TS Adyar International

Day 2: Panel discussion “Living in the Now: Challenges of the Inner Life”

Panelists are Marie Harkness from Ireland, Manuela Kaulich from Germany, Jón Ellert Benediktsson from Iceland. Moderator is Anges Torra-Buron. After the panel we will see video some 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.

  • Jón Ellert Benediktsson
    Jón Ellert Benediktsson
    General Secretary of the TS in Iceland

    Jón Ellert was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1951 and has been General Secratary of the Icelandic Section of the TS since 2018. From 2001 to 2008 he served as Treasurer and in 2006 became Editor of Gangleri, the journal of the Icelandic Section of the TS. He has been president of the Blavatsky Lodge in the Icelandic Section since 2007.

  • Manuela Kaulich
    Manuela Kaulich
    General Secretary of the TS in Germany

    Manuela Kaulich is living in Regensburg, southern Germany, together with her husband. She has 2 children and is working as an architect.

    For 32 years she is a TS member, serving in the board since 2005, and as General Secretary for 13 years. She has founded a group in Regensburg where members are studying twice a month and one full day every autumn.

    The Service of a Disciple is fascinating her very much as well as Thought Forms. The Voice of the Silence‘ is her favorite book.

  • 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.


Dec 28 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Day 2: Panel discussion “Living in the Now: Challenges of the Inner Life”


“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