TS Adyar International

Surendra Narayan Archives – “A Hundred Precious Years”


  • Jaishree Kannan
    Jaishree Kannan
    Member of the TS in India, Adyar
  • Jan Nicolaas Kind
    Jan Nicolaas Kind
    Member of the TS in America

    Jan Nicolaas Kind was born, grew up and studied in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. By profession he is a social worker and human resource manager, but also worked in the hotel and music-industry. Early in his life he was introduced to Theosophy, but it would take some decades before he first became a member of the TS-Adyar on November 17, 1994.

    As a worker for Theosophy he held various positions in several countries and has widely lectured on Theosophical subjects in Europe, the USA, India and in Central and South America. Being a true world traveler, Jan lived in the Netherlands, Australia, India, the USA and now lives in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. He is editor-in-chief of Theosophy Forward, an e-Magazine with readers in more than 100 countries. He is married with Terezinha da Franca-Kind and firmly believes that unconditional service (Karma Yoga) is “a” path to truth and self-knowledge.

    The Dutch scholar Henk J. Spierenburg became Jan’s mentor during the period that Jan worked at the HQ of the TS in Adyar. Spierenburg’s guidance put him on a path that would suit him best: being active IN the theosophical movement, but not OF any vehicle in particular, consequently Jan joined three main Theosophical streams to underscore that basic principle.

  • Tim Boyd
    Tim Boyd
    International President

    Mr Tim Boyd has been serving as international President of the Theosophical Society Adyar since April, 2014. He was born in New York City and lived there for seventeen years until he left to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. From there he moved to the University of Chicago, where he was an honors graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Affairs.

    He joined the Theosophical Society in America in 1974. Together with Bill Lawrence, a TS member and mentor, and others he founded a Theosophical spiritual community in Chicago’s inner city. The group held classes on the Ageless Wisdom, meditation, and healing. They worked with the at-risk and disadvantaged youth, transformed vacant lots into award-winning organic food gardens, and placed beehives on the roofs of local buildings. The group formed a business (Royal Associates) that initially focused on reclaiming and renovating deteriorating residential buildings in their area, creating housing for low- and middle-income families. Their work helped to stabilize neighborhoods through the training and employment of local youth and the creation of affordable homes for area residents.

    In 1988 Tim became a national lecturer for the TS in America. From 1996 to 2000 he worked in hospice services as a volunteer in a team that involved doctors, social workers, and nurses. In 2007 he became President of the Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) – USA, and in 2011 was elected President of the TS in America. Tim’s involvement with the Theosophical Order of Service and the Chushul orphanage in Tibet led to an audience with the Dalai Lama, which resulted in the TS in America sponsoring his visit to Chicago in July of 2011 — a two-day event attended by 10,000 people. The event raised $400,000, all of which was donated to educational projects aiding Tibetan communities worldwide.

    In 2014 Tim was re-elected as the President of the TS in America for three years, until 2017, and he was also elected as International President of the Theosophical Society Adyar. He shares his time between the headquarters of the TS Adyar in Chennai, India, and travelling as the International President through different continents, and his home in Chicago, USA, where he lives with his wife Lily, and daughter Angelique.


Dec 30 2021


4:30 am - 6:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 - 30 2021
  • Time: 11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Surendra Narayan Archives – “A Hundred Precious Years”

Surendra Narayan Archives at Adyar celebrates its 100 years of existence in 2022. The Archives was founded on 17th February 1922. We will see a documentary on its history.



Jan Nicolaas Kind

Editor-in chief of Theosophy Forward


Commemorative words

Tim Boyd

International President



Jaishree Kannan

Officer in charge of the Archives