• 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!

  • 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 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.

  • For the Love of Life Goes Online

    In an effort to cut down on printing and mailing costs and reduce our carbon footprint, the Theosophical Order of Service is creating an online version of its journal For the Love of Life. If you would like to continue receiving a copy of For the Love of Life in digital form, please send your email address to info@theoservice.org. Hard copies of future issues will no longer be available.

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Adyar Theosophical Academy

Nelson Mandela is quoted as saying that education is the most powerful way to change the world. Such a statement cannot be truer. Education changes the way we think and has the potential to change the way we live. However, education that helps a child to have a healthy loving relationship with themselves and the world around them, in other words, a theosophical education, can do nothing but change the world for the better. One of the greatest challenges we have today on the planet is humankind’s inability to understand the need for relationship. Read more about Adyar Theosophical Academy

Good Wishes and Housekeeping

I would like to wish everyone a joyful new year. From the photo, you can see that a few of us from the US were in India over the holidays attending the international convention. As always, the international convention is like a family reunion. (Not too different from our national summer convention at Olcott!) It was wonderful to spend some time with TOS International Secretary Nancy Secrest who is now living in Adyar working as international treasurer. Kathy Gann, who is standing next to Nancy, visited Adyar and India for the first time as did Christopher Dixon, TSA’s chief of staff. Read more about Good Wishes and Housekeeping



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