• Birthday of Annie Besant, TOS Founder

    Our gratitude and reverence to the founder of the TOS, Annie Besant, on her 173rd birthday October 1. May your life continue to inspire us and be the light we follow.

  • Ways to Stay Healthy

    Here are some resources that might help. We hope you take advantage of them. And we are always here to help. Feel free to email us at info@theoservice.org for any questions or concerns you may have.

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  • What Does Helping Others Mean to You?

    The TOS wants to know “What does helping others mean to you?” Not your definition, but why do you help others? What makes you volunteer? How has it changed your life?

    We are hoping to collect videos of people answering these questions. But if you feel shy about being on a video (camera phones are great and easy…hint hint!), we welcome you to send us an audio recording of what helping others means to you. If you send us either a video or audio, please also send us permission to use it as part of our outreach. We are intending to put together various clips as an introduction to the TOS to be used in lodges and study groups.

    We thank you in advance!

  • Latest Issue of For the Love of Life

    The 2017-2018 winter issue of For the Love of Life is available to read for free online. This edition revolves around ethics. The editorial staff would like to thank its readers for all its support. Physical copies are available by request.

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Patiently Waiting for Dawn

Be of good courage all is before you, and time passed in the difficult is never lost. . . What is required of us is that we live the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us.
― Rainer Maria Rilke

In the moments before the light of dawn, one feels as though time is holding its breath in anticipation. Darkness waits silently, patiently before it is dispersed. It has no fear. It does not feel agitation. It rests in the comfort of its role in the cycle of night and day, its dance with the inevitable light, and the inbreath and the outbreath of the universe. Read more about Patiently Waiting for Dawn

A Man and His Passion

The weekend before Thanksgiving found me reorganizing my small library of literature. I came across a folder from the 2017 Summer National Convention on Ecosprituality and found a piece of paper that I had folded in half and stuck in it. The information on that piece of paper was instrumental in helping me reinforce a change I wanted to make in my life. But I was also feeling alone in making that change. All of this was occurring during my first year of membership in the Theosophical Society. Unfolding the paper was like the unfolding of renewed life in the spring. It brought back memories. Read more about A Man and His Passion

Projects and Grants

Despite the pandemic and the cancellation of many programs, the TOS still had somewhat of an active year. Like everyone else, it was difficult to adjust to the complete shutdown of many things. Much of the work TOS workers do is in person. The Covid-19 pandemic stopped all of that. Yet, earlier in the year, we coordinated efforts with various people around the country to distribute food to medical workers at several different hospitals. Read more about Projects and Grants



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