• The Art of Living: A New Webinar Series

    The Theosophical Order of Service is presenting a new webinar series called The Art of Living.

    This free interactive webinar will discuss the topics of conditioning, self-love, active listening, and compassion and how these aspects of ourselves are necessary to observe in order to enhance our own sense of being in the world.

    The series starts September 2 at 4 pm CST and will meet every first Sunday for the next three months.

    Participation is free. To join or for more information please email us at info@theoservice.org.

  • What Does Helping Others Mean to You?

    The TOS wants to know “What does helping others mean to you?” Not your definition, but why do you help others? What makes you volunteer? How has it changed your life?

    We are hoping to collect videos of people answering these questions. But if you feel shy about being on a video (camera phones are great and easy…hint hint!), we welcome you to send us an audio recording of what helping others means to you. If you send us either a video or audio, please also send us permission to use it as part of our outreach. We are intending to put together various clips as an introduction to the TOS to be used in lodges and study groups.

    We thank you in advance!

  • What Inspires You?

    What Inspires You? is a series of four webinars in which the Theosophical Order of Service in America (TOSA) explores what inspires and helps strengthen our practice of service. The format is an inspiring five-minute video screening followed by a short discussion among participants.

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  • The Dangers of Plastic

    Members of the Salt Lake City Theosophical Society displayed the devastating effect of plastic pollution on the oceans, animal life, and humanity at the University of Utah. Members set up a massive display and spent hours talking to community member of all ages. According to one man, the display provided “a profound, realistic picture that forces us to look at our choices, and the consequences of that choice.”

  • Latest Issue of For the Love of Life

    The 2017-2018 winter issue of For the Love of Life is available to read for free online. This edition revolves around ethics. The editorial staff would like to thank its readers for all its support. Physical copies are available by request.

  • For the Love of Life Goes Online

    In an effort to cut down on printing and mailing costs and reduce our carbon footprint, the Theosophical Order of Service is creating an online version of its journal For the Love of Life. If you would like to continue receiving a copy of For the Love of Life in digital form, please send your email address to info@theoservice.org. Hard copies of future issues will no longer be available.

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Urgent Action Needed to End Human Trafficking

A Modern-Day Slave Trade.

The United Nations, under the leadership of Antonio Mario Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has just completed mid-February 2008 the Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking. Meeting in Vienna, Austria, the Forum brought together government representatives, including a large number of police and immigration officials with representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Jose Ramos-Horta - A Voice of Reason Momentarily Silenced

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Jose Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, was shot twice in the back by rebel soldiers in an attack on his home in Dili in the early hours of Monday, 11February 2008.  This article gives details and reviews his life-long service to humanity in the cause of human rights.

The attack was led by the fugitive rebel commander Alfredo Reinado who was killed in the attack.  One of Ramos-Horta’s security guards was also killed.  Alfredo Reinado had been jailed in 2006 for murder and for inciting bloody clashes based in part on ethnic rivalries among military and police forces.  Some 30 people had been killed in the violence at the time, and many fled their homes before an Australian-led international force supported by the UN restored order. In August 2006, Reinado was helped to escape jail and had been hiding in forests while regrouping his supporters. Ramos-Horta has been flown to Darwin, Australia for treatment. The Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, who had been President before Ramos-Horta, will lead the government while Ramos-Horta is away.

TOS International Centenary Gathering, January 2 & 3, 2008, Adyar

by C.V.K. Maithreya, Adyar, India

The International Centenary Gathering was held at Adyar on January 2nd & 3rd, 2008. Mrs. Radha Burnier, the International President, addressed the gathering. Mrs. Diana Dunningham Chapotin gave a report of the activities of the TOS across the globe. Mr.B.L.Bhattacharya added a word of welcome, on behalf of the Indian TOS, while Mr.P.S.Mital gave a brief report of the activities of the TOS in India. Greetings were received from many parts of India and the world. A tribute to Dr. Annie Besant was delivered by Ms. Dorothy Bell.

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