July 2013

posted 28 Jun 2013, 21:37 by Sunshine Coast Lodge Theosophical Society Australia   [ updated 11 Jul 2013, 03:12 ]

July 5th                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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 10th WEDNESDAY 
*** extraordinary Wednesday meeting *** talk and supper afterwards  
7pm “What are our Psychic Powers?” Linda Oliveira (Australian National President)
What is power? What are psychic powers? Are our spiritual powers the same as psychic powers? In this presentation, we will explore both types of powers, with reference to subtler fields of human consciousness and reincarnation. Our latent spiritual powers may be more familiar than we imagine, and yet are remarkably challenging to realise fully. What are they? 

July 12th
7pm "Relationships Part 2"- Lazar Novakovitch
Laz will facilitate an inter-active discussion on relationships

July 19th
7pm  "The First Storytellers"- Joseph Campbell DVD Episode 3 in The Power of Myth series. 
All of our culture's rituals have their roots in the myths of ancient hunters who told stories and performed rituals to bring their lives into harmony with nature. Joseph John Campbell (March 26,1904 - October 30,1987) was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience.

July 26th                                                                                                                                                                                                         7pm  "Falun Gong" - John Dowie                                                                                                                                                                            Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is All of our culture's 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