International Convention 2015

Videos from the 2015 International Convention

Attending the International Convention is one of the highlights of the year.  At the last convention, held from December 31, 2015 to January 5, 2016 there were around 900 people who registered and stayed on the beautiful Adyar Estate in Chennai, India.

The Convention programme was rich with presentations from international speakers, a copy of which can be found here.

Some of the main speakers were:

  • Honourable Mr Justice V. Ramasubramanian, India
  • Mr Tim Boyd, International President, Adyar
  • Mrs Linda Oliveira, General Secretary, Australia
  • Mr José Foglia, Neurologist, TS Uruguay
  • Mr Vic Hao Chin, Jr, TS in the Philippines

Live Streaming of Event

The International Convention has for the last two years been streamed live over the Internet allowing anyone to connect to the presentations at the Convention.  These are then made available to be viewed at a later date.  Below are the presentations which you can view by clicking on the images.

1. Opening of Convention by Mr Tim Boyd on 31 December 2015.

2. Compassion as Radical Living

by Mrs Linda Oliveira, General Secretary, Australia on 31 December 2015.

3. Two Short Lectures – 1 January 2016

Responsibility Transforms – Compassion Transcends by Ms Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu, Chairman, European Federation, France.

Human Responsibility towards Other Kingdoms by Mr B. D. Tendulkar, India.

4. Annie Besant Lecture – 1 January 2016

Passion, Dispassion and Compassion by Honourable Mr Justice V. Ramasubramanian, India.

5. Two Short Lectures – 2 January 2016

Compassion Starts at Home by Mrs Carol Nicholson, Krotona Bookshop Manager, USA.

Compassion and Reverence for Life by Mr Harihara Raghavan, General Manager, Adyar.

6. SYMPOSIUM – 2 January 2016

Religious Intolerance and Sectarian Violence

Ms Krista Umbjärv, Estonia, Dr Nagan Gowden, India and Mrs Isis Resende, Brazil.

7. Theosophy-Science Lecture – 2 January 2016

Neurophysiology of Compassion by Dr José Foglia, Neurologist, Uruguay.

8. SYMPOSIUM 3 January 2016

Compassion in Different Spiritual Traditions

Mr Abraham Oron, Israel; Mrs Mirva Jaatinen, Finland; Dr Chittaranjan Satapathy, Vice-President, Adyar (Chair).

9. The Theosophical Order of Service 3 January 2016

A union of those who love in the service of all that suffers

Mrs Uma Bhattacharyya, India; Mr John Vorstermans, New Zealand; and Mrs Nancy Secrest, USA; with Mr Birendra Bhattacharyya, India (Chair).

10. Public Lecture – 3 January 2016

The Power of Awareness by Mr Vicente Hao Chin, Jr, the Philippines.

11. An Outlook on the Future of the Adyar Estate 3 January 2016

Mr Tim Boyd, President, Adyar, and Mr Michiel Haas, the Netherlands.

12. Short Lectures – 4 January 2016

Compassion: the sole reason for the existence of The Theosophical Society by Mr Herman C Vermeulen, Leader of the TS Point Loma-Blavatskyhouse and Vice-President, International Theosophy Conferences Inc., the Netherlands.

Karma, Reincarnation and Buddhi-Manas: Forces of Power and Virtue by Dr Eugene Jennings, ULT and President, International Theosophy Conferences Inc., USA.


13. Questions and Answers – 4 January 2016

Mr Tim Boyd, Mrs Linda Oliveira, Dr Eugene Jennings, Mr Herman C. Vermeulen

14. Short Lectures – 4 January 2016

Sustainability and Spirituality by Mr Michiel Haas, the Netherlands.

Unbiased Compassion pours out as Universal Responsibility by Dr L. Nagesh, India.

15. Public Lecture – 4 January

Reversing the Flow: A Conscious Choice by Mr Tim Boyd, International President, Adyar.

16. Closing of Convention