There is an on-going in-depth study of the Bhagavad Gita under the overall guidance of Ravi Ravindra organized by Journeys Within. The course is offered in three modules involving some talks on zoom by Ravi Ravindra, and the possibility of interacting with some fellow searchers interested in applying Krishna's teachings in their own lives. Please visit www.journeyswith.in for details and registration.
A set of four webinars will be given by Ravi Ravindra on "Science and the Sacred" on Saturdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CDT, which will be 8:30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. IST).
In this set of webinars we will explore not what gets dogmatically classified as ‘science’ or as ‘religion’. The emphasis will be more on the goals, intentions, attitudes and practices of the people engaged in scientific research or spiritual search. The purpose of spiritual search is a radical transformation of the searchers in order for them to be free of their egotistic self for discovering their essential unity with the Highest Reality variously called God, Brahman, Absolute or simply That. The assumption in the spiritual teachings is that the whole cosmos has been created or emanates from energies or forces at the highest level of consciousness. As a consequence, as spiritual searchers evolve, they naturally exude compassion, love, sense of service, and a feeling of unity with everyone. In the enterprise of scientific research, the effort is to get more and more accurate knowledge of the laws governing the external universe based on the assumption that everything in the cosmos has evolved from matter without consciousness. In scientific research the person needs to be out of the way and the quality of being of the scientist is irrelevant. Some highly regarded scientists have been wonderful human beings and some quite self-centered and fearful. And for some great scientists, scientific research itself has been a spiritual path.
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Saturdays, 10:00 –11:30 a.m. CDT
September 4 – September 25 (4 classes)
TS Members: $65 • Nonmembers: $80
According to yaksha, a celestial spirit in the Mahabharata, the greatest mystery in the world is that even though we humans see creatures dying all around us, we do not believe that we, too, will die. Yet our attitude toward death and dying has a direct impact on our living.
How we think about death is very much influenced by our understanding of what the real “I” is, and the relationship between “I” and the body-mind.
If you die before you die
You will not die when you die.
This Sufi saying can provide us with a very different understanding of what it is to die. We will examine the profound implication of this saying, and consider how a conscious awareness of death can actually enhance the quality of life.
We will also explore the understanding of death and what happens after death as perceived and articulated in three major religious traditions—Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity—and also in some Theosophical literature.
If time allows, we will also look at the available scientific data dealing with reincarnation, near-death experiences and the shifts in attitudes of people nearing death.
TS Members: $65 • Nonmembers: $80
Registration includes on-demand access to recordings of all of the classes, which can be viewed for two weeks following the date they were presented.
To ensure you receive your meeting link prior to the live program, please register by September 3.
For more details and registrationplease go to https://www.theosophical.