The Mahatma - on Discipleship

Event Start Date: 
Nov 25 2013 - 08:00 to Nov 29 2013 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom
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Man continually unfolds his latent potentials in life. At a crucial stage he may take the immensely important decision to enter a definite course of hastened progress towards perfection. When he merits guidance and inspiration from any of the guides and guardians of humanity, he advances by persistent efforts through distinct stages. From time to time the Mahatmas have given valuable teachings on the qualifications for Discipleship. They will be an unfailing source of guidance and inspiration to serious seekers of Truth. The course will explore the theme in selected letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, which throws light on Discipleship. The approach will be that of deep reflection and meditation.

Suggested Reading

  • Teachings on Discipleship — As Outlined in the Mahatma Letters by S. S. Varma
  • The Masters and the Path by C. W. Leadbeater
  • The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnet — in Chronological Sequence, Ed. Vicente Hao Chin, Jr
  • Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom First and Second series by C. Jinarajadasa


Prof. R. C. Tampi, a long-standing member of the Theosophical Society, is a retired Professor of English. He was a National Lecturer for the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society. He has been the Director of the School of the Wisdom for several years and has conducted a number of courses in the past on Theosophical subjects.

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What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Participants will receive printed matter which outlines activities Please bring your own laptop/notepad etc. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for it separately


The Mahatma - on Discipleship


600020 Chennai , TN
13° 0' 13.6188" N, 80° 15' 24.8616" E
Tamil Nadu IN


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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.

Timings (may vary due to the course)

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

Western style: Leadbeater Chambers is not available due to renovation (2019-2020), but if western style is requested, tell it in the form and we'll figure out a suitable house.

NEW QUADRANGLE, Indian style accommodation, bathrooms outside, is basically for Indian participants.

Rates are given on request.


All meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner) will cost Rs.280-300/- per day, according to what you order. Taking only lunch (Rs.100) must be informed the day before. Tea/coffee at 4 pm is Rs.20.

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.