Talk in the Main Hall with drink break
About the Presentation
What does it mean to be Happy ? Do I seek for this for myself alone ? Shall I expect it in this life ? If not now, when ? Is there an Art of Happiness, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama suggests ? We discuss this from a Theosophical View, using quotations from the Theosophical texts.
About the Presenter
A past President of Adelaide Theosophical Society (2005-2009) Shirley has enjoyed an evolving career as an educator, teacher librarian, resources manager, personal growth group leader, naturopath, and Girl Guide Adult and Youth Leader. Since becoming a Girl Guide at the age of 8 she had been practicing what turned out to be 'Theosophical Living', as she realised when introduced to the Theosophical Society in the early 1980's.
Theosophy gives Shirley the confidence to live in 'today', and confidence in her future. Combined with the personal 'spiritual experiences' she has had, her understanding of Theosophy has convinced her that there is something Other to this universe, just as the religious texts and spiritual leaders in all classic wisdom literature have suggested.
She enjoys facilitating discussion groups, and courses. Being able to share her ideas and experiences with like-minded people is further opportunity to put into practice the necessity of giving service, which she does in both the Theosophical Society and the Girl Guide Movement.
Among former leaders of the Theosophical Society, Shirley Ingham is perhaps most inspired by Dr Annie Besant — her courage and determination, her knowledge, her work for many years as the second International President of the Theosophical Society, her impact in the United Kingdom and in India, and her model as a Leader who inspires us to the Sacrifice of Service.
Married for 50 years, Shirley and her husband play an active role in their daughter's family life.