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Public Programs

Meetings will be held online through zoom and/or in person as noted.

These programs are seasonal, running only from around mid-September to mid-June.
$5 suggested donation is much appreciated.

Friday evening programs 
7-9 pm
$5+ suggested donation

Nonviolent Communication | Deanne Bedner

November 17 |  FRIDAY |  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Speaker will be in-person. You can attend at the Lodge or at home.
For Zoom registration to attend at home:

"Nonviolent Communication" is a way of being in the world whose purpose is to serve life and create connection in such a way that everyone's needs can be met. It is also called Compassionate Communication and was named to be in alignment with Martin Luther King and Ghandi.

Hear about, and practice using a "Needs Lens" to view ourselves and the world. NVC fosters deep listening, respect, and empathy and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. Some people use NVC to respond compassionately to themselves, some to create greater depth in their personal relationships, and still others to build effective relationships at work or in the political arena.

This presentation will share the basic concepts and give you a chance to practice some of the ideas.


Deanne Bednar has been practicing this approach in her life and has worked with interns at the Strawbale Studio in Oxford, Michigan for more than 10 years.

Open Group Study - Reading Followed by Discussion

November 17 |  FRIDAY |  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Attend In-Person at the Lodge


Join us for open group study. Theosophical material for reading will be shared followed by discussion. Group study is a main feature in Theosophical study centers and lodges across the world and is a way to develop abstract thinking and intuition, important factors for spiritual development.

What material is chosen for a theosophical group study? We keep the following in mind:


Dr. John Algeo, past international Vice-President of the Theosophical Society and prolific writer and study guide creator, wrote on "What Should Theosophical Groups Study." One of his closing remarks, after reviewing the "Freedom of Thought" and "Freedom of the Society" statements adopted by the General Council (governing body of the international TS) is as follows:

"The purpose of Theosophical groups is to study Theosophy and make it known to others. That purpose can be realized by focusing on the primary Theosophical tradition, not in any narrow sense, but in all its richness and variety. It can also be realized by applying the Theosophical tradition as a lens through which to view a range of other relevant topics. The keynote to keep in mind is that Theosophy is everything, but not everything is Theosophy."

Parallel parking along the building, the market next door, or surrounding side streets. 

$5+ suggested donation

Theosophy & more

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The Theosophical Society in America ($72/year)

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($40/year with a $10 discount for your first year)

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