The Theosophical Society in America

Webinar Schedule

Walking the Theosophical Path
Wed Oct 17 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Dream Circle
Wed Oct 17 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Karmic Astrology III: Traumas, Reincarnation, and Spirituality
Wed Oct 17 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM

Friday Gurdjieff Study Group
Fri Oct 19 @10:00AM - 11:15AM

Meditation Practices and Perspectives
Sun Oct 21 @11:00AM - 12:00PM

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

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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Karmic Astrology III: Traumas, Reincarnation, and Spirituality

with Gwynne Mayer

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

October 17 - December 19 (8 classes) No class November 14 and 21

This class is open to participants from Karmic Astrology II (or by instructor permission) to continue the study of karmic and evolutionary astrology from the Soul’s perspective as it has evolved throughout time. We have all been faced with various traumas over the course of our lives brought on by relationships, families, and cultural/environmental factors. These traumas are life lessons and can be viewed as ways to learn and grow. How can we heal the wounds from the past and connect to the gifts they may have left us so that we can evolve further into our spiritual beings? To answer this question, we will focus on our natal charts and their movements into other dimensions in a continuing evolution. We will also learn to read charts for friends and family members.

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.

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

$70 Nonmembers $60 Members

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Learning to Live by Dying Daily

with Ravi Ravindra

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central time [UTC-06] / 9:30 p.m. IST [UTC+5:30]

November 17 - December 8 (4 classes)

Ravi RavindraOur attitude toward death and dying has a direct impact on our living. All that lives will die, yet according to a yaksha, a celestial being in the Mahabharata, the greatest mystery in the world is that we humans see creatures dying all around us, but none of us believes that I, too, will die. Our understanding of what “I” is, and what the relationship between “I” and the body is, affects our attitude towards death.

We will explore the understanding of death and what happens after death as perceived and articulated in three major religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity—and also in some Theosophical literature. We will also look at the available scientific data dealing with reincarnation, near-death experiences, and the shifts in attitudes of people nearing death; and consider the ways in which a conscious awareness of death can actually enliven our living.

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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Ongoing Groups

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish

Man, the Measure of All Things  

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.


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, 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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Walking the Theosophical Path

The Technique for Self-Transformation

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 live the Theosophical teachings.

Starting on September 12, 2018, we begin a new series based on the book Self-Culture in the Light of Occultism by Dr. I. K. Taimni. 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]

olcottstudycenter


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