The Theosophical Society in America

Webinar Schedule

Dream Circle
Wed May 22 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Astrological Studies: Spiritual Intuition at Work op 2
Wed May 22 @ 7:00PM - 08:15PM

Friday Gurdjieff Study Group
Fri May 24 @10:00AM - 11:00AM

Walking the Theosophical Path
Tue May 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM

Dream Circle
Wed May 29 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Current Webinars

Virtual Classroom

We invite you to participate in our interactive classes and study groups from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere!

 


Online Classes

Astrological Studies: Spiritual Intuition at Work

with Gwynne Mayer

Option 1: Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. CDT [UTC-05]
April 16 - May 21 (6 classes) 

Option 2: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. CDT [UTC-05] 
April 17 - May 22 (6 classes)

Learn how to apply your intuition in the study of astrology, tarot, and numerology in order to attain higher consciousness. Practical exercises that involve the use of your astrological charts including natal, progressed, and solar returns will be explored. Learning to keep up with our intuitive understanding is an important component of inner healing.

Personal charts will be done for each student.

Gwynne Mayer, MA, has forty years of post-graduate work in the areas of Jungian analysis, Gestalt therapy, child psychology, and educational systems. She has studied the works of Carl Jung, Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Rudolph Steiner, and G.I. Gurdjieff for over 45 years. Gwynne has studied astrology for over 40 years and has lectured internationally.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

Class size is limited to ensure personal attention, so sign up early! 

$70 Nonmembers $60 Members

For option 1, Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. CDT, April 16 - May 21

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For option 2, Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. CDT, April 17 - May 22

Registration for the Wednesday class is now closed; we invite you to register for the Tuesday class. For further information, email webinars@theosophical.org.

 

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At Home with Theosophy: Laws of the Higher Life

with Pablo Sender

Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT [UTC-05]

May 13 – June 17, 2019 (5 classes) No class May 27

Pablo SenderAt Home with Theosophy is a webinar series focusing on the study and discussion of classical Theosophical teachings. In this course, Pablo will explore a collection of writings by Annie Besant on the laws that rule the higher life and consciousness. The classes will explore the larger consciousness and modes of spiritual knowledge, as well as the laws of duty, sacrifice, karma, and reincarnation, by means of which the spiritual consciousness unfolds

Pablo Sender, Ph.D., became a member of the Theosophical Society in his native Argentina and has presented Theosophical lectures, seminars, and classes around the world. He is the author of Evolution of the Higher Consciousness, and his articles have been published in several Theosophical journals. Learn more at his website: www.pablosender.com.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

Donations Appreciated

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The Journey of Self-transformation

with Ravi Ravindra

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CDT [UTC-05] / 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. IST [UTC+05:30]

June 1 – 22 (4 classes)

Ravi RavindraThere is one single lesson that can be gleaned from all the world’s scriptures and sacred texts: unless searchers undergo a radical transformation of the whole of their being, they cannot come to the Truth (or God). Although the demands of transformation vary by source, the process of transformation leads not to freedom for the self but to freedom from the self.

This necessitates an impartial self-inquiry to understand the self of which one needs to be free, and the Self which one needs to understand and follow. The Self is a part of the Highest Reality, and the call is for each of us to act as an instrument of the Divine will, or the Cosmic Intelligence pervading the vast universe, by bringing our own unique talent for service.

Drawing from traditional sacred literature and the teachings of two modern sages, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff, we will explore the voyage of inner transformation.

As we will find, a searcher soon becomes deeply interested in the long but adventurous journey of self-transformation rather than the destination, which always remains a Mystery.

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 www.ravindra.ca.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

$50 Nonmembers $40 Members

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Intuitive Astrology, Cosmology, and Symbolism: Practical Exercises to Develop Intuition

with Gwynne Mayer

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT [UTC-05]

July 10 - August 14 (6 classes)

Spiritual growth and the development of intuition go hand in hand. To properly interpret what we pick up intuitively, we must engage in practical spiritual work that helps us translate symbols, sounds, and connections to our higher Self. Use of natal astrological charts, tarot cards, numerology, and the I Ching can be helpful in this process. We will look at these areas of study and learn practical exercises that will help us develop our intuition.

It is not necessary to be proficient in any intuitive techniques to join this class. Personal charts will be available to students as needed to foster intuition.

Gwynne Mayer, MA, has forty years of post-graduate work in the areas of Jungian analysis, Gestalt therapy, child psychology, and educational systems. She has studied the works of Carl Jung, Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Rudolph Steiner, and G.I. Gurdjieff for over 45 years. Gwynne has studied astrology for over 40 years and has lectured internationally.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

Class size is limited to ensure personal attention, so sign up early!

$80 Nonmembers $60 Members

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Ongoing Groups

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish

Man, the Measure of All Things  

Facilitators: Anand Jagota, Sujata Jagota, Elena Dovalsantos,  and Sy Ginsburg

Every Monday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CDT [UTC-05] / 7:30 - 8:30 pm IST [UTC +5:30]

Man, the Measure of All Things      

This ongoing reading and discussion group meets to study the teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish (1920-1997) and his gurus. Born in Scotland, Ashish joined the RAF and served in India, staying on after WWII to pursue the spiritual life. He became a disciple of Sri Krishna Prem and assumed leadership of the Mirtola Ashram after Prem’s death in 1965.


We are currently studying  Man, the Measure of All Things by Sri Krishna Prem and Sri Madhava Ashish. This book throws a new and searching light upon the Stanzas of Dzyan, and students of H.P. Blavatsky may find it coincides with the material written in The Secret Doctrine.

“We are considering the universe as a tissue of psychic experience,” say the authors. “Our categories are psychic ones, and with their help we have attempted to show that the process of cosmic manifestation is entirely a movement within the unity of conscious being toward the achievement of self-conscious experience.” Join us as we begin our investigation of this fascinating book, a study for all serious Theosophists.

Click to order Man, the Measure of All Things from Quest Books.

Registration includes access to recordings of the webinars.

Suggested donation $35

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Mahatma Letters Reading and Discussion Group

Facilitators: Pablo Sender and associates 

Every Monday, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. CDT [UTC-05]

Mahatma Letters

From 1880 to 1885, H. P. Blavatsky's teachers, Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya, engaged in an extraordinary body of correspondence with two influential British men living and working in India. These letters were published in 1923, and since then have become a primary sourcebook of the Esoteric Philosophy, along with The Secret Doctrine. Their profound teachings have challenged, stimulated and inspired genuine seekers and students of the Ancient Wisdom around the world for nearly a century.

Join this online discussion group to explore weekly the content of these letters and further your understanding of this important Theosophical text with the help of experienced students.

 

Suggested donation - $35

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Non-duality Dialogue

Facilitators: Ed Moskowitz and  Pablo Sender

Every Monday, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. CDT [UTC-05]  

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The most fundamental Theosophical teaching states that, underlying the diversity and separation we perceive, there is an ultimate unity. The realization of this One Reality, our eternal and true Self, brings us beyond the realm of conflict and sorrow. Nondualism refers to this state of consciousness.

The primary purpose of this online discussion group is to explore the nondual approach to life, with an emphasis on its practical application. Each meeting will include time to read and discuss teachings on non-duality, and time to share our experiences with exercises suggested for growth in self-knowledge and self-awareness.

On February 25th we will start the study and discussion of the book Nothing to Grasp by Joan Tollifson to assist us in this endeavor. Readers say, “The book crackles with the energy of clarity on every page,” and “I haven’t been this excited about a non-duality book in a long time. [Tollifson has] a remarkable ability to avoid common conceptual confusions, and to explain why we often fall into them.”

Edward Moskowitz, Ph.D., is a long-time student of science, Theosophy, Advaita, and meditation.

Pablo Sender, Ph.D., has presented Theosophical lectures, seminars, and classes around the world and is the author of Evolution of the Higher Consciousness.

Registration includes access to recordings of the webinars.

Suggested donation $40 

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Walking the Theosophical Path

The Road to Spiritual Development 

Facilitator: Pablo Sender

Every Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT [UTC-05]  Join us as we move to evenings! New series starts May 21.

Pablo Sender

Walking the Theosophical Path is an online group focused on learning how to live the Theosophical teachings.

Starting on May 21, 2019, we will begin exploring the article "Spiritual Progress" by H. P. Blavatsky. Each class will present the theory of the main topic and explain how it can be applied in daily life. To assist with the practice, weekly exercises are suggested and discussed.

Pablo Sender, Ph.D., became a member of the Theosophical Society in his native Argentina and has presented Theosophical lectures, seminars, and classes around the world. He is the author of Evolution of the Higher Consciousness, and his articles have been published in several Theosophical journals. Learn more at his website: www.pablosender.com.

Registration includes access to recordings of the webinars.

Suggested Donation $35

Register Here 

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Dream Circle

Facilitators: Gwynne Mayer, Weyler Greene, and Sy Ginsburg

Every Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CDT [UTC-05]

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Flammarion Colored by Houston Physicist (own work), CC BY-SA 4.0

 

"Knowledge comes in visions, first in dreams…” – H.P. Blavatsky

Our dreams speak to us in symbolic language, and the interpretation of these symbols allows us to access the knowledge of the Spirit (Self) that uses our dreams to communicate messages to us subconsciously. Sharing our dreams in a group setting can help us recognize and interpret what our subconscious is telling us.

The first part of each session will be devoted to the study of dreams as approached by Jung, Freud, Ashish and others. This presentation and discussion will be recorded and shared with registered members of Dream Circle.

In the remaining part of each session, participants are encouraged to bring a dream and present its context, the life event that may have stimulated it, and the emotions as felt within the dream and upon awakening. Discussion of the dream is then opened up to the other members, who begin with, “If this was my dream …” and give their interpretation of the dream’s meaning. Interpretations cover many levels of a dream, including the mundane, higher Self, spiritual and symbolic, and often uncover exciting revelations of issues that may have been troubling or confusing.

Suggested donation $35 

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Wheaton Olcott Lodge

Every Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT [UTC-05]

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The Wheaton Olcott Lodge offers meetings for members of the Theosophical Society, as well as for the general public. The first three Wednesdays of the month are reserved for members and on the fourth Wednesday, the general public is invited to join in learning about basic ideas and concepts in Theosophy.

The Lodge meetings for members explore core Theosophical teachings and their relationship to life as well as to various spiritual traditions and encourage participation along the lines of study, discussion, meditation, and service.

For more information, email WheatonOlcottLodge@gmail.com

For information about the program of study, recordings of meetings and other resources, visit www.wheaton.theosophical.site

$2 suggested donation

Friday Gurdjieff Study Group

Facilitators: ​Ocke de Boer, Marcel Pardo, Gwynne Mayer, and Sy Ginsburg

Every Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CDT [UTC-05]

The practical teaching of G.I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949) requires ongoing self-observation over many years. The purpose of such self-observation while making the effort to self-remember is to gradually free us from our identifications with fears and desires in their many forms. This helps us to realize that we are not the body-brain-ego organism that we have been mistakenly taught to believe is our true identity. For this purpose pupils typically organize themselves into ongoing groups that meet regularly in order to share their self-observations, and in support of their ongoing efforts to remember themselves. Participants bring their self-observations to share at the beginning of each meeting.

The Theosophical Society is an open organization. Anyone can join the Friday Gurdjieff Study Group without joining the Theosophical Society. For full information and personal application, please email Gwynne.Mayer@gmail.com or SyGinsburg@aol.com.