B. Hebert, M. Parisen, P. Sender
The Golden Stairs: A Guide for Spiritual Living
Annual TS Members’ Intensive, only via Zoom
Saturday 10 am – noon
Sunday – Thursday 10 am – noon PST
Afternoon sessions to be announced.
This Members’ Intensive, held in cooperation with the KIT Partners in Theosophy initiative, explores “The Golden Stairs,” a short statement published by H.P. Blavatsky in 1890 which, according to her, came “from the letter of a Master.” The Golden Stairs are ethical principles required to reach the “Temple of Divine Wisdom.” Its 13 steps lead the seeker on an ascent that involves self-development, a right relationship with fellow aspirants, and a spiritual attitude in dealings with the world. Topics to be explored include the search for Truth, spiritual practice, working with others, the true Teacher, and more. Presenters will include Partners’ director, Pablo Sender, and other mentors in the Partners project.
1. Saturday 22 Living the Life of an Aspirant Barbara Hebert
2. Sunday 23 Discipleship and the Learning Mind Pablo Sender
3. Monday 24 Loyalty and Duty: Dynamics of the Teacher-Student Bond Maria Parisen
4. Tuesday 25 Following Truth in Everyday Life Pablo Sender
5. Wednesday 26 A Disciple’s Attitude about Injustice Pablo Sender
6. Thursday 27 The Arresting Power of the Ideal Pablo Sender
7. Friday 28 Partners Projects Presentations
Registration for this program is open only to Theosophical Society members.
The workshop is offered as a full series only, no single sessions.
Pre-registration is required. No tuition fee. Donations are welcome.
Barbara Hebert, PhD, president of the Theosophical Society in America, is a third–generation Theosophist who has held local and regional positions throughout her 40-year TS membership. As an adjunct professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in the health and human services department, she also served as executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center–Hope House and maintained a private mental health practice. She now presents internationally for the Society and writes regularly for Quest magazine, the American Section’s journal, and for the Society’s international journal, The Theosophist.
Maria Parisen, director of Krotona School of Theosophy, also serves on the Institute’s Board of Directors. A TS member since 1969, during her many years with the Detroit TS she also served on the governing Boards of the TS in America and the Theosophical Order of Service. Maria has presented programs and retreats internationally and compiled the Quest anthology, Angels and Mortals: Their Co-Creative Powers.
Pablo Sender, PhD, has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1996. He has lived and worked at the international headquarters of the TS in Adyar, India, at the national center of the TS in America, and is currently residing in the Krotona Institute of Theosophy in Ojai, California. He has presented programs and retreats in India, Europe, Oceania, and the three Americas. He writes for many Theosophical journals and is the author of The Evolution of the Higher Consciousness. www.pablosender.com