We welcome newcomers and there is no commitment for most of our activities so it is easy to find out if an activity is right for you. If you wish to join a particular activity, you will find information on the page for that activity which gives details of times, how to contact the activity organiser and cost (if any).
If you wish to make a general enquiry or would like to talk to an advisor, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 020 8741 6568.
It is not necessary to become a member of the Society in order to join in with our activities. Regular attendees usually becomeand those who wish to play a more active role in the Society can apply for .
Purpose and objectives of the Society
The Society embodies a tradition of teaching and practice that is designed to bring an inner unity to individuals and to society at large.
To that end, the Society works to preserve, understand and develop the teaching it inherits from Mr P.D. Ouspensky, Dr F.C. Roles and His Holiness Shantanand Saraswati. This teaching presents a unified view of the universe and stresses the non-duality between the inner self and the outer world, as exemplified by the teachings. The Study Society seeks to benefit from the study of other paths which may expand our understanding.
The Society encourages individuals to pursue a journey towards Self-realisation — realisation of their full potential — through experience of the true nature of Consciousness and its deep level of stillness, truth and love.
The Society seeks to fulfil its purpose by promoting the knowledge and practice of its tradition through:
- A viable membership base sufficient to support the fulfilment of our purpose and objectives;
- Mantra Meditation;
- Study of its teaching and related material;
- ‘The Movements’;
- Mevlevi turning;
- Vedic Chanting.
These activities take place through regular meetings, many of which are open to the public.
The Society also offers space to other teachers and practices in the non-dualist tradition, as well as Iyengar Yoga.
The Society seeks to recognise related developments in religion, science, philosophy and the arts. It engages with like-minded individuals, teachers and organisations, and shares knowledge and practice with them.
The Society communicates its teaching and experience through public lectures, published works and through the internet.
Rules of the Society
The Society operates as a ‘School’ offering a path towards enlightenment for people leading a normal worldly life, through a range of spiritual teachings and practices. In common with all such Schools, members are expected to conform to a set of rules. The rules for the School are:
- School members will not express negative emotion in School, and will not spend their time in negative considering.
- School members will never talk negatively about other School members. If it becomes essential, the other member or members must be present to defend themselves.
- Emails sent between members must be loving and considerate, and must consider the well-being of others.