Special Announcements

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Presentations on the Dalai Lama and Tibet

Photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, and wanderer Vladan Mijatovic Zivojnov will visit Halcyon on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Zivojnov will read from his book Into the Heart of Gold, documenting his pilgrimage to meet the Dalai Lama, on Saturday at 10:30am in the University Center. A screening of his film Tibetan Trinity: Life, Death, Time will take place in the Hiawatha Lodge Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm. On Sunday morning at 10:30 in the Temple, Zivojnov will share his experiences and insights as a pilgrim and student of the Dalai Lama. Finally, a meditation will be held in the Temple on Sunday evening at 7:00pm, with a pre-meditation gathering at 6:30pm in the University Center. Click here for more details on these events.

New Times Cover Story on the Temple

A cover story on the Temple and the town of Halcyon was published in the August 31, 2023 edition of the New Times of San Luis Obispo, a popular free weekly. The author is New Times reporter Bulbul Rajagopal. Please follow this link to read the article.

Halcyon Included in World Religions Website

The World Religions and Spirituality Project (WRSP) at https://wrldrels.org/ has published an entry on Halcyon and the Temple, contributed by Radiance from Halcyon author and University of Arizona professor Paul Eli Ivey. You can read the entry by following this link.

About the Temple of the People in Halcyon, California

The Temple, founded in November, 1898 in Syracuse, New York, moved to Halcyon, California, in 1903. The Halcyon community, clustered around the Blue Star Memorial Temple, is actively dedicated to living the Teachings of the Temple. Halcyon has been designated a federal and state historical site.

These Teachings endeavor to help us learn the ability to realize one’s human and divine form of life. The freedom which comes through such balance is attained when the desire, the wonder, and the love of learning the truths of our divine spiritual unity is balanced by continuous efforts to apply them to the realization of this unity in everyday affairs. The Temple Teachings, firmly rooted in Theosophy, are filled with practical directions which help us in all aspects of our lives.

The Temple of the People has always recognized the value, importance, and self-responsibility of each individual. Its reason for being rests on the inviolability of the Golden Rule. The foundation stones of the Temple are Religion, Science, and Economics: there can be no true religion without its scientific basis, and there can be no right system of economics not based on a science that is religious and a religion that is scientific. Therefore, these three aspects are all important.