142nd INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Event Start Date: 
Dec 31 2017 - 08:00 to Jan 5 2018 - 10:30
Event Category: 
Convention

Event Theme

From Teachings to Insight: The Altruistic Heart
Delivery: 
In-Person

NOTE: The western-style accommodation at Leadbeater Chambers (LBC) is fully booked. You would need to check availability first, before making a payment.

In the Indian style accommodation, which means mainly dormitory type of rooms, we have a lot and enough places.

There are many Hotels in Chennai. If you stay outside, registration to the Convention is still required, and it is possible to buy the meals pass for the Congress, either Indian or Western meals.

PLEASE contact the Convention Officer before any payment for western style accommodation.

 

Besant Lecture: Prof. Lokesh Chandra

Theosophy-Science Lecture: Dr Gangachar

Public Lecture: Mr Tim Boyd

 

Other programs are short talks, symposiums, panel, questions and answers, cultural performances with nice possibility to meet Theosophists from various regions and countries.

Detailed programme will be published in early December.

Cost: 
See attached file
Event Status: 
Confirmed
What is provided: 
Great atmosphere

Location

142nd INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Location

Adyar, TS Headquarters
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar, Chennai , TN
India
13° 0' 38.5128" N, 80° 15' 41.7564" E
Tamil Nadu IN

General info about Convention from 2017-18

THE FEES AND RATES FOR THE 142ND INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION

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The 142nd International Convention of the Theosophical Society will be held at the International Headquarters, Adyar, from 31 December 2017 to 5 January 2018.

All members of the Society in good standing are welcome to attend as delegates.
Non-members may send requests to attend, together with a recommendation from an officer of the TS, to the Convention Officer before 25 November.

 

From 29 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 inclusive

LEADBEATER CHAMBERS (Sharing)

Includes sharing room, mosquito nets, sheets,
no blankets, all meals at LBC dining hall)
Registration fee Full board, incl. Meals
Overseas Delegates US$ 70* US$ 280*
Indian and Less Developed Countries’ delegates Rs.200 Rs.8,500

 

* (total 350 USD or 305 EUR or 270 GBP)
Half rates for children from 3 to 10 years. No reimbursement, if one eats at the Canteen.

INDIAN STYLE

Includes mat/cot or mattress, sheets, no meals.
Canteen meals rate is in addition
Registration fee Accommodation
Indian and Less Developed Countries’ delegates
(includes mat/cot or mattress, sheets, NO meals
Rs.200 Rs.350
Canteen from 30 Dec. (dinner) to 5 Jan. (lunch)   Canteen
Rs.1,100

 

Half rates for children from 3 to 10 years.
Each Convention delegate may pay Canteen meals along with Registration and Accommodation charges.

Canteen will be run by the Karnataka Theosophical Federation.

ACCOMMODATION

Factors considered in allocating Indian style accommodation are active membership, health, age, priority of registration, size of family, etc. Rooms and bathrooms cannot be made available for anyone’s exclusive use. Young persons should be prepared to stay in dormitories. No special facilities can be provided for members who are ill or for women with babies. No kitchens are available. Ordinary medical attention will be available for minor complaints but there will be no provision for serious illness. Since accommodation is limited, especially ground floor, availability will be subject to confirmation by the Convention Officer.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS

Last date for registration: 1 December 2017.
Cancellation: last date 15 December 2017; payment will be refunded, except the Registration fee. After 12 December there will be no refund of any amount.

Delegates from India: Send registration, accommodation and canteen charges together, along with the details as per the Registration form (available at <www.ts-adyar.org>), to the Convention Officer before 1 December 2017. Remittance by bank drafts, duly crossed, should be made payable to The Treasurer, The Theosophical Society, Chennai. For online bank transfers contact the Convention Officer.

Overseas delegates: Make sure you take travel insurance. Send the Registration form preferably by email. For online bank transfers, and any other matters, contact the Convention Officer by email.

Convention Officer, email tsadyarconvention@gmail.com or
The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India

TO MAKE IT CLEAR FOR PAYMENT, USE THE PACKAGE PRICES AS FOLLOWS

PACKAGE RATES:

  1. LBC: Overseas delegates    USD 350*    Includes registration fee, meals at LBC Dining Hall, accommodation sharing, sheets mosquito nets
  2. LBC: Indian delegates        Rs.8,700      Includes registration fee, meals at LBC Dining Hall, accommodation sharing, sheets mosquito nets
  3. INDIAN STYLE:                 Rs.1,650      Includes registration fee, meals at Canteen, accommodation - sharing/dormitory, mat/cot or mattress, sheet

Note: half rate for children of 3-10 years                                                                                                                                           * or 305 EUR or 270 GBP

PAYING VIA BANK TRANSFER

When paying via Bank, kindly email to tsadyarconvention@gmail.com
It is important that you print the receipt of the transfer and show it at the Enquiry Office at Adyar.
 

For Abroad money transfer

Account name:        The Theosophical Society
Bank Name:             Standard Chartered Bank
Branch, address:      Adyar Branch, "Sorrento", 6, Lattice Bridge Road, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, India
Bank a/c number:     428-1-000158-2
IF5 Code:               SCBL0036080
BIC/SWIFT-code:     SCBLINBBXXX
Country:                 IN
 

For Indian money transfer

Account name:        The Theosophical Society
Bank Name:             Indian Bank
Branch, address:      41-42, Arch Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Bank a/c number:     4396-20551
IF5 Code:               IDIB000A002
BIC/SWIFT-code:     IDIBINBBADR