April E-Newsletter from the Theosophical Society in America
Thought Forms
About Us
The Theosophical Society in America has its national center in Wheaton, Illinois, on a beautiful estate called Olcott in honor of the American cofounder and first President of the Society, Colonel Henry Steel Olcott.
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The phrase of Thought-Forms was developed by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater in their 1905 book Thought Forms, although the concept was present in early Theosophical literature.

President's Blog
President's Blog February - March 2016

Spring comes to Olcott; Perkins Pond Project; Another Thought Forms Exhibit; Meetings in Cholula, Mexico; Buenos Aires TS; Centro Teosófica in San Rafael, Argentina
Thursday Lecture Series - Webcast!
Juliette Looye
Tim Boyd
Don Myers
The Transformative Power of Feng Shui
April 14, 7:00 p.m.
With Juliette Looye

Join Juliette as she discusses how to use feng shui to turn your home into a welcoming and peaceful oasis that supports your health and well-being.

Reversing the Flow
A Conscious Choice  
April 21, 7:00 p.m.
With Tim Boyd  

Making personal change can be difficult. Fortunately, the Ageless Wisdom tradition gives insight into the process of inner change and our potential to affect the world around us.
From Movement Comes Stillness
Tai Chi and Meditation
April 28, 7:00 p.m.
With Don Myers

Tai chi can provide a bridge to and foundation for meditation - cultivating a relaxed body, strong internal energy (qi), emotional stability, and a focused mind.
Upcoming Webinars
Contemplating Consciousess
Introduction to Gurdjieff
Exploring Your Vital Energy through the Chakras
Contemplating Consciousness
An In-depth Exploration
Mondays, 7 - 8 p.m. CDT
May 2 - May 23 (4 classes)

Is consciousness produced by the brain? Can it survive physical death? Where and how did it arise? 
Richard Smoley will explore these questions and point to some answers in this engaging webinar for anyone interested in the complexities of consciousness.

With Richard Smoley

Introduction to Gurdjieff
The Fourth Way  
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CDT
May 7 - May 28 (4 classes)

This introductory course is designed to acquaint new students with Gurdjieff's terms and themes, and to provide a refresher course for already experienced students. The course textbook is Gurdjieff Unveiled.

With Sy Ginsburg and Gwynne Mayer

Exploring Your Vital Energy through the Chakras
Mondays, 7 - 8:30 p.m. CDT
June 13 -Aug 8  (8 classes)

Find ways to bring balance and ease into your life as you work from the inside out using
meditations, exercises and lifestyle suggestions for each of the chakras. A free introductory class will be held June 6.

 With Samadhi Banks

Wheaton Events
Richard Rudis
Feng Shui Essentials
Spring Renewal Gong Bath™

Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Experience the Completion Gong Bath™ renewal, a dynamic meditative gong bath centered on fulfillment realization. Overtones and harmonics touch the realms where emotional balance, cellular healing, energy completion, and spiritual awareness are expanded. 

With Richard Rudis
Feng Shui Essentials
How to Create the Life You Desire

Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn the essential principles of feng shui and how to apply them to your own home to create powerful changes in your life. Participants are encouraged to bring a scale drawing of their home's main floor so they can begin applying what they learn in an immediately relevant context.

With Juliette Looye

Summer National Convention
Summer National Convention
HPB's work invites us to discover transformative potentials for our own lives and for the world we live in. During this 125th year since HPB's passing, join us as we explore implications of her life and teaching. Our speakers are:

                                   Ed Abdill                                        Stephan A. Hoeller

                                   Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu                       Michael Gomes

                                   Mitch Horowitz                            William Doss McDavid


News from the Maryland Lodge

The Maryland Lodge's Centennial Celebration
May 1, 2016
Delray Beach, Florida
Tim Boyd will give the keynote speech for at the Maryland lodge in Baltimore. His talk is titled "The Next Step Forward" and will examine human progress in the past few hundred years, the negative and positive consequences, and how the Ageless Wisdom tradition gives perspective to this time of change. He will also speak of the unfoldment of consciousness that is our next step.

TSA's archivist, Janet Kerschner, has created a presentation on the lodge's 100+ year history using archival photos and documents. A presentation of the material will be from 1-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. An informal meet-and-greet with Tim and Janet for TS members only will take place at the lodge the prior evening, April 30, from 6-8 p.m. 
More information about these and other events in our year-long Centennial commemoration can be found at www.theosophicalsocietyinmaryland.org/our-centennial and on Facebook.
Please RSVP to info@theosophicalsocietyinmaryland.org by April 23.

News from the Florida Federation

Pablo Sender
Florida Federation's 2016 Convention: 
"The Illumined Mind - Its Nature and Awakening" 
May 13-15, 2016
Delray Beach, Florida
Please mark your calendar for our 2016 Florida Federation Convention with National TSA Speaker Pablo Sender at Casa San Carlos Conference and Retreat Center in Delray Beach, FL.
The program will be divided into several sessions in which Pablo plans to cover both the philosophical aspects and practical approaches associated with the topic. The weekend will also include special guests Aryel Sanat and Enrique Renard, performing artists, a book signing event by Theosophical authors during our annual book sale, and additional activities! 
Space is limited. Register early! The new Registration deadline is April 30.

News From Our Friends
The Sports, Energy, and Consciousness Festival The SEC Group
Awakening Human Potential through Sport
June 10-12, 2016

The Sports, Energy, and Consciousness Group (SEC) is an integrated collective of doctors, psychologists, scientists, world-class athletes, and leading-edge coaches. The SEC Sports Festival is the first-ever conference on integrated learning that will give you how-to, no-nonsense practices aimed at taking athletic performance into a whole new dimension.  Join us for a weekend of sport as transformative practice, and see how integral coaching is the game-changer of the future. 

International Theosophy Conferences, Inc.

Theosophy and Social Responsibility
Applying the Head and Heart Teachings  
of H. P. Blavatsky 
August 11-14, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA, USA 
This forthcoming conference will certainly be as energetic and inspiring as the previous ones. According to the wish as expressed by participants during the 2015 meeting in The Hague, this time the focus is on studying together. It'll be made possible for those who come to Santa Barbara to sign up in advance for a specific study circle, indicating what topic has their main interest. Read more... 
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