February 2015 

In this Issue
Meditation Retreat
President's Video Blog
Featured Events
Thursday Lectures
Adyar Day
Lecture by John Kern
IONS Conference
Library News


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Swami Atmavidyananda

An introduction to the transcendent philosophy of the Upanishads.  
(76 minutes)




Rukmini Devi 

A deeper understanding of beauty can help us to grow spiritually.
(65 minutes)




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President's Blog January 2015
Adyar after Convention, School of the Wisdom, Helpers at Adyar, Singapore Lodge, Krotona School and the Partners Program,
Home at last.

  FEATURED EVENTS IN WHEATON                        



  THURSDAY EVENING LECTURES                        

Live Webcast!
A Theosophical View 
 March 5, 7 PM
With Pablo Sender


Live Webcast! 
The Buddha and Jesus
Spiritual Masters
March 12, 7 PM
With George Bond

Live Webcast!
and Wisdom of Life Passages
March 19, 7 PM
With Frank Morales


Live Webcast!
The Buddhist Practice of Mindfulness
March 26, 7 PM
With Santikaro

  ADYAR DAY                   

The first official Adyar Day was celebrated in 1926 with the intent that on February 17 of every year, Theosophists around the world might turn their thoughts to the spiritual and administrative center of the Society. On this day homage is paid to the past leaders of the Society and donations are made towards the support of Adyar Headquarters. February 17 is also the anniversary of the death of the President-Founder Henry Steel Olcott, and is the reason why this date was originally commemorated as Olcott Day.
If you would like to contribute to the Adyar Day Fund, you may write a check to TSA, mark "Adyar Day Fund" in the memo line, and mail it to TSA, P. O. Box 270, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Wishing all Lodges and Study Centers around the world
a happy and inspiring Adyar Day.

  LECTURE BY JOHN KERN                         

Listen to "Reminiscences of my Father" presented by John Kern on January 27th, 2015 in Ojai, California. Based on an article originally published in the Quest Magazine, John Kern looks back on his father, Herbert A. Kern, and recounts the events that led him from humble beginnings to becoming a successful chemical engineer. He would later make use of his good fortune by creating The Kern Foundation, the primary funding source of the Theosophical Society in America's educational outreach efforts. John Kern, Herbert Kern's son, is a founding trustee of the Kern Foundation. Read more and listen to the talk here


  IONS CONFERENCE                     

The Science of Being: The Spirit of Community

 The Institute of Noetic Sciences 16th International Conference 

July 22-26, 2015 

Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort near Chicago


  To Register or for more information visit noetic.org 



At Valentine's Day we often send messages or letters that express desires to build connections. The Mahatmas wrote letters in an attempt to build connections with those who might be relevant to the forming of the Theosophical Society and its movement. Consciously going within is another way to build connections and to commune with deeper aspects of our being. Here are some recommended titles on both the Mahatma Letters and Meditation.


For those of you not following Janet's trip to the Theosophical Society headquarters in Adyar, Chennai, India, on FaceBook, here is an update from Janet in pictures as she works to help re-establish the Archives department there:

 The room where I am staying / Leadbeater Chambers /A scene from my room 

The room where I am staying / Leadbeater Chambers /A scene from my room

Building where I work / Men clearing leaves / Lovely pond on campus