Buderim

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Buderim meetings are held on Thursays from 7.00 pm at the Headland Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drv, Buderim (see map). A gold coin donation is appreciated. All are welcome to
attend these public meetings. Please phone ph Pam 07- 5441-3061 or Jean 0402- 805 127for more information.
 
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The Headland Buderim Croquet Club

August 2017

posted 31 Jul 2017, 03:45 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 14 Aug 2017, 14:47 ]

SUNSHINE COAST THEOSOPHICALSOCIETY

Buderim Programme August/September 2017

Thursdays at 7.00pm Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim

           

THU  

03 AUG  

Elina Juusola

Ignorance or Bliss: Scam versus Empowerment                                     

 

 

THU

10 AUG

Peter Schultz                                                                               

The Inner Observer – Love(r) of Life

Peter will explore recent scientific studies in this area and their Links to ancient wisdom particularly: Nisagaddatta Maharaj – “I am that”

“When I see that I’m nothing, that is WISDOM.

When I know that I’m everything, that is LOVE

Between these two my life turns”

THU

17 AUG

 


Dara Tatray                                                                    Our National Secretary, Dara Tatray, will be visiting our lodge on Thursday 17Aug . During her visit we will be hosting two additional events.
August 17th - Dara Tatray - National Theosophical Society Secretary -
5.45pm for a 6pm dinner
Please bring plate of vegetarian fare for a pot luck supper prior to:
7pm keynote - 'Inner Freedom as a Means and Goal' t
the Art of the Impossible
Throughout the works of Plato and his followers, as throughout the Vedas of ancient India, we can see a two-fold ethic: an ethic for all consisting of the practical virtues which are supposed to be the province of politics; and another for the philosopher, centred on the possibility of liberation or moksha. For the latter, the freedom that is essential above all else is inner freedom, an indispensable prerequisite if we are to be outwards free.

All welcome.- love to see you there :). 
Friday 18th August 
10 April Court, Maroochydore 
9.45am for 10.00am start 
A members only informal Q & A meeting with Dara. 

Dara will speak briefly on headquarter's new marketing plan, plus answering any of your questions. 
The meeting will conclude at 12.00 noon. 
Morning tea will be provided by our Committee. 
Please check our facebook page on Thursday for any updates..http://tiny.cc/sunshinetheooo

https://www.facebook.com/theosophysunshinecoast/ 


 

THU

24 AUG   

DVD Samadhi – Maya the Illusion of the Self                               

This 2017 Movie Samadhi Part 1 is the first instalment in a series of films exploring Samadhi. Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word which points toward the mystical or transcendent union that is the root of all spirituality and self-inquiry.  The saints, sages and awakened beings throughout history have all learned from the wisdom of self surrender.

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THU

31 AUG  

Heather Myers                                                                              

“Who are the Quakers” Heather will give an informal explanatory talk followed by a question and answer time.

 

THU

 07 SEP  

Tony Petcopoulos                                                                        

The Heart Chakra – Doorway to the soul and seat of cosmic consciousness. 

Outline of the importance of the heart as an esoteric centre throughout the world. 

Outline of the impact of opening the Heart Centre

Outline of techniques to open the Heart Centre

Two Meditations to open the heart Centre

There will be handouts of some of the information in this presentation.

 

THU

14 SEP

Philippa Rooke

The Buddha’s Eight Fold Plan to Enlightenment                                                

This talk follows on from a previous presentation on “The Noble Eightfold Path”. This path is essentially that which leads the practitioner from the everyday mind of the prejudices, self-centeredness and opinion, to the liberated mind; the mind of clear seeing.

 

THU

21 SEP

The Theosophical Symbols                                                                         

Tonight a panel will discuss the significance and importance of the symbols on our Theosophical logo

Panel: Warren Fraser –      Ouroboros/Serpent.    Grant Harrison  – Whirling Cross/Swastika

            Glyni Cumming  -    Ankh.                           Kevin Thompson – Om/Yoga

            Joyce Thompson – The  Two Triangles/The Star of David

 28 SEP

Library Night                

 

The Theosophical Society is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of fellowship united in study, meditation and service. Theosophy encourages open-minded enquiry into world religions, philosophy, science and the arts in order to understand ourselves and our place in the universe. Theosophy holds that knowing our purpose we can succeed in bringing about a change to our own consciousness and take our world forward to benefit the whole. Website www.sunshinecoast.theosophyqld.org.au                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 2017

posted 12 Jun 2017, 18:41 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 15:19 ]

THU

06 JUL

6pm for a 6.15pm start - dinner  with the President - please bring a plate of vegetarian food to share.
7pm talk - "Rediscovering the Beautiful’: Linda Oliveira -                    
Most of the great religions include the teaching that an immortal Trinity exists. In ancient Greece, Plato taught of a trinity of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. But has the Beautiful been somewhat neglected? And is there such a thing as Yoga of Beauty? This presentation will consider these questions with special reference to the writings of Theosophist, Dr Laurence Bendit, and some inspirational examples.

 

THU

13 JUL

‘Atlantis, Lemuria, Root Races’ and Why do they matter!:  Kerry Oldfield

Kerry joined the Theosophical Society in the late 80’s.  He has a keen interest in The Ancient Wisdom Teachings, The Masters and the relevance of Theosophy to human progress/evolution of consciousness.

 

THU

20 JUL

Mastering the Basics of Wellness : Wayne Ellis

This talk will present information on the five basic principles for a healthy body/mind/spirit.  These four basics are easy to learn and make a major difference in people’s lives.

 

 

THU

27 JUL

A Special Library Evening.

Tonight you are invited to spend some time browsing through our library books.  We will have a book review and you are welcome to discuss any theosophical book at the meeting.

June 2017

posted 29 May 2017, 01:31 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 26 Jun 2017, 19:42 ]

 

THU  

01 JUN  

Are We Expecting a ‘Messiah’ or is it the ‘End of the World’: Jim Orchard

A talk based totally on H.P. Blavatsky’s writings about our present times and what to expect with “the absolute universality of the law of periodicity” (second fundamental proposition) Some tips on reading HPB’s work. How according to HPB, a primary, old, classification of the Theosophy/Wisdom Teachings was given to the Theosophical Society.

 

THU

08 JUN

“One Path, Many Paths, No Path” – Classifying the Human Journey: David Allan

This talk was originally given at the 2017 Theosophical Convention in Hobart, Tasmania.

 David is a retired Professional Engineer and has an honorary position at the University of Queensland.  He is a keen amateur astronomer and astronomical society member.

                                                                   

 

THU

15 JUN  

“The Sermon on the Mount” : Russell Sturgess

When asked how to solve the problems between Great Britain and India, Gandhi said “When your country and mine shall get together on the teachings laid down by Christ on his Sermon on the Mount, we shall have solved the problems not only of our countries but those of the whole world”. Russell Sturgess served in various forms of ministry from his late teens until his early 30s.  Inspite of leaving organised religion, Russell actively used the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount as the foundation to his spiritual journey, even to this day.  His life devotion to Service, his work, is based on the Beatitudes from the Sermon.

 

THU

22 JUN   


World Refugee Day: Bronwyn Bell and Gabby Sutherland and Buddies. 

Come along and meet these two amazing women – Bronwyn Bell from Buddies Refugee Support Group and Gabby Sutherland.

Gabby Sutherland is a whistle blower on the atrocities at Naura. She faces a two year jail term for speaking out on this carnage.  Bronwyn is an ardent worker for our local  Buddies Refugee Support Group and she will give a brief rundown on the Buddies organisation, the current situation for asylum seekers in Australia and will provide a leaflet of an updated version of Myths and facts surrounding asylum seekers. 

 

 

THU

29 JUN


*** library this evening *** 

How I meet you - Esther Pockrandt

In one of Krishnamurti’s talks he asks the question, ‘How do I meet you’. A seemingly banal question, yet is it? With reference to the Ancient Wisdom, we will take an inner reflective journey of how we could be more effectively meeting the ‘other’, indeed all of life’s expressions, in that spirit of ‘oneness’, that all wisdom traditions teach. To ‘live’ the perennial wisdom, the essence that is in fact theosophy also, that journey inwards, is after all our daily challenge and dharma, yet it is not as easy as it seems. This talk intends to strengthen our mutual endeavours along this our common, yet important journey                              *** library this evening ***

 


 

May 2017

posted 3 Apr 2017, 02:37 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 22 May 2017, 04:56 ]

Thu

04 May

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky: Janet Blake

White Lotus Day is celebrated throughout the theosophical world 08 May, to commemorate the amazing life of one of the founders of the theosophical movement – Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. .. and, a few surprises :)

 

Thu

11 May

 

Climate change: Dr  Grahame Crookham     

Grahame will present a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent assessment of the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understand the risk of  human-induced climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation.  The content draws on the contributions of reputable climate scientists, sustainability engineers, academics and the CSIRO.

 

Thu

18 May

 Understanding  Reason: Francois Billy

Taking a look at the achievement of Reason in the past, Subjecting truth to Reason.  Outlook on worldviews, their bases and their consequences in our lives. Choosing a worldview that fits our objectives.  The benefits of putting reason ahead of beliefs in the choice of a worldview. Practical tips to help put reason forward in daily life.

Thu

25 May

***** library tonight *****

Numerology and the Tarot :  Geoffrey Peckitt

Geoffrey will talk about Numerology and will relate the numbers to the lessons of the Major Arcana of the Tarot, and also the Tree of Life.

 ***** library tonight ****

 


April 2017

posted 3 Apr 2017, 02:37 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 00:15 ]


Thu

06 Apr

Serenity of being: Kevin Thompson

Tonight’s talk is based on the meaning of life. Practical applications will be discussed as to how one can change their life to a better balance between body, mind and soul.     

 

 

 

Thu

13 Apr 

 United Nations International Mother Earth Day is in a few days. Tonight we look at this incredible Ted Talk by ecologist Suzanne Simard  “How trees talk to each other in their underground network” "A forest is much more than what you see," Come along and see how trees are similar to our human families. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.  Simply amazing.   

 

 

Thu

20 Apr

Understanding electromagnetic fields and your body: LayLin

How much do we understand about electromagnetic fields (EMF) and their impact on our lives? Are all EMFs harmful? Should we be concerned? What do we need to be alert to and aware of, in terms of protecting ourselves from negative effects?    

 

 

Thu

27 Apr


Return of Buddha at the Wesak Festival: Leoni Hodgson

 Buddha and Christ are great Avatars who each respectively represent the Wisdom of God (Buddha) and the love of God (Christ).  Every year at the Taurus Full Moon, Gautama Buddha returns to bless the world.

*** library tonight *** 

 



 

march 2017

posted 8 Feb 2017, 04:34 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 29 Mar 2017, 17:06 ]



Thursday 02 March

Governor Ahok of Jakarta: Victim of a Baseless Blasphemy Charge – Haset Sali

Tonight’s talk looks at the various paradoxes in the Monolithic ReligionsThe Quran and the Bible both talk about an “eye for an eye” but they qualify this principle by saying it is best to forgive. We all know an “eye for an eye” practised fanatically would make the whole world blind. What the world needs now more than ever before is love, forgiveness and inspirational conduct aimed at achieving peace and prosperity by mediation and consultation.         

 

 

Thursday 09 March

 International Woman’s Day - The Why and the Who of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky?

Esther Pockrandt We will explore some of Helena’s early life, her extensive travels to find Truth, her inspiration and guidance that led to her life quest, her many sacrifices, and the many seeds she has left us with, for us to germinate.


Thursday 16 March 

The Inner Game with Dmitri Perno The Inner Game was devised for playing sports, games and music. 

I now look at how the INNER GAME can be applied to the “Game” of LIFE and to religious and spiritual objectives down through the ages.

 

Thursday 23 March

 What is Zen Buddhist Meditation: Barry Farrin

 Looking at the theory of Zen and the practice of Zen, how it is different to ordinary Buddhism and the benefits of Zen. The word Zen appears on shop fronts and in books of a general nature and in books for Zen students. But most people have little real understanding of the real Zen. I will remove the confusion about Zen and remove the confusion about Zen and explain how it fits into the Australian lifestyle.


UPDATE - EVENT CANCELLED - due to weather, This evening's event,
Initiation presented by Pedro Oliveira at the Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre has been cancelled..
Stay home, take care of each other and be safe. -
Please let others know and check back here or
Friday morning for updates re Friday and any weekend events.
UPDATE. EVENT CANCELLED
Thursday 30 March

** VENUE CHANGE venue will be different to usual **

Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Fifth Avenue, CottonTree

http://tiny.cc/tsthursdayinitiation

Initiation – Ancient and Modern – Pedro Oliveira

The word ‘Initiation’ is nowadays surrounded by many claims and is very often appropriated by individuals and groups to serve their own ends. 

This presentation will explore a Theosophical view of the subject which leads us to an enquiry into the nature of human spiritual transformation.

** VENUE CHANGE: venue will be different to usual **

Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Fifth Avenue, CottonTree

http://tiny.cc/tsthursdayinitiation

UPDATE - EVENT CANCELLED - due to weather, This evening's event,
Initiation presented by Pedro Oliveira at the Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre has been cancelled..
Stay home, take care of each other and be safe. -
Please let others know and check back here or
Friday morning for updates re Friday and any weekend events.
UPDATE. EVENT CANCELLED

February 2016

posted 15 Jan 2017, 18:31 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 03:18 ]

This site is currently undergoing re-construction 


February 2nd 7pm A Theosophical Evening – Our first night back for 2017. Looking at the future, setting out our goals for the year and the Why of Theosophy . Come along and meet our new office bearers, bring an enquiring mind and any questions. This will be followed by two short videos from the Dali Lama and SIr Lawrence Olivier. A light supper will be provided by your new committee – All welcome, members and non members alike. See you there :) 
https://www.facebook.com/theosophysunshinecoast/
For further information phone ph Joanna on 0422- 944075 on Jean on 0402- 805 127 ..:)





February 9th 7pm " How can you be my teacher, if you are not my student"  with Jason Alexander
This is a talk not to be missed. A closer look at our personal perspectives, philosophy's and attitudes and there functionality in our lives
For further information phone ph Joanna on 0422- 944075 on Jean on 0402- 805 127 ..:)


February 16th 7pm Adyar Day-the history and the question of relevance of this day 17th Feb to the Theosophical Movement
. This short presentation will be followed by a guided tour of the Adyar Campus in Chennai, India featuring our new international president Tim Boyd.  Tim will set out the management plan for the next five years in refurbishing the campus
For further information phone ph Joanna on 0422- 944075 on Jean on 0402- 805 127 ..:)

February 23rd 7pm An evening with Lazar Novakovitch
*** library this evening ***
Lazar continues with his very popular talks about the joy and beauty within the art of living.
Self-Inventing/Self -Innovating-
What do these words mean to you?
Are you at that point in your life when if you don’t reinvent yourself yourself you could die ?
Can you find a sense of excitement in a complete make over?
The idea of reinventing yourself is the idea that you have the free will to engage in dynamic change - does that make your Heart sing?
*** library this evening ***
All welcome - See you there :)
For further information phone ph Joanna on 0422- 944075 on Jean on 0402- 805 127 ..:)

https://www.facebook.com/theosophysunshinecoast/
http://www.sunshinecoast.theosophyqld.org.au/

Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year - public meetings resume first week February

posted 2 Dec 2016, 19:37 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 8 Feb 2017, 02:14 ]

THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN AUSTRALIA SUNSHINE COAST LODGE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2017


President

Joanna Teazis 0422- 944075 

Vice Presidents  (2)

Jean Carroll 0422 805 127

Pam Walsh

Secretary

Pam Walsh

Treasurer

Linda Davies

Membership Secretary

Bob Lawrence

Committee Members

Janet Blake

Louise Bogdanovic

Joyce Thompson

 *** for full details go to https://sites.google.com/site/theosunshinecoast/contact-1

November 2016

posted 3 Jul 2016, 22:55 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 22 Nov 2016, 02:15 ]

Annual Convention / AGM 2016 

Nominations for 2017 Committee positions close Monday November 14th. Please consider volunteering. :)

Our annual AGM is scheduled for the 24th November 2016 at the Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive

Please arrive early from 5.17pm onwards for a 5.30pm sharp start when the doors will be closed until the meeting is completed.

This will be followed by our regular meeting at 7pm when the new Committee for 2017 will be introduced and some members of the present Committee farewelled. 
November 3rd
5.15pm-6.30pm 
Study group 
👁
7pm 
H P Blavatsky, Phenomena and Science – Dr Brian Harding.

This evening we welcome Dr Brian, President of the Brisbane Lodge of The Theosophical Society. He is speaking on one of his favourite topics. Come along and bring your questions for him.

November 10th
5.15pm-6.30pm 
 ***** no study group this evening *****
👁
7pm An Intuitive Approach to the Stanzas of Dzyan
"Indeed it must be remembered that all these Stanzas appeal to the inner faculties rather than to the ordinary comprehension of the physical brain"
The purpose of this evening's talk is to stir the intuition into action. It is to circumvent some of our ordinary, analytical, verbal, logical ways of approaching ideas. It is to offer opportunities for engaging our “inner faculties.”



November 17th
7pm 
Theosophy, magic and the Mahatmas.. who are the mahatmas? 
gods? immortals ? superhumans? are we all heading in that direction 
faster than we realise?






November 24th
5.17pm for 5,30pm start AGM and Convention - members only

Annual Convention / AGM 2016 

Nominations for 2017 Committee positions close Monday November 14th. Please consider volunteering. :)

Our annual AGM is scheduled for this evening 24th November 2016 at the Buderim Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive

Please arrive early from 5.17pm onwards for a 5.30pm sharp start when the doors will be closed until the meeting is completed.

This will be followed by our regular meeting at 7pm when the new Committee for 2017 will be introduced and some members of the present Committee farewelled. 

  
***** library this evening *****
7pm..

Our Annual Christmas meeting this evening to celebrate the end of our theosophical 2016 year - supper, a few surprises, awesome discussion and new brain pathways opening..! 

*** TOS will be at our TS Christmas Party on 24th Nov ***with their Christmas Hamper – tickets still available on the night - and Jumble sale....

Please bring a plate of food to share 

***** library this evening *****

October 2016

posted 29 May 2016, 18:36 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 25 Oct 2016, 19:30 ]

October 6th 
5.15pm-6.30pm 
Study group 
👁Understanding the Psychic World – views on psychic phenomena, magic, mediumship and clairvoyance – Theosophical Views on the Human Constitution, The Field of Psychic Phenomena, H.P.Blavatsky on the Nature of Magic, Understanding Mediumship, Clairvoyance–What It Is, On Kundalinī Energy, From Psychism to Spirituality, Glossaries
7pm 
Annie Besant - a Theosophical Order of Service evening celebrating the birthday of Annie Besant  -Tonight we will be showing a DVD biography on the life of Annie Besant, social activist in Victorian London prior  to becoming the international president of the Theosophical Society and founder of the Theosophical Order of Service.  As service being implicit in the theosophical word view, after the presentation a short discussion will follow on the action and power of service
October 13th 
5.15pm-6.30pm 
Study group 
👁Understanding the Psychic World – views on psychic phenomena, magic, mediumship and clairvoyance – 
last week for this topic
 Theosophical Views on the Human Constitution, The Field of Psychic Phenomena, H.P.Blavatsky on the Nature of Magic, Understanding Mediumship, Clairvoyance–What It Is, On Kundalinī Energy, From Psychism to Spirituality, Glossaries 

7pm The Idyll of the White Lotus  - A mystery play, Sensa, adapted by Mabel Collins and Maud Hoffman

This Drama is a story which has been told in all Ages, and among every people. It is the tragedy of the Soul.

Attracted by desire, the Ruling Element in the lower nature of Man, the Soul stoops to sin, brought to itself by suffering, it turns for help to the redeeming Spirit within, and in the final sacrifice, achieves apotheosis and sheds a blessing on mankind – the 3 truths.See you there :)

October 20th 
5.15pm-6.30pm 
Study group - **** no study group this evening ****
👁
7pm
Old Man Time - the Hermit - Russell Sturgess
Old man time, the hermit, symbolises the process of ageing and its inevitable companion, death. In Sanskrit the word kala means both time and death. Death and ageing are no respecter of persons, since they do not discriminate, wise or fool, wealthy or poor. Solomon in his older years considers that he has laboured all of his life to live righteously and was blessed with great wisdom and wealth. He now questions how important it all was since ultimately there is no difference in the end between what happens to him or a fool or even a beast. They are all impacted upon by time, which ultimately results in the same outcome, death.
In this presentation Russell will be exploring the concepts of death and time, through a theosophical lens, as depicted by the Hermit in the Marseille Tarot

October 27th 
***** library this evening *****
please remember to bring your books back for our November library audit.
5.15pm-6.30pm 
Study group - 
An Intuitive Approach to the Seven Stanzas of Dzyan
👁
7pm 13 short talks about the mystery of the number 13 and then 'open-mike' for any and every one who has something to share. Come along and join in the fun
The number 13 and it's theosophical significance for our Lodge and ourselves.
October 14th was our Lodge's 13th birthday 🌟This evening will be a series of short talks, each no longer than 6 mins, on topics ranging from initiation steps in ancient Egypt, esoteric adolescence, service, mediation, esoteric astrology, numerology, the golden stairs and much more . We will also have time for an 'open-mike' session to read a quote, play a youtube clip, music, or anything else you want to contribute..
See you there :)
**optional** -bring a small plate of food to share over a cuppa
***** library this evening *****
please remember to bring your books back for our November library audit.

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