The Theosophical Society in America

Webinar Schedule

Meditation Practices and Perspectives
Sun Aug 19 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish
Mon Aug 20 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Mahatma Letters Reading and Discussion Group
Mon Aug 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

Non-Duality Dialogue
Mon Aug 20 @12:30PM - 01:45PM

Converging Paths: A Practice and Study Group
Mon Aug 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM

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

Karma, Dharma, and Soul Groups

with Gwynne Mayer

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-05]

August 29 - September 19 (4 classes)

Gwynne MayerLearn how you can use your personality to help evolve your soul. Using your astrological chart, we will explore how and why you are in certain relationships and how these relationships can help you advance along the spiritual path and the path of the personality. We will also look at past life regression and how it can help in this process, using the work of Dr. Roger Woolger and Dr. Michael Newton. This class is open to all with an open mind and willing heart, and is best understood if you have any astrological background and/or Theosophical and esoteric interests.

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 with Isabel Hickey, Dane Rudhyar, Gret Baumann-Jung (Jung's daughter), and Liz Greene, and she applies all of her background when considering astrological influences.  

 Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

$50 Nonmembers $40 Members

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The Bhagavad Gita: Four Essential Studies for Self-Realization

with Janani Cleary

Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-05]  

September 10 - October 1 (4 classes) 

Jane ClearyThe Bhagavad Gita serves as a self-reflecting medium that reveals the true nature of the viewer. For those on the spiritual path, it provides many areas of focus. Because of this, it can be quite challenging to decide which topic is most critical and beneficial to focus on. Join Janani Cleary for a four-week series on the essential topics that contain fundamental and crucial teachings for any seeker: 

    1. Self-Realization – How Do You Get It?
    2. Karma Yoga Plus – It’s All About Attitude
    3. Being Steady and Abiding No Matter What
    4. Seeing the Bigger Picture         

Janani Cleary began her pursuit in Vedanta as a yoga teacher in New York City. She then completed an intensive course in India to obtain her teaching certification and has shared this knowledge and insights with students for several decades. She has been engaged with various Vedic cultural centers and other venues across the country, including participation in a White House conference. She also served as an advisor to the movie Gurukulam (2016), a documentary on what it is like to be a student in an ashram. For more information visit www.optimummeditation.com.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

$50 nonmembers $40 members

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At Home with Theosophy

The Soul – Its Nature and Evolution

with Pablo Sender

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Central time [UTC-05]

September 25 - October 30 (6 classes)

Michele Shields  

At Home with Theosophy is a webinar series focusing on the study and discussion of classical Theosophical teachings. In this course, Pablo will present the teachings of H.P. Blavatsky on the nature of the soul and its evolution. The classes will explore the purpose of life and incarnation, the relationship between our personal and spiritual natures, and the kind of living that is conducive to further the evolutionary goal.

The course will be based on Pablo Sender’s new book, Evolution of the Higher Consciousness

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.

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Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

Donations Appreciated 

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Ongoing Groups

Meditation Practices and Perspectives

Facilitator: Jim Bosco

Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-05]

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Join us weekly for instructional guided meditation, silent meditation, and discussion time covering various meditation methods. We will also cover all aspects of beginning and sustaining a regular meditation practice. This group is suitable for all levels of meditators, from beginners learning meditation to experts seeking fellowship and the opportunity to share their experiences.

Participants can gather in person at our National Center or join online from anywhere. Both in-person and online participants will be able to interact with the group.

Jim Bosco has been a student of meditation and Theosophy for over 40 years.

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Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish

Man, the Measure of All Things  NEW Series begins August 6

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

Every Monday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Central time [UTC -05] / 8:30 - 9:30 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.


Starting on August 6, 2018, we begin the study of 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, Fiona Odgren, and Sy Ginsburg

Every Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Central time [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, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Central time [UTC-05]

AUMThe 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 June 4th we will start the study and discussion of the book I am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj to assist us in this endeavor.

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.

Click if you would like to order I Am That from Amazon.

Registration includes access to recordings of the webinars.

Suggested donation $40 

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Converging Paths: A Practice and Study Group

Facilitators: Jim Bosco and Meredith Bosco

Every Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm [UTC-05]

Join us for a fellowship of study and practice as we explore the common threads in spiritual traditions that lead to the direct experience of universal consciousness. 

Each week we will combine a shared meditative practice with study and discussion of a tradition or aspect of the spiritual path. The intent of this group is to put all the pieces together to create a balanced path that can be tuned to each member’s needs and interests. We will follow the tradition of shared practice and study (sometimes referred to as satsang or sangha) using an eclectic approach in the Theosophical tradition.

The group is open to new participants at any time. We will return to key concepts frequently, as members will experience the information from a different vantage point each time while they continue to ascend the “spiral staircase.”

Jim Bosco has been a student of yoga philosophy, Theosophy, and meditation for over 45 years. He has also been a Reiki Master/Teacher for over 20 years.

Meredith Bosco, a lifelong meditator and spiritual seeker, is also a Reiki Master/Teacher expressing her spirituality through the practice of energy healing.

Registration includes access to recordings of the webinars.

Suggested donation $35

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Walking the Theosophical Path

Jñana Yoga - The Path of Wisdom

Facilitator: Pablo Sender

Every Wednesday,  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-05]

Pablo Sender

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

Starting on May 16, 2018, we begin a new series exploring the subject of The Path of Wisdom (also known as jñāna yoga in India) as understood by Theosophical teachers such as H.P. Blavatsky, the Mahatmas, Annie Besant, and others. Weekly exercises will be suggested and discussed to assist the participants' practice.

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.

Donations Appreciated 

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Dream Circle

Facilitators: Gwynne Mayer, Weyler Greene, and Sy Ginsburg

Every Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Central time [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 Theosophical Study Center

Every Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central time [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 - 11:15 a.m. Central time [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 or participate without joining the Society. Full information and personal application please email syginsburg@aol.com or gwynneMayer@gmail.com