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  • Announcing a New Class: FUNDAMENTAL THEOSOPHY — Starting Oct 16, 2016

    ANNOUNCING A NEW CLASS: FUNDAMENTAL THEOSOPHY – A 12-Part Class on Primary Tenets Theosophy, based upon the oldest cosmological and anthropological exposition on the development of the universe and of humanity, provides us with the image of a universe infused with purpose, harmony, and beauty.......

  • Oct 1st & 2nd: Join Us for Our 118th Anniversary with Martin Leiderman!

    ~ RE-DEDICATION ~ Join us in celebrating of our 118th anniversary, a rededication to our founding ideals, and for the formal inauguration of our new name—the Theosophical Society of the East Bay. To help us celebrate, Martin Leiderman, international speaker for the Theosophical Society, will......

  • 7/21/16 Western Inner Tradition Speaker Series Launches at East Bay Lodge

    ABOUT THIS PROJECT WHAT: Rev. Thom Muller on Emanuel Swedenborg DATE: July 21, 2016 TIME: [6:30 Arrivals] 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. WHERE: 332 N. Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801 Theosophical Library on Mezzanine Level, (Four blocks from Richmond BART; ½ block from main bus route; enter from......

  • Speaker: Michael Gomes on HPB’s Esoteric Instructions (April 23, 2016)

    HPB’s Esoteric Instructions Toward the end of her life, H. P. Blavatsky wrote a series of Instructions for the students of her newly formed Esoteric School. These Instructions mark Mme. Blavatsky’s last effort as part of the centennial cycle to form a nucleus that could work through the Theosophical Society for the benefit of......

  • 2016 Schedule: The Secret Doctrine Study Group

    Fellow Theosophists, Please note that the Secret Doctrine Study Group has moved to the First & Third SUNDAYS of each month at 1:45 p.m.  Study Groups meet in the Mezzanine (Meeting Room & home of the TS East Bay Library) of St. Raphael’s Liberal Catholic......

  • Annual Meeting (2015)

    Save The Date!!   Sunday at NOON on November 8th, 2015 we will hold our annual meeting.  This is a vegetarian potluck. Basic Items to cover:  Standard meeting, elections, Peggy and Garrett’s report on World Religion conference and recent travels/meetings prior. Topics: Where we have......

  • The Oakland Theosophical Society celebrates 117 years!

    Happy 117th to Oakland Theosophical Society!!  We’ll have a small cake for those of you that make it to the SD class this Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The Fundamental Theosophy class is on hold until November as our very own Peggy, who gives the class,......

  • 129th Conference – Psychology: Science of the Soul

    What is the soul? What can psychology tell us about it? Can psychology help us on the spiritual path? Join us in July and explore these issues with authorities including: ● Dr. Cassi Vieten, president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and licensed clinical......

  • 2 Presentations with Martin Leiderman (June 2015)

    Greetings from the Theosophical Society in Oakland. The TSO warmly invites you to two special programs at the end of June. Martin Leiderman, national speaker for the Theosophical Society in America, has graciously agreed to give presentations on June 27th and 28th. Osiris and Quetzalcoatl, the first program, June 27th,......

  • Theosophy Fundamentals Class Beginning 05/16/15

    Tomorrow’s class discussion beginning at 10:30AM will involve an outline of HPB’s theosophical tenets drawn from the numbered-titled handouts from our binders:  “One Fundamental Law, Four Basic Ideas, Five Proven Facts,…, etc.”  The ideas presented in these papers were drawn from various theosophical sources wherein......