscious energy can dwell in me and assist me to live with compassion and truth in the service of the whole life on the planet Earth. What is required from the human side is for each one of us to become more and more loveable by God.

Every human being is interested in the meaning of one’s existence and wonders what happens to me when my body dies. Does anything survive and how? In the Indian spiritual teachings, unlike in the Abrahamic ones, there is a great deal of emphasis on reincarnation. In the Abrahamic traditions each individual has a unique birth and unique death eternally. We will explore the consequences of these cultural differences.


Prof.Emeritus Ravi Ravindra is a life member of the Theosophical Society.  He has taught many courses in the School of the Wisdom in Adyar and in the Krotona School of Theosophy in Ojai, California. He is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he had taught in three departments– Physics, Philosophy and Comparative Religion.  He is the author of many books; among them are Science and the Sacred; Krishnamurti: Two Birds on One Tree; The Wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras; The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life. And he is the co-author of Theory of Seismic Head Waves.


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LOVE and DEATH in Great Spiritual Traditions


Blavatsky Bungalow

Blavatsky Avenue

600020 Adyar, Chennai


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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 – 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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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)

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