2012 September Programme

1st September 2012 5 p.m.

Reincarnation--Fact or Fallacy?

An illustrated talk by Lily Chong giving a comprehensive look at Reincarnation from both the occult tradition as well as the scientific viewpoint. The scientific research by Dr. Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia will be discussed together with theosophical explanations. See the September 2012 Newsletter.

 

Enrollees for the 35th edition of A Course in Theosophy & Meditation are welcome to attend this lecture which is relevant to the course

 

This programme is for members only.

Monday

3rd September 2012

7 p.m.

Commencement of the 35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

Lecture 1: The Different Planes of Nature

 

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

 

Thursday

6th September 2012

7 p.m.

35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

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.

 

Saturday

8th September 2012

3 p.m.

35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

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.

 

Monday

10th September 2012

7 p.m.

35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

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.

 

 

Thursday

13th September 2012

7 p.m.

35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

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'.

 

Saturday

15th September 2012

3 p.m.

35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

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.

 

Monday

17th September 2012

7 p.m.

35th A Course in Theosophy & Meditation

Conclusion of the 35th 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.

 

Thursday

20th September 2012

7 p.m.

Commencement of the Meditation Course

Lecture 1: Basic Rules of Meditation

 

How to go about meditation and what results to expect; the 3 stages of meditation; how to train the monkey mind.

 

Saturday

22nd September 2012

3 p.m.

Meditation Course

Lecture 2: Meditation for Development of the True Self

 

Insight into the real nature of thought and how it can be used in meditation for the development of the True Self.

 

Monday

24th September 2012

7 p.m.

Meditation Course

Lecture 3: Meditation to achieve Union with the Divine

 

How meditation is used to achieve the ultimate goal of all meditation—Union with the Divine.

 

29th September 2012 5 p.m.

Understanding Karma

All members and friends are welcome to participate in the discussion on this great eternal law of Nature—the Law of Cause and Effect or better known as the Law of Karma. The subject is open to the audience for topical discussion following an introduction by Chong Sanne. This programme will be particularly useful for those who attended the recent ACTM 35.

 

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