5 September 2020
2.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Meditation - A Lotus Circle Programme
Led by Kristin Lim,
gong meditation is an experience for the mind and body that is accessible to
all. Over the course of 45-60 minutes, we’ll incorporate simple breathing
and meditation techniques that allow the sound waves of the gong to bring
you into a state of deep relaxation.
Kristin Lim is a sound
practitioner who believes in bringing the spirit of self-inquiry and
exploration to a gong bath. She has had the privilege of training with
gongmasters around the world, including Martha Collard of Red Doors Studio
in Hong Kong, and Don Conreaux, one of the modern pioneers in the field.
(Use a different QTix from the main programme of the day)
(Please arrive on time
as door will be locked)
12 September 2020
Tang Kwok Choon,
our VP, takes a broad look at Meditation, the reasons why we meditate, the
different types of meditation, and the mechanics behind the process. More
importantly how to refine the outcome.
19 September 2020
The Reality of the Invisible and the Actuality of the Unseen Worlds
Choong Chi Pin
continues his talk on the subject from an article of the same title by Annie Besant.
….we shut out all that
the mind has deduced from (its) previous observations, and narrow ourselves
down to pure sensuous perception of an object, such as a face, a landscape;
we mark only what the eye reports, and as far as possible add nothing to
that sensation from the mind that has perceived, noted, registered,
compared, so many previous similar sensations (ie, we only use our physical
senses to observe an event, not the mind) - (thus) we see, as an infant
sees, outline and colour, with no distance, no depth, no relations between
adjoining parts, no meaning….. Now, when first the finer sense-organs of our
sense-garment begin to work, they are as the eyes of the infant on the
physical plane, but (while) behind them is an actively functioning mature
mind, full of ideas built up out of physical-plane sensations; this content
it throws into the outline supplied by the astral sense-organ, and the man
"sees" an astral object; as on the physical plane, by far the greater part
of the perception is mind-supplied….
26 September 2020
Meditations on the Divine
A talk by our Asst.
Secretary, Brandon Goh. “While the transcendent cannot be grasped by
our minds, profound ideas can provide doorways to realization. We will
explore the symbology of some mantras in the Upanishads, giving us glimpses
of the divine.”