• Tried and True Vegan Recipes

    We are working to set up a collection of tried and true vegan recipes to help encourage people who want to adopt a plant based diet, but are not sure how to go about it. If you are interested in helping with this project or are a vegan with delectable taste, contact us at theoservice@gmail.com.

  • Olcott School

    For over 120 years, the Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School (OMHSS) has been providing a solid education for underprivileged boys and girls in Adyar, a suburb of Chennai, India. Fund raising work still continues as English is introduced as the new medium and efforts are made to orient the teaching style toward the theosophical education model outline by Vic Hao Chin in his book Establishing Theosophical Schools.

  • 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 theme of our 2016-2017 winter issue of For the Love of Life revolves around death, dying, and living fully. Comments from readers have been very positive despite the sensitive topic, stating that this particular issue was “thought-provoking” and “insightful.”
    One reader wrote “I read it from cover to cover unable to put it down!” The editorial staff would like to thank its readers for all its support. Copies are available by request.

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Hesed House

Hesed is a Hebrew word for Kindness. There is a place in my town called Hesed House. It is a place, often of last resort, for the very poorest people in our community. It is the mission of Hesed House to try and help turn things around for the people that knock on their door seeking shelter.

International Day of Non-Violence Highlights Burmese Buddhist Monks' Non-Violent Struggle Against Military Oppression

Two October is the United Nations-designated International Day of Non-Violence.  October second is the anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Gandhi who has become the world-wide symbol of non-violent action against injustice.  Speaking of the power of non-violence, which he called Satyagraha (holding fast to truth), Mahatma Gandhi warned that “Unless all of us strengthen the forces of satyagraha, the methods of violence are bound automatically to gain ascendancy.

Burma: Love and Kindness Must Win Over Everything

The determination of Burma's Buddhist monks to bring about change non-violently in their country has awakened a civilian population long held in fear by the governing military. The monks are marching behind large banners saying "Love and Kindness must win over everything." Demonstrations have been growing in city after city as the monks have taken the leadership of protests which began in early September against the sudden rise in fuel, food, and transportation costs.

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