146th International Convention

Living in the Now: Challenges of the Inner Life

27 – 30 December 2021
A four-day online event

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President's message

Life is undivided and fully present everywhere. Yet our experience is fragmented – joyful/sad, here/there, before/after, outer/inner. Is there a line separating these opposing twins? Whether we come to it through self-devised efforts, or through crises which strip away all that is unnecessary, there is a balancing still point in the timeless, ever-present moment of Now.

Tim Boyd

Tim Boyd

Tim Boyd

Tim  Boyd  has been serving as  international President of the Theosophical Society Adyar since April,

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Time

UTC/GMT
4:00 am - 5:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 26 - 27 2021
  • Time: 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Program by Adyar
The Opening starts with Prayers of Religions. Then we will hear greetings from around the world from the TS Sections, Associations and Agencies. The President will say the Invocation and declare the Convention open.

Time

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5:15 am - 6:30 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 27 2021
  • Time: 12:15 am - 1:30 am
Program by Adyar
The President will lead us around the world to report on the activities of the Theosophical Society between October 2020 and September 2021

Time

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8:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 27 2021
  • Time: 3:00 am - 5:00 am
Program by Indo-Pacific Youth
Youth Forum sessions are for members and friends under 41 years. The session has a separate link for those who have registered for this. Panelists are from New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines and India

Time

UTC/GMT
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 27 2021
  • Time: 5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Program by Adyar
25 minutes guided meditation by Arni Narendran from Mumbai, India

Time

UTC/GMT
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 27 2021
  • Time: 6:00 am - 8:00 am
Program by the Indian Section
The Indian Section has its Convention traditionally at the international Convention. All are welcome. In this first part we hear about the State of the Indian Section which is a report of the year 2020-21.

Time

UTC/GMT
5:00 am - 6:05 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 12:00 am - 1:05 am
Program by Indo-Pacific region
The Speaker is Richard Sell from New Zealand. After the lecture is guided meditation bt Kristin Lim from Singapore.

Time

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6:30 am - 7:30 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 1:30 am - 2:30 am
Program by Indo-Pacific region
The speaker is Simon O'Rourke from Australia. After the lecture we will see a video on promoting theosophy in China.

Time

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7:30 am - 8:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 2:30 am - 3:00 am
Program by Indo-Pacific region
TOS reports from India, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines

Time

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9:00 am - 10:10 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 4:00 am - 5:10 am
Program by Europe and Africa
Short talks are given by Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu from France, Erica Georgiades from Greece, and Paul Lukusa from DR Congo. Gary Kidgell from Scotland will moderate. After the talks will see video(s) of headquarters in Europe and Africa.

Time

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10:10 am - 10:40 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 5:10 am - 5:40 am
Program by Europe and Africa
Report of TOS and video(s) of headquarters in Europe and Africa.

Time

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10:40 am - 11:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 5:40 am - 6:00 am
Program by Europe and Africa
Jenny Baker from England is interviewed by Els Rijneker from the Netherlands. We will see video of headquarters in Europe and Africa.

Time

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11:00 am - 12:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Program by Europe and Africa
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.

Time

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Program by Europe and Africa Youth
Youth Forum sessions are for members and friends under 41 years. The session has a separate link for those who have registered for this. Panelists are from Zambia, Ukraine, Hungary and Angola.

Time

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Program by the Americas
The Speaker is Juliana Cesano from USA. Lecture is in English.

Time

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6:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Program by the Americas
Speakers are Pablo Sender from USA and Ariel Tarazaga from Argentina. After the lectures there is guided meditation.

Time

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11:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
Program by Adyar
This is an interview: Prof. Emeritus Ravi Ravindra from Canada interviews David Lorimer, Director of Scientific and Medical Network from France

Time

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2:00 am - 3:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Program by Indo-Pacific region
Speakers are Rashmi Misra from India, Michelle Simtoco from the Philippines, Renuka Balasubramaniam from Malaysia, and Renee Sell from New Zealand.

Time

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3:30 am - 4:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 28 2021
  • Time: 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Program by Indo-Pacific region
Programs by the theosophical school: Adyar Theosophical Academy from India and Golden Link School from the Philippines. And Dance interpretation of John Lennon’s “Imagine” by Suhani Mohapatra from India.

Time

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 4:00 am - 5:15 am
Program by Adyar
Antonio A. Oposa Jr is one of Asia’s leading voices in the global arena of Environmental Law from the Philippines. He is introduced by the General Secretary of the Philippine Section Charlton Romero.

Time

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4:00 pm - 5:10 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:10 pm
Program by Europe and Africa
The speakers are Svyatoslav Lipsky from Russia, Nathan Chola from Zambia and Irena Primc from Slovenia. Moderator is Adrienne Nagyiday from Hungary. After the symposium we will see video of headquarters in Europe and Africa. Meditation is guide by Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu from France.

Time

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5:10 pm - 6:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm
Program by Europe and Africa
Panelists are Vipinchandra Shah from Kenya, Patrizia M. Calvi from Italy, Maria Joao Figueira from Portugal, Diana van Vloten from Spain. Moderator is Sabine van Osta from Belgium. After the panel we will see a video of headquarters in Europe and Africa.

Time

UTC/GMT
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Program by the Americas Youth
Youth Forum sessions are for members and friends under 41 years. The session has a separate link for those who have registered for this. Panelists are from the USA, Brazil, Bolivia and Mexico

Time

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11:00 pm - 11:50 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 - 30 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Program by the Americas
Speaker is Kurt Leland from USA introduced by Barbara Hebert from USA.

Time

UTC/GMT
11:50 pm - 1:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 6:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Program by the Americas
Speakers are Teresa Ayala from Mexico and Eneida Carbonell from USA.

Time

UTC/GMT
1:00 am - 1:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program by the Americas
Theosophical Order of Servoce in the Americas.

Time

UTC/GMT
3:00 am - 4:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 2021
  • Time: 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Program by Adyar
Q&A session with Tim Boyd from USA/Adyar, Deepa Padhi from India and Charlton Romero from the Philippines. Moderator is Manuela Kaulich from Germany.

Time

UTC/GMT
4:30 am - 6:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 29 - 30 2021
  • Time: 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Program by Adyar
Surendra Naryan Archives at Adyar celebrates its 100 years of existence in 2022. The Archives was founded on 17th February 1922. We will see a documentary on its history.

Time

UTC/GMT
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 30 2021
  • Time: 3:00 am - 4:30 am
Program by the Indian Section
The Indian Section has its Convention traditionally at the international Convention. All are welcome to attend. In this second part, we will hear five talks by the Indian members in English. Moderator is Narendra Shas from Nairobi.

Time

UTC/GMT
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 30 2021
  • Time: 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Program by TOS International
Speakers are Nancy Secrest from Adyar, Sofia Gimenez from Argentina and George Wester from Australia. Nancy is also the moderator.

Time

UTC/GMT
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 30 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Program by Adyar
International President of the TS. After the lecture, there will be a Q&A session.

Time

UTC/GMT
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 30 2021
  • Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Program by Adyar
Program by the International Headquarters Adyar

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 01 - 02 2022

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Mission and Objects of the Theosophical Society

Mission of the Theosophical Society

To serve humanity by cultivating an ever-deepening understanding and realization of the Ageless Wisdom, spiritual self-transformation and the Unity of all Life.

The Objects of the Theosophical Society

1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
2. To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
3. To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.

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