The Theosophical Society in America

Thursday Lecture Series

presented at the National Center

The Theosophical Society in America National Headquarters These weekly lectures are offered at our National Center, 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL.

 For more information phone: 630-668-1571, ext. 315; or by e-mail info@theosophical.org.

Science and Spirituality: When Facts and Faith Unite

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 p.m.

Neal GrossmanScience and spirituality are often believed to be fundamentally opposed to one another, yet the application of scientific methodology to the study of spiritual experience has led to striking validation of the latter. We can now assert, not only as a matter of faith, but also as a matter of rigorous science, that consciousness is independent of the brain, reincarnation is a fact, and communication with the dead is real. Dr. Neal Grossman will review some recent scientific findings that support these claims.

Neal Grossman, PhD, is a retired associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a member of the Council for the Society for Scientific Research. His book, The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind, is a readable presentation of Baruch Spinoza’s remarkable system of spiritual psychotherapy.

$10 nonmembers   $5 members

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The Law of Karma

Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.

Ajahn ChandakoTeachings on karma are often confused with ideas such as fatalism and the notion that everything is predetermined. However, the Buddha was very careful to refute such misconceptions. Rather, he spoke about karma as a dynamic process of cause and effect governed by impersonal natural laws, by which our volitional actions generate consequences. Within this framework, we discover that we have both the freedom and the responsibility of shaping destiny.

Ajahn Chandako earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and began applying himself to training in meditation. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1990 in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah. After 20 years of study with Buddhist masters in the U.S. and Asia, Ajahn Chandako was invited to New Zealand in 2004 to establish the Vimutti Buddhist Monastery, where he is currently the abbot.

$10 nonmembers   $5 members

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