Know Thyself – Be Thyself

       A Northern Region Event            

HPB School of the Wisdom


“Know Thyself – Be Thyself”


HPB Lodge Auckland is hosting an exciting new Foundation Course:  Know Thyself –  Be Thyselfdeveloped and presented by Dorothy Bell.

The Course is designed as a series of four (4) progressive indepth workshop weekends that allow for both enquiry into - and experiment with - key questions about life


Who am I? Where have I come from? Where am I going? What’s the purpose of my life on Earth?

How can I live my life better to achieve my purpose?


We shall be….

      • Identifying key ideas of a Theosophical Worldview to respond to these questions
      • Testing/working them into everyday living - seeing with the eyes of spirit
      • Exploring how our minds are programmed away from who we truly are
      • Recognizing our personal conditioned beliefs/emotions and seeing how they control our thoughts and reactions
      • Experimenting with ways of changing our existing patterns of thinking
      • Looking at ways of harmonizing our thoughts with Universal Laws
      • Strengthening inner Self with techniques of meditation & contemplation
      • Sharing the uniqueness of our journeys on the steep and thorny path


Our enquiry will utilise relevant primary source material from theosophical literature.

Pre-reading and homework (action research) activities will be part of the program.



Dates of weekends & times


Friday evening 7.30pm through to Sunday 12 noon 


              21 -23 February 2014           

                  25 - 27 April 2014

    6 - 8 June 2014

                 21 -23 November 2014


For more details:  See Programme


Flyer and Registration Form

Participants must register to attend the workshops.  You can download the registration form here:  Download



 Dorothy Bell joined the Theosophical Society in 1999. Her education career includes a Master's degree in Education, research, school consultancy and a Fulbright Scholarship to the US. She is also a trained counsellor and community mediator.  Dorothy has presented theosophical programmes and published articles internationally.  Her special interest is theosophical education and the psychology of spirituality.






Annual Convention


We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Annual Convention which will be held at Epsom Girls' Grammar, Silver Road off Gillies Ave.


International Guest Speakers

 betty bland convention2014



Betty Bland is past president of the Theosophical Society in America and currently serves on the boards of the Theosophical Order of Service and the Theosophical Book Gift Institute. An active worker for the Society since she first joined in 1970, her emphasis continues to be the practical applications of Theosophical principles.


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 DOROTHY BELL, Australia


Dorothy Bell has lectured and published internationally. Her enthusiasm for the Ancient Wisdom is expressed in developing tools that assist with integrating the Wisdom teachings into our daily lives. Dorothy has contributed to the strategic direction and planning of the International TOS and has served as a member of the Australian National Executive Committee and Education Unit.


Details below:

To attend you must register.  View: Registration Form

You can view the programme:  Programme

Getting from Airport to the Convention:  Instructions

Convention Outing to Cornwall Park:  Outing