The Meditative Brain, a Challenge to the Digital Revolution

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Jan 22 2018 - 08:00 to Feb 2 2018 - 17:00
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School of the Wisdom

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School of the Wisdom Session
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"The Meditating Brain, a Challenge of the Digital Revolution" is a seminar about our nervous system, how our brain processes information and creates our reality. Using a reductionist approach we will study the neurons; the sense organs; the brain, it's structures and the different areas of the cortex; consciousness and self - awareness; memory; meta cognition; the development of the nervous system of animals and the Homo Sapiens brain. How our brain processes the information in digital and analog modes. We attempt to bridge science and philosophy, and some of the subjects studied by Theosophy in interactive discussions. The creative brain, holistic, artistic, intelligent, is a challenge to the digital revolution. The urgency of creating a radically New Culture for mankind.

Recommended reading: will be given after registration


Dr José Foglia MD graduated in 1979 as a doctor from the Medical School of Montevideo, specializing in General Surgery and Hemotherapy. He also studied acupuncture and other health-related therapies. For 5 years he taught Biology and Pathophysiology at The School of Nursing.

He joined the Theosophical Society in 1978 and became interested in the teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti whom he met on his trips to India. Following these visits he decided to travel to various countries to learn about other cultures and ancient civilizations.

Besides his medical studies, he dedicated his time to studying the link between the psyche and the body, graduating in psychoneuroendocrineimmunology in 2012. He published his monograph 'The Neurophysiology of Meditation'.

From 2002 to 2010 he researched and published a book, 'Homo Lux'. Currently Dr Foglia is working to investigate the human potential and developing a new approach to medicine.

Course is free. Donations are welcome.
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What is provided: 
Accommodation is provided during the event duration. Meals are optionally provided. Sign up for accommodation


The Meditative Brain, a Challenge to the Digital Revolution


Blavatsky Bungalow
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
13° 0' 38.5128" N, 80° 15' 41.7564" 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.