Programme, 140th International Convention

Theme: ‘Compassion and Universal Responsibility’

31 December 2015 to 5 January 2016

►Whole Programme in pdf-file

►Invitation to the Public Lectures, to which all are welcome without registration, pdf-file

►Registration information page (registration with accommodation is  closed)

Thursday, 31 December 2015

8.00 a.m. Prayers of the Religions
OPENING OF THE CONVENTION
Mr Tim Boyd, President, Adyar

3.30 p.m. Reception

5.00 p.m. PUBLIC LECTURE
‘Compassion as Radical Living’
Mrs Linda Oliveira, General Secretary, Australia

7.30 p.m. Ritual of the Mystic Star

Friday, 1 January 2016

8.00 a.m. Universal Prayer and Meditation
SHORT LECTURES

‘Responsibility Transforms - Compassion Transcends’
Ms Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu, Chairman, European Federation, France

‘Human Responsibility towards Other Kingdoms’
Mr B. D. Tendulkar, India

9.30 a.m. INDIAN SECTION CONVENTION - I

5.00 p.m. ANNIE BESANT LECTURE
‘Passion, Dispassion, and Compassion’
Honorable Mr Justice V. Ramasubramanian, India

7.30 p.m. 'Dreams Do Come True'
Hindustani Classical Vocal Recital - Deepa Avadhanam & Team

Saturday, 2 January 2016

8.00 a.m. Devotional Meeting
Mrs Chandrika Mehta, India

10.00 a.m. SHORT LECTURES

‘Compassion Starts at Home’
Mrs Carol Nicholson, Krotona Bookshop Manager, USA

‘Compassion and Reverence for Life’
Mr Harihara Raghavan, General Manager, Adyar

3.00 p.m. SYMPOSIUM
‘Religious Intolerance and Sectarian Violence’
Ms Krista Umbjärv, Estonia, Dr Nagan Gowder, India, Mrs Isis Resende, Brazil

5.00 p.m. THEOSOPHY-SCIENCE LECTURE
‘Neurophysiology of Compassion’
Dr José Foglia, Neurologist, Uruguay

7.30 p.m. Cultural Programme

Sunday, 3 January 2016

8.00 a.m. Universal Prayer
SYMPOSIUM
‘Compassion in different Spiritual Traditions’
Mr Abraham Oron, Israel; Mrs Mirva Jaatinen, Finland; Dr Chittaranjan Satapathy, Vice-President, Adyar

9.30 a.m. INDIAN SECTION CONVENTION - II
‘Listening to The March of The Future’
Ms Geetha Jaikumar, Mr Shikhar Agnihotri, Mr Mahesh S.U.

3.00 p.m. THE THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
‘A union of those who love in the service of all that suffers’
Mrs Uma Bhattacharyya, India; Mr John Vostermans, New Zealand; and Mrs Nancy Secrest, USA; with Mr Birendra Bhattacharya, India (Chair)

5.00 p.m. PUBLIC LECTURE
‘The Power of Awareness’
Mr Vicente Hao Chin Jr, the Philippines

7.30 p.m.  
‘An Outlook on the Future of the Adyar Estate’
Mr Tim Boyd, President, Adyar, and Mr Michiel Haas, the Netherlands

Monday, 4 January 2016

8.00 a.m. Universal Prayer and Meditation
SHORT LECTURES

‘Compassion: the sole Basis for the Theosophical Society’
Mr Herman C. Vermeulen, Leader of the TS Point Loma-Blavatskyhouse and Vice-President, International Theosophy Conferences Inc., the Netherlands

‘Karma, Reincarnation and Buddhi-Manas: Forces of Power and Virtue’
Dr Eugene Jennings, ULT student and President, International Theosophy Conferences Inc., USA

9.30 a.m. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Mr Tim Boyd, Mrs Linda Oliveira, Mr Vicente Hao Chin Jr, Mr Herman C. Vermeulen, Mr Eugene Jennings

3 p.m. SHORT LECTURES
‘Sustainability and Spirituality’
Mr Michiel Haas, the Netherlands

‘Unbiased Compassion pours out as Universal Responsibility’
Dr L. Nagesh, India

5.00 p.m. PUBLIC LECTURE
‘Reversing the Flow: A Conscious Choice’
Mr. Tim Boyd, President, Adyar

7.30 p.m. Bharathnatyam Programme by Kalakshetra Foundation

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

8.00 a.m. Prayers of the Religions
CLOSING OF THE CONVENTION

9.30 a.m. Admission of New Members

3 p.m. Youth Forum

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