The Theosophical Society in America

Webinar Schedule

Walking the Theosophical Path
Wed Jun 20 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Dream Circle
Wed Jun 20 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Karmic Astrology II – Healing the Wounded Healer
Wed Jun 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM

Friday Gurdjieff Study Group
Fri Jun 22 @10:00AM - 11:15AM

Heart and Purpose of Yoga
Sat Jun 23 @10:00AM - 11:00PM

Current Webinars

Virtual Classroom

The Theosophical Society in America launched an exciting new technology which will allow us to bring live programs to you, right in the comfort of your own home! Now, those of us who are home-bound, or living too far away to attend a lecture or class at the National Center, can still share in the wisdom and insights of our wonderful instructors and presenters.  


Online Classes

Heart and Purpose of Yoga

with Ravi Ravindra

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Central time [UTC-05] / 8:30 p.m. IST [UTC+5:30]

June 2 – June 23 (4 classes)

Ravi RavindraThe Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita are the two classical texts of yoga, yet they are quite different from each other. Each emphasizes a different kind of yoga as necessary for radical transformation of the self and spiritual awakening. In this series, we will discuss the various forms of yoga, as well as the many obstacles that present themselves on the path of a searcher and how to overcome them. We will also explore how to attend to our responsibility in the world while cultivating a state of Freedom beyond this world.

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 in 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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Karmic Astrology II – Healing the Wounded Healer

with Gwynne Mayer

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

June 13 – August 8 (8 classes) No class July 4

Gwynne MayerThis class is open to participants from Karmic Astrology I to continue the study of karmic and evolutionary astrology from the Soul’s perspective as it has evolved throughout time. We will focus on the wounds and traumas of our own charts and gain an understanding of how to use our woundedness in service and create an evolutionary guideline for ourselves and others.

The time has come for us to serve, and to realize what our service can bring in healing old wounds. We will go through the evolutionary process together, once again. The first four weeks will be recorded. We will work with personal charts during the next four weeks, and those sessions will not be recorded.

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.

This class is now full and closed to new registrations. However, due to the high demand, we are offering an option to receive weekly recordings of the first four classes of this series. Within approximately 24 hours following each live webinar, you will receive an email with a link to a one-hour video that you can play on your computer, tablet, or phone. Videos will not be edited prior to release and will feature Gwynne’s webcam image, her PowerPoint presentation, and participant questions. In addition, Gwynne will prepare and email you your personal chart, and she invites you to email questions regarding class material.

If you have any questions, please email webinars@theosophical.org.

Recordings only: Nonmembers $30 Members $25

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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

Initiation into Yoga

Facilitators: Anand Jagota, Sujata Jagota, 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]

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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.

Having completed a detailed study of Ashish’s book, Man, Son of Man, the group now turns to Initiation into Yoga: An Introduction to the Spiritual Life by Sri Krishna Prem. According to Prem, “the Truth exists already in our hearts, however ignorant our outer personalities may be; it is a sheer fact that words that spring from deep realization raise echoes within us if we listen to them with free minds.”

Anand Jagota was a pupil of Sri Madhava Ashish from 1980 through 1997, visiting the Mirtola Ashram several times during that period.

Sujata Jagota has been associated with the Mirtola Ashram and Ashish since she was four years old, when her parents began going to the ashram. After moving to the United States, she continued to visit Mirtola from 1980 through 1997.

Gwynne Mayer, MA, is a life-long student of Jung, Blavatsky, Steiner, and Gurdjieff. She has extensive experience as a therapist, astrologer, and educational systems advisor.

Sy Ginsburg visited Ashish at the Mirtola Ashram from 1978 to 1997. He wrote the book, The Masters Speak: An American Businessman Encounters Ashish and Gurdjieff.

Click to order Initiation into Yoga: An Introduction to the Spiritual Life  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.

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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]

Dream sharing has been an integral part of many cultures, helping individuals to recognize the symbolic language in which our dreams speak to us. As HPB wrote: “Knowledge comes in visions, first in dreams …”. The interpretation of the symbols in our dreams, helps us to access this knowledge of the Spirit (Self) that speaks to us from our subconscious.

 

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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