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There are various theosophical centers around the world that run courses, meditation sessions, retreats, etc. Here is a list of them:
Held every year on the Adyar Estate in Chennia, India, The School of the Wisdom aims at bringing each student to survey life ‘from the centre’, which is intuitive awareness. An intense sense of Life must always accompany every true student. There can be no Wisdom without an ever increasing sense of Wonder.
Essential in the progress towards Wisdom is a growing intimacy with all aspects of Nature. The message which each tree, flower, animal, meadow, sea, sky, and cloud has, must be listened to and understood.
The Theosophical Society
The School of the Wisdom
Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India
Tel: ( +91 44 ) 2491 2474 and 2491 7198
Owned by The Theosophical Society in Australia (HQ located in Sydney), the Springbrook Theosophical Retreat Centre in the mountains behind the Gold Coast offers a variety of theosophical programmes throughout the year, and is rented by various compatible organisations for their own events.
There is a resident caretaker to look after the center, coordinate bookings, and supervise its use by other groups. The centre is available for hire by TS branches, Lodges or members and also by other groups that have compatible objectives and practices.
It is a perfect setting for educational programmes and spiritual retreats. You can sit beside a stream of running water or wander along a forest walk listening to the birds. Gazing at the vista from the crest of the waterfall, there is an all pervading sense of Oneness with all life.
Four modern brick accommodation blocks each contain six single rooms. The rooms are equipped with wash basins, and the comfortable beds have doonas and electric blankets. Each block has its own showers and toilets. Up to 29 people can be accommodated. A dining hall with fully equipped commercial standard kitchen and a large meeting hall with sound system complete the complex.
Only vegetarian food is permitted. No consumption of alcohol or use of drugs is allowed. The Centre and its grounds are a no-smoking area.
Theosophical Education and Retreat Centre, Springbrook 2184 Springbrook Road, Springbrook, Queensland 4213 Australia +61 7 5533 5211
Mt Helena Retreat Centre 1540 Bunning Road, Mt Helena, Western Australia 6082 Australia
The Theosophical Retreat at Mt. Helena lies in the hills approximately 43 km and 1 hours drive from Perth; it comprises a nine hectare (21.75 acres) property in a quiet rural environment. The retreat includes a study centre building, four residential chalets, two bush chalets and a toilet/shower block. In addition, there are two private dwellings.
The retreat is designed to accommodate up to 35 persons and is ideally suited for contemplative and educational events such as meditation, yoga, health, healing, personal growth/development and environmental groups, etc. Whilst the retreat has been established for the use of Theosophical Society members, it is also available for hire by other groups, organisations or individuals; the main requirement is that the proposed activities be in harmony with the peaceful atmosphere which has been established.
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
The northeast Theosophical retreat center, was founded in 1937 to provide a peaceful and harmonious setting in which the essential spirituality of the individual can blossom and grow. Nestled amidst the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains, the Retreat Centercovers 130 acres of open fields, lush forests, flower beds, and an abundant vegetable garden nourished by the crystal clear Taconic Stream which flows through the property, rushing over a rocky waterfall and out through the base of a deep hemlock-lined gorge. Pumpkin Hollow offers a unique rustic setting for workshops, retreats, yoga, meditation, evening talks and campfires, singing, dancing, and storytelling. The central house, meditation center, and quaint cabins all connect with a network of nature trails. The Healer's Sanctuary, nestled in a pine grove on the other side of the stream, provides a special place for solitude and meditation.
1184 Route 11, Craryville, NY 12521
phone: 518-325-3583 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | website: pumpkinhollow.org
Indralaya was founded in 1927 by members of The Theosophical Society in America as an ongoing experiment in living according to theosophical principles. Since that time, Indralaya has been a gathering place for those who are interested living in harmony with nature and with the first Object of the Theosophical Society, which is “to form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity.”
Orcas Island Foundation, 360 Indralaya Road, Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: 360-376-4526 | Contact: Minor Lile | Website: indralaya.org
International Theosophical Centre (ITC)
The International Theosophical Centre aims to foster the principle of Universal Brotherhood and Peace through own spiritual activities and those of third parties. Activities of the Centre itself include lectures, seminars, discourses, meditations, the European School of the Wisdom, as well as activities that support the unity between countries. Several of such activities are organised together with related organisations, such as the Theosophical Society in the Netherlands, and the European Federation of the Theosophical Society. Activities of third parties need to be in line with the aims of the centre. All activities contribute in their own way, adding their own colour to the aims of the Centre. The Centre is a place which offers Unity in diversity. Moreover: the Centre is a place for people, active in a spiritual environment and atmosphere.
Phone: +31 (0)35 – 694 51 21
St. Michael's House
The International Theosophical Centre
1411 GT Naarden