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How to Study Theosophy
Our librarian, Marina Maestas, interviewed Pablo Sender about how to study Theosophical literature. Click below to find links to the audio portion of each question and answer.

Theosophy Wiki 
Carl Henrik Andreas Bjerregaard
Bjerregaard was a longtime student of mysticism and oriental thought. He became affiliated with the New York Theosophical branch in 1886 and began giving the group several lectures on various esoteric topics.

 
President's Blog August 2016
Detroit 100th anniversary; Italy; European Federation of TS; International Theosophical Centre; Europe Day in Naarden
Thursday Lecture Series
Enjoy our programs in person or online via live interactive webcast!
The Importance of Center
September 22, 7 p.m.
With Tim Boyd

In geometric figures, gravitational patterns, conscious life forms, and human social and political structures, the center and centering are of vital importance. Unfoldment of deeper potentials of consciousness depends on our ability to be aware of, then function through, progressively more refined "centers" within us.

 
Vital Life Force
Inviting Awareness and Potential into Your Life
September 29, 7 p.m.
With Samadhi Donna Banks

Get an introduction to the aura and chakras in relation to the Kundalini energy, and tune into a higher degree of individual and interpersonal energetic awareness. Through this process, you will learn how to begin tapping your deeper potential to release inhibitions and limitations from your life.

Introduction to Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong
October 6, 7 p.m.
With Don Myers

Widely practiced in China, Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong is one of the two qigong systems most commonly used by cancer patients. Its seven gentle movements activate and balance all the major acupuncture meridians while enhancing flexibility, performance, and healing.
 
 
Upcoming Webinars
Browse our selection of online classes and groups that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
The Secret Doctrine
Cosmogony Part I
For the convenience of participants in different time zones, each class will be available at two different times:
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CT
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT
October 18 - November 22 (6 classes)

The Secret Doctrine was H. P. Blavatsky's magnum opus and became a foundational contribution to modern esoteric philosophy. The core of this work is the "Stanzas of Dzyan," a collection of secret aphorisms that describe the development of the universe and humanity from an esoteric point of view. Pablo Sender will explore in all the Stanzas on cosmogony, as well as Blavatsky's commentary upon them, in a three-part webinar series. This first series of six classes will begin with an examination of the first three Stanzas, which describe the awakening of the cosmos from its state of universal rest.

With Pablo Sender

 
Freedom from the Self
A Study of the Yoga Sutras
Fridays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CT
November 11 - December 9 (4 classes)

Pata˝jali's Yoga Sutras are among the most important writings of the Yoga school, and have remained relevant for 2,300 years because of their wisdom and inspiration. In this webinar course, Ravi Ravindra will explore the heart and purpose of yoga as expressed in the Yoga Sutras, with special emphasis on section 2.2 which states that the true purpose of yoga is the cultivation of Samadhi, meaning freedom from the ego-self, and the diminishing of the kleshas, that are the impediments standing in the way of achieving this goal.

With Ravi Ravindra

 
Wheaton Workshops
Exploring Your Vital Energy through the Chakras

Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Take a journey through the chakras and delve deeply into the energetic workings of your mind, body, and spirit. Understand the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual significance of the Kundalini energy, chakra centers, and the aura. Find ways to bring balance and ease into your life as you work with meditations, accessible exercises, lifestyle suggestions, and other practical techniques for each chakra.

With Samadhi Donna Banks

 
Weekend Meditation Retreat
The Pursuit of Happiness
Mindfulness with Loving-kindness

Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23

We can't buy happiness and we can't build it, but we can cultivate a simple mindfulness practice that leads to sustainable happiness that will permeate every aspect of our lives. Mindfulness in everyday life is easy to learn, simple to practice, and an essential element in creating a happy life. Bhante Sujatha will teach and guide us with techniques taught by the Buddha 2,500 years ago, including instruction on mindful breathing, concentration techniques, opening the wisdom eye, sitting and walking practice, and group discussion.

With Bhante Sujatha


90th Anniversary of the L. W. Rogers Building
August 29, 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for our National Center's  L. W. Rogers Building. Below are some photos of the occasion, including the parchment that was sealed inside the stone with some Theosophical books. Learn more about the building here.

News from Our Friends

Please join Michael Murphy, IONS scientists Dean Radin and Julia Mossbridge, Esalen Center for Theory and Research scholar Loriliai Biernacki, and Integral Transformative Practice Mastery teachers for an exploration into the further reaches of human evolution. The 3-day conference, October 28-30, will be held at the EarthRise Retreat Center at IONS in Petaluma, Calif. Click here for more information and to register.
So That Others Might Know
For over 130 years The Theosophical Society in America has been actively promoting our Three Objects, creating the foundation for a brotherhood with no distinction, a deep respect and interest for all religions and the quest for self-knowledge. Donating to the Annual Fund or Capital Campaign will maintain the National Center and the programs which actively explore the many facets of our mission.
          
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