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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
Man, God & the Universe
I. K. Taimni
A synthesis of Eastern and Western thought. Use coupon code Quest50 at
questbooks.com for 50% off this title during the month of January!
Theosophy Wiki
Charlotte Despard
Embracing her Irish heritage, Despard converted to Roman Catholicism at the end of the 1890s and also joined the Theosophical Society around 1899.
President's Video Blog

New Year's greetings from President Barbara Hebert!
Online Classes
Browse our selection of online classes and groups that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
Seeking the True Self
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. CT
Feb 13 - Mar 6 (4 classes)

"Man Know Thyself" is a famous aphorism that was inscribed at the entrance of the Delphi oracle in Greece. However, self-knowledge is not easy. In this program, we will explore the theory and practice of the four meditative approaches found in Theosophical literature: self-examination, self-inquiry, self-observation, and self-knowledge.

with Pablo Sender

Meditation Practices and Perspectives
Sundays, 11 a.m - 12 p.m. CT

Join us weekly for instructional guided meditation, silent meditation, and discussion time covering various meditation methods. This group is suitable for all levels of meditators.

with Jim Bosco

Unmasking the Myths of Aging with Guidance from the Goddesses
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. CT
Apr 10 - May 1 (4 classes)

Explore how the medicalization of aging and our youth-obsessed culture have shaped our current perception of human aging, robbing us of a fuller, more complete appreciation of the natural process and opportunity for growth in every phase of our lives.

with Sally Thomason, Jen Bradner and Gwynne Mayer
Thursday Lecture Series
Enjoy our programs in person or at home via interactive livestream!
The Way of the Mystic
St. Teresa of Avila's Life and Teaching
January 25, 7 p.m.
with Juliana Cesano

One of Christianity's most inspiring saints, Teresa of Avila, brought the experience of having ecstatic love for God to the world in a most unique way. This passionate mystic's journey within conveys the path of surrendering the lower to the Higher with clarity and depth. Ahead of her time in the 16th century, neither illness nor the persecution of the Inquisition were able to extinguish the inner fire of this courageous woman.

The Heart of Mindfulness
Simply Experiencing
February 1, 7 p.m.
with Santikaro

The Buddha offers this advice: "In seeing, simply see; in hearing, simply hear; in experiencing, simply experience; and in knowing, simply know." Resting in this core of mindfulness, we neither reject our sensory experience nor get lost in it, we stop making up distracting narratives and reacting egoistically, we end the fantasy of Me and Mine, and our suffering ends.

Vibrational Medicine
Energy Healing for Reversing Health Disorders
February 15, 7 p.m.
with Dr. Marilyn Mitchell

This presentation offers a discussion of the use of energy healing in serious medical situations and other conditions, including an explanation of how energy healing works. Actual cases where energy healing has been used as primary or adjunct therapy will be presented to show how people with physical diseases, as well as mental and emotional difficulties, have benefited from this healing modality.
Wheaton Workshops
Weekend Meditation Retreat
Being Alive, Embodied, and Aware in the Present Moment
Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4

We are inescapably embodied. Alive, we breathe. Aware, we experience outer and inner worlds.
This retreat will explore our basic embodied realities along with meditative tools for deepening mindful presence within them. Through guided meditations, practice discussions, noble silence, and plenty of time for meditation, this retreat will support exploration and growth in these practices.

with Santikaro

A Guided Gong Meditation
Friday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in a healing and transformational gong meditation with Marian and Gabriela Kraus. The couple's sound therapy work features a guided visualization, followed by an hour-long sound immersion with gongs and Himalayan singing bowls. The experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to raise one's vibratory frequency, reach higher states of awareness, and recognize endless possibilities within.

with Marian and Gabriela Kraus

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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