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. 

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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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The Development of Buddhi – 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 13: The Development of Buddhi

It is true that the attainment of buddhic conciousness is a matter of perception of the inner realities, but this perception of the inner realities is possible only through vehicles which are pure, tranquil and harmonized. These conditions are brought about by prolonged and rigorous self-discipline which means transmuting our spiritual ideas into right living and thinking.

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The Role of Buddhi in Our Life – Members Meeting

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MEMBERS STUDYMarch 24th (check in 6:50 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

Please join us online athttps://zoom.us/j/2135546148 Meeting ID 213-554-6148

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

Chapter 12: The Role of Buddhi in Our Life

The development of buddhi marks the beginning of that phase in our inner unfoldment which we associate with spirituality. Those of us who want to hasten our progress towards our highest spiritual ideals should therefore try to understand the role which this Principle of Buddhi plays in our life.

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Lodge Meetings Temporarily Going Online

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, Covid19, encouraging so many people to avoid public gatherings we are temporarily suspending our live meetings and looking into how we can host them for now online. As soon as we have the online platform in place you will receive further notice.

Please join us online athttps://zoom.us/j/2135546148 Meeting ID 213-554-6148

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Development of the Higher Mind – Members Meeting

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MEMBERS STUDYMarch 17th (meditation 6:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm)

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

Chapter 11: Development of the Higher Mind

Without a clear understanding of the relationship between the personality and the Higher Self, confusion will constantly arise in the mind clouding the intelligence and throwing a dark shadow on the path one is treading. By training the personality to align it with the Higher Ego, the personality can be used for more spiritual and far-seeing purposes, thus yielding a rich harvest to use for the development of the Higher Mind.

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Sins & Virtues – Introductory Theosophy Meeting

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March 10th – Meditation 6:30 PMMeeting 7:00 PM

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

Chapter Seven: Sins and Virtues

Every virtue is indissolubly connected with others, so that to achieve one is at the same time to acquire others. HP Blavatsky tells us that all virtues are founded on the recognition of the One Life. Conversely, the root of all “sin” is selfishness, calculating only what one is getting out of things, without consideration of the welfare of others.

No Cost – Donations Appreciated

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