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“Absolute Cinema” Movie Night: The Matrix, April 3



April 3:  The Matrix

Films and discussion from a Theosophic perspective

First Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM

Theosophy Hall

Upstairs Pathfinder Room

All Welcome       No Charge

Each month, students select a film, then view and critique it:

  • What theosophical principles were portrayed?
  • What did the film makers get right?
  • What did they miss?
  • Was it a useful film that advanced the cause of Universal Brotherhood, or other key concepts?
  • How well did it convey its message?

“Absolute Cinema”: Movie Night at Theosophy Hall

“Absolute Cinema”: Movie Night

March, 2018:  The Secret Life of Plants
February, 2018:  Theosophy Extracted: Consciousness in Science
January, 2018:  The Physician
December, 2017: The River/ La Fleuve
November, 2017: The Physician
October, 2017: The Serpent and the Rainbow
September, 2017:  Phenomenon
August, 2017:  The Wizard of Oz
July, 2017:  Theosophy Animated: “Futurama Night”
June, 2017: Baraka
May, 2017:  Lucy
April, 2017:  August Rush
March, 2017:  “The Illustration of Unity and the powers latent in the Monad”: a collage of insightful videos
February, 2017:  What Dreams May Come
January, 2017: Crash
December, 2016: Eyes Wide Shut
November, 2016: Brazil
October, 2016: The Sixth Sense

Theosophy Summer Study, July 2017



JULY 27, 28 and 29

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
All Welcomed for Exploration and Discussion
Morning Sessions: The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky
Afternoon Sessions:  The writings of William Q. Judge and Robert Crosbie
Topics based on the interest of those who attended
Friends and fellow students gathered for serious discussion, real Theosophy and good company
Drop-ins always welcome
Potluck Lunch

LA Times Festival of Books, April 22 & 23, 2017


For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from the L.A. Lodge hosted a table at the largest book fair in the U.S.

Visitors asked questions, learned about Theosophy, received free sample literature and bought books

Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017

University of Southern California (USC) campus

Theosophy Summer Study, August 2016


AUGUST 18, 19 and 20
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open Forum Exploration and Discussion
Morning Sessions: The writings of H. P. Blavatsky
Afternoon Sessions:  The writings of William Q. Judge and Robert Crosbie
Fellow students gathered for serious discussion, real Theosophy and good company,
with a shared potluck lunch

World Parliament of Religions, October 15-19, 2015

Student volunteers from several ULT Lodges hosted a Book Table/Information Booth

as well as several Workshops on Theosophy at the


Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

October 15 thru 19, 2015
The Parliament is the oldest, the largest and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faiths and traditions
The first Parliament took place in 1893, at which William Q. Judge and other  Theosophists spoke
The second was held in 1993 in Chicago, with students participating from ULT and other theosophical groups
Over 10,000 people from a multitude of religious faiths and backgrounds attended the 2015 event
Further information about past and future Parliaments can be found at:
World Parliament of Religions

White Lotus Day 2014

White Lotus Day

ULT @ LA Times Festival of Books 2014

Students from ULT LA participated in the Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books 2014 at the University of Southern California in support of the publication of The Secret Doctrine Dialogues: H.P. Blavatsky Talks with Students.

Dozens of students staffed the booth in two, eight-hour days on April 12 & 13 and we had many great conversations with interested inquirers. We all think the weekend was a great success.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth and we look forward to seeing you again!



Judge Day 2014

William Quan Judge
(April 13, 1851 – March 21, 1896)

THE Masters once wrote that we should not be thinking on our good or bad Karma, but should do our duty on every hand and at every opportunity, unmindful of what may result to us… We are all bound up together in one coil of Karma and should ever strive by good acts, good thoughts and high aspirations, to lift a little of the world’s heavy Karma, of which our own is a part. Indeed, no man has any Karma of his own unshared by others; we share each one in the common Karma, and the sooner we perceive this and act accordingly the better it will be for us and for the world.

The Vahan, August 1, 1891

William Quan Judge was born in Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1851. His family emigrated in 1864 to New York where he specialized in corporate law (New York State Bar, 1872). A co-founder with H. P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott of The Theosophical Society in 1875, he later became General Secretary of its American Section and Vice President of the International Society. In this capacity he organized and presided over the Theosophical Congress at the World’s Parliament of Religions held in Chicago during the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Through his writing and extensive lecturing around the United States, he helped make theosophy known and respected. He died in New York City on March 21, 1896 at the age of 44. (via The Theosophical Society, Pasadena)

Always loved and remembered, ULT lodges around the world observe March 21st as “Judge Day”.

Read more about William Q. Judge:

Books by William Quan Judge available from Theosophy Company (English & Spanish editions).