2008 October Programme

4th October 2008 5 p.m.

Self-Cultureóin the Light of the Ancient Wisdom

Bro. Choong Chi Pin continues his study of the book of the same title by a prominent theosophist and author, I. K. Taimni. In this session he talks about the 8 sub-divisions of Raja Yoga techniques which are Self-restrain (yama), Observances (niyama), Posture (asana), Regulation and Control of Breath (pranayama), Abstraction (pratyahara), Concentration (dhrana), Meditation (dhyan) and Trance (samadhi).

 

11th October 2008 5 p.m.

Theosophy For Everyone

The science of life and the philosophy of living--a 52 min. video made by The Blavatsky Trust specifically to explain what Theosophy is--and isnít--its origins in the ageless wisdoms, and how it survived suppression and distortion to blossom anew as modern Theosophy.

 

Friday

17th October 2008

7 p.m.

Commencement of the Meditation Course

Basic Rules of Meditation

 

You will be taught the basic technique of meditation, what meditation really is and what kind of results to expect as well as not to expect! There will be a practice session.

 

18th October 2008 5 p.m.

Freemasonry

In her writings, Madame H. P. Blavatsky made numerous references to Freemasonry and the hidden truths behind many Masonic traditions. Our Vice President, Bro. Kam Chai Heng, a 32į mason himself, will talk on what is and what is not Freemasonry. A visit to the local Masonic Temple is proposed for a small group, subject to the availability of the temple.

 

Monday

20th October 2008

7 p.m.

Commencement of the 28th 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.

 

Meditation class starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

22nd October 2008

7 p.m.

28th A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 2: Manís 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.

 

Meditation class starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday

24th October 2008

7 p.m.

28th A Course in Theosophy

Lecture 3: Death & After

 

Putting death in its rightful place as a function of evolution. A discourse on the life after death and the harm of mourning for the dead.

 

Meditation class starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

25th October 2008  

No Lodge Meeting

There will be no lodge meeting this week as the auditorium will be used for the 4th lecture, The Astral Plane, of the 28th edition of A Course in Theosophy

 

Saturday

25th October 2008

3 p.m.

28th 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 manís 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.

 

 

Wednesday

29th October 2008

7 p.m.

28th 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'.

 

Meditation class starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday

31 October 2008

7 p.m.

28th 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.

 

Meditation class starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday

1 November 2008

3 p.m.

28th A Course in Theosophy

Conclusion of the 28th A Course in Theosophy

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.

 

 

 

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