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The Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society

                     1525 Heights Boulevard

                      Houston, Texas 77008   

      MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Group Study:      “Ceasing of Sorrow,” Chapter 5 of the book “The Spiritual Life”  by Annie Besant

Facilitator:           Ms. Lien Pham-Ly

Time:                   10:00 a.m.

Brief Description of the Study Material

The title of Chapter 5 of the book “The Spiritual Life” is the “The Ceasing of Sorrow.”  The causes of sorrow have been expounded in the Bhavagad Gita and the Upanishads, and also by spiritual luminaries such as the Lord Buddha and the Lord Christ. The chapter discusses (i) the essence of happiness, (ii) the cause of sorrow, (iii) the arising of sorrow, and (iv) the lessons of sorrow. To encourage us to persevere in spite of our challenges, the chapter ends with the following quote “Even the angriest forces that overwhelm us shall only lift us upwards, bear us onwards.  For we are unborn, undying, constant, changeless and eternal, and we are here only to forge instruments for an immortal service, the service which is perfect freedom.”  As you read Chapter 5 of the book, please put down ideas that have been helpful to you in living a spiritual life, and do come and share your insights with other members. 

Short Bio of the Facilitator:

Ms. Lien Pham-Ly is a member of both the Houston Lodge and the Vietnamese Study Center.  She is also a lifetime member of the Theosophical Society in America. 

Re: Business Meeting of the Houston Lodge –

September 17, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

                     Business meeting

           Dear Houston Lodge Members:

There will be a business meeting of the Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.  The items on the agenda are:

  1. Reading and Approval of the Minutes of Previous Business Meeting of July 19, 2014

  1. Planning for the Dr. Albert Amao’s talks in October 22, 2016

  1. Other Matters for the Good of the Houston Lodge

The meeting will take place after our regular meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m.  Please plan to attend this important business meeting.

Sincerely,

John Attia

        UP coming Garage sale!!!

There will be a garage sale on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society.  There will be no scheduled presentation on that day.  If you have items to donate, please bring them to the Houston Lodge building during our regularly scheduled meetings on Saturday, September  17 or Saturday, October 1, 2016.  In addition, if you have the time to volunteer for the event, please inform Mrs. Lien Pham- Ly about your availability by October 1, 2016 at houstonlodge2012@gmail.com.   The garage sale will bring some needed funds to the Lodge for its operations. Thank you for your willingness to assist in the event.

Sincerely,

John Attia

President

Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society

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The Lodge meetings are usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon and are free and open to the public.  Feel free to bring a friend.

Lien Pham- Ly (Secretary)

Houstonlodge2012@gmail.com

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