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Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) has recently issued a special edition of their International Newsletter dedicated the Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School (OMHSS) at Adyar. For over 120 years OMHSS has been providing a solid education for underprivileged boys and girls in Adyar, a large neighborhood located in south-Chennai, India.

Among many services the School also provides free education in Tamil (transitioning to English Medium), along with textbooks, school supplies, school bags, uniforms, a nutritious breakfast and lunch, regular medical check-ups, and also guidance and counselling for the children and their parents. Read more from the Newsletter.

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Students at the school

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Good News from Théosophie.net

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French speaking countries

Welcome to Théosophie.net, the first French-speaking website dedicated to the gathering and publishing of Theosophical documentation in the French language. This project is part of a global plan aiming at delivering Theosophical documentation at large, i.e. books references, articles, conferences, audio and video recordings, and photos.

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On a world-wide scale such resources are probably available, widespread or dormant hidden in locked and dusty cupboards. Gathering the public domain publications, and making them available over the Net will provide a useful knowledgebase for anyone interested in Theosophical matters.

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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. This primary focus upon the original teachings enables students, wherever and however situated, to discover for themselves the value of Theosophy. Furthermore, the School invites students to examine the relevance of Theosophical ideas and ideals for current developments within the field of comparative philosophy, religion and science.

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Good News from Brazil

The international YOUTH gathering in BRAZIL, which took place place at the Theosophical Institute near Brasilia from February 6 until February 10 was an awesome happening. Guest speaker was international president Tim Boyd and participants came from Brazil, Argentina, Spain the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary and England. It was an event entirely organized by the young folks themselves and they did so very well. It was uplifting to notice that Theosophy is very much alive among the youngsters and Tim Boyd reached out to them on several occasions during the gathering and when delivering his talks. It is well understood in Brazil that the TS must connect with younger people who are searching to find ways to give deeper meanings to their lives. General Secretary Marcos de Resende has really done much not only to integrate younger members, but also to have them actively working.

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Good News from Adyar

Eugene Jennings – USA

Impressions from Adyar

It was with happiness and joy that I, a student of ULT, along with another prominent Theosophist of the Point Loma tradition, received an invitation to be present and speak at the 140th International Convention, Adyar, in Chennai India 2015-2016. It was indeed an honor to be present and listen to the presentations on the main theme, “Compassion and Universal Responsibility”.  

In my heart, the invitation was received, and served as an early sign that perhaps a return of an old cycle was occurring. A cycle involving “time before the splits”, a time when all Theosophists were united, under the single inspirational efforts and vision of HPB, her great teachers, and their united Message. The glue of union was, and should still be the Timeless and Honored Wisdom we now call Theosophy. Wisdom, coming through the “Initiate and Great Chela HPB” being shared in its original form, with a few, for the sake of the many, i.e., Orphan Humanity.

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Good news from Finland

Message received from General Secretary Mirva Jaatinen

The Finnish Section of the TS (Adyar) is having different kinds of programmes around the country during the ongoing spring season. Along with regular public lectures two spiritual fairs called Days of Light, will be organized in Northern Finland, the first one in Raahe already took place last February and the second one will be in Oulu, in April.

On April 9th we will have our Annual Convention in Tallinn, Estonia. Until now our conventions have always been held in Finland, but as Estonia belongs to the Finnish Section, we decided to have this year’s convention there for the first time in our TS history.

Kajastus lodge in Kajaani organized an Ayurveda course for women conducted by Mrs Eila Lepre on 6th February.


Mrs. Eila Lepre conducting an Ayurveda course for women

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Good News from International Theosophy Conferences Inc. (ITC)

For ITC 2016 in Santa Barbara, California the theme is:

Theosophy and Social Responsibility
Applying the Head and Heart Teachings of H. P. Blavatsky

This forthcoming conference will certainly be as energetic and inspiring as the previous ones. According to the wish as expressed by participants during the 2015 meeting in The Hague, this time the focus is on studying together. It’ll be made possible for those who come to Santa Barbara to sign up in advance for a specific study circle, indicating what topic has their main interest.

Participants will be supplied with Theosophical readings and study material beforehand, made available on ITC’s website. With what was reintroduced to us by H. P. B., they will determine, by offering practical solutions, why it is crucial that the world knows that Theosophy exists, and has always been there to help humanity.

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Good News from The Elephants

The Elephants are here and here to stay.


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Adyar Theatre

On the final day of the 2014 annual Convention, international president Tim Boyd pledged that the following year, during the 2015/2016 Convention, the Adyar Theatre would most certainly have a brand-new roof. The project was flawless; it was going to be semi-permanent roof, instead of the well-known and traditional palm-leaves and aluminium corrugated sheet roof that every year was newly constructed and dismantled directly after the convention.


The Theatre roof of the 2014 annual convention. Each year it was built before the convention and dismantled directly after it

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Good News from the TOS

The influence of the Theosophical Society on World Thought

Bhupendra R. Vora – England


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[Currently residing in England, Bhupendra R. Vora is a long-standing member of the Theosophical Society. He is a former General Secretary of the East & Central African Section. Bhupendra writes regularly for The Theosophist and other international Theosophical journals. He has lectured extensively in Africa, Europe and India. He is a member of the General Council at the International Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar, India and a member of the Council of The International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, Holland]


Mrs. Radha Burnier showing Bhupendra Vora’s book, Healing the Planet, upon the occasion of its release by the East & Central Section of the TS in 2005. Others present, from left to right: Navin Shah, Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal, Bhupendra Vora (behind), Tom Davis and Claude Robertson Dunn.

In the Objects of the Theosophical Society, ‘Universal Brotherhood’ has been given precedence over the other two Objects. It is significant that in the various communications from the Mahatmas this question of Universal Brotherhood features again and again as the only true morality for the human race. In a message sent to the Jubilee Convention of the TS at Adyar in 1925 an Elder Brother said: “We say to you: within this next half-century you can make Brotherhood a living reality in the world. You can cause the warring classes, castes and nations to cease their quarrelling, the warring faiths to live once more in brotherhood, respect and understanding. Make Theosophy a living force in your lives, and through your example these class and caste distinctions, which for so long have bred hatred and misery, shall at no distant time come to be but distinctions of function in the common service of the nation-family and of the World-Brotherhood.”

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Good News from the School of the Wisdom

Sesión en español de la Escuela de Sabiduría


Bhowali Centre in the Himalayas

Más allá de la Muerte Física: Lecciones del Desarrollo Interno desde una perspectiva Teosófica.

En español

Se celebrará una sesión en español de la Escuela de Sabiduría del 5 al 10 de Septiembre de 2016 en Bhowali, Centro de los Himalayas de la Sección India. Los delegados deben llegar antes del 4 de septiembre 2016. La sesión la dirigirán el Dr. Isaac Jauli y el Dr. Enrique Reig. El tema de estudio será “Más allá de la Muerte Física: Lecciones del Desarrollo Interno desde una perspectiva Teosófica”.

Los interesados en participar deben ponerse en contacto con el Vice-Presidente Internacional en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Good News from the TS-Point Loma – Blavatskyhouse

The Theosophical Society Point Loma with its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands is an ever active Theosophical mainstream. It is encouraging to notice that there are many young and dedicated workers in that group, who very enthusiastically dedicate much of their free time not only to study but also to the practical application of that what is grasped from the teachings. Those who have come to the annual meetings of ITC (International Theosophy Conferences Inc.) have seen and personally experienced how dynamic and productive this group actually is.

The TS-Point Loma is currently preparing a noteworthy program that has “The Universal Rights of the reincarnating Human”, as preliminary work-title. In it all aspects of Human Rights will be investigated from purely a Theosophical perspective. It promises to be a very interesting event you will need to look out for. The program will take place on May 21 and 22, 2016, and it will also be broadcasted “live” on the internet through livestream in both Dutch and English.

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Dr. Rosimayre Goncalves Carvalho fourth from the right

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Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands 1

From October 14 to 18, 2015, around twenty persons gathered in the Besant Hall of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands, for Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu’s eighth Silent Retreat there, with talks, meditative enquiries, seated and walking meditations, and above all: silence. The subject was based on I.K. Taimni’s book The Ultimate Reality and Realization or Siva-Sutra. Thanks to the building up of attention and open-mindedness during earlier retreats, many participants were able to open their minds fully to the profound and inspired experiences Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu shared, and to the meaning beyond words.

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Participants meditating in the Besant Hall

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This CENTRE is, without a doubt one of the best retreats in the Netherlands, or in that respect in Western Europe. How can you become a FRIEND of this Centre?


Let’s be friends, for real …

Friends of the Centre

Since the beginning many Friends from the Netherlands and abroad have supported the ITC. The ITC has always had a special relationship with its Friends. Being Friend of a spiritual Centre implies a much deeper relationship than being a financial sponsor.

Friends are required to subscribe the aims and activities of the ITC. This results in a bond, which is experienced by many Friends who live even hundreds or thousands of kilometers away.

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Good News from Brazil

INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF YOUNG THEOSOPHISTS

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From February 5 until 10, 2016, a Theosophical gathering of young Theosophists will be held on the grounds of the famous Theosophical Institute, just outside of Brasilia, the capital of BRAZIL. The International President of the Theosophical Society, Tim Boyd, is going to be one of the guest speakers! The organizers opened a special Facebook page with all relevant information, click here: https://www.facebook.com/etjcst?fref=photo


The Theosophical Institute is a superb retreat center, have a look at these collage photos which don’t need any commentary or subtitle:

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