The Yoga-Sūtra as a Science of Self-Knowledge: A Theosophical Approach

Event Start Date: 
May 8 2024 - 19:00 to May 20 2024 - 21:00
Event Category: 
School of the Wisdom

Event Theme

The School of the Wisdom (online)
Delivery: 
Online
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The Yoga-Sūtra as a Science of Self-Knowledge: A Theosophical Approach

ONLINE
Dates:
 May 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20 - 2 hours

Time: 1:30 PM GMT, 7:00 PM IST (India Time), 10:30 AM Brazil
 
While the courses are primarily offered for FREE FOR MEMBERS of The Theosophical Society, NON-MEMBERS can still access the course by paying a fee of 50 USD or 24 USD or Rs.2000 (India).

REGISTRATION: Click here

Non-members will receive a payment link after the approved application.

 

Objective: To free the human being from suffering.

Class 1
"The Yoga-Sūtra tradition: origins and developments" presents the origins of the Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali (2nd century BC), from the Vedas to the six orthodox philosophical systems (darśanas) of India, in addition to the Buddhism etc.

Class 2
"The Theosophical Society, Theosophy and the Relevance of the Yoga-Sūtra."

Class 3
"The philosophy of the Yoga-Sūtra and the importance of self-knowledge". Patañjali and other ancient sages considered ignorance as the cause of evil or suffering and afflictions (kleśas); therefore, the attainment of wisdom must be the path of Liberation (kaivalya).

Class 4
"The Path of Liberation in Yoga-Sūtra," which begins with Preliminary Yoga, followed by External Yoga, which covers ethics, with Self-restraints (Yama) and Observances (Niyama), and the physical part, with Postures ( Āsanas), breath control (Prāṇāyāma) and Abstraction of the senses (Pratyāhāra). Then, Internal Yoga, which encompasses Concentration (Dhāraṇā), Contemplation (Dhyāna) and Ecstasy (Samādhi), with nine stages.

Class 5
 "The ideal of scientific religion in the Yoga-Sūtra", its relations with the Laws of Karma, Reincarnation and Evolution and its allusions in Occult Chemistry and the the Mahatmas Letters.

Class 6
Discussion.
 

FACILITATOR

Ricardo Lindemann holds a PhD in Science of Religion (Federal University Juiz de Fora. His PhD thesis focused on Yoga Philosophy. He also holds an MPhil in Religion (Federal University of Brasilia). In 1982 graduated as Civil Engineer, and in 1988 he graduated in Philosophy. Since 2003 he has been the President of the Union of Astrologers of the Federal District of Brazil. A member of the Theosophical Society since 1979. Former member of the General Council of ST (1999 - 2013); former Secretary General of ST in Brazil (1999-2008); former Secretary of the Inter-American Theosophical Federation (1991). He is an international speaker, having lectured in more than 20 countries. He also has facilitated two sessions of The School of Wisdom, Adyar 1996 and 2011). He has been a Buddhist since 1995 and Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church since 2008. He is also the author of The Science of Astrology and the Mysteries Schools and Co-author of The Wisdom-Tradition. He translated The Bhagavad-Gîtâ and At the Feet of the Master into Portuguese.

Cost: 
Free for members. Non-members to pay a fee.
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 - Why Theosophy is left undefined by N. Sri Ram (PDF)
05 - Adyar as a Spiritual Centre by J. Krishnamurti (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)