• Tried and True Vegan Recipes

    We are working to set up a collection of tried and true vegan recipes to help encourage people who want to adopt a plant based diet, but are not sure how to go about it. If you are interested in helping with this project or are a vegan with delectable taste, contact us at theoservice@gmail.com.

  • Olcott School

    For over 120 years, the Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School (OMHSS) has been providing a solid education for underprivileged boys and girls in Adyar, a suburb of Chennai, India. Fund raising work still continues as English is introduced as the new medium and efforts are made to orient the teaching style toward the theosophical education model outline by Vic Hao Chin in his book Establishing Theosophical Schools.

  • The Dangers of Plastic

    Members of the Salt Lake City Theosophical Society displayed the devastating effect of plastic pollution on the oceans, animal life, and humanity at the University of Utah. Members set up a massive display and spent hours talking to community member of all ages. According to one man, the display provided “a profound, realistic picture that forces us to look at our choices, and the consequences of that choice.”

  • Latest Issue of For the Love of Life

    The theme of our 2016-2017 winter issue of For the Love of Life revolves around death, dying, and living fully. Comments from readers have been very positive despite the sensitive topic, stating that this particular issue was “thought-provoking” and “insightful.”
    One reader wrote “I read it from cover to cover unable to put it down!” The editorial staff would like to thank its readers for all its support. Copies are available by request.

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Hutoxy Contractor (June 21, 1936 – January 27, 2016) by Joseph Gullo

Hutoxy Contractor

We say goodbye to Hutoxy (pronounced Hutsy) Contractor, 79, a stalwart member of the TOS. Hutsy had a B.A. in sociology and anthropology. She and her husband Dinshaw, originally from India, were married in 1958 and continued their ancestral Zoroastrian faith in the United States where they raised five children. Hutsy is survived by her husband, Dinshaw and four children, Rashna, Yasmin, Yazdi and Arnavaz. Sadly, their fifth child, Shernaz died in an accident 1985. Read more about Hutoxy Contractor (June 21, 1936 – January 27, 2016) by Joseph Gullo

February 2016

In this issue, you'll find stories about TOS members who give their love away, and our TOS Healing Intention offers an easy opportunity to give away some of your love and work for peace at the same time. That's life in the TOS, where members seem to find ever more inspiring ways for their work to become, as Kahlil Gibran said, "love made visible."

Flood Relief Efforts Underway at Adyar

Historic amounts of rain have produced disastrous flooding in Chennai, India, including flooding at Adyar, international headquarters of the Theosophical Society. While buildings at Adyar sustained comparatively minimal damage, the City of Chennai suffered devastating damage, with more than 50,000 homes destroyed some of them belonging to staff at Adyar who lost everything. We are collecting donations to help with the flood relief efforts. Read more about Flood Relief Efforts Underway at Adyar

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