Programs Calendar

Serving Humanity Through the Theosophical Society
by Mentors of Partners in Theosophy Program

January 27, 2017 -- What is the meaning of service, when approached from a spiritual point of view? How can we prepare ourselves to be true servers? What is the contribution of the Theosophical Society to reduce world suffering? And what are the most effective means to do so? Read more...

Science and the Sacred
by Ravi Ravindra

February 14, 2017 -- Human beings have two great needs: knowledge and meaning. These correspond in general to the domains of scientific research and spiritual search. An awareness of mystery inspires both of these. Scientific mysteries can in principle be solved and the solutions can be publicly shared. Spiritual mysteries cannot be solved even in principle but they can be dissolved for those who have undergone a radical transformation so that their perceptions are from the eyes of the spirit rather than from the eyes of the flesh. Read more...

Truth and Love: Healing the Soul and Healing the Planet
by Ravi Ravindra and Priscilla Murray

February 17, 2017 -- For the healing of our souls, and consequently for the healing of our planet, both the great needs of our soul—Truth and Love—need to be met. For several centuries now, the search for truth has been relegated to the domain of scientific knowledge, and love is addressed only in religious contexts. Of course, the search for Love can become merely a personal wish for my comfort and security, just as the search for Truth can become largely a technological manipulation of nature. Read more...

J Krishnamurti sobre la Mente y la Atención
por Pablo Sender

March 24, 2017 -- Según el prominente filósofo Jiddu Krishnamurti, durante el crecimiento del ser humano su mente es condicionada por la educación, cultura, experiencia, lenguaje, etc. Esto la lleva a fragmentar y catalogar todo lo que encuentra, de acuerdo a ese condicionamiento. Pero una mente condicionada y fragmentada es incapaz de percibir las personas, el mundo, y la vida como realmente son, y se convierte en la principal fuente de conflicto y sufrimiento humano. Lee mass...

Heart-Mind Connections: a Solo Violin Recital of Bach
by Carmelo de los Santos

March 25, 2017, 7:00 pm -- The music of Bach is said to have many connections to the Universal Mind and its processes, ultimately leading to the heart. Join violinist Cármelo de los Santos for an evening of solo violin from Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas. Read more...

Empowering the Divine Feminine
by Barbara Hebert and Ananya Rajan

March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017 -- Many women who walk a spiritual path tend to nurture and support others, often allowing their own needs to fall by the wayside. We are compassionate to others, but hard on ourselves; we provide love to others, but feel guilty about allowing that love to surround us; we listen to the voice of inner knowing for others, but are often too busy to listen to it for our own good. Read more...

Christian Mysticism
by Robert Ellwood

April 4, 2017 - April 7, 2017 -- The Christian spiritual tradition is replete with mystical experience, despite some opposition to it. We will first survey the meaning of mysticism, then discuss the mysticism of the Gospel of John and the concept of the Kingdom of God. Read more...

The Road that Leads to the Heart of the Universe
by Ed Abdill

April 11, 2017 - April 14, 2017 -- St Augustine wrote, “Our hearts are ever restless ‘til they find their rest in Thee,” and HP Blavatsky told us of a road that leads to the very heart of the universe. Where is that road and where is the peace for which every heart longs? Through archetypal symbols in Christian scripture and with the help of Theosophical philosophy we will search for that road and the peace that passes understanding. Read more...

Man and the Riddle of the Sphinx
by Elena Dovalsantos

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017 -- Legend has it that in ancient times, the temples of the mysteries and other sacred places were guarded by a sphinx, a mythical creature with a human head and the body of a beast. In order to gain passage, a traveler had to answer a riddle or risk losing his life. Read more...

Krishnamurti and the Wisdom Tradition
by Padmanabhan Krishna

April 22, 2017 -- The Wisdom Tradition as prescribed by different religions and by Theosophy talks of various practices and paths to be undertaken by the disciple for a gradual evolution in wisdom. Krishnamurti denied the role of Paths and gradual evolution through time and effort, saying “Truth is a pathless land”. In this talk we shall consider the role of paths, what they can achieve and what their limitations are. Read more...

Krishnamurti and Gandhi
by Padmanabhan Krishna

April 23, 2017 -- These were two extraordinary individuals, both born in India in the 19th century and educated in England, who had a global impact on human consciousness in the 20th century. In this talk we shall consider the contribution made by the life they lived and the philosophy they espoused. Read more...

Quantum Psychology: A New Science of Transformation
by Amit Goswami

April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017 -- The new field of quantum psychology can heal and transform the human psyche, and bring wholeness to one’s life. It is an integrative and scientific psychology that includes all of human experience – thinking, feeling, and intuition; the experiences of the ego and the transpersonal self; behavioral conditioning and creativity; and the experiences of both the ordinary and sacred dimensions of life. Read more...

Quantum Physics: Exploring Vital Energy and Energy Healing
by Amit Goswami

April 28 – 30 -- Vital energy, or what the ancient Chinese called chi, is quantum in nature, a transcendent wave of potentiality expressed as a yin-yang wave particle. In this weekend workshop, Amit will discuss the conceptual basis of vital energy movements, and explore how to experience feelings in the body and in the chakras. Read more...

Reverberations, A Recital and Remembrance
with Classical Guitarists Daniel Roest and Gregory Newton

April 29, 2017 7:00 PM -- Concert guitarist Daniel Roest is president and artistic director, Sacramento Guitar Society. He is the son of Dr Pieter K. Roest, who lived and worked at Krotona in the 1930’s. Dr Gregory Newton, adjunct assistant professor and director of Guitar Studies, LA Valley College, was the last student of noted Theosophist and co-founder of the American Guitar Society, Vahdah Olcott-Bickford. The evening includes performance and a sharing of memories of these important Theosophists. Read more...

Quantum Economics, Deep Ecology, and Social Transformation
Amit Goswami

May 2, 2017 - May 5, 2017 -- Today’s distorted capitalistic system creates repetitive boom-and-bust cycles, enriching a few at the expense of the majority. While many economists believe a new economic model is necessary, there is no consensus on what to do or how to do it. Amit will discuss a reformulation of economics based on the quantum worldview. Read more...