Programs and Courses


For most activities, contributions by non-members: $6; members $3, will help to defray the expenses of running the Lodge. Donations toward the cost of providing refreshments are welcome.

Programs and courses, unless otherwise stated as ‘TS Members Only’, are for members and those interested in these subjects.

 

Wednesday Lecture Program

Program for August and September 2017

August

Wednesday
2nd

1:00pm

H.P. Blavatsky on Occult Science and “Occultism” – Dara Tatray

HPB’s unconventional approach to occult science may be gleaned from her stance on occultism generally, that ‘occultism differs from Magic and other secret sciences as the immortal spirit of Man differs from the mortal clay’.

Wednesday
9th
1:00pm
 
Discover and Experience Tesla Metamorphosis® – Anya Petrovic

Tesla Metamorphosis ® attracts great interest because:

  • Clients report healings from many diseases that are considered incurable, such as cancer, AIDS, lupus, spine injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome, even healings from physically damaged spine and birth deformities.
  • Tesla Waves enhance the evolution of human consciousness.
  • Some unique phenomena connected to Tesla Metamorphosis®

Also, healings happen very quickly. Most of the time, three sessions are enough. Tesla waves are unique for this modality. Unlike Hertzian waves, they become stronger with distance. They are accessed directly from active ether (the Field), (there are no machines involved). Nikola Tesla called them “non-Hertzian”, and explained that they are multidimensional, and that they are in the domain of some new physics.

Though with the majority of people the interest for Tesla Metamorphosis is aroused because of healings from “incurable” maladies, the effect of Tesla Waves on the evolution of human consciousness might be even more important. The PIP camera images of all the students after finishing Tesla Metamorphosis I seminar show that the predominant colour in their auras is purple. Purple colour is not a common colour for human aura. In Vedanta, there is a meditation for elevating the consciousness level. It starts from the Root Chakra, which is red, up through the seven main chakras, finishing with the Crown Chakra which is purple.

This indicates that the frequencies of Tesla Waves can enhance the frequency level of our consciousness to the frequency level of our Crown Chakra. As our consciousness evolves – our resources expand. This also explains how all students manage to create communication with their clients on the level of the conscious, subconscious and integrative mind, though they were not aware of such abilities before.

Wednesday
16th
1:00pm
“Awake: The Life of Yogananda” –  DVD presentation introduced by Pamela Peterson

Enjoy this unique biopic about Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. Here we are told the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and vérité.

Wednesday
23rd
1:00pm
Vastu Shastra Ancient Indian Vedic Feng Shui – Anthony Ashworth

This talk will be both an introduction to the poetic art and craft of Vastu & how humanity has and can now engage with our spaces & places to bring forth a richer more deeply connected life, as well as an introduction to Vastu but with practice ideas on how to apply these principles to your own homes and places. 

 Wednesday
30th
1:00pm
Jiddu Krishnamurti and His Work – Colin Hankins

Following a brief summary of the life of Krishnamurti, Colin will talk about the ‘messages’ he wished to share, drawing mainly from his signature book, ‘The First and Last Freedom’, and adding some rare things that he said in his videotaped public talks and discussions, things that struck Colin as being important.  He will then share the few brief personal meetings he had with Krishnamurti, and the impact these had on him.

 

September

Wednesday
6th
1:00pm
Core Tenets of the Gnostic Tradition – Richard Larkin

Richard will give an overview of Gnosticism, its philosophy and its place in history, with short readings from classic Gnostic scriptures and poems.

Wednesday
13th
1:00pm
The Faith and Ecology Network – Anne Lanyon

A practical example of people from different faiths and the sciences coming together to learn from each other for the good of our common home.

Wednesday
20th
1:00pm
The Circle of Life – Rosalind Bradley

Ros will speak about the process of collecting stories for her book where people from all walks of life share their insights and wisdom about death and dying. Contributors share their thoughts on an image or passage which most accurately expresses death to them. Describing their unique experiences, they reveal that beyond the heartache and the mystery, death can teach us invaluable lessons on how we live our lives.

Wednesday
27th
1:00pm
The Power of Music and Mysticism – Ben-Zion Weiss

The talk will explore the teachings of the great Sufi teacher and Classical Indian Musician: Hazrat Inayat Khan on music and mysticism and how these were transmitted to Murshid Samuel Lewis, who created the Dance of Universal Peace. An intersecting link in this process was Ida Martin, a Theosophist and Kabbalist who lived in San Francisco in the early 20th century and who was the first person in the West to be initiated as a Sufi Murshida (Master) by Hazrat Inayat Khan. Samuel Lewis was also initiated as a Murshid and studied with Murshida Rabia Martin for a number of years. In the late 60s he created the Dances of Universal Peace in San Francisco, that fulfilled Hazrat Inayat Khan’s mission to harmonise East and West through music. The recent visit of Pir Shabda Kahn to Sydney demonstrates how this process of harmonising through music is continuing in over 50 countries to this day.


Special Groups (Special Events – see Special Events page)

2nd and 4th
Wednesdays
4:00pm – 5:00pm
 “The Bhagavad Gita”

The “Bhagavad Gita” is one of the most cherished classics of world spirituality. Its teachings encourage the student to find peace, balance and wisdom in daily life.

This is an interactive class that encourages participation while remaining focused on Sri Krishna’s teaching to Arjuna and its relevance to our lives.

Led by Pedro Oliveira (National Education Co-ordinator)

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

2nd and 4th
Fridays
10:00am – 12:00pm
 “The Birth of Humanity from The Secret Doctrine – The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy”Convenor:  Rosanna Cummins

These classes, following Pablo Sender’s Course, will be held on every 2nd and fourth Friday of the month from 10:00am to 12:00pm for six classes as per the following dates:

11th and 25th August

8th, 22nd and 29th September

13th October

I plan to structure the class by beginning with a short meditation, followed by the viewing of half of the video, then a short tea break.  After the viewing of the remainder of the video, there will be some time for class discussion and questions. 

Depending on its success, the Course may then be extended to other Pablo Sender videos or related material from the Theosophical Society Headquarters.


Members’ Circle

Blavatsky Lodge of the Theosophical Society [Members only]

A forum for members, 2nd Saturday each month at 1:00pm (doors open at 12:30pm).

Note: These meetings include commemoration of 3 festive occasions, as close to the day as possible; Adyar Day on Feb 17 (for Adyar as a spiritual centre and focus, the passing of Henry Olcott and the birth of Charles Leadbeater), White Lotus Day on May 8 (for the passing of Helena Blavatsky), and Founders Day on Nov 17 (for the founding of the TS).

August 2017

Saturday
10th
1:00pm

The Members’ Circle Program continues the study of the Great Religious Traditions of the World.

The speakers are dedicated members of the Lodge who willingly gave their precious time and effort to share their study of the different traditions in the light of Theosophy.

Brian Parry, a long standing member of the TS and now a Blavatsky Lodge member, will explore the teachings of Judaism. Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people; it is diverse and has many-sided traditions. It also refers to the faith and practices of the descendants of ancient Israel. Brian will delve deeper into its theosophical aspects.

Wendy Fitzpatrick, who is our dedicated librarian and also a dedicated member of the Blavatsky Lodge, will look at the esoteric aspects of Christianity. Christianity is by far the largest religion in the world practised by 31% of the human population. Christianity refers to the teachings of Jesus Christ, but it is splintered into many denominations and groups. Wendy will mention some aspects of the Liberal Catholic Church where some notable theosophists were devout practitioners, such as Bishop James Wedgewood and CWL.

 

September 2017

Saturday
8th

1:00pm

The Members’ Circle Program continues the study of the Great Religious Traditions of the World.

The speakers are dedicated members of the Lodge who willingly gave their precious time and effort to share their study of the different traditions in the light of Theosophy.

Cassandra Au, a valued member of the Lodge, is delving into Confucianism. Although not considered a religion, it is a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius 2,500 years ago and further developed by his disciples, notably Mencius. It has become the cornerstone of Chinese culture, and has far-reaching effects not just in China but also its neighbours in the Far East.

Jenny Lee-Robbins, another valued member of the Lodge, is presenting the teachings of Sikhism, one of the major religions of India. “Where there are active Sikhs, there is God.”  Jenny will be exploring the origins, history, philosophy and beliefs of the Sikh religion.

 

All TS Members from around the world are Welcome


Theosophical Order of Service (T.O.S)

“A union of all who love for the service of all who suffer”.

TOS MEETING: Led by Richard Larkin and Lucille Crocker.
Discussion of current welfare topics and other issues.
TOS Members & Friends Welcome
4th Saturday each month.
If you would like to become actively involved, there is a business meeting which commences at 12:15 pm prior to the presentation.

August 2017

Saturday
26th
2:00pm

The TOS Open Circle Presents:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Part 2

A DVD Presentation

In Part 2, we continue our look at the way the process of death is dealt with in Tibetan culture. It includes a look at the soul’s journey in the Bardo state after death.

All donations will go to the TOS Refugee Appeal in Italy.

All Welcome!

September 2017

Saturday
23rd
2:00pm

The TOS Open Circle Presents:

“My Life is My Argument”: The life of Albert Schweitzer

Presented by Isolde Sueltemeyer: German Section member and student of the German mystic tradition.

A film about the life and work of the famous doctor and missionary in Africa.

All donations will go to the Animal Dispensary at Adyar.

All Welcome!


Courses Program

Theosophy
Religion, Philosophy, Science
Including the Arts and related subjects

Ongoing study classes August and September 2017

For most activities, contributions by non-members $6 and members $3, help defray expenses.
Donations towards the cost of refreshments are welcome.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am.
Miracles Do Happen by Brian Weiss.
Led by June Coyle

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 11:10am – 12:10pm.
“The Key to Theosophy”
by HP Blavatsky.

The “Key to Theosophy” was written by HPB in the format of questions and answers about the Society and its Teachings, and provides an outline of what HPB had in her mind about the work of the Society she created.
Led by Dianne Kynaston
(Resident Head of The Manor and previous NSW State Representative)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am.
“The Etheric Double”
– a Theosophical book by Arthur Powell

Led by Cassandra Au

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 11:10am – 12:10pm.
“Alvin Boyd Kuhn’s Collection”
by Alvin Boyd Kuhn.Led by Robin Bird

 

Meditation

Meditation Weekly Program

Wednesdays 3:00pm to 3:30pm in the Meditation Room on the Mezzanine.

‘Open Circle Meditation’ session. Your 30 minutes slice of Inner Peace!!

A Guided Meditation session for compassion and harmony, led by Lucille Crocker and Richard Larkin.

Join our circle to send out thoughts of healing and harmony to a world that so sorely needs peace.

Everybody is invited to come along.


Fridays 12:00pm – 1:00pm with Sally Gray
Healing and Relaxation by Guidance Visualisation

The Blavatsky Lodge Meditation Room is a beautiful place. A sanctuary of peace, to feel at ease, to revive, and to rejuvenate. A place to restore your body and physical well-being; releasing your mind and body tension.

To expand and harness your energy, to embrace tranquillity and harmony with guidance in healing and relaxing meditation.

Come and be connected with your spiritual energy.

All are very welcome.