TS Adyar International

Day 2: Short lectures, Panel, Interview

In this session, we will hear speakers from France, Greece, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Ireland and Germany. In between the main slots, we will see short videos of headquarters in Europe and Africa.


  • Angels Torra-Buron
    Angels Torra-Buron
    General Secretary of the Spanish Section

    Angels Torra-Buron was born in Barcelona, Spain, into a Theosophical family in 1952. Professionally, she was a High School teacher for 37 years. She is retired from her job as a teacher, thus dedicating full-time to the Theosophical work. In the Theosophical Society, she was active in the European Federation of Young Theosophists in the 1970s. Later, she was vice-president of the Spanish Section and was a member of the National Executive Committee as well. For a short period, she was a member of the Executive of the European Federation.

    Presently she is the General Secretary of the Spanish Section. In 2017 the 38th European Congress was held in Barcelona, and under her guidance for the arrangements in the Spanish Section, the Congress was a great and memorable event for those who attended.

  • Els Rijneker
    Els Rijneker
    Member of the TS in the Netherlands
  • Erica Georgiades
    Erica Georgiades
    Director of The School of the Wisdom

    Erica Georgiades has been the director of The School of The Wisdom (SOW) since August 2021; director of the European School of Theosophy since 2018. A member of the Theosophical Society since 1991, she has worked at the international archives of the TS, Adyar, from 1994 to 1996. She is a candidate for a Master of Research degree in Religious Experience at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She also holds a postgraduate degree with merit in Ancient Religions UWTSD; and BA, Hons, Philosophy and Psychological Studies. She is also a deep ecologist, animal-rights activist and pro personhood rights to non-human animals. She lives in Athens, Greece.

  • Jenny Baker
    Jenny Baker
    National President of the TS in England and Wales

    Jenny Baker has been a member of the English Section since 1981. Her working life has been as a nurse and a Yoga instructor and therapist. She was on the National Council as an unattached representative for several years. She also has served on the Executive Committee, the English Theosophical Trust and on the Boards of the Tekels Park Estate and The Foundation for Theosophical Studies. She became the Director of the annual Summer School in 2005, a post she still holds.

    Jenny was elected President of the English section in 2015. She attends General Council meetings at Adyar and is a council member of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands. Recently she was appointed onto the Council of the Europe Federation of Theosophical Societies.

    Beyond Theosophy, her interests are rambling in the countryside, photography, classical music, and Scottish country dancing.

  • Manuela Kaulich
    Manuela Kaulich
    General Secretary of the TS in Germany
  • Marie Harkness
    Marie Harkness
    Organizing Secretary of the TS in Ireland

    Born 1946 in Newry, N. Ireland. Am a retired teacher. Have always felt drawn to the ancient wisdom and mysticism. Joined the Theosophical Society in 1983. Served as Regional Secretary of TS N. Ireland, 1987 – 94 and from June 2003.
    In June, 2005 when all Lodges in Ireland were united under one Theosophical umbrella, I was elected Organising Secretary, am still serving in that capacity. I am Belfast Lodge Secretary. I have been a member of the CMC 17, Tekels Park, England since 2006. I served as a member of the Executive Committee of the EFTS for 3 years from 2007. I have been a member of the Council of the International Theosophical Centre (ITC) Naarden for the past six years.
    I feel deeply it is a great privilege to assist in the Theosophical work of uplifting the consciousness of all beings from where they stand.

  • Patrizia Calvi
    Patrizia Calvi
    Member of the TS in Italy
  • Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu
    Chairperson of the European Federation of the TS

    Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu joined the TS in 1972. She is a post-graduate in Pharmaceutical Technology. Kim-Diêu is Chairperson of the European Federation of the TS and Vice General Secretary of the TS France.

    She has been giving monthly courses at Paris Headquarters since 1987. She has been involved in the work of the European Federation since 1989; she helped to publish several basic theosophical books in various local languages. She re-started the TS activities in Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia and Ukraine.

    She is the former Chairperson of the Naarden International Theosophical Centre in the Netherlands and the former General Secretary of the French Section. She has been a speaker at many summer schools, seminars, and congresses, the European School of Theosophy and the Krotona Institute in Ojai, California. She has conducted several sessions of the School of the Wisdom in Adyar, India. She worked at Adyar’s international HQ for half a year. She has toured lecturing in New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and Canada.

    Kim-Diêu travels widely in Europe to encourage cooperation and to promulgate the teachings. Her main concern is to promote a new way of living where human beings can be guided by universal ethics and the mystic dimension of consciousness.


Dec 28 2021


9:00 am - 11:40 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 4:00 am - 6:40 am

Day 2: Short lectures, Panel, Interview

Speakers introduced by XXXXXXXXXXXX

“Short lecture title”

Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu (France)


“Replace the Fleeting with the Everlasting”

Erica Georgiades (Greece)


“Short lecture title” 

5-10 min: Video of headquarters in Europe-Africa

Report of TOS in Europe and Africa

presented by Patrizia Calvi (Italy)

5-10 min: Video of headquarters in Europe-Africa


c. 20 min: INTERVIEW

“Challenge of the Inner Life”

Jenny Baker (England) interviewed by Els Rijneker (The Netherlands)

5-10 min: Video of headquarters in Europe-Africa



“Living in Now: Challenges of the Inner Life”


Angels Torra Buron (Spain)


Marie Harkness (Ireland)

Manuela Kaulich (Germany)

Jón Ellert Benediktsson (Iceland)


5-10 min: Video of headquarters in Europe-Africa

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