TS Adyar International

Day 3: Lecture “Theosophical Resilience and the Mind of a Master”


  • Barbara Hebert
    Barbara Hebert
    President of the TS in America
  • Kurt Leland
    Kurt Leland
    International lecturer. Member of the TS in America

    Kurt Leland is a national lecturer for the Theosophical Society in America, specializing in the works of Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater. He has edited and annotated Leadbeater’s classic text, The Chakras, as well as an anthology entitled Invisible Worlds: Annie Besant on Psychic and Spiritual Development. He has also written on subjects such as astral projection, near-death-experiences, and the spiritual effects of composing, performing, and listening to music. His most recent book is entitled Rainbow Body: A History of the Western Chakra System from Blavatsky to Brennan. Last year, the British Journal for the History of Philosophy published his essay, “‘Friendly to All Beings’: Annie Besant as Ethicist.” He is currently working on a reader’s guide to Leadbeater’s writings. Mr. Leland lives in Boston, Massachusetts.


Dec 29 - 30 2021


11:00 pm - 11:50 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 - 30 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Day 3: Lecture “Theosophical Resilience and the Mind of a Master”

Introduced by

Barbara Hebert (USA)


“Theosophical Resilience and the Mind of a Master”

Kurt Leland (USA)

Description: Living under pandemic conditions has been a great challenge to the inner life. The same thing could be said for any tragic or catastrophic circumstance that occurs in our personal, regional, national, or international life, from illness and death to famine, warfare, and repressive political regimes, from floods and earthquakes to habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change. How do we address the inner and outer challenges posed by such circumstances? Theosophical literature abounds in hints of how to establish and maintain resilience in troubled times. But out most powerful tool may be a description by Annie Besant of the mind of a Master and the qualities of ideal resilience it suggests.