Monday Good Company

Monday Good Company

Monday evenings in person and on zoom
18:00 – 20:00

Join us in Person at Colet House or register below to receive the Zoom meeting link.

We welcome all who wish to learn and share non-dual teachings to enhance inner peace, embrace fresh ideas and make new connections.

Currently presented both on zoom and live at our home, Colet House, Barons Court, the evenings open with a simple practice such as kirtan, chair yoga or breathing exercises to prepare for a shared half hour’s silent meditation followed by a presentation.

Long term Study Society member, designer and artist Jonathan Leiserach invites presenters from various disciplines including philosophers, scientists, doctors, musicians, artists, writers, and spiritual teachers to share thoughts and experience on non-dual themes.

Afterwards, for those who come to Colet House, there is the opportunity to join
The Movements to Music classes which The Study Society has offered for over 70 years.

To register, just click the link below and you will receive an invitation to join.
Whilst we offer these evenings free of charge, all donations to support The Study Society and its work are most welcome.

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Donations can be made directly into the Study Society’s bank account:

Bank: CAF Bank
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Account name: The Study Society
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Non-duality meetings facilitator Jonathan Leiserach

Schedule

The theme for the Spring  term is Light

“Purity of purpose is achieved by loving the truth at all costs.”

                     – Dr F.C.Roles ‘Voyage of Discovery’

30.01.23
6.00 – 6.30 Breathe with Ruth White
6.30 – 7.00 shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00 Prof. David Cadman

06.02.23
6.00 – 6.30 Kirtan with Margaret O’Keeffe
6.30 – 7.00 shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00 Caversham Group tribute to Peter Eadie

13.02.23
6.00 – 6.30 Breathe with Stephen Swords
6.30 – 7.00 shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00 New Light on Yoga with Daniel Simpson

20.02.23
6.00 – 6.30 Chair Yoga with Mandy Fawcett
6.30 – 7.00 shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00 Fresh Light in the West with Robin Kimmerling

27.02.23
6.00 – 6.30 Kirtan with Margaret O’Keeffe
6.30 – 7.00 shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00 The Future Human: Transpersonal or Transhuman? With David Lorrimer

GUEST SPEAKERS

Prof. David Cadman

Prof. David Cadman

Light 

January 30th at Colet House and on Zoom

David Cadman is a Quaker and author writing in both a fictional and non-fictional form. He writes his fiction under the name of William Blyghton and has published four novels, the first three comprising The Suffolk Trilogy and the last, co-authored with Lorna Howarth, titled The Language of Love. He is presently a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and has previously held a number of professorial chairs and fellowships. His recent non-fictional work includes Love and the Divine Feminine and The Recovery of Love that together explore how it is that both Love and the Feminine have been diminished and all but lost. He is presently working on a text titled In Order to Love, which is exploring what it is that is required for Love to be made manifest.

David Lorimer

David Lorimer

Light 

February 27th via Zoom

David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer, poet, editor and spiritual activist who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network (www.scientificandmedical.net) and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society (www.swedenborgsociety.org.uk). He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. He was the instigator of the Beyond the Brain conference series in 1995 (www.beyondthebrain.org)  and has co-ordinated the Mystics and Scientists conferences every year since the late 1980s.

Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including Survival? Death as Transition (1984, 2017) Resonant Mind (originally Whole in One) (1990/2017), The Spirit of Science (1998), Thinking Beyond the Brain (2001), The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson). He has edited three books about the Bulgarian sage Beinsa Douno (Peter Deunov): Prophet for our Times (1991, 2015), The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, which is a translation of his prayers and formulas into English. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales – Radical Prince (2003) – has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French. His new book of essays, A Quest for Wisdom was published in 2021.

David is also Chair of the Galileo Commission (www.galileocommission.org) which seeks the expand the evidence base of science of consciousness beyond a materialistic world view.

In 2020 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Visionary Leader by the Visioneers International Network and the 2021 Aboca Human Ecology Prize. He is a Creative Member of the Club of Budapest. His website is www.davidlorimer.co.uk

Daniel Simpson

Daniel Simpson

New Light on Yoga

February 13th at Colet House and on Zoom

It’s often said that yoga is timeless. However, methods and objectives have changed a great deal since the earliest descriptions roughly 2,500 years ago. To cite a few examples, yoga doesn’t always mean union, it’s not necessarily a practice, and sequenced contortions are recent inventions. Drawing on the latest research, this talk presents an overview of yoga’s evolution, exploring how renouncing the world became a globalised industry, while also noting how to distinguish what remains constant amidst all the changes.

Daniel is the author of The Truth of Yoga, an accessible guide to yoga history and philosophy. His approach combines scholarly knowledge with humour and insight, informed by twenty years of practical experience. He holds a master’s degree in yoga studies (from SOAS at the University of London) and teaches courses at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on yoga teacher trainings and via his website: truthofyoga.com. In a previous career, he was a foreign correspondent, working for Reuters and the New York Times.