We have recently had a wonderful gathering in Auckland, New Zealand where theosophists from around the Asia Pacific region came together to participate in the 13th Triennial Conference of the Indo-Pacific Federation. There were some interesting talks followed by stimulating discussions, where we considered ways that Theosophy could be further promoted in our lodges and various sections. We came away inspired by this conference with a renewed sense of why the Theosophical Society exists and how we might further promote the dissemination of Theosophy across the Indo-Pacific area.
As the conference went on I began to have a greater sense of what it means to be a Theosophist and how we might move towards strengthening the work of the Theosophical Society, especially in our part of the world. During the conference I was elected President of the Indo-Pacific Federation and was humbled by my election to that office. Mindful of the good work done by the immediate past President of the IPF John Vorstermans, it is my intention to work sincerely to enhance the work of the TS around our federation. Part of my focus will be to try and build up the theosophical work in areas where it is less developed. Together we can all play our part to ensure that the wider world knows that such a thing as Theosophy exists. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and aspire to make a valuable contribution to the work.
Best wishes and kind regards,
of The Theosophical Society