Our Story

The Oakland Lodge was Originally Founded on October 1, 1898.

Its charter signed by Henry Steel Olcott is on display in the current Lodge Library.

In 2015, the Oakland Theosophical Lodge relocated to 332 Harbour Way Richmond, CA. It is housed in a dedicated building shared with The St Raphael Liberal Catholic Church (The Liberal Catholic Church is a separate tradition with historical links to the Theosophical Society in America). The Oakland Lodge is popularly known as the “Theosophical Society of the East Bay” having expanded its services to additional communities, while maintaining its legacy and offerings to Oakland.

In 2018, we celebrated the 120th anniversary of our founding by rededicating our Lodge and membership to the Theosophical Cause and to its underlying principle of Universal Brotherhood–the first and primary fundamental truth of existence; of UNITY within which ALL exists.

To that end, we offer group studies and speakers on various topics and hope that we can provide spiritual seekers from all walks of life with a living philosophy that explains the inner nature of MAN, of THAT which we may call GOD, and of the UNIVERSE in which we live, move, and have our being.