Denver Theosophical Society

Events


All meetings are open to the public.  There is no cost unless otherwise stated.  

Our events are designed to give attendees a broad and thoughtful exposure to the teachings of modern theosophy, in a way that is immediately useful in everyday  life. 
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​To receive email reminders two days prior to each meeting with Zoom links included, email us at: info@DenverTS.org and ask to be placed on our email list.  Or fill out the form on our website and check the box to receive emails.  You will usually get one email per month (sometimes two for special events), and we never share your email.

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The meetings listed below will occur via Zoom until it's safe to get together in person again.

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Wed, Sept 9, 2020, 7:00 pm Mtn (via Zoom) 

The Urgent Need of Our Times: a Conscience of Infinite Caring, by Kathy Gann

What is meant by a conscience of infinite caring, and will it really help in our turbulent times?   How can we develop this quality within ourselves to meet that need?  This multimedia presentation will be interactive,  and will include discussion as well as study.  We'll end with a loving-kindness meditation.   

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Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 7:00 pm Mtn (via Zoom)

The Nature of God

Join us as we welcome guest speakers Terry Hunt and Paul Benedict, authors of  Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth Terry Hunt has been a member of the Theosophical Society since 1979. He is a national lecturer for the Theosophical Society in America and an international lecturer for the Inter-American Federation.   Paul Benedict has been a member of the Theosophical Society for several years and is dedicated to studying and teaching meditation, the ideas of Eckhart Tolle, and Yoga philosophy.  


Terry and Paul will discuss "The Nature of God"

 How have our concepts of God evolved over time?
In what ways are myths and legends involved in our concepts of God?
Can a divine being create matter?
What were humans like during Lemurian times, and how have they changed?
What were humans like during the Atlantean period?
Why was the world population almost completely destroyed?
Where did evil originate, and how can it be eliminated?
Is a belief in God relevant in this modern age?

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Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 7:00 pm  Mtn (via Zoom)

Eckhart Tolle’s Views on the Pandemic, by Lisa Luong

​​Please join us as we watch Tolle’s video on his perspectives of the current collective adversity (pandemic), and then discuss his ideas and how it relates to our own personal experiences.  Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author best known for his books The Power of Now  and  A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

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Wed, Dec 09, 2020, 7:00 pmMtn  (via Zoom) 

Harmony of the Solstice , by Tammy Hopkins

Please join us for a beautiful solstice celebration.  We could all use more harmony and healing in our lives, and sound healer Tammy Hopkins will treat us to a singing bowl concert to celebrate the season!

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Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 7:00 pm  Mtn (via Zoom)

The Enneagram: How do we drift away from Spirituality and get into Ego Traps? by Justin Tomasino, PhD

​Throughout our lives, we have our spirituality that connects with the All-That-Is, damaged by what was taken from us, what we gave away or what we lost, causing an imbalance. This is a result of thinking we are not good enough to be who we are. Using the Enneagram, this presentation will explore each of the Nine Types sacrificed in Ego Imbalance that lead to Ego Traps. We will discuss: the false core belief, fixations/passions, anxiety/fear and what we need to do to get back to our true natures.  
Justin Tomasino has studied the Enneagram for the last 26 years. He taught it for 17 years in his high school psychology classes, wrote the book, What’s the Point: The Enneagram of Life, and is the vice president of the International Enneagram Association Colorado Chapter.  He studied Theosophy for 30 years and serves on the executive committee of the Denver Theosophical Society. ​

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Wed, Feb 10, 2021, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

Alan Leo - Astrologer and Theosophist by Ken and Laura Nelson
Join us for an examination of the life of Alan Leo, “the father of modern astrology.” Discover how this Victorian theosophist revitalized the occult science of astrology introducing the concepts of reincarnation and karma. Learn how sun sign astrology became part of his legacy and how it continues to influence our culture.    
  
Ken and Laura  Nelson met while serving as military officers. They have lived throughout the US and abroad. Laura has written and published three novels under the pen name, Ellis Nelson. They have two grown children and are now experiencing the joys of being grandparents. Together, they have studied several spiritual subjects including astrology.

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​Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

What is Enlightenment?  by Special Guest Speaker John Cianciosi

The word enlightenment can be used in many ways.  We often say we have an "enlightened attitude" toward a social norm, which may mean being more progressive or advanced in the way we approach life.  In spiritual circles, it tends to refer to some form of exalted spiritual experience or achievement of great significance.  In Buddhism, it is presented as the culmination and completion of the spiritual quest with nothing more to be done.  Enlightenment is seen as a radically transformative experience that completely frees the mind from ignorance.  We will explore what the Buddha said about this experience and what it means  for us.


John Cianciosi is a deeply insightful teacher and national speaker.  He is a student of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah, was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1972, and served as spiritual director of monasteries in Thailand and Australia.  John is the author of The Meditative Path: A Gentle Way to Awareness, Concentration and Serenity, and currently serves as Director of Public Programs at the national center of The Theosophical Society in America.

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Wed, April 07, 2021, 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

Live the Mystery: How to Transform Your  Life Path into a Journey of Spiritual Insight , Transformation and Wonder, by Joyce and Elwin Barrett

Join us in a discussion of how our daily choices and practices impact us physically, emotionally, and mentally and how they also impact the world around us.   This discussion  may just awaken your Inner Magician.


Elwin Barrett has a Ph.D in Social Work and has been a Department Head of Social Work at a university in Kansas, as well as a practicing clinical therapist.  He has been a theosophist for over 35 years and served six years on the Board of Directors for the Theosophical Society in America.  
 
Joyce Barrett has her higher degrees in Educational Psychology, Gifted Education, and Transformational Leadership.  She has been a practicing theosophist for 30 years.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors as recording secretary of the Theosophical Order of Service in America.


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May, 2021: date to be determined; we will have an outdoor nature experience if social distancing allows.


​Please also enjoy the rich resources and online programs from our National Center:  Theosophical.org.