• Helping to Feed the Homeless in Raleigh, NC

    Members of the Research Triangle Study Center delivered 100 bag lunches to the homeless in downtown Raleigh, NC. TOS members filled decorated bags with sandwiches, fruit, water and candy or protein bars. The bags sported hearts and flowers or messages like "We love you!" and "You are special."

    Research Triangle group photo
  • Mushrooms [and income] for Ghana

    Funds granted by the TOS to the Mushrooms for Well Being Foundation: Mushrooms in Ghana Project will help to renovate and complete a spawn (mushroom seed) laboratory at Bemcom Training and Resource Centre in Techiman, Ghana, West Africa. Mushrooms add needed protein to the Ghanaian diet, and help to increase the income of local farmers most of whom are women.

    Enterpreneurs growing mushrooms in Ghana
  • TOS ‘seed’ money pays dues for members of the TSA prison program

    The TOS Dharma Group used ‘seed’ money granted by the TOS Board to pay the annual dues for a number of members who participate in the Theosophical Society in America’s Prison Program. The Prison Program offers one-on-one mentorship to incarcerated men and women who wish to participate in theosophical study courses.

    Prisoners in classroom
  • Cowspiracy, Peaceable Kingdom and the China Study

    The TOS encourages a life style that protects our environment, and fosters humanitarian issues. Two recent DVDs and a book that focus on planetary sustainability, human compassion and public health have been made available free for the asking by an individual TOS member. Contact us at theoservice@gmail.com to request them. 

    Cowspiracy book cover photo

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From the President's Desk

August 2015

This issue of the Spirit of Service bears out the truth of something I can't help thinking over and over: theosophists are awesome! The stories below leave no doubt that our members are putting theosophy into action, giving of themselves in very meaningful ways. Best of all, their giving comes straight from the heart. These are no shrinking violets . . . they see a need and dive right in.

Are Animals Our Neighbors?

This booklet reflects on the basic principle of the major religions and ethical systems, summarized in “Love your neighbor as yourself,” and “Do unto others . . . .” This principle is probably more often broken than observed. It happens systematically because most cultures are stratified, and train their members to close down their hearts and imaginations to beings “beneath” them, “inferior” humans and especially nonhuman animals. They assume animals are our resources or property, not our neighbors. [node:read-more:link]

Helping the Dying (español)

La versión en español - 
'Ayudando al Moribundo'

Maria Rosa Martinez of the TOS in Argentina has kindly translated the booklet into Spanish. Maria Ester Larraza and Idarmis Rodriguez checked the translation. [node:read-more:link]


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