The Theosophical Order of Service

The Theosophical Order of Service was founded in 1908 by Dr. Annie Besant, a very dynamic social activist in England and India. She was then the International President of the Theosophical Society (Adyar).

We are a non-profit organisation whose members are its greatest resource. They work as unpaid volunteers. Our motto is “A union of those who love in the service of all that suffers.”

For more than a century, Service has been the only focus of TOS. TOS groups all over the world work in a variety of areas including peace, social welfare, education, healing, animal welfare and the environment.

Members may work on individually selected activities or on group projects, sometimes in partnership with other groups.

While most service work is carried out in local communities, members also contribute to regional or national projects. Some TOS groups also raise funds for major, long-term projects organised by TOS groups in other countries. The aim of TOS members is altruistic service that springs from their inner spiritual work. It is service with no intention of benefit to themselves or to their own agenda.


Theosophical Order of Service in Belgium

After a period of relative silence, TOS in Belgium was revived again only recently. We have joined the fund raising for some humanitarian projects. Another project was started for the distribution of spiritually inspired books to prison libraries. Two healing meditation groups are active now. And we are still looking for persons to join the Teddies for Tragedies project, kitting teddies for small children who have to live in difficult or even traumatic circumstances. Anyone who feels to join one of our initiatives, please get in touch.

“There can be no greater purpose in life than to serve – service to the One in many forms. It must not be so-called limited service, but real service, which is direct and sincere, in which the consciousness of self is forgotten”

N. Sri Ram