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Public Talk - Urban Spirituality by Tim Boyd


Mon 24 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Old Museum Building - Massey University, Buckle St, Mt Cook, Entrance D, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mediafj9

All are welcome.

It is a very recent phenomenon that the majority of the world's population now lives in cities. This fact has far-reaching implications in social, political, and economic spheres, but also profoundly impacts our spiritual lives. What does it mean to develop a spiritual awareness in an environment divorced from the natural world? How do we celebrate culture, spirit and place when we are isolated from nature. Our need right now is to recognize and adapt to new and challenging conditions.

Tim Boyd, international President of the Theosophical Society since 2014, grew up in New York City. He joined the Theosophical Society in America in 1974. Together with Bill Lawrence, a TS member and mentor, and others, he founded a Theosophical spiritual community in Chicago's inner city. The group held classes on the Ageless Wisdom, meditation, and healing. They worked with at-risk and disadvantaged youth, transformed vacant lots into award-winning organic food gardens, and placed beehives on the roofs of local buildings.

In 1988 he became a national lecturer for the TS in America. From 1996 to 2000 he worked in hospice services as a volunteer in a team that involved doctors, social workers, and nurses. In 2007 Tim became president of the Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) USA, and in 2011 was elected President of the TS in America. Tim’s involvement with the Theosophical Order of Service and the Chushul orphanage in Tibet led to an audience with the Dalai Lama, which resulted in the TS in America sponsoring his visit to Chicago in July of 2011 - a two-day event attended by ten thousand people. The event raised $400,000, all of which was donated to educational projects aiding Tibetan communities worldwide.

Come join us for an inspiring evening exploring solutions to vital human problems faced in urban environments and how spiritual awareness can help us.

This event is sponsored by the Theosophical Society in New Zealand Inc.

The Theosophical Society, a worldwide organization, promotes an underlying unity of life; it fosters religious and racial understanding by encouraging the study of religion, philosophy and science; and the enquiry of the spiritual aspect of life. The Society stands for a complete freedom of individual search and belief while promoting a willingness to examine any concept and belief with an open mind, and respect for other people’s understanding.

Tim Boyd will also be visiting Auckland (23 Oct) and Christchurch (25 Oct).

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