PRESIDENT'S LECTURE: "The Land and Us"
Every person in every place in the world feels connected to the land – his or her land. This sense of connection has been the source of selfless lives, patriotic heroism, and inspired leadership. It has also been the source of the ongoing misery of war, hatred, separation, and distrust we see around us. Though challenging, there is another way of experiencing the land. Theosophist William Ross once used the term “A New Continent of Thought”. Mystics, Buddhist and Christian teaching speak of a “Field” within which we “Live, move, and have our being”. It is an attempt to describe a more profound “Land” that we can and do inhabit.