Discovering Dialogue - In Freedom from the Known

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Dec 2 2019 - 08:30 to Dec 13 2019 - 16:00
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School of the Wisdom

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“To explore, as we are going to do, there must be freedom, not at the end, but right at the beginning. Unless one is free one cannot explore, investigate or examine.”
J Krishnamurti

In this ten day exploration into discovering dialogue, inspired by the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, we will explore the workings of the mind. We will look at how our beliefs, opinions, thoughts and conclusions limit, distort and fragment perception, dividing us from one another and destroying relationship.

The intention of this workshop is not to feed the mind with theories and explanations but instead to encourage a true and honest exploration into the nature of oneself - an exploration in Freedom From The Known.

Each day, through dialogue, we will focus on a particular theme that either J Krishnamurti or another well known educator has written and spoken about. We will also examine the nature of dialogue itself to discover whether or not dialogue has its source in the quietness of a listening, meditative mind.

It is hoped that by the end of this workshop participants will have discovered a passion for both enquiry and dialogue.

Recommended reading

The Art of Dialogue Prof. P. Krishna
The First and Last Freedom Chapter 1 J Krishnamurti
Ojai 1st Question & Answer Meeting 14th May 1985
The introduction to as far as the first question is relevant to  our discovering of dialogue.
On Dialogue - D Bohm


Mr Paul Smith has been involved with the teachings of J Krishnamurti for over 25 years. He lives in the UK where he runs regular dialogue groups.
Paul is passionate about dialogue and believes that it offers the potential to bring us into an intimate and direct contact with reality free from the burden of the past. He has a deep interest in the nature of consciousness and how the psychological images that we form about ourselves and others, divide us from one another.
Course is free. Donations are welcome.
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Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for accommodation

Discovering Dialogue - In Freedom from the Known


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.