Expanding our Understanding of Compassion

Event Start Date: 
Mar 6 2023 - 08:00 to Mar 17 2023 - 12:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

The School of the Wisdom (online)
Delivery: 
Online
Event Person: 
Dates: March 2023: 06, 08, 10, 13, 15, 17 (Mon-Wed-Fri)
Time:  8:00 AM CST (Central Standard Time US), GMT-6
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Online Zoom
 
Compassion is discussed throughout the theosophical literature, yet we rarely discuss the details of it. How do we learn to be compassionate? What does it require from us? Why should we be compassionate? This interactive course will delve into the various aspects of compassion and will include a combination of lectures, round-table discussions, meditations, and practice.

APPLICATION: click here

 

General Outline:

Day 1:  Introduction to Compassion

·         Head vs Heart discussion

·         Compassion from a spiritual perspective

Day 2: Defining Compassion

·         Compassion vs empathy vs sympathy

·         Joining with another individual compassionately

·         Compassion and karma

Day 3: Value of Compassion

·         Bodhisattva Path

Day 4: Understanding Self and Others

·         Individual journeys

·         Self-awareness and self-observation

·         Boundaries

Day 5: Exhibiting Compassion

·         Practical aspects of being compassionate

Day 6: Pulling it all Together

·         Practical interactions and compassion

·         Spirituality and Compassion

FACILITATOR

Barbara Hebert, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. A third-generation Theosophist involved in local, regional, and national offices throughout her years of membership, Barbara currently serves as president of the Theosophical Society in America.

Cost: 
Free
Event Status: 
Confirmed

GENERAL INFO / INFORMACIÓN GENERAL

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ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF THE WISDOM

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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.

APPLYING TO THE SCHOOL

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

READING

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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SOBRE LA ESCUELA DE LA SABIDURÍA

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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.

APLICACIÓN A LA ESCUELA

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

LECTURAS

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)