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01/Jul/2020 - 30/Sep/2020

Todays Date : 04/Jul/2020
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Please note that Colet House is currently closed until further notice. Please visit our online classes and meeting section for details of of our online offerings.

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Sunday 05 Jul 05 Jul 10:30 - 12:45

Non-Duality meeting with Norman Alderton

Sunday 19 Jul 19 Jul 10:30 - 12:45

Advaita Sunday with Philip Marvin

Sunday 16 Aug 16 Aug 10:30 - 12:45

Advaita Sunday with Philip Marvin

Sunday 06 Sep 06 Sep 10:30 - 12:45

Non-Duality meeting with Norman Alderton

Sunday 20 Sep 20 Sep 10:30 - 12:45

Advaita Sunday with Philip Marvin

Special Events for Summer
01/Jul/2020 - 30/Sep/2020

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Introduction to The Spiritual Psychology of Acting
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£ 20 23/07/2020 18:30 - 21:30

June 17th | 18:30 - 21:30

John Osborne Hughes will deliver a seminar originally intended to be held at Colet House. This seminar will draw on the teachings of H.H. Shantanand Saraswati and apply these not just to the field of acting but will show that whatever you desire, whether it be in career, loving relationships, or personal and creative fulfilment, there are Universal principles, clear knowledge and simple, yet powerful practical techniques, that will give you the right frame of mind and the self confidence to turn your dreams in to reality…

During the seminar you will learn:

  • The Three main purposes of Theatre/ Cinematic Art
  • The principles of Great Acting
  • The Qualities of a Great Actor
  • Four Key Questions for designing a Character
  • Mind Triads: The three essential elements of the Characters psyche
  • How to develop Awareness (the ability to observe our own thoughts), in order to dissolve creative blocks and gather material out of which we can create unique characters
  • The secrets of Charisma and Stage/Screen Presence. How to develop them
  • The psychology of casting. How to prepare for auditions. Properly
  • The Principles of Zen and the Art of Acting
  • Imagination and the actor

To really understand the essence of pure acting technique and the process of creating characters, the actor must first understand the psychological process which created his or her own character in life. Once we truly understand how these natural principles have created and shaped our own characters, we learn to harness this knowledge, engage it at will and allow it to serve as our creative technique.

This rewarding and fascinating process not only creates truthful, dynamic acting, it also serves to to liberate the actor from his or her own psychological limits, thus providing the freedom of imagination to create any character.

The training is designed to create actors of the highest calibre… a delight to work with and ultimately an inspiration to watch.

Simple meditation and practical exercises will be introduced to each student to assimilate the basic techniques.

Investment: Only £20 (Including Booking Fee)

The seminar is hosted via Zoom. On receipt of your booking you will receive the instructions and password for entry.

(Places are limited and allocated on a first come basis.)


MEMBER TICKET PRICE (£10 donation to The Study Society):

This offer is only available to current Study Society Members - for more information on membership please email the office


John will generously donate £10 from each ticket sold to The Study Society to support us during the enforced closure of Colet House.

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The seminar is hosted via Zoom. On receipt of your booking you will receive the instructions and password for entry.

THE WORLD OF MIND & MANDALAS from the View of The Great Perfection
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£ 70 29/08/2020 10:00 - 16:00

The symbolism and iconography of Buddhist mandalas have evolved through centuries of social transformation in India and Tibet, and their depictions of interconnected worlds resonate with contemporary psychology, physics, and cosmology.

In this seminar, Ian Baker will explore the ways in which mandalas have developed within Buddhist cultures and yet point to dynamic truths about human existence and the nature of reality as an inter-dimensional whole.

Alan Wallace will then expand on this theme by introducing the perspective of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen, regarded by many as the pinnacle of Buddhist contemplative inquiry into the nature of consciousness and its role in the natural world.

In this context, as opposed to the common view of a single universe composed of matter and energy in which consciousness plays only a marginal role, here every sentient being is presented as manifesting at the center of his or her mandala such that an integral totality arises relative to each sentient being in the universe, with consciousness fundamental to the whole of reality.

The theme of mandalas and the Great Perfection will then be related to insights from quantum cosmology, in which the role of the observer is fundamental to understanding the process of nature.

Given the current destruction of the ecosphere by societies dominated by materialism, hedonism, and consumerism, we are urgently in need of a paradigm of creative engagement that integrates the deepest insights from the world’s contemplative and scientific traditions.

This seminar will seek to address this challenge, both in theory and in practice.


Devotion as a Path to Divinisation and Buddhahood
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£ 60 30/08/2020 10:00 - 16:00
  • What can a path of genuine devotion to the guru look like in Buddhist practice?

  • What is the basis for authentic refuge and faith in the Buddha?

  • What are some of the benefits and pitfalls of devotional practice when applied to human teachers?

  • How might a contemplative path of transformative devotion in Buddhism be fruitfully compared with the path of worship and divinisation (or theosis) described in both Eastern and Western Christian traditions?

    This intensive one-day workshop will combine talks and guided meditations in a spirit of inquiry and openness to interfaith questions as they arise today, while remaining deeply rooted in the ancient principles of both Buddhist and Christian Contemplative Practice.

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