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The Theosophical view, without dictating how people should live, offers a deep view of the purpose of life and the nature of human beings that can constitute a firm foundation for people's way of living.

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The Stanzas of Dyzan
These are, according to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, part of The Book of Dzyan of Tibetan origin. The Stanzas form the basis for The Secret Doctrine, one of the foundational works of the theosophical movement written by Mme. Blavatsky.

 
President's Blog September 2016

Record breaking Theosofest 2016; TS group in Cleveland; Olcott Experience at the National HQ; Adyar River Cleanup Crew; Flora & Fauna of Adyar Photo exhibit: Travel to Kerala, India
Thursday Lecture Series
Enjoy our programs in person or online via live interactive webcast!
Tame Your Ego and Find True Happiness
October 20, 7 p.m.
With Bhante Sujatha

Keeping Ego in check and understanding how it emerges to influence a situation is a highly beneficial awareness that will yield powerful results and increased joy. Ego does serve a purpose in helping us live confident and effective lives. Only when we have too much or too little do we suffer. When we tame Ego, we find true happiness.

 
Exploring 14 Billion Years of Cosmic History
November 10, 7 p.m.
With William Wester, Ph.D.

Dr. Wester will discuss recent findings from accelerator-based particle physics experiments at Fermilab that shed light on the birth and evolution of the universe immediately after the Big Bang and provide evidence for such phenomena as dark matter and dark energy.

Intuitive Living as a Spiritual Path
November 17, 7 p.m.
With Danelys Valcarcel

Intuition functions as an aspect of the soul and grows in proportion to the use we make of it. We will discuss the nature of intuition and gain practical advice on how to healthfully stimulate the functioning of this higher capacity in each of us so that it can pervade the whole of our daily lives.
 
Upcoming Webinars
Browse our selection of online classes and groups that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
Freedom from the Self
A Study of the Yoga Sutras
Fridays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CT
November 11 - December 9 (4 classes)

Pata˝jali's Yoga Sutras are among the most important writings of the Yoga school, and have remained relevant for 2,300 years because of their wisdom and inspiration. In this webinar course, Ravi Ravindra will explore the heart and purpose of yoga as expressed in the Yoga Sutras, with special emphasis on section 2.2 which states that the true purpose of yoga is the cultivation of Samadhi, meaning freedom from the ego-self, and the diminishing of the kleshas, that are the impediments standing in the way of achieving this goal.

With Ravi Ravindra

 
Introduction to Feng Shui
The Ancient Art of Placement
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CT
November 9 - December 7 (4 classes)

Learn some Feng Shui history, how the various forms have evolved, and how and why your land and your building have an influence upon your life. You'll be introduced to the Five Elements, what they symbolize, and why we need to understand them for Feng Shui. You'll also learn about the impact of furniture placement. Each week you will learn practical applications that you can begin using immediately. Come prepared with your home or office floor plan and/or site plan, and learn about your own Feng Shui implications as each week progresses.

With Carol Cannon

 
Wheaton Workshops
Weekend Meditation Retreat
The Pursuit of Happiness
Mindfulness with Loving-kindness

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23
We can't buy happiness and we can't build it, but we can cultivate a simple mindfulness practice that leads to sustainable happiness that will permeate every aspect of our lives. Mindfulness in everyday life is easy to learn, simple to practice, and an essential element in creating a happy life. Bhante Sujatha will teach and guide us with techniques taught by the Buddha 2,500 years ago, including instruction on mindful breathing, concentration techniques, opening the wisdom eye, sitting and walking practice, and group discussion.

With Bhante Sujatha

 
Four Gongs, Four Directions

Friday, October 28, 7 p.m.

Become immersed in the rich tonal vibrations of four harmonious gongs as you detach from the pressure and content of the mind. Evoking physical, emotional, and spiritual responses, the vibrations of the gongs stimulate and work on multiple levels to heal and transform. The significance of the Four Directions will be shared from various spiritual traditions. After a gentle, seated yogic warm-up and meditation, relax and be embraced by sound.

With Susan Tauster, Jenny Bergold, Ela Geske and Maureen Milliken


Oakland Lodge Celebrates 118th Anniversary!
October 1st marked the 118th anniversary of the founding of the Theosophical Society in Oakland, the seventh oldest branch of the Theosophical Society in America, chartered by Henry S. Olcott in 1898. The two-day celebration began with a talk by Martin Leiderman, national speaker for the Theosophical Society.  His PLATO presentation was well-attended, including a group from the Turlock area and a representative from the La Honda Study Center.  The next day's celebration began with a vegetarian/vegan potluck followed by Martin Leiderman's four-hour workshop on the twelve Stanzas of Dzyan as found in Book II (Anthropogenesis) of The Secret Doctrine.  His insights and teaching methods were especially helpful since the lodge's Secret Doctrine group recently began Anthropogenesis studies. 
 
In addition to these presentations, Oakland Lodge took the opportunity to formally inaugurate a modification to its name and will henceforth be known as the Theosophical Society of the East Bay.  Needless to say, we thank all those who helped us celebrate, with special thanks to Martin Leiderman and his wife, Susan, for the light they shared, to the Theosophical Society in America for the National Speaker Program, and to the members and officers of our Lodge who pulled it all together as we continue our march into the future under the theosophical banner of brotherhood.
News from the Oklahoma City Lodge
The Oklahoma City Lodge begins November in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.  As a part of their Comparative Religion Series, they present this exciting and truly rare opportunity to learn firsthand from J.C. High Eagle, an Osage and Cherokee. Bring a friend to share and learn! Admission is free.

"Spirit Walking in Flesh"
A Lecture by J.C. High Eagle
Saturday, November 5, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Unity Spiritual Life Center
5603 NW 41st Street, OKC (Warr Acres)

News from Our Friends
The Science and Practice of the Extraordinary
October 28 - 30
Petaluma, CA
Please join Michael Murphy, IONS scientists Dean Radin and Julia Mossbridge, Esalen Center for Theory and Research scholar Loriliai Biernacki, and Integral Transformative Practice Mastery teachers for an exploration into the further reaches of human evolution. The 3-day conference, October 28-30, will be held at the EarthRise Retreat Center at IONS in Petaluma, Calif.
 

Innovation and Illumination: A Bridge to an Enlightened Future
Sunday, November 6
San Francisco, CA

Innovation and Illumination: A Bridge to an Enlightened Future is thrilled to be part of East Meets West SF 2016, a lifestyle festival and conference of wellness, wisdom and world culture happening November 5 - 6 at The Center SF. The event is co-sponsored by Consciousness Hacking and Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Innovation and Illumination brings together organizations creating global change to explore the significance both of social and technological evolution and of spiritual practice and awakening in these monumental times we are living in. It begins with a lineup of five of today's brightest social, spiritual, and technological pioneers speaking on how their innovative organizations, practices, and programs are embodying a balance of social impact and spiritual fulfillment. The second half of the afternoon will be an interactive experience called Synergy Forum that brings individuals and organizations together to support the emergence of new levels of collaboration for positive global change.
 
 
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