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National Center
The Theosophical Society in America is a section of the worldwide Theosophical Society founded in New York in 1875. The American section has its national center in Wheaton, Ill., on a beautiful estate called Olcott.

Book of the Month
The Body and Its Symbolism  by Annick de Souzenelle
An intricate and profound exploration of Kabbalistic symbolism as applied to the human body. Use coupon code 50years at questbooks.com for 50% off this title during the month of September.
Theosophy Wiki
The Boy Scout Movement and the Theosophical Movement
The international Scout Movement was founded in 1907. Dr. Annie Besant often said that "there were two great Movements which stood for Universal Brotherhood. One was the Theosophical Society ... And the second, the World Boy Scout Movement."
President's Video Blog
The Theosophical Society in America President Barbara Hebert shares news and reflections from the month, including a 100th birthday celebration, news on our grounds, program updates, and more!

Announcing the October Kindness Campaign!
The Theosophical Order of Service in America has launched an October Campaign for Kindness

Here's how it works: The entire month of October is a canvas for your acts of kindness, large or small. You can structure it any way you like.
Kindness isn't difficult; it just takes awareness. Say hello to a stranger instead of walking by, hold the door open for someone, smile to the person checking you out at the grocery store, ask someone how they are and really mean it, LISTEN to how they are... The opportunities to practice kindness are endless.

We're asking that each person who participates send an email by November 15 to TOS Liaison Coordinator Kathy Gann (info@DenverTS.org) to let us know what you did. Your acts of kindness will be published anonymously. Who knows how many people will see your kindness and think, "I'd like to do that too!" And then your kindness multiplies, and that's the whole idea.

May loving-kindness surround you. 
Online Classes
Browse our selection of online classes and groups that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
Astrological Counsel Workshop for 2018
Saturday, October 28
12 - 2 p.m.

Learn to read your solar chart for each month of 2018. This will be a lively and interactive discussion of what to be aware of in the year ahead, and where there will be possibilities to advance spiritually, physically, and cosmically.

with Gwynne Mayer, MA

The Secret Path
uesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. CT
November 7 - 28 (4 classes)

According to Theosophical teachings, two roads open up before us: one is the slow and steady path of progress through moral effort; the other, a faster but more difficult one, involves a series of trials and initiations. Explore the characteristics and conditions of this initiatory journey. 

with Pablo and Michele Sender

Nourishing the Pilgrim Soul
Spiritual Search East and West
Saturdays, 10 - 11a.m. CT
Nov 25 - Dec 16 (4 Classes)

All spiritual pilgrims begin influenced by a culture and religious tradition. There are many things the Biblical and Indian traditions share, but there are some radical differences. How can we be nourished by both great streams?

with Ravi Ravindra
Thursday Lecture Series
Enjoy our programs in person or at home via interactive livestream!
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
October 26, 7 p.m.
with Bhante Sujatha

Because our American culture has commercialized mindfulness and meditation terminology, the true meanings sometimes get lost. Bhante Sujatha, known as the Loving-kindness Monk, will introduce the true meaning of mindfulness along with ways we can begin to deepen our practice through this powerful meditation process.

The Other Side of Eternity
November 9, 7 p.m.
with Danelys Valcarcel Cuellar

Our current focus on enlightenment and liberation makes us one-sided and forgetful of the other side of Eternity. The Theosophical doctrines of karma and reincarnation instruct us that Birth is as great a mystery as is Death, while revealing the spiritual significance of our human task here on earth.

Wondering "What 
am I?"
November 16, 7 p.m.
with Ravi Ravindra

Any spiritual seeker will have asked questions such as: Who am I?, What am I?, Is the death of my body the end of me?, and Is there anything that will endure beyond death? We will explore this subtle spiritual mystery in the light of the Rig Veda to the Bhagavad Gita of the Indian tradition and see how it differs from the Biblical tradition.
Wheaton Workshops
Weekend Meditation Retreat:
The Pursuit of Happiness
Mindfulness with Loving-Kindness

Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29
While we can't buy happiness and we can't build it, we can cultivate a simple mindfulness practice that leads to sustainable happiness. 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

Free Book Signing: Living in a Mindful Universe
Friday, November 3, 7 p.m.
A unique meet-and-greet opportunity with 
Proof of Heaven author Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell, who will be signing copies of their new book.

All-Day Workshop: Journey into the Heart of Consciousness
Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
An illuminating workshop with insights, discussions, and experiential explorations through sound meditation and heart activation.

with Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell

Olcott Library Co-Presents: Inquiring Minds
Our library is excited to announce a partnership with the Carol Stream Public Library for The Inquiring Minds Series!

Visit the Carol Stream Public Library  (616 Hiawatha Dr.) for talks by Quest Books authors speaking on a range of spiritual topics. Next up:

The Meditative Path with John Cianciosi
Tuesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
John will provide a glimpse into the world of meditation. A book signing will follow the program.

Living with Dying with Janet Wehr, RN
Tuesday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Hospice nurse Janet Wehr will explore stories of patients' transitions between life and the beyond.
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. 
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