March 2013

posted 25 Feb 2013, 04:37 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 6 May 2013, 21:52 ]

March 7th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7pm Theosophical Order of Service: "Out of Kenya – a fundraiser":  Kaz Shakespeare & Margaret Briggs   

Come along and hear this beautiful story of how a friendship with positive action has developed.Ben from Mblori Village in Kenya spoke at our lodge approx 3yrs ago. Thanks to Ben’s connection with Kaz and Margaret, our TOS fundraising is now helping the families in his village.This evening will be in the form of a Marketing Evening with different stalls and a raffle. We know that we can rely on your generous spirit to support this humane appeal and learn about village life in Kenya

March 14th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
7pm "After Death States’ and their Importance to Life and Spiritual Practice:  Barry Bowden" 

This talk is about what happens to us in the ‘after death state’ and why it does.  As nature has a reason for everything, the idea of punishment is born of ignorance.  Instead we should be seeing ourselves as the master of our destiny. If we do suffer it is simply because we do not understand the laws of nature. This also has the greatest impact on us while we are still ‘alive’ as we can see the mirroring of spiritual practice in the after death life.

March 21st                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7pm "Understanding ‘Me’ " : Francois Billy

"How we understand ourselves determines the way we understand the world and how we feel and behave in this world. We identify ourselves with some aspects of our life.  What are the implications of this identification: the fear of death, the need to compare, to judge, the requirement to submit to God. If we want to free ourselves of torments, to be serene Is this the best way to apprehend reality or is there an alternative

6:30pm - library

March 28th 

5:45pm - doors open/5:50pm - doors close for meditation until 6:20pm -  

7pm  "2013 Convention Talk" :  Jean Carroll, Carmen French, Elena Patten     

Three of our members recently attended the week-long Annual Convention of the Theosophical Society in Melbourne and would like to share with all who could not go, what insights they gained and inspiration they have taken away with them for this, our TS year, living in a Contemporary world