International conference on Annie Besant (1847-1933), London, 30 September - 1 October 2017
The Theosophical Society in England (http://www.theosoc.org.uk ) is holding a two-day international conference on Annie Besant (1847-1933) at the TSE Headquarters at 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA on Saturday and Sunday, 30 September and 1 October 2017.
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Saturday 30 September 2017
In the chair- Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere
9.45 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE.
10.20 WELCOME – Jenny Baker, National President, Theosophical Society in England
10.30 ATHEIST OR AGNOSTIC? ANNIE BESANT’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS- Jean-Michel Yvard 11.10 Refreshments
11.40 ANNIE BESANT’S NEO-MALTHUSIAN PASSION — Deborah Lavin
12.20 REVISITING ANNIE BESANT’S LAST YEARS OF SOCIALISM WITH THE LINK “A JOURNAL FOR THE SERVANTS OF MAN” – Marie Terrier 1.00
2.00 ANNIE BESANT AS TRANSLATOR THE BHAGAVAD GITA WITHIN THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY AND ITS PUBLIC IMPACT – Yves Mühlematter
Annie Besant in 1897.
2.40 ANNIE BESANT IN BERNARD SHAW’S “PLAYS PLEASANT “– Allan Johnson 3.20 Refreshments
4.00 “I WOULD NOT HAVE LEFT YOUR PLATFORM HAD I NOT BEEN COMPELLED…”: ANNIE BESANT’S EXCLUSION FROM THE NATIONAL SECULAR SOCIETY (1891) – Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere
4.40 BESANT AND BENGAL: SHAPING THE POLITICAL CULTURE IN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY CALCUTTA – Mriganka Mukhopadhyay
5.20 BESANT, THEOSOPHY AND ACADEMIC BIAS – Kurt Leland
6.00 CLOSING REMARKS – Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere
Sunday 1 October 2017
In the chair-Kurt Leland
10.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
10. 20 – WELCOME – Kurt Leland
10.30 ANNIE BESANT, A DUTCH PERSPECTIVE – Wim Leys 11.00 Refreshments
11.40 ANNIE BESANT:PHILOSOPHER KING – Kurt Leland
12.10 THE ALAN LEO PROJECT – Kim Farnell
12.20 ANNIE BESANT, JEAN DELVILLE AND KRISHNAMURTI – Daniel Guéguen
1.00 Lunch break
2.00 A FAIR SKINNED KASHMIRI BRAHMANA ; ANNIE BESANT AND THE PORTRAITS OF THE MASTERS – Massimo Introvigne
2.40 ANNIE BESANT, YOGA AND MEDITATION Karl Baier
3.20 POPULAR OCCULTURE – Christine Ferguson (on film)
3.30 Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere and Kurt Leland introduce their books
3.40 REFRESHMENTS AND BOOK SIGNING
4.20 TWO SHORT FILMS ; AB AT WHEATON, AND JOHN CROW ON HER AMERICAN TOURS.
4.50 ANNIE BESANT AND OCCULT CHEMISTRY Gwyn Hocking
5:20 SIXTY YEARS OF PUBLIC WORK Alejandro Ninin
6.00 CLOSING REMARKS – Kurt Leland
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Yoga workshops and a lecture, Plus a sitar concert with Ram Vakkalanka. Tuesday – Thursday, 4 – 6 July.
Tuesday 4 July, 1- 4 pm
(Workshop) SANSKRIT AND MANTRA YOGA: DIVINE VIBRATIONS
Mantras are Sacred Vibrations that embody specific energies of the Universe. Repetition of Mantra attracts the Cosmic Energies, channels them inward and ignites corresponding energies inside the practitioner. In this workshop, we will learn about the various Cosmic Energies, prerequisites of a Mantra, accurate pronunciation of a few energizing Mantras, practical applications of Mantras and how to practice Mantra Meditation.
Wednesday 5 July, 7 – 9:30 pm
(Workshop and concert) THE EVOLUTION OF YOGA: PAST, PRESENT + FUTURE.
Yoga is a system of philosophy and a discipline of practical application at the same time. The ultimate goal of Yoga is to help us live in perfect harmony with everything and everyone around us.
In this workshop, we go on a fascinating journey from the ancient roots of Yoga, explore the different spiritual sciences Yoga encompasses and look at its evolution over thousands of years. This workshop draws its substance from the Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata and many other ancient texts of India. We end the journey with a Nada Yoga meditation, involving live Sitar music.
Thursday 6 July, 1 – 4 pm
(Workshop) AWAKENING THE INNER ENERGIES WITH MUDRA YOGA
Mudra means “sealing or locking in” in Sanskrit. Mudras involve igniting and sealing in inner energies through the medium of the physical body. Energy, when sealed, is focused and unlimited in power. Accessing our unlimited inner power through the right application of Mudra can be learned.
In this workshop, we will learn some simple and complex Mudras from Tantra and Hatha Yoga, their application as well as tips for their practice.
Leader: Ram Vakkalanka is a Nada Yogi, yoga philosopher, Sanskrit expert and Kirtan artist. Born in India, he currently is based in Toronto and travels the world sharing his deep wisdom of the Yogic tradition.
Admission: £20 for each event (£10 to members of the Theosophical Society)
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