School of the Wisdom (SOW)

SOW Sessions

The School of The Wisdom is a wonderful opportunity for reflection and inner work. The Adyar environment with rich nature and serene atmosphere helps one to go deep in the important questions of life, and the School of The Wisdom is meant to help in this inquiry.

Event Date(s) Address Event Conductor Summary
Our Work Together - The Task of The Theosophical Society
November 20, 2017 - 08:00 to December 1, 2017 - 17:00
Blavatsky Bungalow Adyar, Chennai
Mr Jon Knebel

The session will primarily be focused on the early Society’s ‘roadmaps’, from H. P. Blavatsky and her Teachers, and H. S. Olcott.

Concept and Reality
December 5, 2017 - 08:00 to December 15, 2017 - 17:00
Blavatsky Bungalow Adyar, Chennai
Venerable Olande Ananda Thera

This course will not be too theoretical. It will be more practical and give time for reflection by oneself.

Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life
January 8, 2018 - 08:00 to January 19, 2018 - 17:00
Blavatsky Bungalow Adyar, Chennai
Mr Vic Hao Chin Jr.

The course covers an approach to self-transformation that serves as a foundation for an integrated and effective life, as well as an essential preparation for living the spiritual life. It includes exercises in self-awareness and a detailed study of meditation. There are also other necessary facets in the course to improve our lives.

The Meditative Brain, a Challenge to the Digital Revolution
January 22, 2018 - 08:00 to February 2, 2018 - 17:00
Blavatsky Bungalow Adyar, Chennai
Dr Jose Foglia

"The Meditating Brain, a Challenge of the Digital Revolution" is a seminar about our nervous system, how our brain processes information and creates our reality. Using a reductionist approach we will study the neurons; the sense organs; the brain, it's structures and the different areas of the cortex; consciousness and self - awareness; memory; meta cognition; the development of the nervous system of animals and the Homo Sapiens brain. How our brain processes the information in digital and analog modes.

Apply to the SOW


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The School of the Wisdom aims at bringing each student to survey life ‘from the centre’, which is intuitive awareness. An intense sense of Life must always accompany every true student. 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 message which each tree, flower, animal, meadow, sea, sky, and cloud has, must be listened to and understood.


Monday to Friday
Meditation: 8.00 to 8.30 a.m.
Classes: 8.30 to 11 a.m. and 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Some afternoons will be reserved for presentations by the students, who may spend free afternoons doing research on their own or at the Adyar Library and Research Centre.  Applications for Library reading/ borrowing cards are available.

All sessions are held in Blavatsky Bungalow, Adyar Campus, Chennai.

Applying to the School

Application Form you find as an attachment from the Session's description. Students may register for all or some of the Scool of the Wisdom sessions in one form, and are expected to attend all the classes in the session chosen. The form should be sent to:



The Theosophical Society
Secretary's Office
The School of the Wisdom
Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India
Tel: ( +91 44 ) 2491 2474 and 2491 7198


If you need accomodation, please specifically say so in your application, or send the accommodation needs to There are two styles

A. LEADBEATER CHAMBERS (LBC), Western style accommodation, basic amenities

Member prices:
Single Rs. 400/- per day per person, including breakfast
Sharing Rs. 300/- per day per person, including breakfast

Non-member prices:
Single Rs. 800/- per day per person, including breakfast
Sharing Rs. 600/- per day per person, including breakfast

All meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner) will cost approximately Rs.160-240/- per day

B.BHOJANASALA, Indian style accommodation, is for Indian participants. Prices of Bhojanasala are given on request.

Other information

Scholarships, full or partial, may be provided for some deserving TS workers. Applications should be made well in advance,  providing full details and suitable recommendation.
Those members who wish to stay for the International Convention are requested to register separately, see instructions.