SOW November 2021
School of the Wisdom sessions with Linda Oliveira & Pedro Oliveira
1 - 12 November
Classes are 2 hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 15:00, ie. 3 PM Sydney Australia Eastern time,
GMT 4.00 AM - see time in your location
Madame Blavatsky chose as her last printed contribution to the world a book on transformational mysticism. The Voice of the Silence, published in 1889, contains profound teachings for those students who aspire to tread the Bodhisattva Path, the path of compassionate renunciation for the benefit of the world.
In this course we will examine important verses from the Three Fragments of HPB’s book–The Voice of the Silence, The Two Paths and The Seven Portals – in a spirit of meditative and interactive enquiry, seeking to explore the depths of such precious teachings.
Theosophy suggests that the Bodhisattva nature is imprisoned deep within us, prevented from coming to the fore by thick layers of conditioning, self-centredness and unawareness. The teachings of The Voice of the Silence can lead to that life-altering awakening, when one becomes an embodiment of boundless Compassion and Wisdom.
Recommended study material are as attachments.
LINDA OLIVEIRA is a second-generation Theosophist who joined the Theosophical Society in Australia in 1971 after hearing some talks by the philosopher, J. Krishnamurti. Later, her degree at the Australian National University focused mainly on psychology and political science. She was the National President of the Theosophical Society in Australia, as well as Editor of its national magazine, for a total of sixteen years during two periods, the second of which was completed in January 2021. Linda was the International Vice-President of the Theosophical Society from October 2008 until late 2011, serving two and a half years of this
period at Adyar, the Society’s International Headquarters in India, before returning to live in Australia. She has lectured and given study classes for the TS in various countries. Linda
holds a strong conviction that a genuine exploration and reflection upon Theosophy, the Perennial Wisdom, provides to those who are awake and alert the possibility of profound human spiritual transformation.
PEDRO OLIVEIRA joined the Theosophical Society in 1978 and has worked for it in several capacities. He served as the International Secretary at the Society’s International Headquarters at Adyar, Chennai, India, from 1992 to 1996. He worked as Education Coordinator of the TS in Australia, President of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the TS, and as the Officer-in-charge of the Editorial Office at the International Headquarters. Oliveira has lectured extensively in many countries on the Perennial Wisdom, Spirituality, Mysticism and Comparative Religion. He is the author of N. Sri Ram: A Life of Beneficence and Wisdom (TPH Adyar, 2009), CWL Speaks: C. W. Leadbeater’s Correspondence concerning the 1906 Crisis in the Theosophical Society (2018) and Annie Besant in India (2021). His articles have appeared in a number of the Society’s international journals.
|Poster SOW November 2021||575.97 KB|
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|Pedro Oliveira – Class Topics, online School of the Wisdom Classes||523.18 KB|
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