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Homeward Bound

May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

7 rays and circles

~ The Soul’s Return to the Ashram ~

Within each of us is a hidden yearning for home. Whether living in a mansion or hovel, home is viewed as a place of retreat from the hectic pace and pressure of outer life and career. Though this perception is true for most of us, it is nonetheless a view that arises from the personality (ego), not the soul. For in the eyes of the soul, the notion of home has nothing to do with an exterior place. Rather, it is a place located deep within the recesses of consciousness. Esoterically referred to as the Ashram, this inner home is the soul’s eternal abode.

Found upon the buddhic plane (the plane of intuition), the Ashram is the source of the soul’s inspiration. From it, the soul senses its purpose and seeks to convey that purpose in the outer world. Yet, until the disciple nears enlightenment, his/her sensitivity to the Ashram is only partial, and therefore imperfect. Indeed, the degree to which an individual is receptive to ashramic guidance is a measure of where s/he stands upon the Path. In this workshop we will closely examine the Six Stages of Discipleship that lead an individual into the Ashram, and the degree of ashramic intimacy that each stage reflects. Below are some of the additional topics that will be presented and discussed. I hope you can join us.

  • The Seven Ashrams and their influence in human affairs
  • Ashramic requirements: Transmutation – Transformation – Transfiguration
  • Recognizing the influence of the Black Lodge as it seeks to block the Way
  • The Soul’s Gesture for Liberation
  • Buddha and His wisdom applied to modern day discipleship


5 May 2019 (Sunday)
9:30 for 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

University of Reading, Park House  (details noted below)

Cost:  £45

To Register:
Please contact Heather Giles (contact details below)






May 5, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Reading – Park House, Senior Common Room
Shinfield Rd,
Reading, West Berkshire RG6 6UR, United Kingdom
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Heather Giles
01189 752763