The Theosophical Society in America

Webinar Schedule

Friday Gurdjieff Study Group
Fri Dec 14 @10:00AM - 11:00AM

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish
Mon Dec 17 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Mahatma Letters Reading and Discussion Group
Mon Dec 17 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

Non-Duality Dialogue
Mon Dec 17 @12:30PM - 01:45PM

Walking the Theosophical Path
Wed Dec 19 @10:30AM - 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

Karmic Astrology III: Traumas, Reincarnation, and Spirituality

with Gwynne Mayer

Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-06] 

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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Karma and Reincarnation: Disciplines of Initiation

with Gwynne Mayer

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-06]

January 9 – March 13 (8 classes) No class February 6 and 13

 
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We are all going through major astrological changes right now, and it is therefore time to join as ONE in the process of spiritual growth. Through the lens of esoteric astrology, we will embark on an exploration of teachings from the mystery schools of Egypt, Vedic India, the Kabbalah, Christianity, Zen, and the Fourth Way. These teachings, all sharing a similar message, will help us discover what it is that keeps bringing us back to this earthly life. We will also learn to observe ourselves from different angles and perceptions using our personal astrological charts and those of our soul groups. All participants will receive their esoteric astrological charts and interpretations using the cosmologies of the Seven Rays and H.P. Blavatsky.

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.

$70 Nonmembers $60 Members

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Esoteric Christianity: Awakening to Inner Mysteries

with Richard Smoley

Mondays, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Central time [UTC-06]

January 14 to February 4 (4 classes)

Esoteric-ChristianityIn this four-part series, renowned esoteric scholar and teacher Richard Smoley, author of Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition, will explore some of the deeper mysteries beneath the surface of Christianity. Who was Jesus, and what was he trying to do? Are the Gospels historically accurate? Is Christianity the heir of the old mystery religions? And, most importantly, what use is it to us today?

Explore these and other intricacies of Christian mystical teachings as Richard walks you through the history, ideas, and politics of this intriguing tradition from its inception to the present, and learn the teachings that can lead you to inner transformation.

Format: Richard will prerecord the lectures, and they will be streamed at the scheduled times, during which you will be able to chat with the technical host and fellow participants. Thereafter, participants with questions and comments are invited to email Richard.

Richard Smoley is the author of nine books on spirituality, philosophy, and religion. His work has been praised as “lively, learned, and level-headed.” His other books include Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism, The Deal: A Guide to Radical and Complete Forgiveness, and How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying about God and the Bible. Richard is also editor of Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America and has been featured in numerous YouTube videos. Learn more at his website: www.innerchristianity.com.

Click if you would like to order Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

$50 Nonmembers $40 Members

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Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Introduction to Gurdjieff’s Teaching

with Sy Ginsburg and Gwynne Mayer

Fridays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Central time [UTC-06]

January 25 – March 15 (8 classes)

Gurdjieff UnveiledHave you been meaning to learn more about the mystic philosopher/teacher with the unusual name, G.I. Gurdjieff? Perhaps you have been intrigued to hear about “Fourth Way” study groups, but a bit too intimidated by the vocabulary to join in. As mentioned by Sy Ginsburg in the preface to Gurdjieff Unveiled, he wrote his book for you. His book, as well as the class he will teach, is “for the beginning student, for the inquiring seeker, and for the simply curious.”

This course will introduce new students to the principles of Gurdjieff’s teaching. Once they understand the principles, students generally join an ongoing group in order to put these principles into practice. This ongoing “Work” helps students move from identification with the personality to essence, that which we truly are. Other traditions have called essence our soul. Gurdjieff calls it Endlessness.

Download Sy’s book for free and join him in an exploration of the basic principles Gurdjieff set forth for self-transformation. Each class will include reading, discussion, and practical exercises to expand consciousness.

Sy Ginsburg, JD, is the author of Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Introduction to the Teachings of Gurdjieff and The Masters Speak: An American Businessman Encounters Ashish and Gurdjieff. Over the course of 19 years, he studied many topics with Sri Madhava Ashish, including the Gurdjieff teachings, the Stanzas of Dzyan, the study of dreams, and the significance of the Mahatmas.

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

For a free download of Gurdjieff Unveiled: An Overview and Introduction to Gurdjieff’s Teaching, click here.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

Suggested donation $40

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At Home with Theosophy: Fundamental Teachings in The Secret Doctrine

with Pablo Sender and Michele Sender

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Central time [UTC-06]

February 5 - March 5, 2019 (5 classes) 

Pablo SenderAt Home with Theosophy is a webinar series focusing on the study and discussion of classical Theosophical teachings. In this course, Pablo and Michele will explore the book Foundations of Esoteric Philosophy by Theosophist Ianthe H. Hoskins. This work offers a compilation of the essential teachings presented by H. P. Blavatsky in her magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine. The webinar is geared to all those who want to be introduced to this important, but frequently daunting, text.

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.

Michele SenderA former high school educator, Michele Sender has taught positive thinking skills to at-risk students. She joined the TSA in 2006 and has organized and given lectures, seminars, and classes on the practical applications of Theosophy throughout the world.

Click if you would like to order Foundations of Esoteric Philosophy from Quest Books.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

Donations Appreciated

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Master Your Energy: Transform and Manifest through the Chakras

with Lydia Van den Broeck

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Central time [UTC-06]

February 11 – March 18 (6 classes)

Are you ready to answer the call of the Universe to awaken fully and manifest your true Soul purpose?

Chakras are portals, keys to your wishes and dreams. In order to manifest your intentions and move into 5D reality, you must clear the chakras of obstructions. We will learn about each chakra and the obstacles that can arise on our path, then address healing.

Mastering your energy helps you go beyond the ego and beyond reactivity, allowing you to respond to life from a place of grace. Clear thoughts and clearer awareness bring more power to create and manifest.

Each session will include an experiential healing practice as well as suggestions for personal healing.

Lydia Van den Broeck, Ph.D., is a consciousness teacher and healer with more than 30 years of experience both in the United States and abroad. She developed the Energy Mastery and Soul Retrieval processes, and she uses her intuitive insights to support your full potential and to remove blocks and limitations from your life’s path. Learn more at her website, www.lydiavandenbroeck.com.

Registration includes access to recordings of all the classes.

$60 Nonmembers $50 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 -06] / 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.


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-06]

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-06]

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-06]

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-06]

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"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. Central time [UTC-06]

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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. Central time [UTC-06]

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.