2018 May Programme

5 May 2018  5 p.m.*

White Lotus Day Commemoration of H. P. B.

Join us for the White Lotus Day programme to commemorate the passing of our founder Madame H. P. Blavatsky. This will be followed by a 65-minutes video on The Life of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky produced by The Blavatsky Trust.

 

Tuesday

8 May 2018

7 p.m.*

2018 Study Class

Viveka-Chūdāmani

This programme is for members only.

12 May 2018  5 p.m.

Avatâras

Choong Chi Pin gives his 4th talk based on the four lectures delivered by Annie Besant in December 1899 on Avatâras. The four lectures given by Annie Besant were What is an Avatâra?; The Source of and Need for Avatâras; Some Special Avatâras; and Shri Krishna. This month he continues with the narrative on The Need for Avatâras.

 

In this talk, Annie Besant says:

"He (the Logos) is the master-builder, the great architect of the universe, and everything in the plan of that universe must be in His mind ere ever the universe began. But if that be so — and we cannot think otherwise — how is it that the need for special intervention (by Avataras) arises? Does not the fact of special intervention imply some unforeseen difficulty that has arisen? If there must be a kind of interference with the working out of the plan, does that not look as if in the original plan some force was left out of account, some difficulty had not been seen, something had arisen for which preparation had not been made? If it be not so, why the need for interference (by Avataras), which looks as though it were brought about to meet an unforeseen event?"

 

Tuesday

15 May 2018

7 p.m.*

2018 Study Class

Viveka-Chūdāmani

This programme is for members only.

19 May 2018 5 p.m.

Guided Group Meditation

A group meditation on A Yoga of Light guided by our Hon. Secretary, Lily Chong.

 

 

19 May 2018 5:30 p.m.

The Power of Thought and Its Use

In this video programme (78 mins), Pablo Sender explores esoteric teachings on the power and use of thoughts.

 

Does our thinking affect our physical bodies? And can it affect the world "out there"? Many people believe that our thoughts are not merely the result of brain activity, but a real force with the ability to produce objective results. If so, how does it work? Theosophical teachings present a clear and systematic study of the hidden power inherent in our thinking. A deeper knowledge of our mental nature will help us master this important power to promote spiritual growth for ourselves and others.

 

Tuesday

22 May 2018

7 p.m.*

2018 Study Class

Viveka-Chūdāmani

This programme is for members only.

26 May 2018  5 p.m.

Early Members of the Theosophical Society - C. C. Massey

Our VP, Tang Kwok Choon, continues his talk on the pioneers and early members of the Theosophical Society. This month he talks about Charles Carlton Massey.

 

C. C. Massey, an English barrister and writer, was a member of the Society in London but more interested in Spiritualism than in Theosophy. Massey was present at the meeting in New York (1875) which resulted in the formation of the TS. He was elected General Secretary of the British Section of the TS in 1878 and International Vice-President in 1880 serving in the latter capacity until 1888.

 

Massey was mentioned quite often in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, appearing in some 30 letters or so. Massey, says the Mahatma in one of the letters, is third on the list of failures. A bit further down, he says “Four Europeans were placed on probation twelve months ago. . .” These were Massey, Hume, Sinnett, and Fern. So far, only Sinnett “was found worthy of our trust.

 

Tuesday

29 May 2018

10 a.m.*

The Wesak Festival

This is an annual talk on esoteric Buddhism and the Great Wesak Blessing, including a video of ordinary pilgrims at the Wesak Valley. Members who have attended this talk previously may be interested to know that we will be showing slides indicating the possible location of the Wesak Valley. Read about the Great Wesak Blessing and the Wesak Festival in the May 2018 Newsletter.

 

This programme is for members only.

 

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