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All lectures and talks of the European Congress were live-streamed. The videos of the Congress can be watched on the Vimeo channel of the European Federation at:   

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To have an overview of the 37th European Congress, see the complete photo gallery with images of the speakers and the audience. The photo gallery can be accessed here:

Overview

The 37th European Congress, organised by the European Federation of the Theosophical Society and French Section, was held from 30 July to 3 August 2014 in Paris, France, at the Adyar Theatre and the premises of the TS in France. The aim of the 37th European Congress was to bring together members and sympathizers from Europe and the world, and furthermore to investigate together the connection between science and spirituality today. The subject “Bridging Science and Spirituality” attracted around 190 participants from 24 countries.


The theme was covered by 18 speakers, among them the International President of the TS, Tim Boyd, and several scientists and researchers: Andrej Detela (Slovenia), Ulrich Morhhoff (Germany/India), Muriel Pécastaing-Boissière (France) and Luc Lambs (France), as well as Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu, Chairman of the EFTS and General Secretary of the TS in France, together with many General Secretaries and workers in Europe.


The varied programme of the Congress covered both humanities and exact sciences, hence giving a holistic and multifaceted overview of the subject and testifying that “science is our best ally”.


The Congress took place in a warm and earnest atmosphere. It was well received and the participants could take home many new lines of thought for future studies.


During the Congress, a well-known pianist, Ekaterina Derzhavina, gave an exceptional piano recital of J. S. Bach's “Goldberg Variations”. Also, TS members in Europe, the Italian delegation, French and Finnish members gave a joyous and enjoyable entertainment programme. At the closing session, Laurent Cabanel, an opera singer and member of the TS in France, vibrantly sang Beethoven's “Ode to Joy”, the anthem of the European Union.


During the days of the Congress vegetarian lunches were served in the premises of the TS in France by a special caterer and the tea-coffee breaks were served by the French team workers.


In the hall of the Adyar Theatre there were stands of the TOS Italy, Entr'aide (for members in need) and the CNA (for publishing Theosophical books in local languages), which participants could visit.


The Congress closed with the announcement that the 38th European Congress will be organised in 2017 by the Spanish Section.

Group photo of the European Congress of the EFTS congress-gallery

37th European Congress - Bridging Science and Spirituality

Texts

All texts of the lectures and short talks delivered at the 37th European Congress are available both in English and French. To read the texts follow the link here:

Texts

The group photo taken in front of the premises of the Theosophical Society in France.


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See the second group photo taken in the HQ hall, and other photos taken during the European Congress in the Photo Gallery.




Download the programme of the 37th European Congress   

European-Congress-2014-programme-EN.pdf European-Congress-2014-programme-FR.pdf