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The Transformational Teachings of the Christ with Ravi Ravindra at Krotona Institute of Theosophy

March 17 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 10:00 am

Ravi Ravindra at Krotona Institute of Theosophy, Ojai
Eleven Weekday Mornings
The Transformational Teachings of the Christ
March 17 – 20, 24 – 27, Tuesday – Friday 10 – noon
March 31 – April 2, Tuesday – Thursday 10 – noon

The spiritual teaching of Christ, like other serious teachings, calls for a radical transformation of our whole being, amounting to a new birth, born of the Spirit. As the Gospel of Phillip says, Christ came not to make us Christians but to make us Christ. In order for us to realize the inner Christ, what is required is freedom not for myself, but from myself. For the sake of this spiritual awakening what is needed is an impartial and deep self-inquiry and a baptism of fire and spirit, leading to sacrifice. The discipline taught by the Christ, like all other transformational teachings, is not easy to practice. But only those who practice the discipline can be regarded as his disciples. As Christ himself said, “He who is near me is near the fire; he who is far from me is far from the Kingdom.” (Gospel of Thomas)
Series $138, Single session $15

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Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of physics, philosophy and comparative religion. He has authored many papers in physics, philosophy and religion and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life.

 


Munju Ravindra and Ravi Ravindra
Friday Evening – Saturday
Science and Spirituality: Truth, Beauty, and Order in Nature
March 27 – 28
Friday 7:30 – 9 pm, Saturday 10 – noon and 2 – 4 pm

This workshop offers practical exercises, philosophical presentations, and group discussion to help participants understand their relationship with Nature. Especially we will explore the similarities and differences in the nature of Truth, Beauty, and Order as revealed by the sciences and by spiritual searchers.
Three sessions $40, Single session $15
Munju Monique Ravindra is an award-winning writer, naturalist, and yoga teacher. She holds a Masters in Ecological Design, a BSc in Biology and International Development, and consults for nation- al parks and museums on creating transformative visitor experiences.

Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of physics, philosophy and comparative religion. He has authored many papers in physics, philosophy and religion and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life. 

Priscilla Murray has a BSc in mathematics, MA in philosophy and a PhD in education. Now retired, she has taught at all levels of education from primary school to the post–graduate level.  She was the associate editor of the eight–volume series The Inner Journey: Views from the Great Traditions.

Details

Start:
March 17 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 2 @ 10:00 am
Website:
http://www.krotonainstitute.org/programs/

Venue

Krotona Institute of Theosophy
2 Krotona Hill
Ojai, California
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Website:
http://www.krotonainstitute.org/