The Science of Theosophy: Foundation and Practice

Event Start Date: 
Jan 5 2015 - 08:00 to Jan 16 2015 - 17:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Theosophy is often criticized as a syncretism because it is difficult to be defined. The sessions of the School of the Wisdom will prove that Theosophy is a science based on a foundation and proven by experimentation.  The two series of courses include:
For the first week: A presentation of the concepts of Spirit, Matter, and Consciousness, an exploration into the capacities of Mind such as Intuition and Intelligence, resulting in Universal Ethics, Meditation and Silence;
For the second week: A deeper exploration into the matter of Meditation and its practice, the understanding of Feeling and Thinking and the application of Ethics which is the principal condition for discovering one’s own Dharma; all this implies a Change of Paradigm which preludes Happiness.

Recommended reading  

  • The Round of Experience, by Hugh Shearman
  • Life’s Deeper Aspects by N. Sri Ram
  • Yama & Niyama by S. S. Varma
  • HPB’s Meditation Diagram
  • Meditation: its Practice and Results by Clara Codd


Ms Tran-Thi-Kim-Dieu, post-graduated in pharmaceutical technology. She has been exploring Eastern philosophies and religions in parallel with scientific ideas. She is most drawn to the philosophy of  Nagarjuna and Krishnamurti. She is a member of the TS since 1972 and has been the General Secretary of TS France since 2009. She is also the Chairperson of the European Federation since 1995. She has travelled and lectured all over the world and regularly conducts meditation retreats in Europe.

Event Status: 
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 Science of Theosophy: Foundation and Practice


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.