Indo-Pacific

Day 3: Theosophical Schools and Dance performance

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Moderator:

Celeste Sasuman Yangyang (Philippines)

 

THEOSOPHICAL SCHOOLS’ PROGRAM

Adyar Theosophical Academy (ATA, India) and

Golden Link School (GLS, Philippines)

 

DANCE PERFORMANCE

Dance interpretation of John Lennon’s “Imagine”

Suhani Mohapatra (India)

Today she will be performing on the universal song, Imagine by John Lennon. This song signifies how despite all our differences we are one.
The performer asks us to imagine a place where the things that divide us do not exist and feels that would be a much better place.

Lyrics for the performance:
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people, Living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people, Living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Day 3: Four Talks and a Dance performance

Balloons
Moderator:

Celeste Sasuman Yangyang (Philippines)

 

Opening Dance performance of Mahakali Maglacharan

Suhani Mohapatra (India)

 

TALK

“The Voice of Peace: Women And The Arduous Times”

Rashmi Misra (India)

…As the world shudders in pain and agony…undergoes a drastic change, Man strives, struggles to reassess his existence. The roots have been uprooted…challenges are many,a new start is the need of the hour. Like the phoenix, we have to rise and relive our lives -of course with a difference!
In these hazardous times only faith, trust and confidence will bounce us back. Absolute repose in SPIRITUALITY would be our launching pad. Here woman, created strong and stable will recreate the new world…
The speaker will focus on the background..switching over to the women’s role in reshaping Man’s life in this world,with an aura of inner peace .

TALK

“Finding Courage in Unlocking Inner Doors”

Michelle Simtoco (Philippines)

When life throws us bumps in the road, we must summon the courage to answer the questions that arise.  What is your life asking of you?  How do you release resistance so you can be in a state of flow?  Are you willing to walk the corridors of your mind and heart in the path of self-empowerment?  Are you ready to unlock inner doors and cross the threshold of further growth and expansion?

The speaker would like to share her thoughts, reflections, and experiences in order for us to better understand, forgive, and see ourselves with compassion, as well as how to be completely present in order to live the life we genuinely want.

TALK

“TV, Social Media and Drama in Relationships: Modern Day Impediments to a Rich Inner Life”

Renuka Balasubramaniam (Malaysia)

 

TALK

“The Pilgrimage Home”

Renee Sell (New Zealand)

Day 2: Lecture “Love and Unity in a time of Individualism”, and Video on China Project

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Moderator:

Emily Zen Chua (Philippines)

 

LECTURE

“Love And Unity in a time of Individualism?”

Simon O’Rourke (Australia)

HPB taught in the Secret Doctrine that there are three simultaneous developments within the human being, the Spiritual, Mental and Physical, involving the perfection of the seven principles, and that the slowest of all to develop is the mental evolution. She informs us that in order for mind to develop, the spiritual life, which would make mental reasoning unnecessary, was gradually veiled in the slow process of evolution. We are now in an upward arc of the 4th of 7 Rounds covering the life of this planet, in the 5th of 7 sub-cycles, gradually learning about our psychological nature, kama-manas or desire-mind. And in the process we are learning to think individually. But can a mind living in the now maintain both a sense of individuality and a sense of Love, Compassion, kindness and Unity?

15 min: Q&A after the talk

VIDEO

“Promoting Theosophy in China”

Introducer Weiwei DU

Presented by the Singapore Lodge of the Theosophical Society

 

Day 2: Lecture “Searching for Harmony”, and Meditation

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Moderator:

Emily Zen Chua (Philippines)

 

a. 45 min: LECTURE

“Searching for Harmony”

Richard Sell (New Zealand)

Everything in the world seems to resonate with a natural harmony, we see this in science and music, and this applies in a grand cosmic sense too.  As human beings we struggle to bring harmony to our planet and in our relationships with each other. The barriers to living a harmonious life are explored, looking at karmic aspects and our own behaviours which are driven ultimately from our personal perceptions and the worldview we hold. How do we find true harmony?

15 min: Q&A after the talk

b. 20 min: MEDITATION

Meditation “Yoga of Light”

Kristin Lim (Singapore)

Guided meditation where we will bring awareness to the physical body, before raising our consciousness through a Yoga of Light