"… that he will begin to seek and can find that true centre, which is everywhere and nowhere." (N. Sri Ram)

Impressions of the Centre

February 4th, 2012

  • Entrance Hall of Besant Hall
  • Cottage Inside
  • Ashrama Inside
  • Tara and Companion
  • Cottage Outside
  • Library 2013
  • Afrikaantjes
  • Tara Statue
  • Crystal Hall
  • Driveway
  • Forest Path
  • Crystal Door
  • Garden
  • Old Altar
  • Staircase
  • Besant Hall

A Day with Tim Boyd at ITC Naarden – Sunday 3 September 2017

August 16th, 2017

Tim_Boyd_2017We are pleased to announce programme with Tim Boyd, International President of the Theosophical Society (Adyar). Location will be Besant Hall at the ITC. A range of different topics will be discussed. The morning programme will be for TS members only. The afternoon is also open to the public at large. We look forward to a very interactive day!


Sunday 3 September 2017 at Besant Hall

10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.30 Opening by Wim Leys, General Secretary TS in the Netherlands
10.35 Introduction by Tim Boyd, for TS members only!
11.30 Q&A
12.30 Lunch break. Please note: bring your own sandwiches, soup will be provided.
14.00 Public lecture by Tim Boyd “A Fast Changing World: Can the Ancient Wisdom Help?”
15.00 Tea break
15.30 Q&A
16.00 Closing

Day Visitors are Welcome at the Seminar on Mindfulness

June 22nd, 2017

Day visitors are welcome during the Seminar “To Be a Lamp Onto Oneself – Mindfulness: A Gateway to a Spiritual Life” with Fernando de Torrijos, that is 24 and 25 June. Registration in advance is not necessary. Fee per day is € 25 for TS members and € 35 for non-TS members. Only soup will be provided, so remember to take your own sandwiches!

The complete Daily Program is to be found here: Daily Program, or below.

For more information see the Activities Agenda or contact the Seminar Administration:

Email or telephone +31 – (0)35 – 5417118 (Martie Velthuis)

Seminar and Retreat 2017 on Mindfulness with Fernando de Torrijos

May 5th, 2017

Fernando A. de TorrijosSeminar and Retreat 2017: “To Be a Lamp Onto Oneself – Mindfulness: A Gateway to a Spiritual Life” with Fernando de Torrijos

Organised by: ITC, TVN & EFTS
Language: English
Location: Besant Hall, ITC Naarden
Date: 23-28 June 2017
Seminar part 23-25, Retreat part 26-28 June

Mindfulness means observing our thoughts, our feelings and sensations, as they are, in a non-judgmental way, without reacting or trying to change them. As a result we will become more aware of the present moment, and the spiritual quality of life will increase. More and more people have experienced that mindfulness is also an effective way to relieve stress and pain, and to be able to rise above the consequences of burn-out.

The goal of this seminar and retreat is to experience the living spiritual reality behind mindfulness, and to instruct proper methods. In Buddhism it is considered essential for spiritual growth. Those who are familiar with the Eightfold Path can imagine that.

Participants can join the seminar as well as the retreat, or choose any one of the two parts. (That is, only the seminar or only the retreat.) TS members are entitled to a reduced registration fee. For lodging, you may choose one of four options: a) Crystal House single room, b) Crystal House double room, c) Arundale House double room, or d) camping in your own tent.(!)

Please find here full price information / registration form. More information may be found in the Activities Agenda

President’s Blog February – March 2017

April 7th, 2017

In the President’s Blog of February-March 2017, Tim Boyd reports on – among other things – a very special strategic planning meeting of the General Council of the Theosophical Society at the ITC, which took place in the first week of March. Several of the GC members are interviewed, giving an impression of the meeting, supported by some nice pictures of the Centre.