The Transformational Teachings of Christ

with Ravi Ravindra

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CST [UTC-06] / 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. IST [UTC+05:30]

November 23 – December 14 (4 classes)

Ravi RavindraThe spiritual teaching of Christ, like other serious teachings, calls for a radical transformation of our whole being, amounting to a new birth, born of the Spirit. As the Gospel of Philip says, Christ came not to make us Christians, but to make us Christ. In order for us to realize the inner Christ we must gain freedom not for myself but from myself. For the sake of this spiritual awakening, an impartial and deep self-inquiry is needed.

Only those who are able to practice the discipline taught by Christ can be regarded as his disciples. The teaching of Christ, like all other transformational teachings, is not easy to practice. As he himself said, “He who is near me is near the fire; he who is far from me is far from the Kingdom.” (Gospel of Thomas)

Ravi Ravindra is an author and professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he served as professor in comparative religion, philosophy, and physics. A lifetime member of the Theosophical Society, Ravi has taught many courses at The School of the Wisdom in Adyar and at the Krotona Institute in Ojai, California. He was a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, a fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla, and the founding director of the Threshold Award for Integrative Knowledge. For more information visit 

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes. 

TS Members: $50 • Nonmembers: $60

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Course Outline

  1. Christ came not to make us Christians, but to make us Christ
  2. The Father and I are One
  3. The necessity of a radical transformation
  4. Importance of love

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