United Lodge of Theosophists, London, UK

The Bhagavad Gita, in a series of three study meetings

“a dialogue on the highest spiritual philosophy” H.P.Blavatsky

Reading the Gita will “arouse the belief that there is but one Spirit.” William Q Judge, translator of the Gita

Krishna in the Gita a hand coloured sketch by W Q Judge
Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, a hand-coloured sketch by W Q Judge

Discover the wisdom and power of the ancient Indian classic known as “The Lord’s Song” 

Handout for the 3rd meeting on 10th March 2019

Handout for the 2nd meeting on 24th February 2019

Handout for the 1st meeting on 10th February 2019

Sunday 10th March

The Bhagavad Gita: The Opportunity of Being (3 of 3)

Spiritual Knowledge (Jnana Yoga) is to regain the True Self, and is given in chapters 13 to 18. The Gita is called The Lord’s Song, it is a personal book and guide. The “Speech of Life is a song that is sung by nature to every being so it can know Itself,”  an ancient metaphor for the story of our developing consciousness.

Which song are we listening to? How can we find the natural but quiet music of our innate higher consciousness?

Sunday 24th February

The Bhagavad Gita: Devotion to Wisdom (2 of 3) 

The path of Bhakti Yoga is given in chapters 7 to 12, and also includes Krishna’s ten instructions to Arjuna (on who we are); the relation of Universal Spirit to the personal Self; the Practical Path and self-discipline; removing causes of ignorance; special hints to Occultists.

Sunday 10th February

The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of the Lord (1 of 3) 

Introduction to the Gita’s 18 Chapters, their principal ideas and their division into three natural stages of progression: Action (Karma Yoga), Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) and Spiritual Knowledge (Jnana Yoga). These three stages will be covered during the three meetings, the first one covering the teachings of chapters 1 to 6.

Recommended reading and listening before the meeting

For those who do not know the Theosophical approach to the Bhagavad Gita, the first part of Chapter One of Notes on the Bhagavad Gita will help to prepare them for the meeting.

This BBC programme on the Gita gives a good introduction to it, it is well recommended listening in order to prepare for the series. Radio 4 replayer

A beautiful chanted version of the Dhyana Sloka, a short Sanskrit poem traditionally sung before reading the Bhagavad Gita, will be played at the start of the meetings. It serves as an introductory invocation and meditation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37UqD5woZdc

Flyer for the three events

No need to book, but for details call 07753 619 953

For directions see the guide and map on the Contact page

Doors open at 6.30 pm, please arrive promptly for 7 pm; ends 8.30 pm

runs on Sundays 10th, 24th February and 10th March

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