Re: TS Adyar's Policy or non-policy
Jan 02, 2009 06:42 PM
In Australia there are no exclusion policies on subjects that may or
may not be discussed. The Adyar Bookshop in Sydney & the TS Bookshop
in Melbourne each has a huge range of books on Theosophy from any of
the organisations,Bailey, Krishnamurti (both J & UG, Brunton, Cayce,
every major & many minor religions, science, health & alternatives,
gender issues, divination of many sorts, C.Ds, DVDs; there are
thousands of titles.
As for Lodge programmes, it is difficult to generalise but in
Melbourne we have Tuesday evening meetings, Sunday public lectures &
occasional special seminars. Just by way of example, in 2007 I gave
a monthly series for members on the mystics of the great religions
including Jain & Sikh; in 2008 a series on the first two Stanzas of
Dzyan (drawing both on HPB & Sri Krishna Prem) & Subba Row's
cosmology. This year another member & I are giving a 7 month series
on Religious Revolutionaries of the 20th century eg. Merton, de
Chardin, Bultmann, Osho, Muktananda, Krishnamurti etc. Some of my
national lectures have included, 'What reincarnates?', 'Spirituality
& Suffering', 'The Krishnamurti in the TS','Mysteries & Mystics', and
many others. No one has ever asked me not to speak on anything or
indeed to speak on anything. The other national lecturers all chose
their own topics & authorities.
Incidently there are no bans from using or encouragement to use the
works of Leadbeater, CJ, Hodson, Rohit Mehta, Sri Ram, the President
or anyone else.
We have explored the relationship between HPB's Digram of Meditaiton
& Krishnamurti & the Voice of the Silence in weekend seminars.
It would be interesting to know what generated this subject - most of
the places I have visited woudl typically have these sorts of
programmes depending on the range of the local members' interests.
If you don't find your local Lodge satisfying - emmigrate to
Australia; we will welcome you as long as you don't want to import
any of your local bans
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