Welcome to The Northeast Federation of The Theosophical Society in America
We wish to gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the Sellon Trust. Thank you also goes to the Lodges, Study Centers and members who generously donated enabling the Northeast Federation of The Theosophical Society in America to again produce programs and offer scholarships. Thanks!
John O'Neill, Northeast Federation President NE Federation
P.O. Box 2162,
Manchester, CT 06045
The prime objective of The NorthEast Federation is to promote, create and maintain communication, cooperation, and solidarity among branches, study centers, and members at large within the Northeast Federation states. The Northeast Federation offers financial support to developing study centers sponsors lecture tours as well as our annual program at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center.
Membership in the Federation includes all branches, study centers, and members-at-large affiliated with the Theosophical Society in America and located or residing within the geographical limits of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington DC.
Board of Directors
John O'Neill, President
Lyn Trotman, Vice President/Treasurer
Directors - Marianne Wachowski and Angelo Focas
Secretary- Veronica Rivera
For information, please contact
John O'Neill, Northeast Federation President
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to NE Federation, P.O. Box 2162, Manchester, CT, 06045
Better Living through Compassion
Compassion is the law of Laws; it is the shoreless, universal and essential sea, the commandment of everlasting right and fitness of all things. The Law of Love eternal.
Much attention to the virtue of compassion is present in our contemporary culture. An appeal for more along with a concern that deficiency exacerbates conflict and intolerance. Yet as the old blues tune laments, "Everybody crying mercy and no one knows the meaning of the word."
Our Programs this year will focus on compassion, its meaning, method to enhance and the direct experience of "suffering with.” Memorial day weekend Nancy Secrest will introduce the concept and offer the example of service. July 1st will bring Khenpo Pema Wangdak with The Voice of the Silence part II. Along with the Pumpkin staff, members will continue to probe the path of the bodhisattva. John Sellon memorial Labor Day program,"The Path of the Mystic" led by Juliana Cesano will explore the direct experience of compassion.
Please join us as we attempt to reduce the suffering of the world and try to realize our compassionate Self.
Let us pour forth forces of love, compassion, of friendship, of equanimity and peace, over the whole world, both visible and invisible, above, below and all about, freedom from ill will and enmity towards anyone, untrammelled by any thoughts of resentment, anger, judgement or condemnation.
Northeast Theosophical Federation Program 2017
Scholarships: members convened at the 2016 NEF business meeting decided to alter the administration of the John Sellon memorial scholarship program. Each TS member applying for scholarship will be requested to specify amount of support desired up to $130. These scholarships will be available for our 2017 programs at Pumpkin Hollow.
May 26 - 28 Memorial day weekend Living Theosophy Through Compassion and Service with Nancy Secrest
June 30 - July 2 - Voice of the Silence part II presented by Pumpkin Hollow staff and Khenpo Pema Wangdak
Saturday July 1 the federation meeting will be held.
September 1 - 3 Path of the Mystic (Theresa of Avila) with Juliana Cesano
The Way of the Mystic
September 1-3, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch
One of Christianity’s most inspiring saints, Teresa of Avila, brought to the world, in a most unique way, the experience of the ecstatic love for God. The journey within of this passionate mystic of the 16th century conveys with clarity and depth the path of surrendering the lower to the Higher. She became Saint John of the Cross’ mentor, but her work and her writings guided so many after him. Neither illness nor the persecution of the Inquisition, were able to extinguish the inner fire of this courageous woman. During this weekend retreat we will reflect on the practical advice given by Teresa to all sincere seekers.
Juliana Cesano is a second generation theosophist and has been actively involved with the Society’s work for over twenty years. She volunteered two years at the international headquarters in Chennai, India, and has been part of the staff at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America for the last ten years. She is a certified yoga teacher, 200 CYT, and is currently the manager of the Quest Book Shop.
Study Centers of the Northeast Federation
Hartford Meriden Study Center
contact: Andrew Davies
contact: Susan O'Neill
District of Columbia
contact: Pegg Dragon-Blumenthal
contact: Theresa Patrie
lodge email: email@example.com
Maplewood / Westfield
Surya Study Center
contact: Joel Sunbear
contact: Barbara Velazquez
Red Bank Study Center
contact: Marianne Wichowski
Susquehanna Study Center
contact: Tom Moberg
Pumpkin Hollow Study Center
contact: Leda Milazzo
contact: Sherry Smith
contact: Marlene Flor
Providence Study Center
contact: Susan Ockerse