Theosophy and Social Responsibility – Applying the Head and Heart Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky (ITC 2016)
Contributions Given at the Annual International Theosophy Conference, Santa Barbara, California, USA
The aim of the 2016 Conference was to explore the active connection between Theosophical teachings and social responsibility
Guided by the principles and metaphysical perspectives given in The Secret Doctrine and other writings of H.P. Blavatsky and those of her close co-workers, conference participants discussed how fundamental ethical questions reflected in contemporary social conditions might be answered
How might students of Theosophy understand and practice social responsibility? What thoughts and deeds might help us reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for all that lives?
Do the teachings of Theosophy, in particular the message of H.P. Blavatsky, indicate a duty to help others?
The program and location of the Conference, at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, provided an inspiring and regenerative opportunity for both formal and informal discussion in a community of Theosophical learning
Welcome from the Three ITC Presidents
Jan Nicholas Kind, Vice President
Herman C. Vermeulen, Vice President
Gene Jennings, President
Presentation of the Theme and the Program
Plenary Dialogue on The Great Master’s Letter
Excerpts from the Great Master’s Letter
Facilitator: Gene Jennings
The Stanzas of Dzyan as Presented in The Secret Doctrine
H.P.B. and Social Responsibility
Herman C. Vermeulen
Leonie Van Gelder
Approaching The Secret Doctrine
Plenary Harvest: What Have We Learned Today?
Facilitator: Gerry Kiffe
Why Are We Our Brothers Keeper?
Plenary Harvest: What Have We Learned and What Can We Do?
Facilitators: Marijn Gijsbers and April Hejka-Ekins
Gandhi on Theosophy, Modern Civilization and Social Reform
Study Circle Readings
The Four Golden Links and Theosophical Duty
The Influence of Wise Beings
Sound, Speech and Creativity
Helping Nature with Reference
Transforming Alienation into Brotherhood
Deeper Dimensions to Justice
The Ascending Cycle
Impressions and Reflections
Socratic Dialogue Meets World Peace,
A Krotonian’s Look at ITC 2016,
ITC 2016 Impressions of a Moderator,
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International Theosophy Conferences Inc. (ITC)