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by Babs
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 50315

Re: SFSK Devotee

Thankyou Man on the street for being civilised enough to give me a straight, sensible answer. In my early years at the school, and under the guidance of the senior tutor who has now left, I was told by him at a meeting that depression didnt exist, and he gave some preposterous explaination as to wh...
by Babs
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

The amount of time and effort given to us by Mr and Mrs Mavro for little financial or any other reward shows the excellence of their character which cannot be sullied by a the poisonous remarks,based on heresay by a few intolerant people in an frenzied self serving witch hunt out of the darkness of...
by Babs
Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

One of Mrs Mavro's disturbing observations was made at a ladies' residential in Canberra a couple of years ago. I used to look forward to those weekends in Canberra actually: it was lovely to meet up with the Canberra ladies who were unfailingly hospitable and provided good company and lashings of l...
by Babs
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

As for not-for-profit: I think the financial escapades of the Mavros have been mentioned in the main thread so I won't go into it here, but suffice it to say they made full use of the funds accorded to them (overseas trips etc.) Not for profit simply means that no extra profit is made over and abov...
by Babs
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

'I remember all the top group members including myself having to hand over one weeks wages for the Mavros’ visit to see HH Shantanand Saraswati. They kept the recordings of the visit locked up, known only as “the tapes”.' I've heard on the grapevine that Mrs Mavro is "reassuring" students ...
by Babs
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Defrauding the nuns! That's outrageous. So much for all the talk about honesty, truth and purity (the yamas and nyamas: unsure of the English spelling!) Yes, the $200 fee for the weekend residentials I thought was a bit steep. Hartzer Park, the place used after Kerever Park, was adequate and clean b...
by Babs
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Perhaps Mrs Mavro sees herself as a modern day Madame Blavatsky! As an aside, T S Eliot, the poet, didn't think much of Madame Blavatsky and parodied her in his poem "The Wasteland" thus: "Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante, Had a bad cold, nevertheless is known to be the wisest wo...
by Babs
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Thanks Tootsie and Middle Way. Perhaps the oblivious service team leader who inadvertently served the toast in the incorrect order to Mrs M was me! There is a place to observe etiquette of course, and respect for elders -- these are aspects of mindfulness (think of the Japanese tea ceremony) but met...
by Babs
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 92085

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

This is my first post. I decided to leave the SFSK a couple of months ago and I am happy to share my reasons for doing so. Funnily enough, it wasn't the question of the legitimacy of the school or the mantrum that precipitated my decision to leave. When I joined the school in 2003, I was concerned t...

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