May 11 2014: `White Lotus Day`

In her will, HPB (the founder of the Theosophical Society) suggested that her friends might gather together on the anniversary of her passing (May 8, 1891) and read from Sir Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia and from The Bhagavad-Gita. Lotuses grew in unusual profusion one year later. Hence, May 8th became known as White Lotus Day.

This custom continues in the lodges of the TS, where the meeting closest in time to the anniversary of  HPB’s passing becomes a celebration.

Those attending on this day have the opportunity of reading a few moments worth of any Spiritual Reading -poetry, a Classic like the Bhagavad – Gita or The Bible or a paragraph from some favourite spiritual book.

Come and take part — or just listen.

Refreshments provided. All welcome £3 donation please.

2.30 pm – Bank Street Chapel School room, Crown St or Bank St entrances BOLTON BL1 1TS

Music provided by Wayne Gatfield.