Celebrating the Life and Work of H.S. Olcott

7th February 2007 will mark the centenary of Colonel Henry Steel Olcott’s passing. A number of events and initiatives are being planned to remember the outstanding contribution to humanity by the President-Founder of The Theosophical Society.

Picture of front cover of The Buddhist and Theosophical MovementsThe Buddhist and Theosophical Movements
(front cover)

The Buddhist and Theosophical Movements 1873-2001, by Dr C. V. Agarwal, now in its second and revised edition, contains a foreword by Radha Burnier, International President of the TS, and an introduction by Venerable Dr Mapalagama Wipulasara Mahathero, from the Mahabodhi Society of India.

The contents include the Panadura Debate, the arrival of Colonel Olcott and Madame Blavatsky in Sri Lanka in 1880, the Campaign for Rights for the Buddhist communities in that island, the founding of over two hundred Buddhist schools by Colonel Olcott and his helpers, the design of the Buddhist flag, the Buddhist Catechism and many more very interesting aspects of the work of Olcott in Sri Lanka and Asia.

The book, in hard cover, is available from The Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Chennai, India, at the subsidised price of US$2.00 plus postage.

Orders can be placed at: tphindia@gmail.com and tphindia@adyarbooks.com.