October 2011


In This Issue
Dalai Lama DVDs & CDs
Tibet Fund Donation
Thursday Night Programs
Featured Courses
Workshops & Special Events
Virtual Classroom
Portland's Centennial
Olcott's Statue Unveiled
Library News


October Specials!

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for this month's

Featured Items


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Offer good until

October 31, 2011





Mystical Heart
of Christianity: Moving Beyond Literalism

Progressive views of Christianity from a TSA sponsored conference.
7 DVDs. (478 minutes)




An exploration of the life of H. P. Blavatsky and her teachings.
(2 CDs, 98 minutes)




 Breathe into Being  

Awakening to Who  

You Really Are


Dennis Lewis 


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Saturday, November 19

10 AM to 4 PM      

 Early Morning Hatha Yoga

with Ellen Duff



7:30-8:15 AM


Relax your body, mind, and spirit while you enjoy the extraordinary health benefits of yoga designed to help the body rejuvenate and strengthen itself.

$8 per class


Les Chevaux dans les Temps Prehistoriques et Historiques

 [The Horse in Prehistoric and Historical Times]



 Charles Alexandre Pietrement

 A remarkable treatise on the origins of the domestic horse across the ages, the work contains a complete bibliography across times and countries. Contains a chapter on the presence of the dog in America before the discovery by Europeans.   

1883. In French.  

Condition: Very good 


Dalai Lama Programs on DVD and CD

Including behind-the-scenes footage and special features!


A program that will continue to be a source
of inspiration for years to come.    




Day One DVD  

Bridging the Faith Divide

A Public Talk by His
Holiness the Dalai Lama

UIC Main Event  

July 17, 2011

- English Subtitles

- ArtReach Project

- Performance of
Tibetan Children's Choir




Day Two DVD   

Building Bridges: 

Religious Leaders in Conversation with the
Dalai Lama

Theater Panel  

July 18, 2011

- English Subtitles

- 23-minute Members' Event
- Member Commentary    


Order online!

DVDs: $17.95 each  

Audio CDs of the two main events: $13.95 each



 $400,000 TIBET FUND DONATION       


In May of 2009 when the Dalai Lama agreed to allow the Theosophical Society in America to host his visit to Chicago we made a determination that all of the proceeds from the event would be given away. We had targeted the Tibet Fund to be the recipient of those funds. The Tibet Fund is a US based 501c3 charitable organization founded by the Dalai Lama to serve the Tibetan refugee community. Read more







The Logical Path to Spirituality

October 6, 7 PM  

With Philip Mereton




October 13, 7 PM

With Christina Samycia
See Workshop Below


The Wisdom of the Enneagram

October 20, 7 PM 

With Rosemary Hurwitz

See Workshop Below  




The Spiritual Paths of John Lennon & George Harrison

October 27, 7 PM Webcast 

With Gary Tillery


Classics of Christian Mysticism

November 3, 7 PM 

With Donna Adler

See Course Below   






Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM October 11 - November 29 (8 sessions) 

This course is facilitated by a team of Theosophical Society staff including Tim Boyd, Jim Bosco, Pablo Sender, Juliana Cesano,
Ben Furman
, and John Cianciosi


Living Theosophy

Wednesdays, 7 PM  Webcast 

October 19, 26, November 2, 9

With Pablo Sender


Classics of Christian Mysticism

Saturdays, 3:00-4:30 PM November 5 - December 10  

(no class November 26) (Series continues in January)

With Donna Adler





Discovering Inner Peace -Newly added

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 2-5 PM  

With Christina Samycia


The Art of Living a Spirit-filled Life 

Saturday, October 22, 9 AM-noon 

With Rosemary Hurwitz


Interfaith Peace Prayers Group 





 The Masters Speak:
 Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish

 A Nine-Week Course, Wednesdays 10 AM

 With Sy Ginsburg 






Theosophical Study Center 

Wednesdays, 7-8 PM



The Mahatma Letters Study Group 

Thursdays 12:30-1:30 PM

With Jon Knebel 








The Theosophical Society in Portland held its centennial celebration on September 23-25. There were almost forty attendees coming from as far away as Montana. The event started with an open house at the Lodge on Friday evening. Leslie Rainey presented her slide show honoring members past and present. Elly Lawrence read a poem about being a vegetarian written by a lodge member in 1955 entitled "Keep Your Protein High, Girls". Tours of the building were also held. Read more




On September 10, 2011, a statue of Colonel Henry Steel Olcott was unveiled at a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple near Princeton, New Jersey. The statue is modeled on one in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where Olcott is regarded as a national hero. Ed Abdill, Vice President of the Theosophical Society in America, spoke at the event and members from our groups in New Jersey were present. Read more





Open Mic Soirée

Enjoy an evening of music, comedy, and poetry, with tea, coffee, goodies, and games. October 29, 7-10 PM


Learn how to access the Library's Catalog and other Online Resources 


Books for Sale on Amazon 

We have now begun to sell rare and used books at Check them out!  



"Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his
beloved is that of overcoming self.

Saint Francis of Assisi


Cover photo by Juliana Cesano