The First Fundamental Proposition, From the Proem of The Secret Doctrine

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
October 15, 2:00 PM  •  Group Study

Fundamentals of Theosophy: One Life Source/One Life Force: The concept of Unity, or the one Unified Absolute Reality, expresses the first of the three fundamental Theosophical Propositions. It has been said that latent in every atom of the universe is the universe itself. Despite the infinite variations of the outer physical forms, or “shells,” the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms are all tangible manifestations of this underlying Reality. Continue reading

Problem Solving for Occultists

A Workshop with Kurt Leland

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

We often hear or read about subtle bodies and planes. For most of us this information remains in the realm of the theoretical unless we have had an out-of-body experience, near-death experience, or some other mystical experience in which we learn we are more than our physical body. Yet we use these subtle bodies all the time: Continue reading

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.

Developing Spiritual Wisdom

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
March 12, 3:00 PM  •  A video with Pablo Sender

In this video, Pablo Sender explores going beyond concepts to directly experience the spiritual life. He explains that while the teachings help to change our perspective, we must raise our consciousness to a region that is beyond the senses in order to discover the innate wisdom of our spiritual nature. Theosophy teaches that there is just one universal consciousness and that each of us expresses only a fraction of that greater universal Self. We must transcend our physical, emotional, and mental natures in order to directly know that greater life.

Living Spiritually in a Difficult World

Saturday Workshop
March 4, 9:30 AM  •  Presented by Barbara Hebert, Ph.D.

A study of the Ancient Wisdom can provide insight and practical guidance to help us with the challenges of living in our world today. This interactive presentation will review some of the challenges we face as well as some of the teachings and methods offered by the Ancient Wisdom that may support us in living more spiritually. Continue reading

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.

reincanation_3639Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
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.

Living Theosophy Through Compassion and Service

Sunday Afternoon Public Programs
October 23, 3:00 pm  •  Presented by Nancy Secrest

Living Theosophy requires that we live each day recognizing the Oneness of all life, inherent in the First Object of the Theosophical Society, through compassionate action and selfless service. This talk explores the teachings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Annie Besant on altruism, compassion and service. Continue reading