143rd International Convention

Event Start Date: 
Dec 31 2018 - 08:00 to Jan 5 2019 - 11:30
Event Category: 
Convention

Event Theme

Truth and Beauty: A Field Beyond
Delivery: 
In-Person

Convention gives an opportunity for Theosophists to meet friends (old and new) 
from around the world.

A PLAYLIST

GALLERY:

30 December
3.00 pm                  Order of the Round Table   (Photos)

31 December

31 December
8.00 am - 10.00 am  Convention Opening (Video) (Photos)
3.00 pm                   Reception (Photos)
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm    Theosophy-Science Lecture: (Video) (Photos)
                                 Prof. P. C. Kesavan, Emeritus Professor, Chennai
                                 "Origin and Evolution of Species: Beyond Darwinism"
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm    Ritual of the Mystic Star (Photos)
 
Other Day 1 Albums:  LBC DiningOES, BWC,  
                                Museum & Archive Display Opening 

 

1 January

8.00 am - 9.30 am    Short Lectures (Video) (Photos)
                                Deepa Padhi, Vice-President
                                Abraham Oron, Israel
9.30 am: INDIAN SECTION CONVENTION-I (Video
Mr Pradeep H. Gohil
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm    Public Lecture: (Video) (Photos)
                                Venerable Ananda Olande, Sri Lanka
                                "Panca Niyamas - The Five Laws of Cause and Effect "
Other Day 2 Albums:  SWC , Blavatsky Bungalow 

2 January

2 January
10.00 am - 11.30 am Symposium: (Video)
                                 “Truth and Beauty"

                                 Mr Shikhar Agnihotr, India,
                                 Dr Barbara Hebert, USA,
                                 Dr Isaac Jauli, Mexico

3.00 pm - 4:30pm    Parallel Sessions:   (Video) (Photos)
                                "Sacred spiritual songs in Hebrew with English translations",

                                Mrs Dapha and Mr Shmuel Kore, Israel

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm   Public Lecture:  (Video) (Photos)
                                 "Gandhi on Theosophy and the
                                     Global Civilization of Tomorrow"

                                 Dr James TepferULT, USA 
 

7.30 pm - 9.00 pm    Indian Dance Program: (Video) (Photos)
                                Bharatanrityam Dance Recital
Other Day 3 Albums:  TOS

3 January

8.00 am - 9.30 am    Panel:   (Video) (Photos)
                                 “Our Work: A Field Beyond Thoughts”
                                 Prof. C. A. Shinde (India),

                                 Ms Tran-Thi-Kim-Dieu, France
                                 Mr Minor Lile, USA
                                 Mrs Clemice Petter, Adyar
                                 Mr Pedro Oliveira as the Moderator, Australia
9.30 am - 11.00 am  Indian Convention - II:  (Video)  (Photos)
                                 "Spiritual Self-transfromation"
                                 Shikhar Agnihotri,
                                 S.U. Mahesh,
                                 N. C. Krishna,
                                 S. P. Malini,
                                 Dr M. A. Ravindran

3.00 pm - 4.30pm    TOS Symposium:   (Video) (Photos)
                                 “Beyond Suffering”

                                 Ms Nancy Secrest, TOS International Secretary, USA/India,
                                 Mrs Suvralina Mohanty, India, 
                                 Mrs Svitlana Gavrylenko, Ukraine

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm    Besant Lecture:   (Video) (Photos)
                                 "Is Conscience Dead?"
                                 Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal
7.30pm - 9.00 pm     Renovation Update:  (Video) (Photos)
                                 Mr Michiel Haas, the Netherlands
                                 Mr Tim Boyd, Adyar

Other Day 4 Albums:  Bats

4 January

8.00 am - 9.30 am   Short Lectures:   (Video) (Photos)
                                Mr Erwin Bomas, TS Point Loma, the Netherlands
                                Mrs Kathy Gann, USA
9.30 am - 11.00 am  Questions and Answers:   (Video)  (Photos)
                                 Mr Tim Boyd, Mrs Linda Oliveira, Mr Vic Hao Chin Jr
3.00 pm - 4:30pm    Parallel Sessions:   (Video) (Photos)
                                "Sacred spiritual songs in Hebrew with English translations",
                                Mrs Dapha and Mr Shmuel Kore, Israel
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm   Public Lecture:   (Video) (Photos)
                                 "A Path to Beauty"
                                 Mr Tim Boyd, International President, Adyar
7.30pm - 9.00 pm    Veena Concert:  (Video) (Photos)
                                 Ms Meenakshi Shankaran, 
                                 Teacher at Kalakshetra and Music Academy
Other Day 5 Albums:  Olcott School

5 January

8.00 am - 9.30 am    Convention Closing:   (Video) (Photos)
9:30 am - 10.30 am  New Members:   (Photos)

Other Albums:  Misc , Post Convention 

 

THEOSOPHY-SCIENCE LECTURE

"Origin and Evolution of Species: Beyond Darwinism"

Emeritus Professor P. C. Kesavan
From the Dr. M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Taramani, Chennai
Prof. Kesavan is currently involved in harnessing science and technology for human welfare, particularly in the realm of sustainable management of natural resources for rural development and livelihood security of the coastal poor.
 

BESANT LECTURE

"Is Conscience Dead?"

Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Former Governor of West Bengal
 

PUBLIC LECTURES

"Gandhi on Theosophy and the Global Civilization of Tomorrow"

Ph.D. James Tepfer
Dr. Tepfer achieved his Doctorate in Political Philosophy at the University of California, wrote his dissertation on Gandhi and Bhave, and has been a Theosophist since 1967. Not only would he be eminently qualified to speak on this subject, he is one of the most lucid speakers and thinkers.
 
PUBLIC LECTURE

"Panca Niyamas - The Five Laws of Cause and Effect"

Ven. Olande Ananda
Theravada Buddhist Monk in Sri Lanka
 

PUBLIC LECTURE

"A Path to Beauty"

Mr Tim Boyd
the internatonal President of the TS
 
Cost: 
Rates, see from the Registration Form
Event Status: 
Confirmed
What is provided: 
Excellent program and meeting with theosophists

Location

143rd International Convention

Location

Adyar, TS Headquarters
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
India
13° 0' 38.1672" N, 80° 15' 40.4496" E
Tamil Nadu IN

OLD - General info about Convention from 2018-19

N O T E - This is for International Convention, not for Youth Convention

OLD - THE FEES AND RATES FOR THE 143rd INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION

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The 143rd International Convention of the Theosophical Society will be held at the International Headquarters, Adyar, from 31 December 2018 to 5 January 2019.

All members of the Society in good standing are welcome to attend as delegates.
Non-members may send requests to attend, together with a recommendation from an officer of the TS, to the Convention Officer before 25 November.

 

From 29 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 inclusive

LEADBEATER CHAMBERS (Sharing)

LEADBEATER CHAMBERS (Sharing) Registration with full board
Includes sharing room, mosquito nets, sheets, no blankets,
all meals at LBC dining hall. No reimbursement if one eats at the Canteen.
Note: half rate for children of 3-10 years
 
Overseas Delegates US$ 360, EUR 310, AUD 490
Indian and Less Developed Countries’ delegates Rs.9,300
INDIAN STYLE Registration with full board
Includes mat/cot or mattress, sheets, all meals at the Canteen.
Note: half rate for children of 3-10 years
 
Indian and Less Developed Countries’ delegates Rs.2,000
CANTEEN
Canteen will be run by the Karnataka Theosophical Federation
If food only is taken at the Canteen
from 30 Dec. (dinner) to 5 Jan. (lunch)
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner
Rs.1,200

ACCOMMODATION

All Indian style accommodation is dormitory accommodation – that is, shared accommodation, multiple beds within the same room or hall; no attached bathrooms or toilets; and, no kitchen. No special facilities can be provided for members who are ill or for women with babies. Ordinary medical attention will be available for minor complaints and there are no facilities to treat serious illness. Since accommodation is limited, especially ground floors, preference will be given for very elderly delegates who register early. Accommodation availability will be confirmed by the Convention Officer by email. Specific building / room allotment requests cannot be entertained.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS

Last date for registration: 1 December 2018.
Cancellation: last date 15 December 2018; payment will be refunded, except the Registration fee. After 12 December there will be no refund of any amount.

Delegates from India: Send Registration form with the details, along with the package charges, to the Convention Officer before 1 December 2017. Remittance by crossed cheques or bank drafts should be made payable to The Theosophical Society. If making online transfers, it is essential to communicate by email to CO, the following details: delegate(s) name, Bank name, amount, date of transfer and transfer reference number.

Overseas delegates: Make sure you take travel insurance. Send the Registration form preferably by email. Payment on arrival in foreign currency is accepted. Master Card and Visa credit cards are accepted. Master Card and Visa credit cards are also accepted. If payment is being made by online bank transfer, then make sure that the purpose of payment is marked “donations” and an email is sent to CO with the following details: delegate(s) name, Bank name, amount, date of transfer and transfer reference number.

Convention Officer, email tsadyarconvention@gmail.com or
The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India

TO MAKE IT CLEAR FOR PAYMENT, USE THE PACKAGE RATES AS FOLLOWS

PACKAGE RATES:

  1. LBC: Overseas delegates    USD 360*    Includes registration fee, meals at LBC Dining Hall, accommodation sharing, sheets mosquito nets
  2. LBC: Indian delegates        Rs.9,300      Includes registration fee, meals at LBC Dining Hall, accommodation sharing, sheets mosquito nets
  3. INDIAN STYLE:                 Rs.2,000      Includes registration fee, meals at Canteen, accommodation - sharing/dormitory, mat/cot or mattress, sheet

Note: half rate for children of 3-10 years                                                                                                                                           * or 310 EUR or 490 AUD

PAYING VIA BANK TRANSFER

When paying via Bank, kindly email to tsadyarconvention@gmail.com
It is important that you print the receipt of the transfer and show it at the Enquiry Office at Adyar.
 

For Abroad money transfer

Request the Bank account information from the Convention Officer, tsadyarconvention@gmail.com

For Indian money transfer

Account name:        The Theosophical Society
Bank Name:             Indian Bank
Branch, address:      41-42, First Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
SB a/c number:       4396-20551
IFS Code:               IDIB000A002
BIC/SWIFT-code:     IDIBINBBADR