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Friday evening programs
7-9 pm EST on Zoom
April 22, 2022
Documentary viewing followed by discussion
Facilitated by Kate Gould
This film tells the story of Laïla Del Monte, a world-famous animal communicator. Animal communication is the ability to understand what the animal feels using intuition and empathy. This phenomenon, born in the USA, is now spreading to Europe. Quite a few certitudes are being questioned and just as the latest discoveries in ethology show, the frontier between Man and Animal is becoming thinner.
Through a series of encounters with specialists, Laïla shows that animals feel a wide range of emotions and that they do, in fact, have a conscience. This is a unique testimony, which broadens the way we look at animals and invites us to undertake the very same journey within our inner selves.
April 29, 2022
Chinese Philosophy and the I Ching
Presentation by Daya Kujansuu
This presentation will include an overview of Chinese philosophies with an emphasis on Taoism. It will conclude with key points from Carl Jung's forward to The Wilhelm/Baynes English translation of the I-Ching. What's the difference between synchronicity, chance, and statistical probability? Daya has studied and taught yoga, metaphysics, astrology, and Kabbalah for over 40 years.
May 6, 2022
White Lotus Day
White Lotus Day, May 8, is a Theosophical celebration and commemoration of the life and death of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, a co-founder of the Theosophical Society who played an integral role in its birth and development.
When asked how we, theosophists, could remember her, HPB included the following in her last Will and Testament:
“I desire that yearly, on the anniversary of my death some of my friends should assemble at the Headquarters of the Theosophical Society and read a chapter of Edwin Arnold’s Light of Asia and Bhagavad Gita.”
In addition to viewing a part of a lecture related to White Lotus Day, we will take part in the meditative reading of these beautiful texts as HPB wished.
Presentation by Hartmut Segolla
The Kindness of All Beings
To overcome a sense of fear, alienation, and loneliness, it is helpful to consider the benefits we receive from others and when we do so we may be surprised to find how many people have done things that are helpful to us.
Don't know if you want to add the next sentence (who knows what is happening by May?)
At a time of war and people going back into their corners and arming themselves, it is all the more important to focus on what actually holds our lives together
Hartmut studied Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rimpoche and other Tibetan teachers for over 30 years and is a Jewel Heart instructor. He has been working as Program Director of Jewel Heart since 2002. In 2011 he co-founded the Jewel Heart Bloomfield Hills Chapter, offering regular meditation - and Buddhist classes throughout the year.
Points to Ponder with Daya Kujansuu
Guidelines for Entering the Spiritual Path
Presentation by Mary Jo Kokochak
“Light on the Path” is a classic of spiritual literature. A book to be studied with intuition is a guide for walking the path to enlightenment. Join us as we uncover the work we must do on our psychological nature, and explore the instructions it gives us for discovering the Sacred Way.
Mary Jo Kokochak has served as a librarian at the Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America in Wheaton, IL and at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy in Ojai, CA.
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