6 October 2018
Theosophy and Buddhism
A talk by visiting
speaker, Hrishikesh Sharan, from the Indian Section.
Both the founders H. P.
Blavatsky and H. S. Olcott embraced Buddhism. Col. Olcott worked extensively
for the spreading of Buddhism especially in Sri Lanka and Japan. Some
members had the wrong impression that this was not in tune with the
Theosophical Teachings. The Maha Chohan had to intervene. Theosophists
consider the Buddha to be at the Highest platform on the hierarchy of the
13 October 2018
The Human Interest
Having tickled our
interest in The Human Interest (by N. Sri Ram), our Asst Treasurer,
Choong Tsui Wei, will begin this session with Liberation—the final
withdrawal from the stress and strain of a difficult & unsatisfying life—and
continue with other topics from the same book.
20 & 21 October 2018
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Two-day weekend seminar
facilitated by the author of the book The Process of Self-Transformation
and prominent theosophist, Vicente Hao Chin, Jr., from the
The seminar is fully
booked and is open only to the 50 participants whose pre-registrations have
27 October 2018
Choong Chi Pin
concludes his series of talks 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 finishes with the narrative on the 4th
Quoting Annie Besant:
"We come to the
third stage of Statesman, a marvellously interesting feature in His life,
the tact, the delicacy, the foresight, the skill in always putting the man
opposed to Him in the wrong, and so winning His way and carrying others with
Him. As you know, this part of His life is played out especially in
connection with the Pândavas. He is the one who in every difficulty steps
forward as ambassador; it is He who goes with Arjuna and Bhima to slay the
giant king Jarâsandha, who was going to make a human sacrifice to Mahâdeva,
a sacrifice that was put a stop to as blasphemous…"