Annual Convention, Melbourne, January 2006

Picture of participants at Annual Convention, Melbourne, 2006Participants at the Theosophical Society in Australia Annual Convention
Melbourne, January 2006

Over 115 TS members registered for the National Convention of the TS in Australia, held in Melbourne, 14-21 January 2006.

The Guest Speaker was Dr Anna Alomes, from the Centre of Applied Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Tasmania and the World Institute for Non-Violence and Reconciliation. The theme was “Universal Responsibility, Non-Violence and Peace”. She gave a well attended talk at the Melbourne Theosophical Society on ‘Icons of Peace in the 21st Century’, recalling the outstanding contributions of M. K. Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She also conducted two workshops during the Convention: ‘Dissolving Barriers/Removing Boundaries Through Non-Violence’ and ‘A Personal Toolkit for Peacebuilding.’

Picture of Dr Anna AlomesDr Anna Alomes
Picture of Zora Marresh, Dara Tatray and Shirley Macpherson at the TS Convention Melbourne 2006Zora Marresh, Dara Tatray and Shirley Macpherson
Theosophical Society Annual Convention, Melbourne

The Convention also included a number of talks, workshops, panel discussions, a delightful day outing to Williamstown and Werribee Park, and two musical moments: a Jazz ensemble and Indian and eastern inspired musical ensemble, both of which were very appreciated.

Picture of View of Werribee Mansion, VictoriaView of Werribee Mansion, Victoria