Convention 2021

Dates
7 Jan to 12 Jan 2021
Centres

Awakening Compassion ~ Deepening the Connection

Our Lady of Compassion in Wellington, Island Bay, Wellington

TSNZ Convention 7 January to Tuesday 12 January 2021 (5 nights)

To awaken compassion within ourselves, to see the world with eyes of love and to respect all life is all a part of living a spiritual life.  

  • How do we deepen that connection within ourselves on a day to day basis?  
  • How do we make lasting change in our lives?
  • How do we navigate our world in these unsettling times?   

Come and join us as we explore together through talks, guided meditations and workshops over these few days at the beautiful venue: Our Lady of Compassion in Wellington.

Presenters

John Vorstermans John Vorstermans is the National President of the Theosophical Society in New Zealand and Past-President of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the TS, Past President of Wellington Branch and Auckland HPB Lodge. John has a deep interest in the ageless wisdom tradition and over recent times John has focused on transformative processes that help people to understand themselves to help create change in their lives.

Professionally, John has been self-employed and a director in several companies over the last 40 years, including other not-for-profit organisations.

 

Renee Sell

Renee Sell has been a member of the Society for 22 years and during this time has been active in many different capacities, working locally at her branch, contributing at National Section and has been working in the role of Vice President of the NZ Section for the past 4 and a half years.

Renee has also been actively involved in the Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) in New Zealand for 17 years, has been a part of many projects through this avenue and is passionate about making the ancient wisdom teachings a living reality in her life. She says "There is only ‘living theosophy’ as all else dies with the body." Renee’s key focus is the practical application of theosophy as a way forward in a world that is very much in need of a new way of being.

 

The Programme

The Wellington Branch is hosting the January Convention 2021 of the Theosophy in New Zealand at a delightful venue in Island Bay with a lively, relevant programme and a variety of interesting speakers.

The TSNZ Convention programme includes:

  • Speakers from throughout the country including the National President, John Vorstermans and Vice-President, Renee Sell as well as popular National Speakers, Murray Stentiford, Wellington Presdient Sushma Webber and more...
  • Spirited Q&A panel with guest speakers
  • Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) special presentations
  • Morning meditation and attunements
  • Wellington outing
  • Final evening entertainment

​All are part of the TSNZ Conventiom 2021 experience.

Local Seakers

John Vorstermans Murray Stentiford, National Speaker and facilitator with the TSNZ has a wide knowledge of spiritual, scientific and social issues.  He is able to draw on the experience in dynamic presentations that bring the light of the Timeless Wisdom to bear on life in the world today.

Murray has held several positions of responsibility in TSNZ over the years.  He has a Master's degree in Physics and is an accomplished musician.  Murray sees Theosophy as a magnificent framwork which relates to every facet of human existence.

 

Renee Sell

Sushma Webber first visited Sri Ramanashramam at the age of five.  She has been inspired by Ramana Maharishi's teachings, adding the dimension of silence to her study of Theosophical litrature.  Sushma is originally from India but has lived in New Zealand since 2008.  She has a Master's degree in Art History and is President of the Wellington Branch.

 

Dates: Thursday 7 January (2pm onwards) to Tuesday 12 January 10am
 

Venue: Our Lady of Compassion in Wellington, Island Bay, Wellington

Note that cancellation at short notice is possible due to Covid-19.

Please Note:  The venue has a limit of accommodation which is now full for convention 2021.  You may still book accommodation and we will organise a motel for you with shared accommodation.   A morning shuttle will be available to the venue each morning and returning in the evening.  If you wish to book only specific nights for the convention then we will arrange a motel for you to stay at close to the venue.  Lunch and Dinner at the venue can be as booked part of the registration process below.

Register for convention below:

Title:
2021 Convention Full Registration & shared Motel accommodation
Venue: 
Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street , Island Bay, Wellington
Date: 
Thursday 7th January at 2:00pm
Price: 
$500.00
Title:
2021 Convention Registration only (no accommodation or meals).
Date: 
Thursday 7th January at 3:00pm
Price: 
$50.00
Title:
2021 Convention Registration and Meals (No Accommodation)
This option is for your Convention Registration of $50 without accommodation. You can order lunch or dinner on specific days as part of this process. Lunch is $21 and Dinner $22.
Date: 
Thursday 7th January at 3:00pm
Price: 
$50.00
Title:
2021 Convention Registration plus single night shared motel accommodation and meals
This option includes the Convention Registration of $50 plus you can book single nights accommodation which includes breakfast at a motel close to the venue. You can also choose lunch ($21) and dinner ($22) at the venue on specific days during the convention.
Date: 
Thursday 7th January at 3:00pm
Price: 
$50.00
Register
Price: 
$500.00
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