The Singapore Lodge Theosophical Society
What is meditation all about?
Can I be enlightened if I meditate?
Can health be regained through meditation?
Are there any special techniques?
What are the benefits of meditation?
Often, we have many mistaken notions about meditation - how to go about it, what the benefits are, etc. Many people are under the illusion that meditation is another magic pill that will bring quick results. Register for the Meditation Course and gain an insight into what meditation is all about. This course comprises nine segments of about 3 hours each. A holistic approach is taken so that at the end of the course, the attendee will not only learn how to meditate but will also understand what Man is, the Universe he lives in and the purpose of Life. This course which is free of charge is a must for all interested to know about meditation, its practice and results. The following subjects will be covered:
∑ The Different Planes of Nature -- Knowing the different planes of nature; the different bodies of man and the different vehicles of consciousness.
∑ Manís 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.
∑ 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.
∑ The Astral Plane -- This is a continuation of the lecture on death and after. A general description of the Astral plane and its inhabitants. Manís activities when the physical body is asleep and when he sheds his physical body at death.
∑ The Mental Plane -- This is a continuation of the previous lecture on the astral plane when the man passes on to the Devachanic plane when he casts off his astral body. A short description of the heaven world and its inhabitants. Does everyone go to heaven?
∑ Thought-Forms -- 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. Manís responsibility in having positive thoughts.
∑ The Noble Eightfold Path -- Guidelines on how to quicken the evolutionary pace; the perfection of virtues and the ideals of right living. Living the life of a true theosophist and finding peace and joy in the process.
∑ 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.
∑ 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.
∑ Meditation to achieve Union with the Divine -- How meditation is used to achieve the ultimate goal of all meditationóUnion with the Divine.