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Canadian Theosophical Association - National Convention

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Lonsdale Quay Hotel

123 Carrie Cates Court

North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7

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What are the changes we will experience in the 21st century?

How does Theosophy - The Ageless Wisdom - Address ongoing changes?

While the 20th Century was a century of conflicts, the 21st Century is shaping out to be the ‘century of profound changes’ which makes the philosophical teachings of the three objects more relevant than ever before.


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COME DISCUSS WITH US THE OBJECTIVES OF THEOSOPHY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

1. To form a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood

Will Confusion and Rejection followed by Adjustment eventually lead to Acceptance, Understanding and Brotherhood?

2. To form a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood

Will Confusion and Rejection followed by Adjustment eventually lead to Acceptance, Understanding and Brotherhood?

3. To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity

Will the surge of challenges to freedom and democracy trigger an awakening of those ‘powers latent in man’: wisdom, charity, compassion, intuition, self-control, and a shift to a higher consciousness?


Speakers

Tran-Thi-Kim-Diêu

President of the European TS Federation and international speaker

Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu is chairperson of the council of the European Federation of the Theosophical Society and former General Secretary of the French Section of the TS. Born in South-Viêtnam, Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu’s post-graduate degree is from Montpellier University (France) in Pharmaceutical Engineering, a field in which she worked for ten years. She ended her career to serve the TS, starting in Adyar. Since joining the TS in 1972, Kim-Diêu has worked for the French Section, the European Federation (EFTS), and the Naarden Centre (ITC) where she was Chairperson. Kim-Diêu co-founded the School of the Wisdom at Naarden and launched the project for establishing a Study & Research Centre. She is the current re-elected Chairperson of the Council of the European Federation of TS. Kim-Diêu has presented programmes in Eastern European Countries, helped publish theosophical literature in local languages, and helped found the first lodge in Russia. In addition to lecturing extensively, conducting seminars in Europe, and giving a monthly course at HQ in Paris, she lectures at Summer Schools, Congresses, Conventions, the European School of Theosophy, the Krotona School, the Schools of the Wisdom at Adyar and Naarden and has lectured in Australia and New Zealand.

Barbara Hebert Ph. D.

President of the Theosophical Society in America

Barbara B. Hebert is a third-generation Theosophist and a longtime worker within the Theosophical Society of America (TSA). Throughout her forty-plus years of membership, she has served as a regional director, as vice-president, and as president since July, 2017. She has published several articles in Quest magazine and other Theosophical publications. In addition, Barbara has supported the Theosophical Order of Service and the Theosophical Book Gift Institute as a board member.

Prior to becoming president of TSA, Barbara was the executive director of a children’s advocacy centre and an adjunct professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Health and Human Services Department. She holds a Ph.D. in counsellor education and has presented at many professional conferences.

According to Barbara, “Theosophy and Theosophical concepts provide the ‘guiding light’ for all aspects of my life, both personal and professional. It is the one constant that has provided insight, motivation, and knowledge at all times.” “The Ancient Wisdom,” says Barbara, “is always relevant to humanity.”

Michael Gomes

Director of the Emily Sellon Memorial Library in New York City

Michael Gomes is Director of the Emily Sellon Memorial Library, a Theosophically themed library organized in New York in 1931. He is author of a number of studies on the life and work of H. P. Blavatsky, and has produced abridgements of her two major books, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, the latter published by Penguin in 2009. He studied South Asian history at Columbia University and was awarded the Herman Ausubel Memorial Prize for achievement in history by Columbia University after the publication of his Dawning of the Theosophical Movement in 1987. His latest book, to be issued this year, is an edition of Blavatsky’s Esoteric Instructions, which provided her theories on light and color. He was a presenter at the first Theosophical conference, organized at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November 1994, along with Antoine Faivre and Jean Pierre Laurent, and the keynote speaker at the University of Sydney’s 2010 Legacies of Theosophy Conference. This paper draws on research from his larger project on Eastern Esotericism: the History of an Idea.


Schedule

You will meet individuals who tend to be independent thinkers and spiritual/esoteric seekers. The speakers will address the Perennial Wisdom of the Ages that lies at the root of moral philosophy, religion and science.

Saturday, August 17

  • Opening Ceremony 8:30 - 9:15 AM
  • Break 9:15-9:30 AM
  • Public talk by Kim-Dieu 9:30-11 AM - To form a nucleus of Universal Brotherhood
  • Break 11-11:30 AM
  • Discussion with the speaker 11:30-12:30 PM - Kim-Dieu
  • Lunch Time 12:30-2 PM
  • Public talk by Barbara Hebert 2-3:30 PM - To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
  • Break 3:30-4 PM
  • Discussion with the Speaker 4-5 PM - Barbara Hebert

Sunday, August 18


  • Public talk by Michael Gomes 10:30 - 12 AM - To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity
  • Lunch Time 12-1:30 PM
  • Discussion with speaker 1:30-2:30 PM - Michael Gomes
  • Break and Book Signing 2:30-3 PM
  • Open Session with all 3 speakers 3-4 PM
  • Conclusion of 2019 Convention 4:30-5 PM
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Lonsdale Quay Hotel

123 Carrie Cates Court

North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7

Canada

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