Meditation

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
April 2, 3:00 PM  •  Group Study

It has been said that prayer is when we talk to God, and meditation is when God talks to us. By quieting the “monkey mind,” the lower mind that flits constantly between details and attachments of our daily lives, we can strengthen the higher mind to help us realize our true spiritual being. A steady practice of meditation can increasingly shift our focus from the physical plane to the higher planes to help us achieve this Realization. A discussion of various types and importance of meditation will be beneficial for neophytes and experienced meditators alike.

Power of Thought

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 19, 3:00 PM  •  Group Study

An early member of the Theosophical Society wrote that thought “is a power possessed by all, but intelligently used as yet by few.” Thought by itself can be used positively or negatively and is one of the ways we generate karma. Today’s group study discussion will center on the nature and effects of thought.

Dharma

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
February 5, 3:00 pm  •  Group Study

The concept of Dharma can be defined as duty, sometimes law, sometimes morality, and sometimes righteousness. As Annie Besant says in her book on the subject, “Morality is an individual thing and varies with the dharma of the individual.… Hence, what is right for one is wrong for another. There is nothing absolute in a conditioned universe.” And, as Krishna said in the Bhagavad Gita, “Better is one’s own Dharma, though destitute of merit, than the well executed Dharma of another…” Continue reading

Reincarnation

CANCELED due to winter storm warnings.

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January 8, 3:00 PM  •  Group Study

Theosophy tells us that reincarnation is the means for the evolution of consciousness, with the ultimate flowering of each individual into a perfected being who graduates from the school of human life. Why don’t we remember our past lives? How do our past lives affect us today? Our group discussion will cover these and other questions.

Karma

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
karmaDecember 4, 3:00 pm  •  Group Study

A study of karma would suggest that nothing happens by chance. Join us for a group discussion of how Theosophy explains karma as the impersonal law of cause and effect in our individual lives as well as at such broader levels as family karma and national karma.

The Theosophical View of Man and His Seven Fields

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
first_principles_of_thesophy_066November 6, 3:00 pm  •  Group Study

Interpenetrating the dense matter of our physical world are other “higher” planes or fields composed of finer grades of matter vibrating at higher frequencies. In the same way, man also has “higher” fields composed of these finer grades of matter interpenetrating his dense physical body. Today’s study group discussion will cover man’s seven fields and his vehicles of expression in them.

Introduction to Theosophy

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
October 16, 3:00 pm  •  Group Study

Dedicated to man’s eternal search for the Divine, Theosophy could be described as a synthesis of religion, science, and philosophy. It asserts the fundamental unity of all existence and holds that all things, including both forms and consciousness, are evolving. Topics covered will include a discussion of the Theosophical world view and the objects of the Theosophical Society.