Colorado
Colorado

Greetings from Theosophical Society in Denver, Colorado

Greetings to all attending the 2016 ITC:

Though we are bodily 1,100 miles away, we are with you in spirit, happy to be co-workers with you for theosophy. Your topic, Theosophy and Social Responsibility, touches the very heart of the theosophical movement as envisioned by HPB and her teachers. May your study lead you to forge new friendships and deepen old bonds, for these serve as a lovely “glue” that holds the theosophical movement together.

Warm wishes for a memorable conference,

Kathy Gann
Theosophical Society in Denver, Colorado




European School
European School of Theosophy

Greetings from the Organisers of the European School of Theosophy

Greetings to all our brothers and sisters,

Theosophy in action has never been more needed in our troubled world, where Theosophical principles applied through a loving heart can make so much difference to people’s lives. We wish you every success and hope that all attendees will be inspired and encouraged to radiate their inner light, to all whose lives they touch.

With sincere wishes for a wonderful Conference from the European School of Theosophy.




Ebrony Peteli
Ebrony Peteli

Greetings from East and Central Africa

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings from Zambia.
Human society is at cross roads. We are at a turning point, hence, the need for the light of Theosophy is critical. "Theosophy and Social Responsibility" is a challenge to all of us, Theosophist, to take a leading role, to take active interest, however slight, in realigning human thinking with "God"! We can do best what we know best with Theosophy..

Spread out the light, think, talk and live theosophy, we are with you in this cause.

Theosophy Conference is a phenomenal. May They bless this August gathering.

With love,

Ebrony Peteli
Fmr GS East and Central Africa
The TS Adyar




Ruth Richards
Ruth Richards

Greetings from Ruth Richards

Greetings dear friends from Two Coasts of the USA at once, from Brooklyn where I am staying and working this year and from California where I am based with TSO. Wish I could join you other than in my contemplations! Great theme.

All the best,
Ruth Richards
TSA Lodge of OAKLAND, California, USA




Betty Bland
Betty Bland

Greetings from Betty Bland

Dear all at the Santa Barbara ITC Conference 2016,

Warmest greetings to you for what I am sure will be a convivial convening! The topic concerning Theosophy and Social Responsibility is one that is near and dear to my heart. I hope that each of you finds in the discussions and presentations inspiration to return home with renewed zeal for applying the beautiful ideals of Theosophy in order to make a difference in this difficult world of ours.

With all best wishes,
Betty Bland




Mnt. Kilimanjaro and elephant – Kenya
Mnt. Kilimanjaro and elephant – Kenya

Greetings for the 18th ITC - Kenya Region of the Theosophical Society

Dear organisers, participants and all working behind the scenes for the forthcoming International Theosophy Conference to be held at: La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara - California, USA.

I am please to send my greetings to you all and wish all gathered a successful conference.

The Theme for this 18th meeting is 'THEOSOPHY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY'. The Theme is indeed very appropriate for Theosphists as each one of us understand that we have a responsibility to the Society around us and at large. Theosophical teachings give us the road map such that we become better citizens and also play our rightful role for the betterment of the Society. It is in this way that we can look forward to a world which is devoid of all the many conflicts that we see taking place everyday and also a world where people can live in peace and have a decent life which is their God given right.

With best wishes.

Navin Shah (Nairobi, Kenya)
Past General Secretary
The Theosophical Society in East & Central Africa




Mary and Ed Abdill
Ed and Mary Abdill

Greetings from Ed and Mary Abdill

We send warm fraternal greetings to all the Theosophists gathered in Santa Barbara for the ITC meeting in August. Sorry we cannot be there in person to meet with everyone. However, I'll be speaking at the European School of Theosophy in Salzburg, Austria, this October so if any of you plan to attend that conference it would be a pleasure to meet you there.

Ed and Mary Abdill




Scotland
Scotland

Greetings from the members of the Theosophical Society in Scotland

I was born at the close of the Second World War, and never in my life time have spiritual organisations such as ours had a more significant and seminal role to play in the affairs of mankind.
May the Conscious Creation guide your deliberations.

Stuart Mackenzie Trotter,
Organising Secretary




Dolores Gago
Dolores Gago

Greetings from Dolores Gago

Dear friends,

It is always a good opportunity to let the world know what H.P. Blavatsky tried to tell. For some it may be difficult to grasp, but as one moves in every day life, it is possible to recognize her message.

Lack of serious responsibility creates deterioration in all fields of life. Therefore, personally I think that you have chosen a very important theme for this 18th annual meeting.

I send you all my sincere greetings.

Dolores Gago
ex International Secretary,
Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India




Greetings from The Theosophical Society in Ireland

On behalf of all the Irish Theosophists I send warmest greetings from Ireland to all the Speakers and delegates gathered together on the occasion of the International Theosophy Conference taking place in Santa Barbara, 11th-14th August 2016.

The Conference theme: 'Theosophy and Social responsibility' through Talks and study, promises to evoke much interest and perhaps answers much needed in today's world

Rest assured, although not physically present, we will be attuned to you in hearts and minds. We are all magnetically linked together at a subtle level through our shared commitment, study and dedication to the work for the Theosophical Society.

May the wonderful energies raised during these special days radiate outwards to uplift and inspire all beings locally and worldwide.

We'll be thinking of you all with love and in brotherhood.

Warmest fraternal regards,

Marie Harkness

Organising Secretary of the Theosophical Society in Ireland




Southern Africa
Southern Africa

Greetings from The Theosophical Society in Southern Africa

Looking at the Conference theme and from the reports of last year's , I am envious that I personally will not be able to attend the International Theosophical Conference in Santa Barbara. But with distance constraints and what "Brexit" has done to the South African Rand it would be difficult. But on behalf of the members of the Theosophical Society Africa South and personally I send you greetings on this occasion. I am sure those attending will be uplifted.

Fraternally,

Jack Hartmann
General Secretary
The Theosophical Society in Southern Africa.




The Theosophical Society in East & South East Asia
The Theosophical Society in East & South East Asia

Greetings from The Theosophical Society in East & South East Asia

On behalf of all the members of The Theosophical Society in East and South East Asia, may I send our best wishes to participants of the International Theosophy Conference, on the occasion of the 18th Annual Meeting that will be held at La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara - California, USA on August 11 - 14, 2016.

We wish you a most successful conference on "THEOSOPHY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY"!

Warm regards,
Sanne

Chong Sanne
Presidential Representative
Asia, East & South East
The Theosophical Society
www.theosophyasia.net




Finland
Finland

Greetings from Finland

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Finnish Section of the Theosophical Society (Adyar) I'm sending you our warmest greetings and best wishes for an inspiring and fruitful conference.

Yours cordially,

Mrs Mirva Jaatinen
General Secretary
Finnish Section of the TS




Arni Narendran
Arni Narendran

Greetings from Mumbai-India

Namasthe ITC

Theosophists all over the world look forward for this marquee event in the Theosphical calendar. The Theme of the conference is critcally relevant for a relook on the Theosophist's role in Society. Madam Blavatsky had cautioned the student on the occult path, that unless the wisdom gained is translated to compassionate concerns of others, no actual spiritual progress can be made. Social Responsibility is therefore karmically intrinsic to the purpose of our Birth in this physical universe.

Wishing the conference organizers, delegates and virtual participants all success in the deliberations and interaction and may the outcome enrich and benefit all the constituents, stakeholders and Society at large.

Arni Narendran

Blavatsky Lodge-Mumbai




The Society 23 Interview Arend Heijbroek
Arend Heijbroek

From ITC to ITC

The International Theosphical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands (ITC-Naarden) sends warm greetings to the ITC Conference Inc. This reminds us on the very inspiring coference held in Naarden 2 years ago, where we met many old and new friends. May the ITC conference contribute to more wisdom and compassion in the confused world of today.

Arend Heijbroek
Chairman ITC




Italy
Italy

Greetings from Italy

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Italian Theosophical Society sends the most fraternal greetings to all the participants in the 2016 ITC Conference, wishing inspiring fruitful days to you all.

The chosen theme: "Applying the Head and Heart Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky" is of great importance for the theosophical standpoint, as Theosophy is directly linked to the Eternal Wisdom that represents a system of living ethics.

Spiritual insight, knowledge, and ethical action are closely interconnected. If Theosophy can inspire social responsibility, the latter conversely offers to theosophists and to men of good will the possibility of authentic actions of Service to the benefit of all beings and of the whole mankind.

Wishing you all the Best, with fraternal sharing,

Antonio Girardi
(General Secretary I.T.S.)




Sabine van Osta
Sabine van Osta

Greetings from Belgium

On behalf of the Belgian Section, its Board and Members, warm and fraternal greetings to all the participants to the International Theosophy Conference on "Theosophy and Social Responsibility". May your work during this Conference enhance and deepen our understanding of that magnificent theosophical legacy to mankind, and spread its teaching out in the world which is in such a dire need for the message of Universal Brotherhood and its implications for relations between the people and between humans and the other kingdoms in our world.

Belgian Theosophical Society
Sabine Van Osta
General Secretary




Ananya Rajan
Ananya Sri Ram Rajan

Greetings from Ananya Sri Ram Rajan

I send greetings to the participants of this 2016 ITC conference. May this conference renew our feeling of community so we may work as a nucleus for the betterment of humanity. I look forward to seeing all your faces on the web and wish I could personally be there with all of you. Bon Chance!

Much love to all,
Ananya Sri Ram Rajan




Els Rijneker
Els Rijneker

Greetings from Els Rijneker

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Warmest greetings from the capital of The Netherlands!

Theosophy and Social Responsibility, Applying the Head and Heart Teachings of H.P. Blavatsky: a very appropriate theme for this present time. From all our studies, isn't it essential that we distinguish what is really valid for life in this world, for everything that lives? What really is the correct thing to do, to be in harmony with all, to be happy, to live in peace, to share and grow in spirituality? At the International Theosophical Centre in the Netherlands we just finished the very inspiring seminar Self-Transformation and the Spiritual Life with our brother Vicente Hao Chin Jr. from the Philippines, who indeed advises us 'to explore our higher potential for effective living'.

Friends, most unfortunately I myself cannot join you at this very special International Theosophy Conference in Santa Barbara, USA, but I will try to follow you on streamline.

I wish you fruitful gatherings!

Els Rijneker, editor of the magazine Theosofia




Athens ULT
Athens ULT

Greetings from Athens ULT

Dear ITC Brothers,

Athens ULT is sending you its warmest greetings and wishes for the best of success in your effort to keep disseminating Modern Theosophy in the world.

With the reviving of the Ancient Wisdom – Theosophy, the Masters, the Theosophical Movement and their messenger, H.P.Blavatsky, inaugurated a New Era in the West, which –through the esoteric knowledge – reminded us of the universal laws and spiritual Values. The knowledge of the esoteric Law in itself helps man widen his consciousness, his awareness of the purpose in life and also helps him decide on his own spiritual progress, while simultaneously rendering him responsible co-worker for the evolution of his fellow human beings.

It is our duty to support and expand the work started 141 years ago, always firmly holding on to the initial declarations and the esoteric writings.

In Brotherhood,
Best regards from Athens ULT, Aspasia Papadomichelaki




Theosophical Order of Service
Theosophical Order of Service

Greetings from the Theosophical Order of Service International

Greetings to the International Theosophy Conference
Held at Santa Barbara, CA
August 11 -14, 2016

Greetings from the Theosophical Order of Service-International, the TOS-USA and personal greeting from me to all of the organizers and participants of this International Theosophy Conference at Santa Barbara, CA.

Your theme of "Theosophy and Social Responsibility" is what the TOS is all about, and therefore, near and dear to my heart. We are honored to be able to participate and send good wishes for a fruitful time of learning, reflection and sharing.

With love for you all,

Nancy Secrest
International Secretary
Theosophical Order of Service, and
President
Theosophical Order of Service - USA




Kim
Trân-Thi-Kim Diêu

Greetings from the European Federation

'Often the mind considers spirituality and daily life as two separate notions and deals with them as such so that studying theosophy may slip into intellectual speculations. If the doctrine is true, it has then to prove its efficiency to solve human problems. Ethics, which is the 'soul of theosophy', ought to result in responsibility for oneself and towards the others through relationship. The theme of the gathering is a call for action out of earnest studies and genuine understanding.

On behalf of the European Federation, and of the French TS, I wish all participants an inspiring and fruitful gathering.

Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu
Chair of the Council of the European Federation
Vice-president of the TS in France




Isis de Resende
Isis de Resende

Greetings from The Interamerican Theosophical Federation – IATF

The Interamerican Theosophical Federation wishes a happy and fruitful meeting about Theosophy and Social Responsibility. Our time is full of dangers that the Theosophical knowledge could avoid. We are not many, but we should assume our social responsibility to bring the World to a better state. They did not break the silence of the ages only for our benefit!

Isis Resende

President IATF​




England
England

Greetings from England

On behalf of the members of the English Section I send sincerest greetings. We hope that you have an inspiring gathering studying together HPB's wonderful teachings.

Jenny Baker
National President
TS in England




Tim Boyd
Tim Boyd

Greetings from the Theosophical Society Adyar

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In my role as president of the Theosophical Society in America and the international body with its headquarters at Adyar in Chennai, India I send greetings and best wishes for this year's conference in Santa Barbara. It is fitting that the minds and energies of Theosophists be pointed toward the theme of Social Responsibility. Everywhere we look the need is apparent for a wisdom that can address the social imbalances that plagued society today. Genuine application of the principles of Theosophy necessarily leads to right relationship.

I send my wholehearted wish that this meeting of the various streams of the one Theosophical movement may be a radiant example of the brotherhood so needed in the world.

All best wishes

Tim Boyd