Tuesday Group

The Meaning and Use of Pain — a video course by Pablo Sender
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT
With Susanne Hoepfl-Wellenhofer and Lejla Ćatović
Join at any time!

How can pain and suffering be used to foster spiritual growth? The experience of life brings us joy and sorrow. While most of us readily embrace joy, we tend to regard sorrow as a mistake, as something that should not have its place in life. The Theosophical tradition, however, postulates that pain can become a blessing in disguise if we understand it properly and learn how to relate to it in a spiritual way.

Each month the group will reflect on the selected video. During the meeting specific quotes will be shared and discussed. In addition, the facilitators will share information about how various traditions understand pain. Participants are encouraged to watch the video before each meeting. 

September 17, 2024
Introduction (35 min)

October 15, 2024
Learning the Law (29 min)

November 19, 2024
Rooting out Desire (32 min)

December 17, 2024
Transitory vs. Eternal (33 min)

January 21, 2025
Seeking the Eternal (32 min)

February 18, 2025
Conscious Use of Pain (30 min) 

March 18, 2025
Strength and Compassion (32 min)

April 15, 2025
To those who Mourn (audio) by C.W. Leadbeater (6 min)

May 20, 2025
The Message of Suffering (article) by Narayan Mahapatra (2 ½ pages) 

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SusanneSusanne Hoepfl-Wellenhofer is the Eastern Board of Directors of the TSA and current president of the D.C. Lodge. She is an active contributor to the Online School of Theosophy and the Theosophy Wiki, and is a mentor in the TSA Prison Mentorship Program. She has a law degree and a master’s degree in educational technology. Personal website: https://spiritualityconsciousnessandme.com

LejlaLejla Ćatović is a multinational polyglot from Bosnia. She holds a creative writing degree and a Death Doula certification. Lejla has facilitated meditations, led women's groups, and practiced yoga for over 10 years. She is a member of the NY and DC lodges, and has published an essay titled “On Theosophy” in the Encyclopedia of Radical Helping.




Program Format

This is a live, interactive online program. This program will not be recorded.

Join online via ​a Zoom link that will be emailed upon your registration. Please download Zoom for free at zoom.us/download and test your connection at zoom.us/test. For further information, check out www.theosophical.org/FAQ or email webinars@theosophical.org.