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THEOSOPHY AROUND THE WORLD
THEOSOPHICAL WORLD CONGRESS IN ROME, ITALY
Hotel and Convention Centre, Via della Stazione Aurelia 99
Meet your fellow Theosophists
and experience the warm hospitality of the Italian Section. Prominent speakers
and leading Theosophists will join in sharing the perennial wisdom. Don't miss
this historic event. After the Congress, allow time for a short tour of the
sites of beauty and history. More details will be forthcoming.
The costs are 88 Euros per night
for a shared room, 70 Euros for a triple room, and 110 Euros for a single room.
They include accommodation with three meals. A shuttle service will be
available from and to the airport.
NATIONAL CENTER IN WHEATON
On December 15th, 2008
the staff at Olcott pitched in to ready the auditorium so that renovation work
could begin. The staff helped remove the chairs, electronic equipment,
speakers, and curtains from the main auditorium and art gallery. They
proceeded to cut up and remove the old carpeting from both spaces as well as
the carpeting covering the wooden stage. A separate crew brought out the
sledgehammers and made short work of the stage. Crews were kept busy carrying
garbage cans full of debris from the auditorium to the elevator, to 1st
floor lobby, while the last crew carried the cans out into the frigid cold
emptying them into a large dumpster parked in the rear of the building. Read more
CALENDAR OF JANUARY EVENTS
With Linette George, President of Get Organized by George,
Thursday, January 15, 7 p.m.
SUMMER NATIONAL GATHERING 2009
Think about spending this time
with us. We are gathering to hear each other and grow in tolerance so that we
can transform and heal the wounds of bigotry and prejudice. Each religion is a
mosaic piece, part of a resplendent Unity. Let us come together and show our
uniqueness and purpose. On Saturday, July 25, there will be a special program
with keynote speakers from the Council of Parliament of World Religions. Log on
to www.theosophical.org for updates.
THE THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
A UNION OF THOSE WHO LOVE
FOR THE SERVICE OF ALL WHO SUFFER
Calendar of Upcoming Volunteer Activities
January 26, The TOS Action Group meets from 6:30-8pm
at the Theosophical Society in Wheaton, IL. We are still looking for an animal
shelter where we can volunteer or visit. Suggestions are welcome.
February 7, We are planning another visit to Hesed
House in Aurora from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. The food will already be prepared so we
will help with serving lunch to the homeless.
To volunteer or for more information
call, 630-668-1571 ext. 306 weekdays or visit our website www.theoservice.org
TOS International Newsletter
November 2008 marked the
beginning of the TOS International Newsletter. It brings TOS news from around
the world allowing you to increase global awareness of other nations'
activities. It contains important links like International TOS Plan of Action,
UN International Days, What's New, and any other relevant news from spiritual
leaders, TOS members, or institutions.
To sign up, you have only to send a blank
message to email@example.com with
"Subscribe TOS e-newsletter" in the subject line. Don't forget to put Theosophy
into action by also telling a friend.
MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
December 31, 2008
Meditation for world peace
is a yearly event in which
participants use their concentrated thought power to help generate energy for
peace and healing.Before sunrise, 30 dedicated
people gathered at the National Headquarters at Olcott to be a part of the global
meditation. This wave of peaceful thought travels around the world as it
coincides with group meditations across the globe! By releasing light, love,
and spiritual energy into the world, we hope to help heal the sense of separation between human beings.
This year, in addition to the
holiday greenery, the library was decorated with sections of the original Peace Ribbon
Some of the panels were made right
here at the Theosophical Society while other segments were created by children
and adults from around the world. The Peace Ribbon was displayed in downtown
Chicago and wound through Grant Park during the 1993 Parliament of the World's
Religions. After meditation, the group enjoyed
delicious breakfast treats and lively conversation with good company in the
Olcott dinning room.
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
Warm Spirit in January
Readers in the Olcott Library
will notice a beautiful new addition to the décor this winter thanks to Pamela
King, a member of the Wednesday evening Theosophical Study Group. Pam designed
and made the quilt based on the color scheme in the library. Be sure to look
for this custom-made quilt draped on the sofa the next time you visit the H. S.
Olcott Memorial Library.
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 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Volunteers receive a free vegetarian lunch between 12 - 1 p.m., free passes to classes and lectures, and a 20% discount at Quest Book Shop! Contact 630-668-1571 ext.315
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"If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti