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marzo 15, 2019
  • Fundamental Challenges: Living the Insights Offered by J Krishnamurti

    March 15 - 17
    Friday 7:30 – 9 pm, Saturday 10 – noon and 2 – 4 pm, Sunday 10 – noon

    Without understanding what the so-called teachings are, their fundamental intention, we remain like travelers in a foreign land without a map. We will explore together:

    • “There are no teachings.” (J Krishnamurti) Then what are the teachings?
    • Two realities: A problem can’t be solved at the same level that of the problem was created.
    • Direct Experience vs Concept, Living in Insight
    • Only One Enlightenment.
    • The Problem of the “Self” Who Grasps? What Becomes?
    • Always Awakening, Complete Attention Without a Center.
    • It is always now. Now is all there is. How does this change how we conceive of our life and death?

    The focus is not to interpret the teachings but examine, explore and discover what the teachings are. Source materials will be Always Awakening, The Buddha’s Realization Krishnamurti’s Insight, the new first–generation video series, and other materials.
    Series $50, Single session $15

    Michael Mendizza is an author, educator, documentary filmmaker, and founder of Touch the Future, a nonprofit learning design center. Michael’s latest books are Always Awakening, Buddha’s Realization Krishnamurti’s Insight and Playful Wisdom, which describes the profound transformations adults and children can share during the first critical two years, an unprecedented study for new or returning fathers and mothers. Visit him at michael@ttfuture. org and http://www.alwaysawakening.com.

marzo 19, 2019
  • The Journey of Transformation

    Ravi Ravindra
    Eleven Weekday Mornings

    The Journey of Transformation

    March 19 – 22, 26 – 29, Tuesday – Friday 10 – noon
    April 2 – 4, Tuesday – Thursday 10 – noon

    The one single lesson of all the scriptures and sacred writings is that unless searchers undergo a radical transformation of the whole of their being, they cannot come to the Truth or God or the Real. In this course we will explore the various steps and stages of transformation as understood in the Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred literature and in the teachings of a few modern sages such as Blavatsky, Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff. The journey begins with an impartial self-inquiry, gradually leading to an increasingly willing submission to the Cosmic Intelligence pervading the vast universe.
    Series $138, Single session $15

    Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of physics, philosophy and comparative religion. He has authored many papers in physics, philosophy and religion and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life.

marzo 29, 2019
  • From Siddhartha Gautama to the Buddha

    Ravi Ravindra and Priscilla Murray
    Friday Evening – Saturday

    From Siddhartha Gautama to the Buddha

    March 29 – 30
    Friday 7:30 – 9 pm, Saturday 10 – noon and 2 – 4 pm

    Based on the generally accepted narration of the life of Siddhartha Gautama, we will explore how he, born as a prince, was transformed into the Buddha, an Enlightened Being undertaking to set the wheel of Dharma in motion for the welfare of other searchers. During the workshop we hope to explore the experience of the various temptations and threats brought by Mara. We will try some relevant exercises to understand the famous remark of the Buddha: “Look within, you are the Buddha.”
    Three sessions $45, Single session $15

    Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of physics, philosophy and comparative religion. He has authored many papers in physics, philosophy and religion and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life.

    Priscilla Murray has a BSc in mathematics, MA in philosophy and a PhD in education. Now retired, she has taught at all levels of education from primary school to the post–graduate level.  She was the associate editor of the eight–volume series The Inner Journey: Views from the Great Traditions.

abril 16, 2019
  • The Sermon on the Mount: A WisdomTeaching for the Modern World

    Cynthia Overweg
    Four Mornings

    The Sermon on the Mount: A WisdomTeaching for the Modern World

    April 16 – 19
    Tuesday – Friday 10 – noon


    The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most powerful and influential wisdom teachings ever given. It was radical and revolutionary, and it challenged religious and secular authorities with its call for mercy, compassion, freedom from oppression, and spiritual unfoldment without the burden of dogma or the abuse of power. The teaching that the Christ gave more than two thousand years ago is as meaningful today as it was then, perhaps more than we realize.  We have yet to understand the wisdom of what was said. The focus of this series will be on deeper insights into the eight Beatitudes, arguably the most beautiful, elusive and compelling portion of the Sermon. We'll explore the spiritual and ethical values it conveys to our turbulent and violet world, and the inner transformation that the Christ consciousness points to beyond tradition and dogma.

    Series $50, Single session $15

    Cynthia Overweg is an educator, writer and retreat leader. Her focus is on the interconnectedness of life and our shared aspirations to live in wholeness and peace. She has written many articles about the spiritual quest and is author of the forthcoming book, The Silence We Don't Know.  Cynthia's work has won awards from the National Endowment of the Arts and the American Film Institute. For more info: http://www.cynthiaoverweg.com

abril 20, 2019
  • Renewal: Finding Peace in Troubled Times

    Cynthia Overweg
    One Day Retreat

    Renewal:  Finding Peace in Troubled Times

    April 20
    Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

    Spring is a time of renewal. Flowers bloom with vibrant color, birdsong fills the air, and all of nature is alive with new energy and beauty. But does this renewal happen within us? Are we renewing our energy, vitality, and creativity? The noise and chaos of today's world do not support our need for renewal, so it's up to us to create a space where that can happen. This retreat is an opportunity to renew your spirit in a supportive and quiet atmosphere where inner tranquility is lovingly welcomed like an old friend. We will rest the body and mind in Stillness and see if we can discover an inner spaciousness that is free from thought, worry and anxiety.

    A box vegetarian lunch is available on Saturday or participants may bring their own vegetarian lunch.

    Pre–registration is required.
    Retreat,  $35
    Lunch, $13

    Cynthia Overweg is an educator, writer and retreat leader. Her focus is on the interconnectedness of life and our shared aspirations to live in wholeness and peace. She has written many articles about the spiritual quest and is author of the forthcoming book, The Silence We Don’t Know. Cynthia’s work has won awards from the National Endowment of the Arts and the American Film Institute. For more info: www. cynthiaoverweg.com

abril 23, 2019
  • Sainted Art: Giotto’s Life of “St Francis of Assisi “ in 28 Frescoes

    Sr Gabriele Uhlein
    Four Mornings

    Sainted Art: Giotto’s Life of  “St Francis of Assisi “ in 28 Frescoes

    April 23 – 26
    Tuesday – Friday 10 – noon

    Mystical, magical and full of spiritual symbolism, the remarkable frescoes of Giotto in the great Basilica of St. Francis shine with spirit. Painted only 70 years after the saint’s death at a moment of great cultural shift, they tell a remarkable story. Join Sr Gabriele as she explores both the spiritual and artistic milestones these frescoes in Assisi represent. Be amazed at the contemporary synchronicities and the wisdom they offer for our own time of shift.  Each session will include meditation and conversation.
    Series $50, Single session $15

    Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD Franciscan, spiritual psychologist and artist, Sister Gabriele has dedicated over 40 years to recovering and celebrating the experience and wisdom of the Christian mystics as well as the exploration and integration of contemporary spiritual thought, both East and West. Her classes range from contemplative meditation sessions to an in–depth exploration of on–going spiritual and communal transformation. She currently lives and works at the Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin – a natural sanctuary for spiritual deepening and global transformation.

abril 30, 2019
  • Sensing the Living Light: The Unitive Visions of St Hildegard of Bingen in Image and Music

    Sr Gabriele Uhlein
    Four Mornings

    Sensing the Living Light: The Unitive Visions of St Hildegard of Bingen in Image and Music

    April 30 – May 3
    Tuesday – Friday 10 – noon

    The unique visions of St Hildegard inspired numerous medieval  mystics  and  continue  to  amaze  scholars  with their comprehensive and radical world-view. Using the 26 stunning illustrations from St Hildegard’s master–work “Scivias” and corresponding music composed in resonance with the “sound of heaven,” Sister Gabriele will explore the profoundly unitive perspective of this great 12th century woman.  Each session will include simple chanting–meditation and conversation.
    Series $50, Single session $15


    Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD Franciscan, spiritual psychologist and artist, Sister Gabriele has dedicated over 40 years to recovering and celebrating the experience and wisdom of the Christian mystics as well as the exploration and integration of contemporary spiritual thought, both East and West. Her classes range from contemplative meditation sessions to an in–depth exploration of on–going spiritual and communal transformation. She currently lives and works at the Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin – a natural sanctuary for spiritual deepening and global transformation.

mayo 17, 2019
  • La Muerte a la Luz de la Teosofía

    Gaspar Torres and Pablo Minniti
    El Fin Semana

    La Muerte a la Luz de la Teosofía

    Mayo 17 – 19
    Viernes 7:30 – 9 pm, Sabado 10 – 12 y de 2 – 4 pm, Domingo 10 – 12

    Este seminario se adentrará en las grandes leyes de la Teosofía, especialmente cómo operan en la evolución de la conciencia, después de la muerte física, facilitando el constante ascenso del alma, tanto en las tres etapas de la vida, después de cada muerte, así como en todos los sucesivos ciclos de reencarnaciones del alma, todo ello regido por la Gran Ley del Karma.
    Serie Completa $50, Una Sola sesiŏn $15

    Pablo Minniti es miembro de la Sociedad Teosófica (ST) en América desde 1989 y fue presidente de la Logia Hispana en la ciudad de Nueva York. Reside y trabaja como voluntario en el Instituto teosófico de Krotona.

    Gaspar Torres nació en un hogar teosófico en Cuba, se unió a la Sociedad desde joven, y fue Presidente de la Sección de ese país. Desde 2011 vive y trabaja en Krotona, y guía grupos de estudio por internet sobre las obras de HP Blavatsky, IK Taimni, así como otros temas y autores teosóficos.

mayo 18, 2019
  • Saturday Evening Violin Recital

    Saturday Evening Violin Recital
    Carmelo de los Santos
    Saturday May 18, 7 – 8 pm
    Krotona Hall

    We are delighted to welcome Carmelo de los Santos again to Krotona Hall.

    Carmelo de los Santos , DMA, is one of the most respected and sought after Brazilian violinists of his generation.  He gained “celebrity status” in Brazil, at the age of 16, by winning its most prestigious music competition, the Eldorado Prize, in Sao Paulo. Since then he has been invited as guest soloist with major orchestras in Brazil and the Americas, has performed and taught in master classes and international music festivals, and collaborated with distinguished artists and groups.
    Suggested donation $12. Students free
     
    An associate professor of violin at the University of New Mexico, Carmelo’s repertory is extensive, spanning Baroque to Contemporary, and passing through all major concertos for violin and orchestra. He is also an advocate for Brazilian classical music, past and present.  A third-generation Theosophist, Carmelo lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Eugenia, also a violinist who teaches privately, and their nine year-old son, Arthur.

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