12th March 2011
The Outer Court
Bro. Choong Chi Pin
continues his book study of In The Outer Court a book by
Annie Besant. His synopsis follows:
‘Every step that a man
takes within the Temple places greater and greater powers within his
grasp... The seeing, hearing and doing makes him very different from the men
around him. He holds powers, visions and knowledge they do not have, yet he
has to live amongst them ....and share their common life…’
19th March 2011
Reminiscences of H. P. Blavatsky and The Secret Doctrine
Bro. Kam Chai Heng
starts his reading of this book by the Countess Constance Wachtmeister.
The publisher says.
narrative is a very colourful classic in Theosophical literature. It shares
with the reader some of the insurmountable odds encountered in the
production of The Secret Doctrine and offers glimpses of the
superhuman dedication and sacrifice of H. P. Blavatsky in writing her magnum
26th March 2011
Pro-life or Pro-choice?
In this 75 mins. video
presentation, Karma Lekshe Tsomo, a professor of Buddhism, examines
traditional and contemporary Buddhist points of view on abortion,
reproductive choice, and reproductive ethics, from a critical feminist
perspective. The speaker will analyze the few brief references to
reproductive ethics that appear in the Buddhist scriptures, how they are
variously interpreted in Buddhist societies, and the practical application
of Buddhist ethical thinking to the increasingly complex set of issues
raised by reproductive technologies today.
Karma Lekshe Tsomo, is a
professor of Buddhism at San Diego University, President of Sakyadhita, the
International Buddhist Women's Organization, and the author of many books.