2005 November Programme

5th November 2005 5 p.m.*

Modernity of the Eternal Teaching

A talk by Sis. Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu. The Eternal Teaching does not depend on time. It relentlessly reveals itself in the course of time. The science of today has proven to be a valuable ‘ally’ to the teaching identified as theosophy. The anthropic principle and the morphogenetic field show two perspectives corroborating theosophical views. Seeing into oneself is more than introspection, as well as reflection is not only a quality of mind… Both can be states of matter at a certain step of its evolution. Read about Sis. Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu in the November 2005 newsletter.


5th November 2005 6:30 p.m.*

Deepavali and Hari Raya Celebration

We shall rejoice with our Hindu and Muslim friends with an informal celebration of Deepavali and Hari Raya Puasa.



7th November 2005

7:15 p.m.

Commencement of the 21st A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 1: The Different Planes of Nature


Knowing the different planes of nature; the different bodies of man and the different vehicles of consciousness.



9th November 2005

7:15 p.m.

21st A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 2: Man’s Evolution


A discourse on evolution; where we come from and where we are going to; the Law of Karma; Reincarnation as a process of evolution.



11th November 2005

7:15 p.m.

21st A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 3: Death and After


This will be the first of three lectures on death and the post-mortem states of man. The first lecture is on 'Death & After' describing the process of dying and a summary of the post-mortem states. We will be presenting the theosophical view on death as a recurring event in the course of man’s pilgrimage towards divinity. We shall also talk about where the man goes to after leaving aside his physical vesture. An important aspect of the talk is on the harm of mourning. This lecture, which also covers the karma of death, is useful and is in fact a prerequisite for the next two lectures, viz. 'The Astral Plane' and 'The Mental Plane'.



12th November 2005

2:15 p.m.

21st A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 4: The Astral Plane


This is a continuation of the lecture on death and after. A general description of the Astral Plane and its inhabitants will be covered. We shall also discuss man’s activities when the physical body is asleep and when he sheds his physical body at death. We will also talk about ghosts and other phenomena.


12th November 2005 5 p.m.*

Does Free Will Exist?

This is the second of a series of video programmes on J. Krishnamurti in dialogue with Buddhist scholars. The video will be followed by a discussion on the subject, facilitated by Chong Sanne.



15th November 2005

7:15 p.m.

21st A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 5: The Mental Plane


We will be talking about both the higher and the lower mental planes. This is a continuation of the lectures on death and after and the astral plane. A short description of the heaven world and its inhabitants will be covered. Does everyone go to heaven? We shall soon find out.


The Mental Plane is also the realm of the Mind, i.e. the plane where thought arises. We will discuss further the subject of elemental kingdoms and the elemental essence that ensoul thoughts. Hence, this lecture serves as an introduction to 'thought-forms', one of the most important aspects of nature. This lecture is useful, if not a prerequisite for the 6th lecture on 'Thought-Forms'.



17th November 2005

7:15 p.m.

21st A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 6: Thought-Forms


This is probably the most important lecture in the whole course as knowledge of thought-forms will help us conduct ourselves better and live a life in harmony with nature. The lecture will include the following: What are thought-forms? How your thoughts affect others, near or far from you. The virtue of having the right thoughts and the consequences of bad thoughts.



19th November 2005

2:15 p.m.

21st A Course in Theosophy

Conclusion of the 20th Basic Theosophy Course

Lecture 7: The Noble Eightfold Path


The subject of this last lecture is on 'The Noble Eightfold Path'. This lecture gives the guidelines on how to quicken the evolutionary pace; the perfection of virtues and the ideals of right living. We will talk about how to live the life of a true theosophist and finding peace and joy in the process, in other words, the application of theosophical knowledge. This last lecture wraps up A Course in Theosophy.


19th November 2005 5 p.m.*

Foundation Day Celebration

We celebrate the 130th anniversary of the founding of The Theosophical Society on November 17, 1875 by Madame H. P. Blavatsky and Col. H. S. Olcott. Come and rejoice with us on this auspicious occasion.


26th November 2005  

Lodge Closed

In conjunction with the 2005 Theosophical Retreat in Sebana Cove, the lodge will be closed this Saturday.


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