July 2013

posted 28 Jun 2013, 21:38 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 1 Aug 2013, 20:28 ]

July 4th                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7pm "Ramana Maharshi: his life, his teaching and his significance" - Bernie Michel

Ramana Maharshi, who died in 1950, was a great teacher in the non-dualist tradition. He advocated a process of self-enquiry to highlight the consciousness that lies beyond our small and separate sense of self. In this way he continues a philosophy that goes back to the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.

July 11th
6:15 pm for pot-luck dinner.
7pm  “Zen and the Ox-Herding Pictures:  Discovering Who we Are” - Linda Oliveira, (Australian National President)
Various spiritual traditions point to the importance of Self-discovery.  In this presentation we will consider some interesting aspects of the Zen Buddhist tradition, particularly one version of the Ox-Herding Pictures painted in the 15th century which helps us to understand the process of our gradual unfoldment as more fully awake human beings, through the medium of some fascinating and deeply metaphorical images

July 18th
7pm  "Sacrifice and  Bliss"- Joseph Campbell DVD Episode 4 in The Power of Myth series. 
 In the fourth episode of The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell discuss the role of sacrifice in myth - including a mother's sacrifice for her child - and the need for all of us to find our sacred places in the midst of today's fast-paced world.  In this DVD, the two discuss where heroism can be witnessed in modern society.

July 25th

7pm "Falun Gong" - John Dowie                                                                                                                                                                                Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is an ancient practice of exercise and meditation, based on the timeless principles or Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. It is a traditional qigong with its roots in ancient Chinese culture By practicing the five gentle exercises and following these three principles, a practitioner can improve, body and spirit to enjoy good health, increased energy levels and reduced stress. These benefits come from the exercises and more importantly, from living these three principles