Annual Convention, Adelaide, January 2008
|Participants at the Theosophical Society in Australia Annual Convention
Adelaide, January 2008
“The Perennial Philosophy” was the theme of the Annual Convention of The Theosophical Society in Australia held in Adelaide, 12–19 January 2008 at St. Mark’s College. The guest speaker was Associate Professor Harry Oldmeadow, Coordinator, Philosophy and Religious Studies, La Trobe University, Victoria.
A number of workshops were held during the week. They included ‘Soul Nourishment’, ‘The Practical Application of Our Three Objects’, ‘The Masonic Tradition’, ‘The Role of Tradition in Modern Society’, ‘Yoga – A Practical Philosophy’ and ‘Experiences of Consciousness – Mind and Brain’. The Convention also featured a number of short talks and a symposium.
On Wednesday, 16 January, participants were treated to a visit to an eco-house, built according to the principles of sustainability and respect for Nature, and later on to an excursion to Victor Harbour. On the last day, conventioneers gathered for a jazz concert in the St. Mark’s College Courtyard which was much appreciated by those who attended (and even more by those who danced !)