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Martin Leiderman: An Integrated Approach to The Voice of the Silence

October 6 9, Tuesday Friday 10:00 am to noon, Pacific time

We will reflect on H.P. Blavatskys classic text based on the idea of the spiritual Path, considering passages from all three Fragments and making a Whole of them. The main point is to see ourselves as the Path, and on the Path, at the same time. We trek alone, but with karmic-social responsibilities to fellow travellers and to Nature. A comprehensive understanding of, and meditation on, the Path leads to a better realization of who we are, where we are in our journey, and of the barriers and obstacles we face (internal and external). It also shows how conscious or unconscious karmic choices we make influence the life that leads to the goal. The important relation between the end game of The Secret Doctrine, and the Secret Path in The Voice of the Silence, will be addressed. Series $50, Single Session $15. To register for on-line classes go to: schoolinfo@krotonainstitute.org or to our website: www.krotonainstitute.org

Martin Leiderman, a retired industrial engineer, is a Life Member of the Theosophical Society in America, as well as a national and international lecturer in Spanish and English. Recently, he has facilitated studies at Blavatsky House – The Hague, ITC – Naarden, in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and at Krotona School. In addition to studies in Theosophy, particularly in The Secret Doctrine, The Mahatma Letters, and The Voice of the Silence, Martins interests include ancient Egypt, Plato and the Neoplatonists, Hermetic literature, Alchemy and comparative symbology. Along with his wife, Susan, Martin has hosted the West Los Angeles Theosophical Study Group at their home for over 20 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Krotona Institute of Theosophy.



Ravi Ravindra: The Transformational Teachings of the Christ

October 13 16, Tuesday Friday 10:00 am to 11:30, Pacific time

The spiritual teaching of Christ, like other serious teachings, calls for a radical transformation of our whole being, amounting to a new birth, born of the Spirit. As the Gospel of Phillip says, Christ came not to make us Christians but to make us Christ. In order for us to realize the inner Christ, what is required is freedom not for myself but from myself. For the sake of this spiritual awakening what is needed is an impartial and deep self-inquiry and a baptism of fire and spirit, leading to sacrifice. The discipline taught by the Christ, like all other transformational teachings, is not easy to practice. But only those who practice the discipline can be regarded as his disciples. As Christ himself said, He who is near me is near the fire; he who is far from me is far from the Kingdom. (Gospel of Thomas) Series $50, Single Session $15. To register for on-line classes go to: schoolinfo@krotonainstitute.org or to our website: www.krotonainstitute.org

Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of Physics, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. He has authored many essays and academic papers in these areas and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; Science and the Sacred; The Wisdom of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life.