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The Theosophical Society in America

Our mission is to encourage open-minded inquiry into world religions, philosophy, science, and the arts in order to understand the wisdom of the ages, respect the unity of all life, and help people explore spiritual self-transformation.

Contemplation in the Age of Twitter

Marcia HemansenSaturday, September 29, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Feeling as though there is never enough time to engage in the things that are important? Do the days seem to pass without a sense of context or meaning? How can we identify what really matters to our lives? Once a hard-charging professional working for The Wall Street Journal and PBS-TV, Judith Valente will describe how spending extended periods of time in a Midwest monastery helped her shed a "dual diagnosis" of workaholism and over-achieverism.

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Life Yoga: A Taoist Yoga Class

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m., September 12 – December 12 (14 sessions)  

SantikaroThis class uses a system of yogic study modeled around the practices of Zen Meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Longevity Practices. Each class is tailored to address current mental stress and physical tension experienced by participants, then proceeds with a relaxation meditation followed by releasing, strengthening, and energy circulation practices. The goal of these practices is to ultimately teach the practitioner how to return to an original state of health and well-being..

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Upcoming Online Programs

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish
Mon Sep 24 @ 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Mahatma Letters Reading and Discussion Group
Mon Sep 24 @10:30AM - 11:30AM

Non-Duality Dialogue
Mon Sep 24 @12:30PM - 01:45PM

Converging Paths: A Practice and Study Group
Mon Sep 24 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM

The Bhagavad Gita: Four Essential Studies for Self-Realization
Mon Sep 24 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM

At Home with Theosophy: The Soul – Its Nature and Evolution
Tue Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM

Walking the Theosophical Path
Wed Sep 26 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Dream Circle
Wed Sep 26 @12:30PM - 01:30PM

Friday Gurdjieff Study Group
Fri Sep 28 @10:00AM - 11:15AM

2013 TOS logoSM

These four presentations of the 3rd international workers' conference of the Theosophical Order of Service, given at the national headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America, explore the mission of the TOS today and how we can continue to be of service to those in need well into the future. 4 DVDs. Sold separately. 2013.



Available on DVD.


First Talk: "The TOS 100 Years from Now" - Vicente Hao Chin, Jr.

Presented July 24th, 2013.     Buy on DVD


Second Talk: "An Overview of the International TOS" - Carolyn Harrod

Presented July 24th, 2013.


Third Talk: "Creative Meditation: Balancing Inner and Outer Action" - Maria Parisen

Presented July 25th, 2013.     Buy on DVD


Fourth Talk: "Short Talks: Service as Sacred Labour" - Birendra L. Bhattacharyya, Cythia Trasi, and Dorothy Bell

Presented July 26th, 2013.     Buy on DVD