The Theosophical Society in America

President's Diary

May - June 2006

Betty Bland

The incredibly busy month of May began with my program, “Akasha and Related Scientific Implications,” for the Texas Federation in Dallas. The following week took David and me to the wonderfully successful Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference with the theme “Globalization and Spirituality.” This conference brought together knowledgeable and inspiring speakers from Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Native American traditions. The interaction of the panelists, and questions from the audience heightened everyone’s awareness of the tremendously rich contributions from each of these faith traditions and provided a critical opportunity for the Theosophical Society to be an ameliorating force for global understanding.

May ended with our facilitating a weekend workshop at Krotona, entitled “To Find Wisdom in Action.” The wisdom we seek is to be found in understanding the Self, and as HPB said in The Voice of the Silence, “Self-Knowledge is of loving deeds the child.” Participants explored practical ways to actively engage and manifest Theosophical principles and ideals into action.

Although these kinds of trips require a good deal of preparation and travel time, they are invaluable for building the connections that are the heart of the Theosophical Society. At these types of events, members and inquirers come together in new and special ways, forming spiritual bonds that transcend time and space. As a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, we encourage, challenge, and support each other in our human pilgrimage. And because a picture is worth a thousand words, I will leave more space for pictures this time. Enjoy.

Texas Federation
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Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

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