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Good News from International Theosophy Conferences Inc.

The theme for ITC 2015 conference was:

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky Through Different Eyes With One Heart

What is our understanding of H. P. B.’s writings?
How do they inspire all Theosophists, affiliated with an organization or independent, to embody and transmit her timeless message to the modern world?


Participants ITC 2015

The 17th annual conference of International Theosophy Conferences Inc., took place from August 6 – 9 in The Hague, the city where the Dutch government resides and the International Court of Justice is situated. One year earlier, during ITC 2014 in Naarden, also held in the Netherlands, the so called “Naarden Declaration” was drawn up by the participants and the declaration was one of the starting points for the gathering in The Hague.

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Good News from Finland and Estonia

This report was sent to TF by Mirva Jaatinen, General Secretary Finnish Section of the TS.


Tim Boyd and Finnish members

The Finnish Section had the great pleasure of hosting International President Tim Boyd and his family from 7th to 14th August on their first ever visit to Finland and Estonia. The visit began with a weekend seminar of Theosophical sister organizations in Kreivila, the summer course centre of the Finnish Section. There Tim gave a lecture titled The Imprint of Theosophy and participated in an English speaking discussion group. The seminar was well attended with approximately 70 participants.

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Good News from Belgium

A new study course in Theosophy organized by the Belgian Theosophical Society in Brussels entitled: The Secret Doctrine, 100 Years Later

A brand new program of eight guided study sessions on basis of a series of videos made by no one less than Mrs. Joy Mills on The Secret Doctrine, the opus magnum of H.P. Blavatsky. This is a great opportunity to get to know The Secret Doctrine without having to read it from cover to cover. But trust us, eventually you will love to read this classic of the Wisdom Tradition.
This unique series will start on October 14, 2015 and it finishes on June 8, 2016.

For detailed information write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good News from the European School of Theosophy

The Aim of the European School is to provide opportunities in Europe to study the original teachings of modern Theosophy in order to ensure the continuing preservation and dissemination of the esoteric philosophy as recorded in the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and related source literature.

European School of Theosophy
18th - 23rd October - 2015
Birmingham UK

with

David Nieuwejaers
Pablo Sender
Michele Shields
Joseph MacDermott
Elizabeth Crofts

THEME:

THE GREAT
SACRIFICE

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Good News from the International President, TS Adyar


Tim Boyd

A look at the president’s itinerary for this coming period:
ENGLAND
31 July to 7 August, Birmingham
Summer School of the TS in England on The Relevance of Theosophy: Spirituality in Daily Living, with the International President.
2 August, Birmingham. The Blavatsky Lecture.
4 August, Birmingham city. Public Lecture
FINLAND
7 to 8 August, Kreivilä
Theosophical co-operation weekend. Lecture and group study by the International President on The Imprint of Theosophy.

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Good News from International Theosophy Conferences

Last year, during the ITC 2014 Conference, eager participants from the various Theosophical traditions who had come to Naarden in the Netherlands from the four corners of the earth, created a vibrant atmosphere by working together in the light of the theme "Theosophy, Unity and Helping the World."
This encouraging ambiance resulted in the "2014 Naarden Declaration".
Key elements of the declaration are:

“We commit ourselves through learning, training and cross-pollination to popularize and keep the teachings alive for future generations.”

“Our shared and most important objective is to keep the spirit of ITC 2014 alive.”

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Good News from the TOS in Pakistan

Theosophy Forward received the following report from Fareeda Amir, former Honorary Secretary of the TOS in Pakistan.

As the global war on terrorism continues and governments join hands spending billions of dollars to rid the world of this evil, another war is also taking place, albeit silently and very often unnoticed. It is a war against the ignorance, superstition and tradition that deny millions of women and girls in underdeveloped countries their inalienable rights. While her sisters in the West rose up and demanded equality, the Eastern woman, with some remarkable exceptions, has largely been helpless in changing her circumstances. A mere glance tells us why she continues to be equated with worldly possessions and subjected to social and cultural injustice of all sorts: because of her ignorance. She is subjugated and has no control over her own life because she is uneducated. It must be the ultimate goal of those committed to brotherhood to aid her to gain the knowledge that will empower her.

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Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands

A report sent by Arend Heijbroek, chairman of I.T.C. - Naarden.


Arend Heijbroek

Seminar “Revolution in Education” at ITC, 9 and 10 May 2015

It is hardly possible to summarize this seminar, followed by several days of dialogue on the same subject. The seminar attracted over sixty enthusiastic participants.

Speakers from different backgrounds gave their views on the challenges of education today.

Keynote speaker Prof. P. Krishna from India stressed that education should be engaged with a change in consciousness. Creating a true learning environment implies that the educator and the educated help each other to understand the role of the ego, which corrupts all when we identify with it. Krishna listed eight points as a new vision of education.

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Good News from Belgium

Nancy Secrest visit in Belgian TS, Brussels HQ – May 7, 2015

Theosophists in Belgium were glad to welcome Mrs. Nancy Secrest, International Secretary of the Theosophical Order of Service on their premises in Brussels.


Nancy Secrest

Nancy gave a very inspiring talk about the work of the TOS in the world and a numerous and very interested audience attended the event. At the same time, a fundraising initiative was rolled out with a satisfactory outcome, given the fact that the whole program was set up at relatively short notice.

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Good News from Scotland

The Theosophical Society in Scotland welcomes you to a weekend with David Nieuwejaers* at the Theosophical Society in Scotland.

Headquarters:

28 Great King Street Edinburgh EH 6 QH

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Beautiful Edinburgh

Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May

Free of charge to members of the Theosophical Society in Scotland

* Previously working under his adoptive name of Roef

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Good News from International Theosophy Conferences Inc.

Last year the ITC 2014 conference held on the wonderful grounds of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden the Netherlands was a memorable one. Its challenging theme “Theosophy, Unity, and Helping the World. Where do we go from here?” brought many from all four corners of the globe together.

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Based on the input from ITC 2014, the ITC Board of Directors updated ITC's Purposes.

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Good News from the Netherlands – one

A Revolution in Education?

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J. Krishnamurti and children

7 - 11 May 2015

Organized by

International Theosophical Centre Naarden

Theosophical Society in the Netherlands

Krishnamurti Information Centre Bilthoven

International Theosophical Centre

Meentweg 9 - 1411 GR Naarden - the Netherlands

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Good News from Argentina

Ernesto García, Director of the Theosophical Center (TC) sends this brief report:

The 51st Summer School of the Theosophical Society in Argentina was held at the T.C. in San Rafael, from January 16th to 21st.

Guest speaker, Dr. Ravi Ravindra, gave a public lecture on Science and Spirituality in the city with more than 200 people attending and offered two seminars on “The Yoga of Christ” and “The Yoga of Krishna.”, given at the T.C.

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Ravi Ravindra (left) lecturing

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Good news from the TOS in Ghana

Mushrooms in Ghana project

The Theosophical Order of Service–USA, at its Feburary 2015 board meeting, approved a grant to the Mushrooms for Well Being Foundation: Mushrooms in Ghana Project. The funds will help to renovate and complete a spawn (mushroom seed) laboratory at Bemcom Training and Resource Centre in Techiman, Ghana, West Africa.

The Foundation seeks to promote education about the health and medicinal benefits of mushrooms, promote mushroom consumption and production worldwide, including the US and also in developing countries where small-scale mushroom production can increase food security and economic development and provide an additional source of protein.

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Good news from the TOS in Kenya

[an introduction to the good work being done]

The service work of the TOS in our country has been part and parcel of the life of the Theosophical Society since 1965. For example each year on November 17, we celebrate the foundation of the TS in 1875 by delivering large quantities of foodstuffs, stationery and medicines to charitable establishments in Nairobi that look after the impoverished elderly, orphans, HIV/AIDS infected children and others.

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Meet the TOS workers in Kenya

Other significant TOS events take place on Founders’ Day. When the TOS celebrated its worldwide centenary in 2008, the Kenyan government issued a stamp in recognition of our hundred years of service. The TOS Centennial postage stamp was officially launched by the Minister for Gender and Children's Affairs at a packed event held at the TS premises in Nairobi. The Minister and the Postmaster General planted a TOS centennial tree. TOS National Directors around the world received complimentary first day covers of the stamp.

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