Purpose and objectives of the Society
The Society is established as a charity (Registered Charity Number 1155498) and embodies a tradition of education of the public through teaching and practice that is designed to bring an inner unity to individuals and to society at large.
To fulfil its charitable purposes, the Society works to preserve, understand and develop the philosophy it inherits from Mr P.D. Ouspensky, Dr F.C. Roles and His Holiness Shantanand Saraswati. These ideas present a unified view of the universe and stress the non-duality between the inner self and the outer world. The Study Society seeks to benefit from the study of other paths which may expand our understanding.
The Society promotes moral and spiritual welfare by encouraging 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's moral code, based on Sanatan Dharma, can be found.
The objectives of the Study Society are, for the public benefit:
- To advance the education of the public in religion, science, philosophy and the arts;
- The promotion of moral and spiritual welfare.
The Society seeks to fulfil these through:
- A viable membership base sufficient to support the fulfilment of our purpose and objectives;
- The teaching and practice of Mantra Meditation;
- Study of its related philosophy;
- Knowledge and practice of our traditions;
- Teaching and practice of ‘The Movements’;
- Teaching and practice of Mevlevi turning;
- Teaching and practice of Vedic Chanting and other practices.
These activities take place through regular meetings, most 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.