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Choose from over 150 programs in the popular MP3 format. Listen online or download them to your MP3 player.
Access back issues of our magazine featuring articles on philosophy, science, religion, and the arts.
White Lotus Day
and the Wisdom of China Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.With Dr. John Algeo
NATIONAL CENTER IN WHEATON
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!
For more details call 1-800-669-1571, ext. 320 or click here
CALENDAR OF MAY EVENTS
White Lotus Day and the Wisdom of ChinaThursday, May 7, 7 p.m.
With John Algeo
Growing Spiritually for Mastery of Life and Health
Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m.
An Annual Remembrance and Blessing
Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.
With Tim Boyd
Tarot Beyond Fortune-telling
Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m.
With Paul Quinn
Experience Greater Health, Balance,
and Dis-ease Free Living
Saturday Workshop, May 16, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 12th, 2009, the Theosophical Society will be participating in
the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event at Glenbard South High
School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Joining 54 other teams, our relay team of 15
will endeavor to walk continuously around the football field
track from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
RELAY FOR LIFE
of Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and Winfield
community based program will honor cancer survivors and their families as well
as those who have lost the fight against this terrible disease. The American
Cancer Society will use the donations raised by our relay team to continue
their outreach to cancer patients. Money raised from this event
will go to our local community to provide wigs for cancer patients as well as
to provide rides to and from treatments.
are very excited to be part of this event and are asking for your support in
the way of donations to our team. If you have donated to the American Cancer
Society in the past or wish to donate for the first time, please consider
helping our team meet its fundraising goal by giving to our team today.
visit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Glen Ellyn, Wheaton &
Winfield website at www.relayforlifegww.com
and follow the donation link to the Theosophical Society team. Once there, you
can choose to make an online/ offline donation to one of the team
participants or make a general donation to the team by clicking on the icon to
the right under the fundraising tally marker.
If you need any assistance in making your donation please contact Mark
Roemmich at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone at 630-668-1571 x334. Your contribution will be most welcome!
THE THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
A UNION OF THOSE WHO LOVE
FOR THE SERVICE OF ALL WHO SUFFER
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: Healing as a Process of Transitions
Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore healing as a process of TRANSITIONS! Learn to:* Utilize the 5 environmental elements of ancient Hermeticism to care for yourself
With Martha Libster
* Access the power, wisdom, and love of the inner healer* Experience the simple plant remedies that catalyze and ease transitions* Discover gentle healing techniques for everyday health concerns* Participate in the ritual of making your own medicine
Cost: $30 before May 22nd; $40 after (price includes materials for making herbal remedies). Vegetarian lunch available - $6
To pay online or see more details, visit the TOS webpage
For information call: 630 668-1571 x306
CHUSHUL ORPHANAGE IN TIBET
By Tim Boyd
Many of you have been following our fundraising efforts for
the Chushul orphanage in Tibet (for information click here). I am happy
to report that we have just received approval for the building plans from the
Chinese government. During the course of this campaign through the generosity
of many the TOS has raised over $11,000 - more than enough to complete the
original project of building a bathroom/shower addition. We have also been able
to substantially broaden the scope of the project by broadening our network. By
involving other donors and other organizations we are now in a position to not
only build the bath/shower, but we will be upgrading the water system (which
regularly froze during the winter), adding a septic system, solar water
heaters, and adding a second floor with 3 bedrooms to the existing dormitory.
With building set to begin shortly we are still short of our goal.
We have received a most generous offer. Between now and July
26th any donations received up to a total of $5000 will be matched dollar for
dollar. If this is a project that appeals to you, now is a chance for you to
have a significant impact on these childrens' lives.
You can either donate by using our Paypal option (go to "CEF: Tibetan Orphanages - best use); or send a check to Theosophical Order of Service, PO Box 660 Warrrenville, IL
60555. Indicate Chushul Orphanage in the check memo.
Thank you for your support!
Union with Nature
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Music / Storytelling /
Games / Book Sale1 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
For more information click here
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
Theosophical Saturdays Material Online
Theosophical Saturdays is a 34-week program held at the National Library,
designed to provide an education in Theosophy especially as it relates to
philosophy, science, religion, and the arts. In order to extend the benefits of
this exciting activity beyond the walls of our library, we have opened an
online Group called Theosophical Saturdays in the online Theosophical Community (the Theosophical Community is a
social network hosted by the TSA. You do not need to sign up to view our
materials there but if you want to be part of the community, you can sign up here). We
are posting the resources used in the classes in addition to suggested
discussion questions and proposed activities we have designed. We hope they can
be used by you and/or your study group. There are separate
discussions for each one of the classes which include:
* The program of the session (with hyperlinks, so you can navigate through it)
A brief summary of the class
Handouts provided by the facilitator
Resources (bibliographical resources, including sound and video recordings)
out the six-week session about Theosophy and the Arts. The remaining sessions are still in
preparation. We will inform you once new sessions are posted.
Migration to MAGIC
On March 11th
the library "went live" in the MAGIC consortium loading 22,988 or our titles,
only 1,279 of which matched existing titles in MAGIC. Our circulation and
visibility has already greatly increased! Read more about our project. Help us
match our grant!
Quick guide to our New Library 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 e-mail address on file, we will send
courtesy notices electronically prior to an item's due date.
Friends of Olcott
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 x315.
"Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained,
eyes be rendered blind to all illusion."
~The Voice of the Silence, H. P.