This coming April 23, 2018, Monday at 5:30 pm, the Far Horizons Theosophical Sierra Camp and the Fresno Theosophical Study Center will host the presentation “The Dharma Karma Nexus”
The guest speaker is Mr. Minor Lile, former Executive Director of the Orcas Island Foundation & the Theosophical center, Indralaya. He is currently on the board of the TSA, Theosophical Society in America. The venue is in Fresno, CA near the airport. Please RSVP at www.MeetUp.com/Fresno-Theosophical-Study-Center/
This past Spring Equinox was about 10 am Pacific Time on Tuesday 03-20-2018. A dedicated group of us in the Paracelsian Order gathered together that morning at Madre Grande Monastery in southeast San Diego for our quarterly convocation. Later that day we read from this book used at LomaLand, a theosophical community located on Point Loma from 1900 until 1942. At LomaLand the theosophists practiced the Universal Brotherhood of mankind, Raja Yoga, and also built the first Greek open air amphitheater in the United States in 1901. The Spring-time reading focuses on initiation from the perspective of European Druid lore and spirituality.
A Six Week Course sponsored by San Diego Theosophists
with participation by Live Oak Monastery
This is a new course hosted and guided by Jim Colbert, PhD and Ken Campos, MD, DFAPA.
Week 1 A brief outline of Theosophy, the Antecedent words Wm Judge
Week 2 Highlights and differences between Eastern and Western psychotherapy perspectives.
Week 3 a description of CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Week 4-5-6 Devoted to the Gita with emphasis on practical applications to mental health
Location is the ULT Bookstore, San Diego Theosophy
Address: 3766 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
Dates: February 24, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Time: Saturdays at 11am until 12:30; refreshments served
Last Monday, I had the opportunity to attend the regular meeting of the study group in Fresno, CA. It is with some pride that I can claim to be a charter member of this study center which is now officially recognized by the national organization. This was recorded on July 11, 2017.
The TSA, Theosophical Society in America, is the parent group. The world headquarters are in Adyar, India.
Yesterday, Sunday 06-25-17, we held the 2017 annual Conclave for The Paracelsian Order, TPO. The Live Oak Monastery (LOM) project is officially a “cloister” of the TPO. This spiritual organization has as it goal to be a teaching and healing order. Madre Grande is the primary and oldest center of TPO is in southern San Diego county, and has been in operation for 35 years. We are a small but dedicated group who strive to live by principles of alignment with our Higher Self, our inner God-Self, in performing the work of the Order.
Theosophy is a philosophical system which was revived and popularized by a Russian woman who separated from her husband, and travelled to India, Nepal, and nearby areas seeking spiritual knowledge and advancement as a student / chela / lanoo of spiritual masters. After her initial training and ongoing educational support, she founded the Theosophical Society.
In some ways this woman, Helena Petovna Blavatsky is the grand-mother of today’s modern New Age movement. She popularized Hindu and Buddhist ideas and concepts for a Western audience. Also she & the early society took on students to work on their embodiment of these principles of so-called “divine wisdom.”
Another name for this philosophical body of teachings and practices is “Perennial Wisdom.” Currently LOM is an even smaller, but active part of the TPO. LOM had a center in San Diego, and is involved in a theosophical book study group in the Central Valley of California, FTSC, Fresno Theosophical Study Center. Additionally, there is a connection to the theosophical summer campground, Far Horizons, located in the Sierra Nevada mountains.