Deeper into Meditation

Event Start Date: 
Jan 9 2020 - 08:30 to Jan 22 2020 - 11:30
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

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School of the Wisdom
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In this SOW Session we hope to get deeper into Meditation 

Both the theoretical background, based on the Buddha's original Teachings (Dhamma) and by practical Guided Meditations on a daily basis.

Daily there will be plenty of time for Dharma discussion as well.

Recommended reading:

Satipatthana - The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Analayo
Serenity Here and Now - The Buddha's Sutta Nipata Sermons by Susunaga Weerapperuma
Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond by Ajahn Brahm
The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Nyanaponika Thera
Inward Bound, Mindfulness as an Executive Capability by Deepal Sooriyarachichi
Verses from the Centre, A Buddhist Vision of Sublime by Stephen Batchelor


Ven. Olande Ananda Thera has been ordained in Sri Lanka on 21st September 1975 and received Higher Ordination in August 1977.
  • He was resident teacher at Rockhill International Meditation Centre, Sri Lanka
  • 1982- now: Buddhist Delegate to Inter-religious living Dialogue, held in Germany, Sri Lanka, India, Bali, Japan, Pakistan, France etc.
  • He conducted retreats and taught meditation all over the world.
  • He is a member of INEB (International Network of Engaged Buddhists), and INEB Netherlands, and of the Network of Western Buddhist Teachers Conference, and of the Advisory Board of Mandala Project of Tibet House, New Delhi, India.
  • Since 1997 Resident meditation teacher at Pagoda Meditation Centre, Pagoda, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Course is free. Donations most welcome
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What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for accommodation

Deeper into Meditation


Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
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.