Speakers

Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
Dr Manu Jaiswal
Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Sri M
Spiritual teacher, social reformer, educationist, author, and global speaker
Dr Ravi Ravindra
Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dr James Tepfer
Lecturer from the United Lodge of Theosophists in Santa Barbara, California
Deepa Padhi
International Vice-President of the Theosophical Society
Pradeep Gohil
President of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society
Radha Raghunathan
Director of Sanskrit Department in Adyar Library&Research Centre
Erica Georgiades
Director of the School of the Wisdom of Adyar, living in Greece
Linda Oliveira
Former National President of the TS in Australia
Marcos de Resende
Ex-General Secretary of the TS in Brazil
Patrizia Calvi
Secretary of the TS in Italy
Enrique Reig
President of the Interamerican Theosophical Federation
Stephen McDonald
National President of the TS in Australia
Francis Lim
Member of the Singapore Lodge of the Theosophical Society
Vibha Saksena
National Lecturer of the Indian Section and
Sara Ortega van Vloten
Member in the TS in Spain
Catalina Isaza-Cantor
Member in the TS in Colombia, resident in Adyar
Narendra Shah
General Secretary of the TS in East & Central Africa
Douglas Keene
National President of the Theosophical Society in America
Shravan Krishnan
Coordinator of BMAD
LEAP Boundary Breakers
World Music & Dance Ensemble
Malavika Sarukkai
Dancer, Choreographer, Mentor
Sonal Murali
Director of Adyar Theosophical Academy
Jaishree Kannan
Librarian and Officer in charge of the Surendra Narayan Archives
Janne Vuononvirta
General Secretary of the Finnish Section
Pedro Oliveira
Member of the Australian Section
Shikhar Agnihotri
Convention Officer, National Lecturer and International Speaker
Artist Shiva Ram
Artist Shiva Ram, Chennai, India
Nancy Secrest
International Secretary of TOS and International Treasurer of the TS

Schedule

05 Jan 2025
Time Subject Summary Speaker Convention Number
15:00 - 16:00 NOTE on 30 December: Flower Ceremony 30 December: Order of the Round Table. Delegates can watch the Ceremony and are requested to occupy seats by 2.45 PM. 147
08:30 - 09:30 Opening of the Convention on 31 December Prayers, Greetings, Invocation, and Opening words by the International President
Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
147
09:30 - 10:30 Presidential Address Report of Activities of the TS worldwide during 2021-22 presented by Tim Boyd, International President
Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
147
11:00 - 12:00 Opening the stalls of OES and BMAD Olcott Education Society: Social Welfare Centre and Vocational Training Centre. Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary 147
13:30 - 15:30 Inaugurations of Archives and Art Exhibition 1. Surendra Narayan Archives and 2. Art Exhibition of Shiva Ram, both at Adyar Library building, will be inaugurated. The Exhibitions are open daily from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.
Artist Shiva Ram
Artist Shiva Ram, Chennai, India
147
14:30 - 15:30 Inauguration of two Exhibitions at the Headquarters building 1. Museum', renewed permanent exhibition, and 2. 100 years of Brahmavidya Ashrama and the School of the Wisdom, at the Headquarter building, will be inaugurated. Both are open daily from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. 147
15:30 - 17:00 Reception

Tea and coffee and snacks with delegates to meet each other near the Admin building

147
17:00 - 18:00 THEOSOPHY-SCIENCE LECTURE: "Science: How far can we go?" Dr Manu Jaiswal, Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Dr Manu Jaiswal
Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
147
19:30 - 20:30 Ritual of the Mystic Star Delegates can watch the Ceremony and are requested to occupy seats by 7.25 PM 147
01 Jan 2024
Time Subject Summary Speaker Convention Number
08:30 - 09:30 Short Lectures 1) "The Common Ground on which Responsible World Citizens Stand" and 2) "Brahmavidya Ashrama" Mr Pradeep Gohil (India) and Mrs Erica Georgiades (Greece)
Erica Georgiades
Director of the School of the Wisdom of Adyar, living in Greece
Pradeep Gohil
President of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society
147
10:00 - 11:00 Symposium on "Responsibility" Speakers Shikhar Agnihotri (India), Vibha Saksena (India), and Stephen McDonald (Australia)
Shikhar Agnihotri
Convention Officer, National Lecturer and International Speaker
Vibha Saksena
National Lecturer of the Indian Section and
Stephen McDonald
National President of the TS in Australia
147
11:00 - 11:40 Informal Discussion Groups Breakup groups to discuss in smaller circles 147
13:00 - 15:00 Indian Section Council Meeting - I For Indian Section Council members only
Pradeep Gohil
President of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society
147
13:30 - 15:00 Cultural Activities by SWC and VTC Social Welfare Centre and Vocational Training Centre present cultural activities at SWC near the main gate. 147
15:00 - 16:00 Workshops in four different places 1) "Mini" School of the Wisdom, 2) Chanting workshop, 3) Science and Compassion workshop, 4) World Music and Dance workshop.
Erica Georgiades
Director of the School of the Wisdom of Adyar, living in Greece
Janne Vuononvirta
General Secretary of the Finnish Section
Jaishree Kannan
Librarian and Officer in charge of the Surendra Narayan Archives
LEAP Boundary Breakers
World Music & Dance Ensemble
Linda Oliveira
Former National President of the TS in Australia
147
17:00 - 18:00 PUBLIC LECTURE: "Individuation and Global Responsibility: the Subtle Magic of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Mandela" Dr James Tepfer, United Lodge of Theosophists, California, USA
Dr James Tepfer
Lecturer from the United Lodge of Theosophists in Santa Barbara, California
147
19:30 - 20:30 New Year's Day Concert Global Rhythms World Music & Dance Ensemble featuring LEAP Boundary Breakers. Artistic Director - Srinivas Krishnan. The audience will be invited to join in some global songs.
LEAP Boundary Breakers
World Music & Dance Ensemble
147
31 Dec 2024
Time Subject Summary Speaker Convention Number
08:30 - 09:30 Devotional Meeting Pooja conducted by Sis. Chandrika Mehta, at the Bharata Samaj Temple 147
10:00 - 11:00 Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) Presentation by Nancy Secrest, TOS International Secretary
Nancy Secrest
International Secretary of TOS and International Treasurer of the TS
147
11:00 - 12:00 TOS IN INDIA GET-TOGETHER Theosophical Order of Service in India will gather together. All delegates are welcome to attend. 147
13:30 - 15:00 Visit to Adyar Theosophical Academy (ATA) Senior children are there to take through the display of their work 147
15:00 - 16:00 Workshops in four different places 1) "Mini" School of the Wisdom, 2) Chanting workshop, 3) Science and Compassion workshop, 4) Education workshop.
Erica Georgiades
Director of the School of the Wisdom of Adyar, living in Greece
Janne Vuononvirta
General Secretary of the Finnish Section
Jaishree Kannan
Librarian and Officer in charge of the Surendra Narayan Archives
Sonal Murali
Director of Adyar Theosophical Academy
Radha Raghunathan
Director of Sanskrit Department in Adyar Library&Research Centre
147
17:00 - 18:00 BESANT LECTURE: "Wisdom of the Ancients" Public Lecture by Sri M, spiritual teacher, social reformer, educationist, author, and global speaker
Sri M
Spiritual teacher, social reformer, educationist, author, and global speaker
147
19:00 - 20:30 Theosophical Quiz Theosophical Quiz (a form of playful mind sport) by Pedro Oliveira, Australia. We will learn theosophical interests from the Society's history through the Quiz.
Pedro Oliveira
Member of the Australian Section
147
01 Jan 2025
Time Subject Summary Speaker Convention Number
08:30 - 09:30 Interview on "Service across Communities for Humans and Animals" Interview of Douglas Keene (USA) and Shravan Krishnan (India). Interviewer is Patrizia Calvi (Italy)
Shravan Krishnan
Coordinator of BMAD
Douglas Keene
National President of the Theosophical Society in America
Patrizia Calvi
Secretary of the TS in Italy
147
10:00 - 11:00 Panel "Our Responsibility in the Interconnected World" Panel with Deepa Padhi (India), Enrique Reig (Mexico), Narendra Shah (East&Central Africa)
Narendra Shah
General Secretary of the TS in East & Central Africa
Enrique Reig
President of the Interamerican Theosophical Federation
Deepa Padhi
International Vice-President of the Theosophical Society
147
11:00 - 11:40 Informal Discussion Groups Breakup groups to discuss in smaller circles 147
13:30 - 15:00 OMHHS Cultural Activities Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School presents 147
15:00 - 16:00 Workshops in four different places 1) "Mini" School of the Wisdom, 2) Chanting workshop, 3) Science and Compassion workshop, 4) Education workshop.
Erica Georgiades
Director of the School of the Wisdom of Adyar, living in Greece
Janne Vuononvirta
General Secretary of the Finnish Section
Jaishree Kannan
Librarian and Officer in charge of the Surendra Narayan Archives
Sonal Murali
Director of Adyar Theosophical Academy
Pradeep Gohil
President of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society
147
17:00 - 18:00 PUBLIC LECTURE: "One Without a Second" Dr Ravi Ravindra, Prof. Emeritus, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dr Ravi Ravindra
Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
147
19:30 - 20:30 Dance performance by Malavika Sarukkai Evening of classical dance by Dancer-Choreographer Malavika Sarukkai
Malavika Sarukkai
Dancer, Choreographer, Mentor
147
02 Jan 2025
Time Subject Summary Speaker Convention Number
08:30 - 09:30 Symposium on "Interconnection" Speakers Catalina Isaza-Cantor (Colombia and Adyar), Francis Lim (Singapore), Sara van Ortega (Spain)
Catalina Isaza-Cantor
Member in the TS in Colombia, resident in Adyar
Sara Ortega van Vloten
Member in the TS in Spain
Francis Lim
Member of the Singapore Lodge of the Theosophical Society
147
10:00 - 11:00 Questions & Answers Tim Boyd (International President), Marcos de Resende (Brazil), Pedro Oliveira (Australia) and a Lady
Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
Pedro Oliveira
Member of the Australian Section
Marcos de Resende
Ex-General Secretary of the TS in Brazil
147
12:00 - 14:00 Indian Section Council Meeting - II For Indian Section Council members only
Pradeep Gohil
President of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society
147
14:00 - 15:00 Admission of new members New Members will receive their Diploma from the International President
Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
147
15:00 - 16:00 Plenary Session Presentation of World Federation of Young Theosophists (WFYT) and reports from the discussions and workshops 147
17:00 - 18:00 PRESIDENT'S LECTURE: "The Choice to Be Whole" Tim Boyd, International President of the Theosophical Society
Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
147
18:00 - 18:30 Closing of the Convention Closing words by the President. Vote of thanks
Tim Boyd
International President of the Theosophical Society
147