December 29, 2021
TS Adyar International
Day 2: Lectures and Talks in Spanish and English
We will hear a lecture in English and talks in Spanish. Speakers are from USA and Argentina. Guided meditation is in English by a member from Canada.
- Ariel TarzagaMember of the TS in Argentina
Ariel is the youngest (44) of 4 children born in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. He is a Nuclear Engineer and has been involved in large scale technological and nuclear related projects, and particularly in the IT field during the last years; he has always been committed to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In 2018, he began working as a Project Manager and Scrum Master where he has been involved in numerous development projects.
He became a member of the Theosophical Society (TS) in 2005 and has been an active supportive member throughout the years. He has mainly carried out
activities in the TS in Buenos Aires, which include internal studies, public lectures, article publishing, translation copy-edition, delivery of courses and seminars. Also, he has taken roles such as Lodge President and Treasurer, and Manager of the TS in Buenos Aires. And also, he has been part of the National Council during some periods.
He has been coordinating the Study Group on “The Secret Doctrine” (SD) in the TS in Buenos Aires since 2012 until present time. He also volunteered at Adyar during 2017, working at The Archives. In Adyar he also started and coordinated a study group on the SD.
- Juliana CesanoInternational lecturer. Member of the TS in America
Juliana Cesano is a third-generation theosophist who has been actively involved in the Society’s work since 1996. She is an international speaker and staff member at the National Center of the Theosophical Society in America.
- Maryse DeCosteMember of the TS in Canada
A theosophist since 2003, Maryse DeCoste was the president of the Canadian Theosophical Association for the past six years and remains on the Board as National Librarian/archivist. She is a member of the TOS in Canada as well as being the President of Blavatsky Lodge in Vancouver, British Columbia. Maryse has given talks in Canada and one in France as well as developed study programs which she leads locally on a weekly basis. She was part of the French translation team at last year’s International Convention. Born in Quebec City she went to Boston, Massachusetts, after graduation to study English. Married in 1973, she moved to the West Coast of Canada in 1978 with her husband of 46 years and has one son. Settling in North Vancouver, Maryse Worked for the Regional School District in special programs dedicated to the support of troubled “at-risk” and learning-disabled teen aged students for 27 years. She is now retired and devotes her time to Theosophical work and pursuits.
- Pablo SenderMember of the TS in America
Pablo Sender, Ph.D., became a member of the Theosophical Society in his native Argentina and has presented Theosophical lectures, seminars, and classes around the world. He is the author of Evolution of the Higher Consciousness, and his articles have been published in several Theosophical journals.
Learn more at his website: www.pablosender.com
Day 2: Lectures and Talks in Spanish and English
a. 60 min: LECTURE
“Seek Out the Way: Experiential Reflections on the Inner Life”
Juliana Cesano (USA)
Without challenge there is no significant growth. In the ebb and flow of retreating within and boldly advancing without, by many trials and errors, the inner light slowly awakens. As life aids us to shed layer after layer of what we are not, glimpses of the timeless Self that we have always been, begin to reveal. This moment by moment experience hides secrets that are seen when we live in the presence of a loving silence, a silence that arises in the conscious disengaging from the irresistible mental habit to take shape: defining, becoming, separating. It is in the skillful combination of applied knowledge, deep listening, and a growing receptivity to inner guidance, that we may experience the esoteric, the Truth that is hidden in plain sight and closer to us than we ever dreamed possible.
b. 30 min: TALK IN SPANISH
“H. P. Blavatsky sobre las Escalas de la Conciencia”
“H.P. Blavatsky on the Scales of Consciousness”
Pablo Sender (USA)
Durante su vida en Londres, Blavatsky formó un “grupo interno” de estudiantes devotos y comprometidos, a los que les dio información más profunda sobre la práctica espiritual. Una de estas enseñanzas involucra las diferentes escalas de conciencia mental desde las que una persona puede actuar, yendo desde la reacción mecánica de la mente inferior a la percepción espiritual de la mente superior. En esta charla, Pablo Sender explora las distintas escalas de la conciencia y cómo ascender a través de ellas.
ENGLISH: “HP Blavatsky on the Scales of Consciousness”
During her life in London, Blavatsky formed an “inner group” of devoted and committed students, to whom she gave more in-depth information about spiritual practice. One of these teachings involves the different scales of mental consciousness from which a person can act, ranging from the mechanical reaction of the lower mind to the spiritual perception of the higher mind. In this talk, Pablo Sender explores the different scales of consciousness and how to ascend through them
c. 30 min: TALK IN SPANISH
“Que esta reencarnación valga la pena”
“A worthy reincarnation”
Ariel Tarazaga (Argentina)
Madame Blavatsky nos dejó un legado de incalculable valor para quienes desean recorrer un camino que no sea más que una simple secuencia de hitos clásicos, repetida una y otra vez a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad. Lo grandioso de sus enseñanzas, tal como ocurre con las enseñanzas de cualquier sabio, es que son adaptables al nivel de cada persona. Y siendo así, es que todos podemos probarnos a nosotros mismos, pararnos ante el umbral de una historia que desafíe cualquiera de nuestras zonas de confort, evaluar el método y la intensidad que necesita muestra propia naturaleza, y finalmente decidir qué tan lejos podríamos llegar y cuán significativo podría ser nuestro viaje. Ella nos dejó insinuaciones, sugerencias y su luminoso ejemplo de vida de servicio sagrado dedicado a ideales cuya belleza en sí, produce arrobo en una naturaleza sensible.
ENGLISH: “A worthy reincarnation”
Madame Blavatsky has left an invaluable legacy for those who wish to travel a path that is nothing more than a simple sequence of classic milestones, repeated over and over again throughout history of mankind. One of the great things about her teachings, as with any sage’s teachings, is that they adapt to all levels of human understanding. Hence, it is all individuals who can prove themselves, who can stand on the edge of a story that challenges any of their comfort zones, who can evaluate method and intensity that their self-nature requires, and, finally, who can decide how far and meaningful their journeys can be. She has left us hints, suggestions, and her shining example of a life filled with sacred service to ideals beautiful enough to produce rapture in a sensitive nature.
d. 20 min: MEDITATION
Guided meditation in English
Maryse de Coste (Canada)