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Sophia is the Greek name
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John Algeo, "The Seven Rays: Being Different
Robert Ellwood, "Theosophy and the World Religions"
Friday, July 24
Opening of the 123rd Annual Meeting on Friday evening (formal wear optional).
Followed by a musical performance and refreshments.
Saturday, July 25
Interfaith Dialogue, co-sponsored
by the Parliament of the World's Religions and held at Arrowhead Golf Club,
Wheaton.Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach, a unique multimedia
experience with master organist Gail Archer; narratives of Albert Schweitzer's
inspiring words by Renate zum Tobel, David Bruce, and Dan Smolla, along with a biographical
Sunday evening, July 26
entertainment, bargain book sale, and much more!
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NATIONAL CENTER IN WHEATON
YOUR NEW AUDITORIUM
As a result of your generous support to our Capital Funds
Campaign (CFC), the auditorium is now completely refurbished. Its crowning glory will be the
beautiful door to be installed by mid-April. The seating has been increased by
one third and arranged in the round so the speaker is much closer to the
audience. The new sound and recording system balances and improves the sound
quality for both live audiences and recorded media.
When we first began our campaign to raise funds for our needed
capital improvements, our needs were so great that many were afraid our goal
was too high. With high hopes and the wonderful support of our members, we
have been able to replace our 25 year old phone system, install a smoke and fire
alarm system in the Rogers Building that connects directly to the fire department,
and, now, complete the auditorium renovation.
Our next priority, which has a major impact on our hosting public functions, is to upgrade the kitchen and dining
Your support is still needed, so if you haven't pledged,
please consider a monthly pledge of $10, $20, $50 or whatever you feel you can afford.
We are making your National Center a place of beauty in order to serve you
better as well as to be more welcoming to the public. See more pictures
CALENDAR OF APRIL EVENTS
Painting with Spirit: the Creative Process at WorkThursday, April 2, 7 p.m.With Susan O'Leary
Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.
With Susan Wisehart
Stripping Away Our Emotional Baggage
Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
With Gary Clyman
The New Atheists
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
With Ron Miller
Healing Outside of Space & Time
Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
With Von Braschler
Therapeutic Touch: Learning a Healing Modality
Saturday Workshop, April 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
With Marilyn Johnston
GONG BATH: Infuse Yourself with Sacred Sound
Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. (5:30 p.m., if walking the labyrinth first)
With Richard Rudis (Sonam Dorje)
Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day!
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Meet at 9 a.m.)
Soul Visioning: Clear the Past, Create Your Future™
Saturday Workshop, April 25, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
With Susan Wisehart and
TSA'S OFFICIAL ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORK
THE THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
A union of those who love
for the service of all who suffer
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
April 27 - The TOS Action Group meets from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Theosophical Society in Wheaton, IL
May 2 - The TOS action group will serve lunch at Hesed House/PADS facility in Aurora. Volunteers are welcome.
To volunteer, make a donation, or for more information
call: 630-668-1571 ext. 306 weekdays or visit our website www.theoservice.org
Union with Nature
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Music / Storytelling /
Games / Book Sale
1 pm - 5 pm Storytelling Carnival
(Free admission, tickets available
for crafts, games, & food)
6 pm Campout ($10 per person)
Campout includes dinner, stories
around the campfire,
breakfast, and a nature walk.
(Pre-registration required for
Society in America
1926 N. Main St. Wheaton, IL 60187
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Alcohol-free events sponsored by Friends of Olcott
Proceeds benefit the H. S. Olcott
Library Main Page
Theosophical Study Group
Open Mic Soirée
Knights in the Morning
Rare and Used Book Sale
Reserve a Dialogue with a Living Book
Exciting News From Your National Library
You may already be aware of the $25,000 grant awarded to the
Theosophical Society in America by the Illinois State Library, a Department of
the Office of Secretary of State, with funds provided by the U.S. Institute of
Museum and Library Services, under the federal Library Services and Technology
Act. Because of this grant and the matching funds donated by many of you,
the library has expanded its services and is working to further increase
accessibility. When you use the online catalog you can now enter your library
identification number and four-digit pin number to access your account, renew
items, and place holds. If we have your email address on file we will send
courtesy notices electronically prior to an item's due date. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit us online
The Theosophist Issues
Please consider donating your issues of The Theosophist magazine to the library. We need any issues from 2005 to the present. Mail them to Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library / 1926 N Main St / Wheaton, IL / 60187. Thank you!
Friends of Olcott
Volunteers needed to greet visitors and answer the telephone in the main lobby Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during business hours. Volunteers receive a free vegetarian lunch weekdays, free passes to classes and lectures, and a 20% discount at Quest Book Shop! Contact 630-668-1571 ext.315
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"So long as one's perceptions are restricted to sensuous experiences,
one's knowledge will be proportionately small; to become truly wise,
burst the bonds of illusion, tear away the curtain of MAYA,
break the chains
of passion, learn the self and put it in command
of our consciousness and
~The Source and Value
of the Mysteries, Henry S. Olcott