TS Adyar International
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- Charlton "Chally" Jules P. RomeroGeneral Secretary of the TS in the Philippines
Charlton Jules P. Romero
“Chally” is a third-generation theosophist and is currently the National President and General Secretary of the TS Philippines.
He is chairman of the board of trustees of Golden Link College Foundation, Inc. (a theosophical school with various campuses all over the Philippines), The Theosophical Order of Service – Philippines, and Green Earth Foundation, Inc.
He is also Vice-President of the TS Indo-Pacific Federation.
Lawyer and law professor in various universities and colleges and also holds an MBA.
- Deepa PadhiVice-President of the Theosophical Society
Dr Deepa Padhi is a retired Professor of Philosophy from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, who has written a book on The Ethical Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita. In 2015 she had edited and published articles on women issues in the book Yes, She Can and recently during Covid-19, she edited book Corona Pandemic: Challenge and Lessons which was published in September 2020.
She is a founder and executive member of ‘Drushti Daan’, an eye bank for cornea donations. She is a Life Member of Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha Chapter.
Dr Padhi joined the Theosophical Society (TS) in 1994 and is presently the Secretary of the Debapi Lodge, Bhubaneswar. She joined the Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) in 2006 and became the Secretary of the Mahabharat Group, Odisha Region, its President in 2010, and in 2016 she became the President, TOS, Odisha. In 2013, she was invited to speak on Transformational Practices at the Summer National Convention of the TS in America. While there she attended the international conference of the TOS.
- Manuela KaulichGeneral 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.
- Tim BoydInternational 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.
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