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  • FUNDAMENTAL THEOSOPHY — A Continuing Series Based Upon Primary Theosophical Tenets

    THEOSOPHY, the oldest cosmological and anthropological exposition on the development of the universe and of humanity, provides us with the image of a universe infused with purpose, harmony, and beauty. ALL ARE WELCOME!  Join us over the next few months as we explore its tenets......

  • FUNDAMENTAL THEOSOPHY

    ADEPTS AND THE GREAT WHITE BROTHERHOOD November 10, 2019 12:30 – 1:30 PM...

  • Study Group – Evolution of the Higher Consciousness

    This Sunday, October the 27th, 2019 at 2:45, (immediately following the Hermetic Study Group) the Evolution of the Higher Consciousness Study Group will be continuing its discussion on Chapter 2 Atman-The Higher Self. As Blavatsky stated: Ātman, the “higher self,” is neither your spirit nor mine, but like sunlight shines......

  • Calendar of Events April – July, 2019

    ST. RAPHAEL’S LIBERAL CATHOLIC CHURCH and the THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY of the EAST BAY C A L E N D A R  of  E V E N T S – 2019 April  through  July  1st SUNDAYS  ·         10-11:30 Holy Eucharist Service – Join us in Open Communion celebrating the Holy Eucharist and......

  • Fundamental Theosophy – Death and the Afterlife (March 25, 2018)

    Whether we fear the process or not, death is natural; all things die. The process of dying, however, extends well beyond the death and dissolution of the body. Does consciousness continue? How do the twin concepts of karma and reincarnation fit in? Join us for......

  • Fundamental Theosophy – Self-Culture: A Spiritual Path (April 15, 2018)

    – H.P. Blavatsky, Occultism versus the Occult Arts Self-culture–what does it mean? Is the physical body the ‘self”? When we speak of self-culture from a theosophical perspective, we speak of consciousness using not only a physical body but an astral and mental body for its......

  • Fundamental Theosophy – Toward Enlightenment (May 20, 2018)

    – ” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Think about this for a moment and you may find recognition within; that we are, firstly, spiritual beings and, secondly, we are striving to realize THAT which we, already, truly are. What is it that inhibits realization? It is......

  • Our 118th Anniversary with Martin Leiderman! (Oct 2016)

    ~ RE-DEDICATION ~ Join us in celebrating of our 118th anniversary, a rededication to our founding ideals, and for the formal inauguration of our new name—the Theosophical Society of the East Bay. To help us celebrate, Martin Leiderman, international speaker for the Theosophical Society, will......

  • 7/21/16 Western Inner Tradition Speaker Series Launches at East Bay Lodge

    ABOUT THIS PROJECT WHAT: Rev. Thom Muller on Emanuel Swedenborg DATE: July 21, 2016 TIME: [6:30 Arrivals] 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. WHERE: 332 N. Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801 Theosophical Library on Mezzanine Level, (Four blocks from Richmond BART; ½ block from main bus route; enter from......

  • Speaker: Michael Gomes on HPB’s Esoteric Instructions (April 23, 2016)

    HPB’s Esoteric Instructions Toward the end of her life, H. P. Blavatsky wrote a series of Instructions for the students of her newly formed Esoteric School. These Instructions mark Mme. Blavatsky’s last effort as part of the centennial cycle to form a nucleus that could work through the Theosophical Society for the benefit of......