TS Adyar International
Day 3: Symposium, and Meditation
- Adrienne NagyidayPresidential Representative for TS in Hungary
- Irena PrimcOrganizing Secretary of the TS in Slovenia
Irena Primc is a lawyer by education. In her active professional life, she worked mainly in the field of land law, real estate and property law matters. Until her retirement, she ran legal services in state institutions and also worked in the private sector. She has been a member of the TS since 2012, was elected Regional Secretary in 2017 and reelected in 2020, leading the TS in Slovenia for a second term.
- Nathan CholaMember of the TS in Zambia
BORN: On 7th January, 1983 in the Zambian town known as Mansa
EDUCATION: Did my last primary education at Lukanga Basic School in the Zambian town known as Kabwe in 1997 and went to Kalonga Secondary school which I left in 2002 upon completion. In 2005, I did complete my college education at Industrial Training Centre in Lusaka with a Technician Certificate in Automachanics. I have also had various workplace-based training in Purchasing and supply chain management at my current workplace (Barloworld Equipment Zambia).
Work Experience: Worked as a Mechanic in Kabwe from 2006 to 2009.
2010: Joined Barloworld Equipment Zambia as a stores person and I have held two more positions since then to date, as a Parts Salesperson and currently as Parts Inventory controller managing the inventory in the warehouse for Barloworld Equipment Zambia in Kitwe.
Hobbies: Enjoy watching football, playing scrabble and reading books
Theosophical Experience: I came across to know of the Theosophical Society through online while doing my personal searches and I loved the kind of information I could manage to get. However, it did not occur to me immediately that I lived in a town where the Theosophical Society had a physical presence (Kitwe). In 2002 am not exactly sure the exact dates but somewhere around September or October, I had one day taken a walk and through that I came across where the TS Kitwe lodge is situated and through the poster at the main entrance was able to take note of the meeting days and time and since then I have never looked back again.
I have attended one convention since then, in Tanzania and I look forward to even attending more in the future.
In short, my life in the TS has been fulfilling for me and I have been helped a lot to learn more knowledge and this has contributed to the upgrade of my wellbeing socially, mentally and spiritually.
- Svyatoslav I. LipskyMember of the TS in Russia
Svyatoslav I. Lipsky was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982.
He graduated from university in 2006 with a degree in teaching languages and has been working in Moscow schools teaching English since then. In 2009 he defended a PhD thesis in Pedagogy.
He has been studying the theosophical literature since 1999 and attended his first TS meeting in 2009.
In 2012 he started the work of creating the website www.theosophist.ru which is devoted to the life and works of HPB and provides free access to the texts translated into Russian.
He is a member of the White Lotus Theosophical Group based in Moscow. Over the course of about 10 years the group has organized many different events as workshops, lectures, the White Lotus Day celebrations and etc. He has been a member of the Theosophical Society (Adyar) since 2019; a speaker and interpreter at several conferences.
- Trân-Thi-Kim-DiêuChairperson 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.
Day 3: Symposium, and Meditation
Short views on the topics
Adrienne Nagyiday (Hungary)
Svyatoslav I. Lipsky (Russia) “Happiness through Mastering our Mind”
Nathan Chola (Zambia) “The Power of Thought”
Irena Primc (Slovenia) “In Search of the Truth”
5-10 min: Video of headquarters in Europe-Africa