Class Descriptions

Sunday

Meditation Treatise by First Panchen Lama
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Study on the power of shamatha and vipashyana and their application on the mind during meditation. Reading and discussion from different texts, from the ancient Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

The Voice of the Silence applied to Meditation
10:30 a.m to 12:00 pm
Study of the transformative practices to make the mind a useful tool along the spiritual path. Readings and discussion from Theosophical and Dzogchen texts

Basic Texts
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
The fundamental principles of Theosophy, discussed in an informal setting designed for inquirers and newer students

Isis Unveiled
12:15 to 1:30 pm
H. P. Blavatsky’s first major work, published in 1877, was a landmark effort to present the Ancient Wisdom by tracing its roots throughout Western and Eastern religion, science and philosophy

Wednesday

Bhagavad-Gita
1:00 to 2:15 pm
A portion of the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata, this timeless dialog between the teacher, Krishna, and his disciple, Arjuna, remains a central keynote in the eternal, inner battle within each human being.
William Q. Judge’s masterful rendition remains among the best and most insightful editions ever produced

Basic Theosophy:
The Ocean of Theosophy, by William Q. Judge, and
Answers to Questions on the “Ocean,” by Robert Crosbie
6:15 to 7:20 pm
A great introduction to the principles of Theosophy based on the wisdom and knowledge of the ancient, esoteric Doctrines.  These beginning texts were written in a more simplistic, easy to understand format; there aim, essentially, was to reach anyone from any kind of background or ability.  It touches on such topics as: The afterlife, cause & effect, what a human being is physically, psychologically and spiritually, understanding the cosmos and it laws of operation, the history of humanity and the planet, and truths to aid any person investigating knowledge they can apply directly toward their own spiritual aspirations and development.

The Secret Doctrine
7:30 to 8:45 pm
It is regarded as the most comprehensive text of the Theosophical movement divided into two volumes: Cosmogenesis (the Universe) and Anthropogenesis (Humankind).  Written by H P Blavatsky, it remains as a one of Western society’s greatest achievements embodying the original Eastern Esoteric Teachings.  It also illuminates the timeless fragments of knowledge and wisdom veiled in both the symbols and allegories of nearly every Mystery sect or Tradition known today and those lost throughout the Ages.