The Theosophical Society in America

Thursday Lecture Series

Choosing Joyful Living

Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.

LeslieSann.jpgJoy is a sign of optimal health and wellbeing. Joyful people think differently. They are more inventive, resilient, patient, generous, optimistic, and kind. They focus more on what IS working rather than what is not, fostering gratitude and even more joy. In joy there is ease. In ease there is power. Where there is power, there is an ability to make a positive difference in your life. Learn how to shift the way you relate to your life so you can find joy in life regardless of circumstance.

Leslie Sann, MA, LCPC, is the author of the award-winning book, Life Happens: What Are YOU Going to Do About It? She is the founder of the Living by Design School. For over 30 years Leslie has been helping people create a joyful life personally, professionally, and in their relationships, guiding them to live by design rather than by default while learning to live in joy regardless of circumstances. Visit for more.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Energy, Color, Sound, and Vibration: A Healing Tool Box

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

BrentBaumWhen we address and heal the origins of our pain – most often rooted in past memories and stressful/traumatic imprints, we discover remarkable resources for healing. In working with over 30,000 trauma survivors, Brent Baum has valuable insights into how we can learn to focus, maintain safety, release the “stuck moments” and feelings of the past, and return to living optimally in the present moment. Through discourses in energy and somatic and color psychology, we have learned to target and address the specific moments where consciousness is frozen and speak the language of love and safety necessary to release us from the binds of these pain states. Learn how the emotional reframing of our past experiences stops our fight-flight-freeze stress response and gives us the best chance of strengthening our immune systems and healing memory-based pain.

Brent Baum, STB, SSL, CADC, CCH, is an internationally recognized author, instructor, trauma resolution specialist, and psychotherapist. The developer of Holographic Memory Resolution (HMR), he has been involved in crisis intervention since the 1990s. He is cofounder of the nonprofit charity Michael’s Gift (, and author of The Healing Dimensions, Living as Light, and Surviving Trauma School Earth.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Hope in Action: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.

We are living in challenging and unprecedented times. How do we navigate all this without burning out, numbing out, or losing heart? The practice of Active Hope, based on an innovative process developed by internationally acclaimed author and activist Joanna Macy, inspires us to strengthen our resiliency and creative power. Learn how shifts in consciousness, innovations, and direct actions act as pathways for Active Hope, and how they can help us usher in a world that brings out the best in all of us.

Kathleen Rude holds a BS in Wildlife Ecology and an MS in Natural Resources. She began her career as an environmental writer. Her studies of indigenous spiritual practice led her to become a shamanic practitioner and ceremonial leader. She has been mentored by Joanna Macy and is a senior facilitator of The Work That Reconnects. In addition to her Active Hope workshops, she also runs workshops on environmental awareness and Earth-based spirituality. Kathleen is the author of The Redemption of Red Fire Woman.

A book signing will follow the program.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast

Cultivating Happy and Peaceful Relationships

Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.

We’re all familiar with the aphorism “You can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em,” and it certainly holds a grain of truth for many of us. Our lives thrive on initiating, cultivating, and sustaining wholesome relationships. It is a lifelong journey, and it’s not always an easy one. In this talk, we will explore ways of cultivating peaceful and happy relationships through the use of mindfulness and learn how to overcome the many challenges and obstacles that can arise when living in a relationship and in a community.

Dr. Jagdish P. Davé, PhD, PsyD, has a rich educational, experiential, and professional background in Eastern and Western cultures. In recent years, his focus has been on holistic health, stress management, mindfulness parenting, and multicultural wellness conferences and workshops. He is an active consultant, counselor, and educator at Desert Garden Montessori School in Phoenix, AZ.

$10 nonmembers, $5 members

Live Webcast


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