May 2013  


In This Issue
Eboo Patel
Meditation Retreat
President's Video Blog
Online Classes
Quest Books Announcement
Thursday Talks
Far Horizons Programs
Camp Indralaya
Summer National Convention
TOS Conference
Library News


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You can now watch the Theosophical Society in America: An Illustrated History on YouTube.

Fully updated for 2012, it explores over 135 years of Theosophy in America. It is available with closed captions for the hearing impaired.  

The Theosophical Society in America: An Illustrated History
The Theosophical Society in America: An Illustrated History

We will be uploading more high quality full length programs in in the future,
subscribe to our channel!




May Specials!

30% Discount


for this month's

Featured Items

CD, DVD and
Book of the Month 

When ordering online or
by phone, use the code ENEWS to receive the
30% discount.

To order by phone,

please call 1-800-669-9425 x347


Offer good until

May 30, 2013






The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence  

Rupert Sheldrake


Scientific experiments provide evidence of
the paranormal.
(56 minutes)







John Algeo

 The archetypal figure of Harry Potter speaks to
all ages. (46 minutes)



C. W. Leadbeater   

Foreword by Anodea Judith 
Annotations by Kurt Lelan 


Featured Article

Tim Boyd


  Featured Webcast

The Way of the Mystic: Where Concepts
Cannot Reach



Presented by John Cianciosi January 17, 2013


Books, crystals, incense, jewelry, yoga,
meditation, and more.



306 W. Geneva Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Monday-Friday 10-8
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 1-5


Friday, May 17   

6 - 6:45 PM






White Lotus Meditation Retreat

Friday, May 3, 6 PM - Sunday, May 5, 1 PM  

Take a pause from your busy life and allow yourself to sit, relax, and establish a deeper relationship with your inner nature. Join us for this weekend meditation retreat at the national center of the Theosophical Society in America. Introductory talks and guidance in the practice of different methods including gentle Yoga, sitting sessions, and walking meditation will be given in an especially conducive environment.


Facilitators and speakers for the weekend include:
Tim Boyd, Juliana Cesano, Pablo Sender, Jim Bosco and Andrew Vidich





President's Blog April 2013
Earth Day, Visit to Detroit TS, Indian Culture Class,
Out of Town visitors, Kids' stuff


With Swami Purnatmananda Giri
$35 for 4 weeks


Tuesdays, May 14 - June 18

8 - 9:30 PM CST

With Bonnie Buckner
$40 for 6 weeks




Tuesdays, May 28 - July 2

 7 - 8:30 PM CST
 With Philip Clark

$150 for 6 weeks





Tuesday, June 25, 8 - 9:30 CST  

With Anodea Judith, Ph.D.



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The TSA and Quest Books have partnered with Better Listen to bring you MP3 audio editions of some of your favorite TS lectures and workshops. Please visit
today and check out their selection.  


To celebrate our new partnership,
Better Listen and the TSA are offering our subscribers a free title from Better Listen's catalog: Thich Nhat Hanh, Truly Seeing.  
Also, we are specially pricing other select Quest titles. Plus, receive a 25% discount off all Better Listen products for a limited time.
Use the code Quest25 when checking out.





Cultivating Inner Silence through Meditation

May 2, 7 PM  

With Andrew Vidich







May 9, 7 p.m.   

With David Bruce  






Live Webcast  
The Power of Awareness

May 23, 7 PM
With Pablo Sender 





Live Webcast 

With Santikaro  





Far Horizons Announces
Far Horizons Retreat Center, nestled in the majestic wilderness of Giant Sequoia National Monument announces its 2013 summer program schedule starting
June 19th and running through
September 15th.  Each retreat program offers facilitated learning, oriented for a variety of topics such as mindfulness, meditation, music and caring with an emphasis on personal growth and self discovery from a wide range of presenters offering a combined experience of community and individual exploration.  
For over 50 years, visitors to Far Horizons have forged a connection with nature while creating opportunities for personal growth. Today, the center's vital natural setting endures as a unique retreat location for experiencing majestic natural surroundings, guided workshops, quiet reflection, and true relaxation. The all-vegetarian "comfort-food" meals based on local organic produce and delicious ingredients are all eaten outdoors, under trees and the big sky for a true communal experience.   
Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco,  

7200 feet high in the Sierras... just an hour east of Fresno. ~ 1-559-530-0080


Enneagram Workshop at Indralaya 
May 16-19 

Come visit Indralaya in full bloom! We still have spaces available in our wonderful Enneagram workshop, which will combine deep personal insights with nurturing spiritual growth.


N'Shama Sterling will be leading the participants in this integrative journey of psychological exploration, story, myth, and Dances of Universal Peace, designed to nurture your natural gifts and heart.
If you've ever wanted to learn more about your "type" (or that of a loved one), this is your chance to do so during one of the most beautiful times to be on Orcas Island! Hope to see you there!


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Vic Hao Chin Jr.  
Fernando de Torrijos
Dorothy Bell
Sr. Gabriele Uhlein 


The 3rd International TOS Workers' Conference will take place at Olcott, the national center of the TSA, in Wheaton, immediately following the TSA's Summer National Convention.
All TOS office bearers, liaisons, and workers at the international, national, or local level are welcome to attend. Be prepared to be actively involved throughout the conference!

Read more and register here



Interviews with Dan Smolla   

Seize the Day with Library Video Interviews in May!

May's library video interviews both treat the theme of the Spiritual Life. In "How I Became a Theosophist, " young Theosophical Society in America Staff worker Jack Porzelt discusses how he developed a positive attitude. And in "Featured Favorites," we celebrate the work of spiritual teachers Joko Beck and Pema Chodron. Joko and Pema both encourage meditation that embraces every day life, especially the messy stuff. 

And don't forget to check out the monthly Featured New Books section!



How I Became a Theosophist
Jack Porzelt
How I Became a Theosophist
Joko and Pema Featured Favorites
Joko and Pema
Featured Favorites


"We must have the boldness
of heart to renounce all except love itself."

~ Andrew Vidich, Light upon Light

   Cover photo by Juliana Cesano