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President’s Blog February – March 2017

Friday, 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.


The Golden Link Schools – Vic Hao Chin Jr.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Presentation on the Golden Link Schools by Vic Hao Chin Jr.
Seminar on Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life, evening program of 7 September 2016


The Elephants – Adyar Renovation Fund

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

“The Adyar estate with its historical grounds is truly a blessed place, for many reasons, and for Theosophists belonging to the various traditions the world over, but its overall condition leaves a lot to be desired. In order to describe what the current situation looks like one must imagine that when it rains, and in the monsoon period it rains heavily in Tamil Nadu, it is simply not possible to perform any repair work inside the Headquarters Building. When it pours outside, the rain will certainly cause nuisance inside as well. Regrettably it is a fact that many historically significant buildings are in need of significant renovation.

The International President, Mr. Tim Boyd, has indicated that this process of decay must come to a halt changing it into a process of revitalization, innovation and, above all, renovation. For that reason, a 20-year plan has been created.”

Adyar renovation fund for European donations use IBAN account number: NL47 RABO 0303 5085 23 of Stichting St. Michael Renovation Fund Adyar, BIC/SWIFT code RABONL2U. For full information see the renovation fund web site adyar-renovation.org (or click The Elephants) :

Video from the 139th Convention at Adyar, India

Friday, December 26th, 2014

The 139th Convention held December 26-31, 2014 at Adyar may be followed online through:


Theme of the convention is “Theosophy in a Changing World”.


Commemorative meeting Radha Burnier

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

On Saturday November 2nd 2013 , a commemorative meeting took place in the Besant Hall of the International Theosophical Centre (ITC) in Naarden on the occasion of  the passing away of Radha  Burnier, 7th President of the Theosophical Society.

The Besant Hall was decorated with her portraits, lighted by candles, and there was a table with the books she wrote. When all members were sitting in silence, a large white candle was lighted by the Chairman of the ITC, the Corresponding Secretary of the EST, and the General Secretary of the Dutch section. After the Universal Mantra of Annie Besant O Hidden Life, and the sentence May our love and gratitude accompany Radha Burnier’s soul on its further journey, there was a moment of silence to commemorate her.

The General Secretary, Els Rijneker, then read messages of condolence, amongst others from the Chairman of the European Federation of the TS, Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu:

A long life of service is interrupted but the spirit of service, which never ends, has inspired and will continue to inspire more mature souls to join and tread the same path. This inspiration will no doubt lead serious individuals towards wisdom which alone can alleviate suffering by bringing understanding… To all brothers and sisters without any distinction – who are in service of the TS objects or who are in tune with its ideals – I wish that the sadness of Radhaji’s physical disappearance would not make us forget her soul’s liberation from earthly limitations.

Then the Chairman of the ITC, Arend Heijbroek; the Corresponding Secretary of the EST; the Representative of the President in the ITC- Council, Elisabeth Raven; Sabine van Osta as the Representative of the Belgian Board (the General Secretary Jan Jelle Keppler himself being in Adyar); some residents of the ITC and a member shared their memories. Thus many aspects of the rich life of Radha Burnier were memorized. Pictures of the President from different stages in her life were shown.

The meeting was ended with the text of H.P. Blavatsky There is a Road, Steep and Thorny  and a moment of silence. It was striking that one of the candles, being lit at the beginning of the meeting, at that moment ended burning: the candle went down, probably because the morning has broken…

Afterwards many participants indicated that they highly appreciated the meeting, which was organised at short notice.

Herdenking Radha Burnier

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Morgenmiddag – zaterdag 2 November – wordt in de Besant Hall op het Internationaal Theosofisch Centrum een bijeenkomst georganiseerd ter herdenking van Radha Burnier, President van de Theosophical Society, President van het ITC. Een aantal sprekers zullen herinneringen ophalen over hun ervaringen met Radha en wat Radha voor hen heeft betekend. Alle leden van de TVN en Vrienden van het ITC zijn van harte uitgenodigd hierbij aanwezig te zijn en stil te staan bij deze belangrijke President. Er is nog ruimte voor meer bijdragen: graag vantevoren even melden.

Om 13.30 is er koffie. Aanvang programma 14.00. Sluiting uiterlijk 16.00.

Els Rijneker, voorzitter Theosofische Vereniging in Nederland
Arend Heijbroek, voorzitter Internationaal Theosofisch Centrum