Come to October 2019 Self-Discovery Event

The Hearing Voices Network, HVN, is presenting a community building event in the hills of southern San Diego county.

WHO IS WELCOME: Those folks who consider themselves “voice hearers.” Those folks who have what may be considered unusual experiences are welcome. Some folks who identify as “psychiatric survivors.” Folks who have visions, information downloads, and invisible companions. Interested supporters, too.

WHAT WE OFFER: Safe, supportive space for sharing. Community building exercises. Some Lectures to help you find your “framework” to better understand your experiences. Healthful nurturing vegetarian meals. Time for hiking and exploring.

WHERE: Outdoor camping in the beautiful chaparral with oak trees and native plants. Exquisite rock formations. The “great mother” hillside. Located at Madre Grande Monastery, a theosophical order (non-religious philosophical movement dedicated to the Universal Brotherhood / Sisterhood / Person-hood of all Peoples).

WHEN: October 23-27, 2019

To register to attend, and get more information go to www.HearingVoicesRetreat.com

Download the event flyer here: http://liveoakmonastery.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HVNretreatflyer.jpg

Medicine Wheel

Bodhisattva

In the writings of G. DePurucker, a leader of that Theosophical community in San Diego, California, LomaLand, or the “Point Loma Society” are describes renunciation. He writes of the Summer Solstice. In that text he lists two types of people who attain to a level of advanced spiritual development. The first type becomes a Pratyeka-Buddha and is absorbed in the beauty, glory and wonder of the spiritual life, and proceed to Nirvana. There they await the next chain of existence to later become the second type. That second type of spiritually advanced person becomes a Buddha of Compassion, or a Bodhisattva. These Bodhisattvas, turn backwards on the Path, to be beneficent forces for the spiritual and intellectual life of Humanity, sacrificing their own chances for advancement. They remain as a helpful spiritual fire, seeing the truth beyond Nirvana, channeling compassion.

You Tube Video https://youtu.be/VoEq4iD7r30

New Moon in October 2018

Back at Harmony Place after rejuvenation in the Unnamed Path’s amazing workshops and meditations held at the 2018 Stone and Stang spiritual event in the Santa Cruz, CA area.  New beginnings, new empowerment.  My choice is to be of service to others.  At home I was greeted by blossoms for me and the hummingbirds.

. The Bhagavad Gita and You

Workshop on the GitaJoin Dr Ken Campos this August 9-12, 2018, for a lively, transformative,   self-actualizing workshop on Theosophy and the Bhagavad Gita, the Song Celestial.  Course fee is $150, with separate fee for accomodations at the vegetarian, meat free camp near Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks at 7200 ft. elevation.  See www.FarHorizons.org and RSVP to DrKen@LiveOakMonastery.org

Fresno Theosophical Study Center hosts Quest Books author, Minor Lile

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/

FTSC Minor Lile

 

Vernal Equinox 2018

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.

 

CBT and the Gita

Psychology / Psychiatry of the Bhagavad Gita:

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.

Agenda:
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

San Diego United Lodge
of Theosophists

PARTICULARS

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

Fresno Theosophy Study Center

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.

Fresno Study Center

The TSA, Theosophical Society in America, is the parent group. The world headquarters are in Adyar, India.