Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Presenter: Dara Tatray, Ph.D., via YouTube video
TOPIC: Theosophy Raw and Unfiltered: from the Vedas to Present
In 2017, Dara Tatray was invited by the Theosophical Society in America to present a six-week webinar where she explored the deep roots of Theosophy as they are present in the psychology and cosmology of the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, providing a solid introduction to the main tenets of the ancient wisdom. In this Sunday session, we will show a Youtube recording of the last part (week 6), where she summarizes the historical roots of the Society and reminds us of the purpose of its teachings and our need for practice.
About Dr. Dara Tatray:
Dara Tatray became affiliated with the Theosophical Society in Australia in 1979 and is now retired. During those years she held the positions of National President and National Secretary of the Theosophical Society of Australia. When Dara joined the Society in 1979, she almost immediately became an avid student of HPB and the Vedanta. Dara holds a Ph.D. in The History and Philosophy of Science (2006) from the University of New South Wales.
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Presenter: Tim Boyd via YouTube video
TOPIC: The Masters & Their Wisdom: Part 2 of the Theosophical Classic- 2011
In this talk, Tim elaborates on the Masters who worked with Helena Blavatsky, and other Theosophists, with a particular focus on why they chose to make themselves known to the public at that time in history. Through select readings from the Mahatma letters, he points out their objective: to make their message known, and to minimize focus on themselves as adepts! Tim shares several of their teachings from “The Letters” and discusses their relevance to humanity’s recent past, as well as current state of affairs as they relate to our ongoing process of evolution.
About Tim Boyd:
Tim Boyd is the current International President of the Theosophical Society, Adyar, India. He has been serving as President since 2014, succeeding Radha Burnier after her death in 2013. Tim joined the Theosophical Society in 1974, and along with other members opened a Theosophical Spiritual community in the inner city of Chicago. The group formed a business that focused on reclaiming and renovating deteriorated residential buildings for low- and mid–income families. They helped stabilize neighborhoods and created jobs. Tim has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Chicago. In 1988 he started as a national lecturer for the TSA, and in 2007 was elected President of the Theosophical Order of Service-USA, after spending several years in volunteer work with Hospice. Tim is the 8th International President.
Date: to be announced
Presenter: NOY CHOUNRAMANY
TOPIC: TO BE ANNOUNCED
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