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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
A Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chah Compiled by Paul Breiter and Jack Kornfield
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Theosophy Wiki
White Lotus Day
Mme. Blavatsky wrote in her last will and testament the following: I desire that yearly, on the anniversary of my death some of my friends should assemble at the Headquarters of the Theosophical Society and read a chapter of Edwin Arnold's Light of Asia and the Bhagavad Gita.
President's Video Blog

 President Barbara Hebert shares the latest news from our National Headquarters.
White Lotus Day
Join us in celebration!
White Lotus Day
Tuesday, May 8
White Lotus Day is the anniversary of H. P. Blavatsky's death in 1891. To commemorate her life, we will have a short celebration of readings and meditation, and you are invited to attend.
The celebration will be held in the Olcott Library (1926 N. Main Street in Wheaton, IL) at 11:30 a.m. There will be 3 brief readings, a brief discussion about her legacy, and a meditation. All are welcome.

In her last will and testament, Mme. Blavatsky made clear her desire that yearly, on the anniversary of her death, friends should assemble at the Headquarters of the Theosophical Society and read a chapter of Edwin Arnold's Light of Asia and the Bhagavad Gita. Today, many Theosophical groups around the world meet to celebrate the life and work of Mme. Blavatsky each White Lotus Day.
Summer National Convention
Save the date for our 132nd Summer National Convention! 
Radiant Light, Divine Darkness 
Illuminating the Mysteries of the Soul
July 20 - 24, 2018
Light and darkness are universal themes in spirituality. We are attracted to the warmth and comfort of the light and often fear the dark. But there is beauty in the shadows. As Annie Besant said, "Darkness will prove but the mother of light."

Click the flyer to the left or visit our website to view more information and learn about our wonderful speakers. New this year, we will incorporate a service project in collaboration with the Theosophical Order of Service. More details coming soon!

111th World Congress
We are very excited to announce the first-ever World Congress held in Asia! We hope you can attend!
The 11th World Congress of the Theosophical Society
Consciousness, Contemplation, Commitment:
The Future Is Now
In Singapore August 4 - 9, 2018
Our present actions shape the future. It is the work we do now in ourselves and for others that determines how the Theosophical Society will look in the years to come. This Congress is to encourage us to actively participate in the NOW to come to a shared vision for our future. Featured presenters include International President Tim Boyd and Institute of Noetic Sciences President Dr. Cassandra Vieten.

Online Classes
Browse our selection of online classes and groups that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
At Home with Theosophy
The Process of Inner Transformation
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. CT
May 8 - June 5 (5 classes)

In this course, Pablo and Michele will explore Annie Besant's book In the Outer Court, which presents four areas of spiritual work necessary to awaken to our spiritual nature - Purification, Thought Control, Building of Character, and Spiritual Alchemy.

with Pablo Sender and Michele Sender

Heart and Purpose of Yoga
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m. CT [UTC-05]
June 2 - June 23 (4 classes)

The Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita each emphasize a different kind of yoga as necessary for radical transformation of the self and spiritual awakening. In this series, we will discuss the various forms of yoga, as well as the many obstacles that present themselves on the path of a searcher and how to overcome them.

with Ravi Ravindra

Converging Paths
A Practice and Study Group
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CT [UTC-05]
Ongoing - Starts June 4

Join us for a fellowship of study and practice as we explore the common threads in spiritual traditions that lead to the direct experience of universal consciousness. Each week we will combine a shared meditative practice with study and discussion. Our intent is to put all the pieces together to create a balanced path that can be tuned to each individual's needs and interests.

with Jim Bosco and Meredith Bosco
Thursday Lecture Series
Enjoy our programs in person or at home via interactive livestream!
Solving the Dark Matter Mystery
A Search for the Axion Particle
May 24, 7 p.m.
with William Wester, PhD

There is an astounding amount of dark matter - over five times more than ordinary matter - yet the nature of dark matter remains an unsolved scientific problem. Fermilab scientist Dr. William Wester will reveal a possible solution. If the yet-to-be-proven axion particle is the dark matter of the universe, it may solve the mystery.

The Buddha's Essential Teachings
May 31, 7 p.m.
with Vimala Bhikkhuni

The Four Noble Truths are universal truths that point to the underlying nature of all existence, and in particular the human condition. As long as we do not clearly understand the true nature of existence, we will continue to experience suffering. However, it is possible for us to realize liberation by practicing the middle way described in these Truths.

Magic and the Occult
June 7, 7 p.m.
with Richard Smoley

Magic can be defined as causing effects in the physical world through supernatural means. It is universally practiced. Today, our ideas of magic and the occult have been filtered through Hollywood films and horror fiction. But what's the truth behind these mysterious phenomena? Is there anything more to magic than sleight of hand? Richard Smoley draws on his books to give a clear, levelheaded introduction to this baffling subject. 

Wheaton Workshops
Interfaith Prayers for Peace
Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m.

Join us for an event devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Our speakers come from the ecumenical community to offer prayers and blessings of peace. With an open heart and mind, reach out and share your expertise and ideas in this global effort.

with Mazher Ahmed

Rest to Rise: A Day of Yoga Nidra Sleep Meditation for Women
Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tired of feeling worn out all the time? Join a safe circle of women for a day of yoga nidra meditation, a deeply restful, soul-nourishing ancient yogic sleep tool. We'll spend the day lying down while experiencing the life-changing magic of yoga nidra meditation and learning the Daring to Rest method. The day will include intention-setting, journaling, and gentle movement.

with Karen Brody

News from the Ozark Camp
The Ozark Theosophical Camp and Education Center
Fundamental Concepts in The Secret Doctrine
and Their Relevance Today 
with Elena Dovalsantos
Sulphur Springs, Arkansas 

Elena Dovalsantos will speak on Cosmogenesis: The origin of the universe according to The Secret Doctrine, parallels with religious teachings and modern scientific thought, and the Three Fundamental Propositions of The Secret Doctrine and what they mean to us today. Elena has found success in this difficult subject by "teaching The Secret Doctrine in pictures" and will use extensive imagery during her presentations.

News from the Florida Federation
Join us at sea for the Annual Florida Federation TSA Convention in conjunction with the Inter-American Theosophical Federation!  

Theosophy in the 21st Century
A Theosophical Convention at Sea!
May 18 - 21, 2018

Featuring International President Tim Boyd, TSA National Secretary David Bruce, and TSA national speaker Pablo Sender plus special guests, panel discussions, open forums, yoga, meditation, and free time to enjoy all the cruise has to offer for relaxation and entertainment.
For booking information, please contact travel agent Logan Thomas: 1-800-514-9986 ext. 7204, lthomas@vacationstogo.com. Rates go up as rooms fill up! There is no additional Federation charge. For general questions, please contact Nori Rao at 
1-786-262-1126 or floridafederationtsa@gmail.com.

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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