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The Theosophical Society Point Loma - Blavatskyhouse organizes international activities such as:

The Sunday Public lectures at the Blavatskyhouse in The Hague, The Netherlands,
the annual I.S.I.S. Symposium in The Hague, The Netherlands,
the annual International Theosophy Conferences (ITC) (co-organization).

Evolving gods, men and animals - Theosophy Talk Sunday May 14th

THE HAGUE, Blavatskyhouse, De Ruijterstraat 74

International public lectures

On Sunday May 14th, the last talk of our series of eight English Theosophy Talks will start at 14:00 (doors open at 13:30) in the Blavatsky House in The Hague.

We human beings learn, grow through study, reflection and experiences. Growth means that the power and potential that are innate in our consciousness, are brought from within outwards. Another word for this is: evolution.

Is it true that all beings evolve? It’s easy to identify that higher developed animals like mammals and birds learn, because their consciousness is similar to ours. But do lower developed animals, plants and protozoans develop as well? And the mineral and atomic beings? If so, to where leads their evolution? And does the growth stop with the human kingdom?

No, there are boundless opportunities. There are also beings that are as far ahead in evolution compared to human beings that we are further evolved than the animals. These beings we can call gods. Do they evolve as well? Is there an interrelation between the evolution of animals, men and gods?  Do they all evolve independently?
No, the omnipresent uniformity in the cosmos causes that all beings, far or less far evolved, come all from the same Source. Unity is therefore the foundation of all evolving gods, men and animals.

This thought we will develop in this lecture. What relationship do we have with the lower beings, and with the gods? More understanding about this, makes us deal very differently with our fellow beings.

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 05/05 at 12:03 PM in EventsPermalink

Plato: founder of a Mystery School - Theosophy Talk Sunday April 9

His significance for our present day and age

THE HAGUE, Blavatskyhouse, De Ruijterstraat 74

International public lectures

On Sunday April 9th, the sixth talk of our series of eight English Theosophy Talks will start at 14:00 (doors open at 13:30) in the Blavatsky House in The Hague.

Plato is still one of the most famous and widely read philosophers. He was not afraid to deal with the big questions of life. In his dialogues the quest for the Beautiful, the True and the Good is central.

Now, two-and-a-half millennium later, this quest is for many still unsolved. Many people are stuck in the bustle of everyday life and are ruled by the outer phenomena of this world. Depression is becoming more common despite the “progress of modern society.” Some people have even become cynical concerning the possibility whether we can even find answers to life’s questions at all. Can Truth be found? Does universal goodness or justice exist? Is there an origin and destiny for man?

Nowadays we are still struggling with the questions posed by Plato. However, his answers remained hidden to a large extent. Plato’s dialogues are full of metaphors, myths and mysticism. Not without reason, because Plato, initiated into the Mysteries of ancient Greece, was bound to secrecy. Behind the walls of his Academy, he entrusted only his intimate disciples the teachings of the Mystery Schools. Teachings that could provide a complete answer to life’s questions.

From 1875 much more of this knowledge is made publicly. It enables us to examine Plato’s message again, learn to understand it and its significance for our time. His teaching offers insight on current issues from politics to education, from love to justice, from knowledge to virtue.

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 03/19 at 05:43 PM in EventsPermalink

Great Sages on great ideas - Sunday March 12 2017

THE HAGUE, Blavatskyhouse, De Ruijterstraat 74

International public lectures

On Sunday March 12th, the sixth talk of our series of eight English Theosophy Talks will start at 14:00 (doors open at 13:30) in the Blavatsky House in The Hague.

In this talk we explore the inner and practical significance of the great ideas of spiritual teachers as Gautama the Buddha, Lao-tse, Nāgārjuna from India, Jesus and Tsongkhapa of Tibet. All these Great Sages taught humanity the Theosophia, Universal Wisdom, be it always dressed in a form that suited the culture and time in which they lived. Our current major religious and philosophical systems all have their origin in the Theosophia. The source of wisdom is as old as we could possibly imagine.

Periodically the great Sages made attempts to bring parts of it to their fellow man, since they have a great need for answers to their life questions, their questions about God and gods, virtue, the meaning of life and compassion. This talk is of great importance for current issues. Think for example of the direct consequences of these great ideas on the application of human rights.

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 02/17 at 04:40 PM in EventsPermalink

Do groups, nations and cultures reincarnate? - Sunday February 12 2017

THE HAGUE, Blavatskyhouse, De Ruijterstraat 74

International public lectures

On Sunday February 12th, the fifth talk of our series of eight English Theosophy Talks will start at 14:00 (doors open at 13:30) in the Blavatsky House in The Hague.

During our incarnations we learn by experiences that make us grow inside. But we never reincarnate alone, always in groups. During each incarnation we meet those with whom we have built up a relation in past lives.

Now we can ask ourselves: does each of us have close relations with the whole of humanity? And ... what is a ‘nation’ or ‘culture’? What characterizes a group: its habits and material resources, or inner (Universal) resources?

What is the origin of mistrust between different groups, which leads to so many tensions and outbreaks of violence? Do we belong to a certain nation life after life, or have we lived in many different nations?

The doctrines of karma and reincarnation provide us a different view than that is common in daily live: a fundamental vision that allows us to eliminate the causes of the current tensions and wars.

Posted by blavatskyhouse on 01/12 at 06:28 PM in EventsPermalink
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Annual conferences

I.S.I.S. Symposia

Annually, we organize symposia around a central theme.

More information about our latest I.S.I.S. symposium can be found on the following website: http://www.isis-foundation.org/symposium/.

International Theosophy Conferences (ITC)

The object of ITC is to promote and support gatherings of Theosophy students from different countries and organizations, and to create a forum for sharing powerful Theosophical ideas together with cutting-edge scientific, religious and philosophical concepts. ITC welcomes all who have dedicated their lives to Theosophy to contribute and work together in a spirit of harmony, with respect for one anothers background. More about ITC here http://www.theosophyconferences.org/

Video recordings

Since 2010, lectures of the conferences have been recorded. Click on the links below to watch the video recordings of:
I.S.I.S. Symposium
International Theosophy Conferences (ITC)
Point Loma Theosophy Network