Convention 2014 Programme

 

THURSDAY, 16 January

9.00 - 3.00

Arrivals - Registration desk open (Epsom House, Owens Road)

For arrivals after this time please call (022) 400 7047

12.00 Lunch (Epsom House, Owens Road)

1.00

Annual General Meeting of the Theosophical Society
Members welcome to attend as observers
(There will be a short ceremony opening this meeting)

6.00 Dinner (Epsom House, Owens Road)
FRIDAY, 17 January
9.30 - 4.00 Registration desk open (Epsom House, Owens Road)
For arrivals after this time please call (022) 400 7047

9.30 - 5.00

Annual General Meeting continued,
including governance discussions

12 noon Lunch
6.00 Dinner

7.30

Official Opening of the 117th Annual Convention:
Invocation, Prayers of the Religions, Welcoming,
Introductions, Greetings from international and local
groups, new Branches celebration and announcements
Social Gathering - provided by HPB Lodge at Silver Road, Epsom

SATURDAY, 18 January
7.15 am Yoga with Tania
7.45 - 8.30 Breakfast 

9.00

Meditation

9.30 - 10.40

Public Lecture - Forgive in Order to Transform 
by Betty Bland

11.00 - 12.00

TOS Update Theosophists in Action!
followed by a short talk with Renee Sell

12.00 Lunch

2.00 - 3.00

Short talks

Seeding Change in the World by Murray Stentiford

The Egyptian Connection - a story of change by Warwick Keys

Inevitably Evolving through Change: Extracts from personal experience.... by Pamela Zane 

4.00 - 500

Workshop 1 Spiritual Practice 

You will have the opportunity to experience 3 different
spiritual practices over 3 days with experienced facilitators:
  Vera Zdarsky
  Chintamani
  Ashoka & Rakshakari

6.00 Dinner

7.30

Keynote Public Lecture - Our Potential for Change
by Dorothy Bell 

Please note the venue for this event is at HPB Lodge, 4 Warborough Avenue, Epsom

SUNDAY, 19 January
7.15 Yoga with Tania
7.45 - 8.30 Breakfast
9.00 Meditation
9.30 - 10.20 Change Ourselves - Change the World with Richard Sell
11.00 - 12.00 Our Potential for Change Workshop - Let's experiement with the way we look at things!  with Dorothy Bell
12 noon Lunch
2.00 - 3.30 Creative Art Workship - Working with inner potential

4.00 - 5.00

Workshop 2  Spiritual Practice

You will have the opportunity to experience 3 different spiritual practices over 3 days with experienced facilitators:

  Vera Zdarsky
  Chintamani
  Ashoka & Rakshakari

6.00 Dinner
7.30

Samskaras – Vedic Perspectives on Self Development by guest speaker Sri Prem Prayojan Prabhu

followed by supper

MONDAY, 20 January
7.15 Yoga with Tania
7.45 - 8.30 Breakfast
9.00 Meditation
9.30 - 10.20 Don’t hide the TS Light by Betty Bland

11.00 - 12.00

Short Talks Symposium

Sharing the Garden of Theosophy with Silvia Soto-Bussard

Finding My Way to Theosophy by Bethne Gardner 

Practical Keys for Change by Vera Zdarsky

12 noon Lunch
1.30 Departure for Outing to Cornwall Park followed by devonshire tea at HPB Lodge (Bookshop will be open)  Cost for outing $15
6.00 Dinner
7.30 Fun Theosophical Quizz night
TUESDAY, 21 January
7.15 Yoga with Tania
7.45 - 8.30 Breakfast
9.00 Meditation
9.30 - 10.30 Panel Discussion -  Dorothy Bell, Betty Bland, John Vorstermans and Sandy Ravelli

11.00 - 12.00

Two Short Talks

Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water – After Enlightenment chop wood, carry water by John Vorstermans

The Theosophical Journey – A wide view with Renee Sell

12 noon Lunch
2.00 - 2.30 Guest Panel including Bill Phillips & Arthur Goodall

2.30 - 3.30

Presentation on Vipassana Meditation  by Anthea Clement Cooper

4.00 - 5.00 

Workshop 3  Spiritual Practice

You will have the opportunity to experience 3 different spiritual practices over 3 days with experienced facilitators:

   Vera Zdarsky
   Chintamani
   Ashoka & Rakshakari

7.30

Closing Ceremony & Entertainment

Note the venue for this is at HPB Lodge

WEDNESDAY, 22 January
7.45 - 8.30 Breakfast, socialising and leave taking

10.30

Final Check-out.
Please ensure you hand in any keys you may be holding