Members Business Meeting and Potluck

MEMBERS ONLYMay 26th (meditation 6:30 pm, dinner 6:45 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

Come join us and bring something to share for our potluck, as we have our annual members meeting and join in fellowship with each other.

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The Development of Spiritual Willpower – Members Meeting

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MEMBERS STUDYMay 19th (meditation 6:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

Self-Culture in the Light of the Ancient Wisdom — Book Study & Discussion

Chapter 16: The Development of Spiritual Willpower

From what we will study with regard to the development of Will it will be clear that the opportunities for the development of this supreme power within us are provided in every sphere of life and under all kinds of circumstance — outer and inner. Atman is the ultimate principle within us, the core of our spiritual being, and the spiritual Will is its chief weapon.

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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The Method – Introductory Theosophy Meeting

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May 12th – Meditation 6:30 PMMeeting 7:00 PM

The Technique of the Spiritual Life – Book Study and Discussion Group

Chapter Nine: The Method

Continuing with Clara Codd’s book, The Technique of the Spiritual Life, this week we look at Clara Codd’s meditation model and learn it follows a universal pattern. This chapter also sounds the keynote of her book, as her life and work revolved around one central theme: Never let a day pass that you do not in some small measure keep contact with your higher, divine Self, and through that, with the Eternal Life of the universe.

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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Keeping the Link Unbroken: White Lotus Day Remembrance of HP Blavatsky

PUBLIC TALK – May 5th  (meditation 6:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

Susan Leiderman

In her will, Blavastsky suggested that her friends might gather on the anniversary of her death and read from The Light of Asia and The Bhagavad Gita. What do these works contain that link us to her legacy? Join us to share in the inspiration an commenmorate H.P.B.

Susan is a member and co-founder of the West Los Angeles Theosophical Study Group and a life member of the Theosophical Society in America.  

Please bring refreshments to share. 

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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The Role of Atman in Our Life – Members Meeting

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MEMBERS STUDYMarch 31st (meditation 6:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

Self-Culture in the Light of the Ancient Wisdom — Book Study & Discussion

Chapter 15: The Role of Atman in Our Life

Those who are familiar with the esoteric side of religion have always known the fact that as far as spiritual development is concerned, there is, and can be, no finality in this field. This truth has been very clearly expressed in various texts scattered throughout occult literature. Atman is this transcendent Principle within us which forms as the eternal, dynamic urge drawing us towards our destined goal of perfection.

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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No Religion Higher Than Truth: Parsing the Heart of Contemporary Theosophy – Special Event

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SPECIAL EVENT – THURSDAY – April 23rd  (lecture only 7:00 pm)

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Every religion has its “motto.” Judaism, or example, has “Hear O Israel God is One;” and Christianity has “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The motto of the Theosophical Society, however, is different from that of the others in that it isn’t self-referential but points beyond itself to the possibility of Truth. In this brief exploration of the Theosophical motto we shall explore just what that Truth might be.

Rabbi Rami, co-directs the One River Foundation, a global network of spiritually independent seekers, creatives, activists, and holy rascals reclaiming and proclaiming the Perennial Wisdom at the mystic heart of the world’s religions. 

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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Intellect and Intuition – Members Meeting

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MEMBERS STUDYApril 21st (meditation 6:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

Self-Culture in the Light of the Ancient Wisdom — Book Study & Discussion

Chapter 14: Intellect and Intuition

The confusion between ordinary intellectual knowledge (lower mental faculties) and true wisdom (higher mental processes) is responsible for much of the stagnation we find in our spiritual life and the undue emphasis which is generally placed on the value of intellectual knowledge relating to religion and philosophy.

DUE TO VIRUS WE ARE MEETING BY ZOOM

You can click on the following link – https://zoom.us/j/2135546148Here is the Meeting ID 213-554-6148 – this is usually needed for smart phone check in.

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Buddhist? Really or So-Called? – Special Event

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SPECIAL EVENT – THURSDAY – April 16th  (lecture only 7:00 pm)

Cecil Messer

Drawing lifeblood from Dzongsar Rinpoche’s book, What Makes You Not a Buddhist, we will look at the criteria that justifies calling oneself a Buddhist. These criteria are based on four seminal teachings of the Buddha: all compounded things are impermanent; all emotions are pain; all things have no inherent existence; nirvana is beyond concepts. If you relate to these concepts, then you are a real Buddhist. Because each and every sentient being is already a buddha in becoming, if you live the truth of these concepts, you are a manifest buddha, an enlightened one.

Cecil is author of the recent book: Pathways to Enlightenment, a Journey of Discovery and Radical Transformation. He is a retiree of the NASA Space Program Science and Engineering Team and purports to be a dharma practitioner in his retirement. 

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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The Way – Introductory Theosophy Meeting

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April 14th – Meditation 6:30 PMMeeting 7:00 PM

The Technique of the Spiritual Life – Book Study and Discussion Group

Chapter Eight: The Way

The ancient and eternal Way, as presented here, is a path of meditation. We will look at how Clara Codd’s outline of meditative states shows a progressive integration of individual and universal consciousness. These states are not separate or linear; they suggest interactive modes of emotional, mental and intuitive being. The meditative state becomes more creative and healing as the power of empathy unfolds in daily life.

DUE TO VIRUS WE ARE MEETING BY ZOOM

You can click on the following link – https://zoom.us/j/2135546148Here is the Meeting ID 213-554-6148 – this is usually needed for smart phone check in.

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