December 2013  


In this Issue
Featured Program
President's Video Blog
Thursday Programs
New Group in Chicago
Upcoming Conference
Convention in Florida
Detroit Lodge Centenary
Library News


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December 31, 2013






Radha Burnier


"The middle way" is
a metaphor found not
just in Buddhism.
(45 minutes)




Radha Burnier

Genuine spiritual transformation involves the renewal of the mind.
(43 minutes)



Zen Practice for Transformative Times

Ji Hyang Padma  



Check out Quest Books MP3 audio selection of some of your favorite TS lectures and workshops



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President's Blog November 2013
Celebration of Deepawali; Buddha Statue installed; Speaking engagements; Sedona Spiritual Summit; Taste of Winter



Thursday Evenings at our National Center in Wheaton, IL  



Live Webcast
December 12, 7 PM

With Tim Boyd






December 19, 7 PM 
Facilitated by Paula Finnegan





With Dave Gunning




  NEW GROUP IN CHICAGO CITY                
Greenheart Center 746 N. LaSalle Dr Chicago IL 60654

  UPCOMING CONFERENCE               
Join with co-workers from North, South, and Central America. Renowned Theosophical speakers from the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico will present Theosophy as a practical power embracing cultures, societies, and the individual. Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish will be available. 

Registration is now open!

Download the full program and registration material

in either English or Spanish HERE 


  FLORIDA FEDERATION                

2014 Florida Federation Convention 
The Key to Theosophy: Past-Present and Future 
May 16 - 18, 2014  
An inspirational journey exploring aspects of the evolutionary process and the interconnectedness of all things. Join us for an examination of the all embracing principles of the ageless wisdom. 


Keynote Speakers

Tim Boyd, President of the Theosophical Society in America 
David Bruce, National Secretary, TSA 

The Detroit Lodge will be celebrating  
its 100 year anniversary in 2016.
To mark the occasion, we are asking for your help. There are many Theosophists who have spent some of their years as members of, as speakers at, or simply as persons who have attended some wonderful programs at the Detroit Lodge.

The Detroit Lodge would like to honor your experiences and memories by compiling a booklet in which there will be a permanent record of those times. This will be a wonderful place to share your memories and experiences in writing and send them along with photographs to us here at the Detroit Lodge.

We look forward to hearing from you.  

Hard copies to:

The Theosophical Society in Detroit

c/o Connie Wright

15411 Wick Road

Allen Park, MI 48101 

E-mail copies to: 

Thank you for your assistance in helping with our celebration!!!





Library News

The Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library is delighted to welcome back
Marina Maestas to the position of Head Librarian, which she previously held 2006-2011. We will miss the talented
Dan Smolla, who is pursuing his many artistic interests for the time being. 



Visit the library on Saturday, December 28 at 2 pm for a free workshop on "Spirituality and Poetry." Caroline Johnson will lead the group into the mystical, speculative world of poetry. Read More 



Cover Photo by Jim Bosco