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.

Summer Solstice Weekend

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.

Dr Ken at Madre Grande Monastery last year, 2016.