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.
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:
Reading and Approval of the Minutes of Previous Business Meeting of July 19, 2014
Planning for the Dr. Albert Amao’s talks in October 22, 2016
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.
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 email@example.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.
Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society
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