August 2014

posted 4 Aug 2014, 17:35 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 28 Aug 2014, 06:40 ]

Buderim - 

At the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim 

For further information phone Carmen French (President) 07-5495 6980 or Janet Blake (Vice-President) 0419 507234 /  0416 442962  

Thursday 7th August

7:00pm "DVD/Discussion/supper - John Algeo - Re-incarnation the untrue facts"  

Gives compelling scientific evidence suggestive of reincarnation. Reincarnation is typically associated with Eastern religions or philosophies, but over the past 100 years or so, the idea has taken hold in the West. Some prominent people who have believed in reincarnation include Carl Jung, Benjamin Franklin, General Patton, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and many others. One reason for the continued popularity of reincarnation is the general explanatory power that idea has for addressing some of the fundamental questions of life. Another reason is that scientific evidence supporting the idea of rebirth continues to mount. In this program, John Algeo presents some of the compelling evidence supporting the theory of reincarnation along with a few common objections voiced by the skeptics. Dr. Algeo also explores the puzzling and rather paradoxical statement once made by J. Krishnamurti to a close friend: “Reincarnation is a fact, but it is not true.”

Thursday 14th August

7:00pm "TOS in Action - a Theosophical Order of Service evening"

Jean Carroll will speak on TOS National Projects and Karen Shakespeare wil share some of her overseas experiences doing TOS work

Thursday 21st August 

7:00pm "DVD, Supper and discussion Self-transformation & the Future of Religion”

The presentation format will be dvd, discussion and supper.  Join us this evening watching a DVD presentation by Radha Burnier and then discussion exploring this engaging topic. 

Thursday 28th August 

7:00pm "Emotional Intelligence aka Embracing Empathy ...Ric Colclough   

Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world,” says President Barak Obama. His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  “ …the capacity to temporarily suspend insisting on your own viewpoint, but rather to look from the other person’s perspective.” Two of the most influential leaders on our planet say this about empathy? Dan Goleman, author of ‘Emotional Intelligence’,  “ … emotionally, an act of empathy is a masterly tension reducer.”  Some rap!

What is empathy in action … and its connection with emotional intelligence, brain plasticity and  chronic illness? Join us this evening and find out