148th International Convention in India

About the Convention

148th International Convention

CandleThe Convention of 2023-2024 will be in-person at Adyar.

Members of the Society are welcome to attend as delegates.
Non-members are welcome to attend but accommodation at the campus is not possible due to the limit of beds.

Venue: International Headquarters Adyar, Chennai, India Google Map (click)

When: 31st December 2023 (opening at 8.30 am) – 4th January 2024 (closing at 6 pm)
You are suggested to arrive on 30 December and leave on 5th January.

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Online: The main programs will be webcasted. Links will be added closer to the dates.

Schedule

Sessions at Adyar Theatre will be broadcasted

31 Dec 2023

08:30 – 09:30

Opening of the Convention on 31 December

Prayers, Greetings, Invocation, and Opening by the International President

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09:30 – 10:00

KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE “ADYAR EXTENSION” by Tim Boyd, International President

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10:00 – 11:10

Presidential Address

Report of Activities of the TS worldwide during 2022-23 presented by Tim Boyd, International President

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11:15 – 12:00

Inauguration of Stalls

Inauguration of OES and BMAD Stalls

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12:00 – 14:30

Indian Section Council Meeting – I

For Indian Section Council Members only

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13:30 – 15:30

Inaugurations at the Library building

Exhibition by Artist Hemalatha and Exhibition at the Surendra Narayan Archives

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14:30 – 15:30

Inaugurations at the Headquarters building

Conserved paintings of Ada Florence Fuller and permanent exhibition of the Blavatsky Museum

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15:30 – 16:30

Reception

Snacks near Admin building produced by the KTF Canteen

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16:30 – 17:45

New Year’s Eve Concert

Global Rhythms World Music & Dance Ensemble featuring LEAP Boundary Breakers

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19:30 – 21:00

Ritual of the Mystic Star

Delegates can watch the Ceremony and are requested to occupy seats by 7.25 PM

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01 Jan 2024

06:00 – 07:00

Early morning practices

Three options: Puja, Silent Meditation, or Yoga

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08:30 – 09:30

Symposium 1

Symposium 1

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09:45 – 11:00

Short lectures

Short lectures

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11:00 – 12:30

Indian Section Convention – I

Report of the Indian Section

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13:00 – 14:45

TOS India Executive

For TOS India Executive members only

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13:30 – 14:45

Visit to SWC

Social Welfare Centre and Vocational Training Centre present cultural activities at SWC.

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15:00 – 16:15

Workshops I

Workshops on Education, Chanting, and Young Theosophists

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17:00 – 18:00

Public Lecture

Public lecture

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19:30 – 20:30

BEAT Choir

Bank Employees Art Troop, an awarded choir

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02 Jan 2024

06:00 – 07:00

Early morning practices

Three options to choose from: Puja, Silent Meditation, or Yoga

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08:30 – 09:30

Devotional Meeting

Pooja at the Bharata Samaj Temple

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09:45 – 11:00

Panel on the Convention Theme

Panel discussion

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11:00 – 11:50

Informal Discussion Groups

Discussion groups facilitated by young theosophists

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13:00 – 14:45

Indian Section Council Meeting – II

For Indian Section Council Members only

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13:30 – 15:00

Bharata Samaj Association

Meeting for Association members only

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13:30 – 14:45

Visit to Adyar Theosophical Academy (ATA)

Senior children are there to take through the display of their work

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15:00 – 16:00

Interview

Interview or short lectures

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17:00 – 18:00

BESANT LECTURE: “Pursuit of Justice”

Public Lecture by Mr Somayaji

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19:30 – 20:30

CREA-Shakthi Play

A play presented by a theatre group called CREA-Shakthi

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03 Jan 2024

06:00 – 07:00

Early morning practices

Three options: Puja, Silent Meditation, or Yoga

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08:30 – 09:30

Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)

Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) talk and Dance performance

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09:45 – 10:45

Dialogue

Dialogue between nn and nn

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11:00 – 12:15

Indian Section Convention – II

Open to all delegates

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13:00 – 14:45

TOS India Annual Meeting

Annual General body of the TOS India

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13:30 – 14:45

Visit to Olcott School

OMHHS Cultural Activities

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15:00 – 16:15

Workshops II

Workshops on Education, Chanting, and Young Theosophists

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17:00 – 18:00

PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker Joss Brooks

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19:30 – 20:30

Panel: “Theosophy and Art: From Origin to Horizons”

Theosophy and Art: From Origin to Horizons

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04 Jan 2024

06:00 – 07:00

Early morning practices

Three options: Puja, Silent Meditation, or Yoga

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08:30 – 09:30

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

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09:45 – 10:45

Short lectures

Short lectures on Advaita and Universal Intelligence

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12:00 – 14:00

Indian Section Council Meeting – III

Meeting of Indian Council Members only

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14:00 – 15:00

Admission of new members

International President talks to the new members and gives them Diplomas

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15:00 – 16:00

Plenary Session

Summaries from the workshops and discussions, and update of the World Federation of Young Theosophists (WFYT).

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17:00 – 18:00

PRESIDENT’S LECTURE

Tim Boyd, International President of the Theosophical Society

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18:00 – 18:30

Closing of the Convention

Closing words by International President; Vote of Thanks by Convention Officer

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Speakers

Tim Boyd
Tim Boyd

International President of the Theosophical Society

Joss Brooks
Mr Joss Brooks

Veteran Australian Ecologist, Founder of Pitchandikulam Forest Consultants

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