Convention 2024

127th National Convention of the Theosophical Society in NZ Inc.



Exploring the Journey of the Soul

11 – 16 January 2024

At the Scenic Hotel Cotswold, Christchurch

Come and join us as we explore together to deepen our understanding of the Mystery of which we are all a part. Why are we here? What is our part to play? How do we open ourselves to the possibilities hidden within? What can we learn from others? This theme is at the very heart of Theosophy. We look forward to sharing together the journey of discovery.

Longtail boat in Thailand

Past President of the Theosophical Society in America, Barbara Hebert is a third-generation theosophist. She has been a member of the Theosophical Society since the mid-1970s and active in local, regional, national and international theosophical work. In her professional life, Barbara Hebert has been an educator and counsellor, receiving her Ph.D. in Counsellor Education. She has served in a number of different roles as counsellor educator, including a private practice as a therapist and an adjunct professor at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Barbara’s keynote presentation is: THE SOUL'S JOURNEY: The Heart of Theosophy


The convention will be held at Scenic Hotel Cotswold, Christchurch (Westminster Conference Room), Merivale, Christchurch 8014. The Scenic Hotel has undergone a refurbishment over the past year, retaining the distinctive Tudor-style architecture. The venue’s conference room provides an elegant and relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by picturesque gardens with ample onsite and offsite parking. Shared accommodation will be across the road at Acland House, Merivale. Acland House is a boarding house run by Christchurch Girls High School and is an original historic homestead with adjoining dormitory wings.

  • Presentations from various speakers, guided meditations and workshops.
  • A special TOS session update from Carol Collier.
  • An outing in Christchurch.
  • Time to share and chat over a cup of tea.
Richard Sell, National President
Susanna Roskilley, Canterbury Branch President
Plus other local and invited speakers including John Vorstermans, Renée Sell, Susan Kaschula, Alastair Murray, Kirsty Morton and more.



Registration is now closed for the convention, please contact the TSNZ office if you have any enquiries.