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Invitation to the Spirit of Care Retreat 12-14 Feb 2019

31 October 2018

Invitation to the Spirit of Care Retreat

12 - 14th Feb 2019, Gyan Sarovar

 From your inner sanctuary –

Open your wings and fly

  

Dear Center Co-ordinators,

 

Hello and Om Shanti. We are delighted to share with you details of the sixth Spirit of Care Retreat to be held in Gyan Sarovar. This is a warm and open invitation to each member of our beautiful Brahmin Family.

 

We all have our own silent, safe and wise place within us - at the epi-centre of our soul.

The place where the light burns brightest....

 

A ‘sanctuary’ of our own ... a sacred place within where we can take refuge and find peace ... a place where God’s presence waits patiently for our return.

 

With one thought we can be there... to find peace, re-connection, love and the wisdom of insight...

 

Here in our inner sanctuary we can be free from the constraints of the world. Free to heal the self, our relationship with others, empower nature and the elements, and sit in God’s presence.

 

We would be happy if you could join us to explore this inner sanctuary over 3 days at this the 10th anniversary of the Spirit of Care retreat. We will explore the sacredness, silence and greatness our inner sanctuary offers us....

 

Spread your wings and fly free.... 

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration is only available ONLINE.  Please follow the link: brahmakumaris.org/r/spirit-of-care

Madhuban forms and travel details are to be submitted in the usual way, via the local centres.

 

If you do not speak English fluently, please make sure with your national coordination teams that there will be someone in Madhuban who can translate for you during the retreat. If you have any questions please contact valeriane.bernard@ch.brahmakumaris.org.

 

Spirit of Care Retreat February 2019:

11 Feb        4 - 5:30 pm    Registrations

12 Feb        The inner sanctuary

13Feb         Baba’s gift of freedom

14 Feb        till 9.30 pm     Flying

 

In Baba’s yaad,

Spirit of Care Retreat Team

 

 

 

 

2018 Diwali templates have been uploaded in the Resources section of Onelink

25 October 2018

The 2018 Diwali templates for flyers and blessings have been uploaded in the Resources section of Onelink: Go to Resources, then English, then Special Occasion Kits, then Diwali and scroll to the folder Diwali_2018. 

Or click this link:

http://onelink.brahmakumaris.org/resources?p_p_id=20&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&_20_entryEnd=20&_20_displayStyle=&_20_viewEntries=1&_20_viewFolders=1&_20_folderStart=0&_20_action=browseFolder&_20_struts_action=%2Fdocument_library%2Fview&_20_folderEnd=20&_20_entryStart=0&_20_folderId=26774882

 

 

March Silence Retreat at ORC

25 October 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,
 
There will be a Silence Retreat at ORC from 3rd to 8th March. Arrivals will be on 3rd March and  departures after breakfast on 8th March, and we encourage all those who would like to stay on for the Delhi Double Foreigners program to remain in ORC on 9th and 10th of March.

The Delhi event will be held at the Indira Gandhi stadium for around 30,000 people, Brij Mohan bhai, Ashaben and the Delhi family would love as many double foreigners as possible to stay and take part. We will send more details soon.
 
The Silence Retreat is aimed only for NCs, NCTs and CCs and those over 25 years in gyan.
 
More information about the Silence Retreat is enclosed in the invitation together with the link for registration which is also below:
 
brahmakumaris.org/r/retreat-into-silence  
 
In Baba's remembrance,
Silence Retreat Team

 

 

International Youth Forum Retreat Registrations for Dec 2018 & Jan 2019

14 October 2018

Om Shanti and Greetings of Love,

 

This email contains the invitations (jpeg/png attached) and online registration links for the IYF Retreats to be held in Madhuban (December 2018) and Delhi (Jan 2019).

 

We would appreciate it if you could organise for it to be circulated to all BK youth and centres in your area/region as soon as possible.  

 

The Young Yagya Instruments Retreat is by invitation only and we are checking with all NCO's separately about participation from their countries. Once participants are approved, they will receive a personal invitation.

 

This year we will offer an additional special retreat at ORC for International Youth and Bharat Youth together. It is by 'invitation only', and for youth who are already pukka in BK lifestyle. If you would like us to send a Youth from your country a personal invitation, please email their name and email address to iyf@brahmakumaris.org.

 

If you have any questions please send an email to iyf@brahmakumaris.org.

 

Thank you.

 

In Baba's yaad,

BK Maureen and BK Gopi

 

 

Save the Dates: NC & CCs 40 years and under, CNC Meeting, NC/CC Retreat, Board Retreat and Silence Retreat (ORC)

8 October 2018

Dear NCs & CCs, Loving Greetings.

 

SAVE THE DATE S :

18 – 19 Feb – Pre-retreat gathering of NCs & CCs 40 years and under (physical age)

20 – 21 Feb – CNC Meeting

21 – 27 Feb – NC/CC Retreat

28 Feb – 1 Mar – Board Retreat

4 – 7 Mar – Silence Retreat (ORC)

 

Arrivals and Departures – Manmohini Complex

The CNC Meeting, NC/CC Retreat, and BK Board Retreat will be held in Manmohini Complex in Shantivan, and you are invited to stay in Shantivan from the morning of 20th February onwards.  Departures will be on 28th February, except for those who will be attending the Board Retreat in Shantivan on 28th February and 1st March, for whom departures will be on 2nd March.

 

The Avyakt Meeting will be on 17th February or 3rd March for those attending the Retreats. 

 

Pre-retreat gathering of those NCs and CCs who are 40 years and under, of physical age

Again this season, there will be a gathering of those NCs and CCs who are 40 years and under, of physical age. This will take place in Gyan Sarovar on 18-19 February and more information will be sent to you.

 

CNC Meeting

The Meeting of the Council of National Co-ordinators will be held at Auditorium B, Manmohini Complex, starting at11am on 20th February, with Registration and Morning Tea at 10am, and conclude at 11am on 21st February 2019.  A separate invitation with more information and registration link will be sent to the NCs/NCTs closer to the time.

 

NC/CC Retreat

The NC/CC Retreat will be held from 21 - 27 February 2019 in Manmohini Auditorium in Shantivan. The theme we will be exploring for this year's retreat is ‘Nimit - Responsibility with Humility’.

 

Morning Tea and Registration for the NC/CC Retreat will be on 21st morning from 10.30am-11.30am, and the opening session of the NC/CC Retreat will be at 11.30am on 21st February. The retreat will conclude on the evening of 27th February at 7.30pm 

 

A special yoga bhatti will also be arranged for those not attending the CNC on 20th February evening.

Who can attend?

·   One National Coordinator plus one representative, or two members of the NCT;

·   One Board Member (to be invited by NC); and

·   Centre Coordinators

 

Board Retreat

The 5th BK Board Retreat will be held in the Auditorium in Manmohini Complex on 28th February and 1st March. This Retreat is specifically for Board Members and NCs/NCTs. The main theme of this year’s Board Retreat is Caring Management. In last year’s event, they explored spirituality in the Yagya administration including interviews with seniors, panel conversations, parallel sessions on practical and relevant matters, and also movement and fun! Participants appreciated the opportunity to get together and to know other board members, to explore the marriage of governance and spirituality, the integration of pure love and benevolent law. A separate invitation and registration link will be sent closer to the time.

 

Silence Retreat at ORC

There will be a Silence Retreat at ORC from 3rd to 8th March. Arrivals will be on 3rd March and the Retreat will finish on8 March, and we hope that people will stay on for the Delhi program on 9th and 10th. This is aimed only for NCs, NCTs and CCs and those over 25 years in gyan.

 

Event in Delhi

There will be a special event on 9th and 10th March in Delhi, previously attended by double foreigners from over 70 countries.  As many Double Foreigners as possible are welcome to attend and participate. For now this is just a diary note and we will be sending you more information.

 

Design Team

A design team representing all the regions is helping to plan the program for the retreat in consultation with us, and the Latin Americas are taking overall responsibility for hosting the retreat this year.

 

This email is to give you advance notice so that you may plan your time accordingly. More information will be emailed to you in the coming months with details on how to register and prepare for our time together.

 

We look forward to seeing you.

 

In Baba's yaad,

 

RCs

 

 

Rings for First Timers during their Madhuban Visit

8 October 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Warmest greetings of love,

 

We are writing with regard to those BKs from your Centres who will be visiting Madhuban as 'first timers' this season.

 

As you know first timers are invited to join a ring ceremony during their Madhuban visit and in this ceremony all the first timers receive a special ring which signifies their commitment to this spiritual life. 

 

It is felt that for a commitment of this kind, it is appropriate that the person receiving the ring be 18 years or above. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate the patience of those who have not yet reached this age. When they do, their ring will be waiting for them. 

 

It would be wonderful if you could kindly convey this information to your students in advance of their Madhuban visit. 

 

Much love,

In Baba's yaad,

RCs

 

 

International BK Children's Retreat - 26 to 30 December, Gyan Sarovar (age group 6 - 12)

18 September 2018

 

Dear Centre Coordinators

Greetings of Love and Remembrance

Theme of International BK Children's Retreat 2018 is -
'THE GOLDEN SPARROWS FOR GOLDEN ERA'
26th to 30th Dec 2018, GYAN SAROVER
(Age group 6 - 12)

As the time is heading towards the end of the cycle, reminding us about the Golden age, the team of ICR has chosen a very beautiful theme of this year 2018 - 'THE GOLDEN SPARROWS FOR GOLDEN ERA'

We warmly welcome the children from across the world to this 5 days retreat. In this beautiful retreat, children will enjoy the experience of their golden sanskars of ROYALTY, REALITY and DIVINITY. While being in the loving hands of the Goldsmith - BaapDada, they will also happily experience the transformation within...from real Gold to Golden Sparrows . These little Golden Sparrows can now fly from one branch to another, spreading the message of Golden Era through their glittering deity sanskars...and with a song in their hearts - 'We the Golden Sparrows are the one who will open the gate of the Golden Era.'  

All the BK children of age group 6-12 who are willing to participate in the International BK Children's Retreat this year are most welcome. Kindly register before 15th of December 2018 by filling the attached form. Please send the filled form to Sr Karen N asiaretreatcentre@brahmakumaris.org together with a copy to your NC. More information about the Retreat is attached.


Note:
·  There will be a special cultural evening on 30th December for the children. Those who want to present any cultural items, please bring your own costume along with you.
·  Children’s parent/guardian should accompany their child with an FM radio for BapDada’s meeting.


For any further information please contact Sr Meera meera.nagananda@my.brahmakumaris.org


In Baba's yaad,
Retreat Coordinators
International BK Children’s Retreat

 

Click here for International BK Children's Retreat Information Document

 

Click here for International BK Children's Retreat Personal Details Form

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Spirituality - A Series of 42 short videos by Sister Jayanti

12 September 2018

 

Dear Centre Coordinators,


We are happy to share with you the fruit of a collective work: "Essential Spirituality" – 42 short videos emerging from an insightful interview with Sister Jayanti aiming at offering a practical application of Baba’s knowledge for everyone. Please see it as a "tool box" that can be used for service in many ways. Here are some examples:
 
- Personal learning
- Video presentation during a public event, workshop or VIP meeting.
- Background for seminars that can be structured as a course offered at the centre on practical spirituality in daily life
- Sharing of the videos on Social Media with your local contacts
 
All the videos are available on the International Website at: http://www.brahmakumaris.org/

 

You can also see how this project has been launched at the same time by a spiritual group called "Conscious Good Media". They really found Sister Jayanti's talks inspiring and they wanted to post it on their website. It shows how Sister Jayanti's presentations are relevant and accessible to everyone. You can see their post here: www.consciousgood.com/profile/Sister-Jayanti
 
Please share and use these videos as much as possible so that their content can bring maximum benefit to all.

 

If you have any questions then please send an email to info@brahmakumaris.org

With loving regards to all,

 

RCs

 

 

 

Please Re-Register: Retreat with Center Residents,
Gita Pathashala Co-ordinators & Right Hands of Centres - October 2018

10 September 2018

 

 

Dear Centre Coordinators,


It seems there were a few problems with the registration website, so if anyone has registered, but not received an email confirmation, please ask them to re-register.

Also, please ask anyone who is joining this retreat to register by 23 September, and they should receive an email confirming their details.

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/2018CR-GPC-RH-Retreat

 
The RCs are inviting all Centre Residents, Gita Pathshala coordinators and Right Hands of Centres to a retreat in Shantivan from 9-16 October 2018, with the theme of RIGHT HAND INSTRUMENTS FOR BABA.
 
The RCs felt that just as the NCs and CCs have a special annual retreat, that we should have a special retreat for all those living in centres, those coordinating Gita Pathshalas or Class Locations and those Brothers and Sisters that are very involved in service (and any Centre Coordinator who cannot attend the NC/CC Retreat next February 2019).
 
We want the retreat to fulfil your needs, so, even if you are not coming to the retreat, please fill the survey you will find on the website https://goo.gl/forms/Hqw9LpfKy3W4Ii3E2
 
Many of the seniors will be present to give quality time to create an atmosphere of sustenance and learning.
 
In Baba’s yaad, 
 
RCs

 

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/2018CR-GPC-RH-Retreat

 

 

 

 

9-16 October Retreat with Center Residents, Gita Pathashala Co-ordinators & Right Hands of Center in Shantivan

6 August 2018

 

Dear Centre Co-ordinators,

 

Please forward this retreat information and registration link to all the residents of your centre, the Gita Pathshala's in connection with you, and those who are your right hands in service. 

 

The Right hands are those souls who do not live at the centre or Gita Partshala but are there daily giving full and regular support to the centres activities.

 

In Baba’s yaad, 

 

RCs

Retreat Message in PDF format

 

 

 

Peace of Mind Guidelines and Invitation documents

13 July 2018

 

Dear POM and National Coordinators

Om shanti.

 

The Peace of Mind retreat is 1-8 October 2018.

 

Please see attached the Guidelines for RCs, NCs and NCTs and invitation documents. Please read the Guidelines so that you can suggest who you would like to invite.

 

There has been some discussion about quotas and enabling the most number of participants to attend. Below are the suggested quotas for this year. Please advise if you have any concern about this.

 

REGION

2018 Quota

2017 Quota

2017 Actual

Africa

15

20

11

Americas

45

30

18

Asia Pacific

45

50

35

Europe, UK and Middle East

50

50

67

Russia, CIS and Baltic Countries

25

30

16

India

 

 

1

TOTAL

180

180

148

Please let me know who you want to invite.

Also, et us know who and how many you are planning to invite so we cooperate with the regional quotas.

 

In Baba's yaad,

Br Erik

 

Click below links to download the documents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Resources Available for Didi Manmohinin's Day on 28 July

10 July 2018

A PowerPoint about Didi as well as blessings for Didi's Day are now available under Resources/ English/ Special Occasion Kits/ Didi Manmohini: https://bit.ly/2NAWoCJ

Many thanks to Sister Judi Rich!

 

 

 

Rakhi Blessings, etc. Now Available for Download

29 June 2017

Dear All, Templates for Rakhi 2018 (i.e. poster and blessings) are now available under Resources: https://bit.ly/2Mu8Rqc

In Baba's yaad,
Sister Judi & the Onelink Team

 

 

 

Om Shanti Conversations - USA 40th Anniversary Initiative

1 June 2018

Instruments in the USA wish to share this initiative
and its resources with other centers around the world in the event others would like to adapt these resources to your respective service places.

 You can find the resources here.

In celebration of 40 years of service in the USA, Sister Mohini is encouraging BK centers throughout the USA to support a series of conversations on peace, something we are calling “Om Shanti Conversations”. In proposing this year of “om shanti conversations,” we took several things into account:  “Om Shanti” (Peace) is our spiritual foundation, our original dharma.   Om Shanti is where we started historically as “Om Mandli,” and it is what we are known for today.  Finally, Third Sunday World Peace Meditation is something we have done faithfully since the beginning of service in the USA.

The purpose of these conversations is to allow the inner voice of peace or “Om Shanti” to emerge in daily life in the many places where we serve.  By offering a listening space where deep listening is more important than talking, these dialogues-of-the-heart will take place in an atmosphere of trust.  Our aim is that participants will feel that we are listening to them with attention and without judgment as they look at beliefs and experiences lying buried within the subconscious.  This will allow for deep inner peace to emerge and the power of peace to develop.

You can design these conversations in whatever way works best for your center.  Some centers in Florida are holding them before the Third Sunday World Peace Meditation.  Others will hold them on a Saturday or on a weekday evening.  Some are panning to build on the successful Om Café and other models from the past.  The only request is that you hold 1 conversation each month for the balance of the year.  


We will provide a simple conversation guide and resources to support your conversations.  We welcome your ideas and other approaches to spreading a wave of peace throughout the USA during these turbulent times.

At the “Serve–in-the-USA” conversation held on January 13, 2018 at Harmony House, participants were asked to consider what people in the USA most need in these fragile times, and what we might do to be of service. The daylong program yielded posters, ideas and most importantly, deep and honest sharing from participants’ individual experiences.  There was enthusiasm for celebrating our 40-year anniversary as a Year of Peace by hosting locally designed programs and “Om Shanti Conversations” around this theme.   
Sister Mohini shared her personal reflections with the group, emphasizing the importance of creating an inner atmosphere to carry us through these times:

“I encourage you to make wishes for yourselves for 2018. My wishes for myself are to be filled with love, to remain peaceful inside and to be victorious.   It’s the thoughts we hold inside that give us strength or make us weak.  When we allow ourselves to be absorbed in the “outside forecast,” then we may become filled with worry and anxiety, feeling timid and overly cautious. If we listen to our “inner forecast” and create thoughts that will sustain us – thoughts of hope, trust and inner peace -- then we gain the spiritual capacity and strength to live with confidence and to serve others.  Whenever possible, create inner civility, inner security and an inner commitment to truth.  Then you will be an example of what the world most needs.”

Please plan now to host an Om Shanti Conversation each month on any theme related to peace.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Om Shanti,
The 40th Anniversary Team
Sister Mohini and Sisters Gayatri, Kathy, Kala, Judy, Waddy, Madhavi and Helen

 

 

 

Dates for Madhuban Season 2018/19 and other special dates

28 May 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Re: Dates for Madhuban Season 2018/19 and other special dates

 

SEASON’S DATES AND DOUBLE FOREIGNER’S PROGRAMME

Madhuban is welcoming us and this season we have the fortune of 12 groups for the Avyakt meeting. Below is a schedule of dates for the 2018/19 season.

 

This time, the good news is that there is a special meeting for all Double Foreigners in October. Munniben has kept Manmohini Complex just for us so that we can all come together as an international BK family. A few thousand can be accommodated comfortably and we will have plenty of space for all our activities. The Double Foreigner Program Team are creating a special programme for us from the 8th - 17th October.

 

The overall theme for this season’s Double Foreigner Program is:

 

Eternal Mantras: Manmanbhav and Madhayajibhav

 

Detailed information will be sent to you in advance.

 

Of course, Double Foreigners will be welcome at each of the meetings and there will be a special programme arranged for a period of 8 to 10 days within the group dates, for eight of the groups.

 

It is requested that double foreigners come for one meeting, and adhere to the Group Dates, as there are just few days in between for cleaning of rooms before the next group comes.

 

VISITING PANDAV BHAWAN AND GYAN SAROVAR 

All the activities for this first group will be in Shantivan as your special program will be arranged in Shantivan. From the 15th October onwards there will be the opportunity to visit Pandav Bhawan and Gyan Sarovar by making day trips up the mountain. On the 20th October, all those who are still in Shantivan will be asked to move to Gyan Sarovar and Pandav Bhawan.  As there are various programmes taking place in Pandav Bhawan and Gyan Sarovar earlier in October, it will not be possible to move up the mountain before the 20th October.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Those who need small rooms due to health, couples who need a room together or the elderly, are best to come in October when the facilities are available, or come for the meetings on 18th March or 2nd April. Please avoid coming for 17th February meeting as the NCs & CCs will be there and it's also much colder in mid-February.

 

We look forward to an uplifting season during this year of completion.

 

With love,

In Baba's yaad,

 

RCs

 

GROUP DATES

GROUPS

ARRIVAL DATES

AVYAKT MEETING

DEPARTURE DATES

SPECIAL DF PROGRAM DATES

Group 1

6-7 October

Friday 12 October

20-21 October

8 – 17 October

Group 2

24-25 October

Sunday 28 October

8-9 November

26 October – 2 Nov

Group 3

10-11 November

Thursday 15 November

21-22 November

No Special DF program

Group 4

26-27 November

Friday 30 November

6-7 December

No Special DF program

Group 5

8-9 December

Saturday 15 December

20-21 December

No Special DF program

Group 6

22-23 December

Monday 31 December

5-6 January

24 December – 1 Jan

Group 7

7-8 January

Friday 18 January

20-21 January

11 – 19 January

Group 8

22-23 January

Saturday 2 February

4-5 February

No Special DF program

Group 9

7-8 February

Sunday 17 February

20-21 February

11 – 19 February

Group 10

23-24 February

Sunday 3 March

9-10 March

25 February – 6 March

Group 11

11-12 March

Monday 18 March

25-26 March

14 – 21 March

Group 12

27-28 March

Tuesday 2 April

9-10 April

29 March – 5 April

 

SPECIAL DAYS AND SEASON DATES:

 

MAMA’S DAY  Sunday 24 June 2018

DIDI MANMOHINI’S DAY – Saturday 28 July 2018

DADI PRAKASHMANI’S DAY – Saturday 25 August 2018

RAKSHA BANDHAN – Sunday 26 August 2018

JANAMASHTAMI – Sunday 2 September 2018

PEACE OF MIND RETREAT  1 to 8 October 2018 (by invitation)

RETREAT WITH CENTRE RESIDENTS, GITA PATHSHALA COORDINATORS AND RIGHT HANDS OF CENTRES – Tuesday 9 to Monday 16 October 2018

NAVRATRI – Tuesday 9 to Thursday 19 October 2018 (9 day festival)

AVYAKT MEETING – Friday 12 October 2018

INNER PEACE INNER POWER Retreat – Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 October 2018

(For those from Asian/Middle Eastern cultural groups by invitation)

DUSSEHRA – Friday 19 October 2018

TEACHERS TRAINING IN ORC – Wednesday 23 to Tuesday 30 October 2018

AVYAKT MEETING – Sunday 28 October 2018

DIWALI – Wednesday 7 November 2018

AVYAKT MEETING – Thursday 15 November 2018

AVYAKT MEETING – Friday 30 November 2018

AVYAKT MEETING – Saturday 15 December 2018

YOUNG YAGYA INSTRUMENTS RETREAT – Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 December 2018

INTERNATIONAL BK CHILDREN’S FACILITATORS RETREAT – Monday 24 December 2018

INTERNATIONAL BK CHILDREN’S RETREAT – Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 December 2018

INTERNATIONAL RETREAT FOR 13-15 YEAR OLDS – Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 December 2018

INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT – Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 December 2018

INTERNATIONAL BK PARENTS RETREAT – Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 December 2018

AVYAKT MEETING – Monday 31 December 2018

AVYAKT MEETING – Friday 18 January 2019

AVYAKT MEETING – Saturday 2 February 2019

AVYAKT MEETING  Sunday 17 February 2019

MEETING OF NCs & CCs 40 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER – Mon 18 to Tue 19 February

NC/CC RETREAT (INCLUDING CNC MEETING) – Wed 20 to Wed 27 February – Manmohini Complex

AVYAKT MEETING – Sunday 3 March 2019

SHIV RATRI – Monday 4 March 2019

DELHI PROGRAM – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March 2019

AVYAKT MEETING – Monday 18 March 2019

HOLI – Wednesday 20 March 2019

DHURIYA – COLOUR DAY – Thursday 21 March 2019 (no travel in India until 2-3pm)

AVYAKT MEETING – Tuesday 2 April 2019

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Invitation to International BK Gujarati Retreat 6-12 July, 2018

12 April 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

REMINDER: Invitation to International BK Gujarati Retreat 6-12 July 2018

 

Om Shanti. Please find enclosed an invitation to the  International BK Gujarati Retreat which will be held at the Serve Africa Retreat Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

The theme for the retreat is 'Appreciating My Life: A retreat to reconnect and love yourself from Within'.  

 

The retreat will be held from 6th July - 12th July 2018.

 

There will also be the opportunity to spend two nights in Masai Mara National Park or have a silence retreat at the centre.

 

It will be a beautiful chance to attend the retreats and receive sustenance from seniors and meet the international BK Gujarati families which will recharge, motivate and strengthen you in your efforts.

 

Please pass on this invitation to those students from the Gujarati background who would be interested in attending the retreat. 

 

For more information or registration please send an email to sarc@brahmakumaris.org

 

In Baba's yaad,

Sr Vedanti

 

 

 

 

 

Important Notice - Events Management System Changes Due to GDPR (Phase 1)

1 April 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,


(Please forward this to the person updating your Events Management System) 

 

Om Shanti and greetings of love from London.

 

This email is concerning the BKWSU Events Management System that you may be using to upload events to your website or using for Online Retreat Registrations.

 

From 25th May 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) will take effect for all European citizens, no matter where they are living in the world. Therefore on an international level, we would like to 'clean up' any data we store and then get specific consent for any personal data we decide to collect from now onwards. While we recognise that this is not a legal requirement for all countries, it will benefit everyone to do this.

 

We will therefore soon begin the 'clean up' work required on The Events Management System and in the next few weeks (starting from 2 April) we will be carrying out the following tasks:

 

  • All events registration forms - on the system - that have not been used in the past two years will be deleted. If these forms are required in the future we will have to re-create them.
  • All registration data collected for ALL 'past' events will be 'cleaned' so that no personal data remains. The registrations themselves will remain to enable you to carry out statistical analysis of event attendance if ever required, but any information which can identify an individual - including their name and email address - will be cleared. 
  • All remaining 'active' Event Registration Forms will have a Consent Statement added which people will have to agree to before their data can be stored. 
  • We will also be adding a link to our Privacy Policy at the bottom of all forms.

 

There are many more changes planned for the coming few months, but we will be starting initially with the above list in Phase 1.

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do contact Vasanti on vasanti.patel@uk.brahmakumaris.org.

 

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support

 

In Baba's yaad

GDPR Team London

 

 

 
 

 

Copyright-free photos of Sister Jayanti's meditation sessions on the World Economic Forum (WEF) public website

25 March 2018

Om Shanti.

 

Here is a a series of short interviews with people at WEF Davos (including Sister Jayanti) on what would bring about gender equality, which is on the facebook page of German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/dw.business/videos/10157096118950558/

 

And here are ome photos of Sister Jayanti's meditation sessions at Davos are now available on Flickr via the World Economic Forum's main website

 

 

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=15237218%40N00&view_all=1&text=2018%20meditation

 

General photos of the event are at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/

 

The photos are not copyright protected - anyone can use them.

 

Love and remembrance

Rachel

 

 

 

NC/CC Retreat 2018 Presentation & Photo Links

25 March 2018

Dear NCs & CCs,

 

NC/CC Retreat 2018 Presentation Links

 

Please find below presentation links for the GDPR presentation, Ancestor Video and all the classes held during the NC/CC Retreat, together with a beautiful poem read out at the CNC meeting, reminding us all of our great task and responsibility, which is attached.

 

In Baba's yaad,

 

NC/CC Retreat Team

 

GDPR Presentation Link

19 GDPR_Madhuban_Feb2018_Presentations - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RsQIELCzv_JI64gFZcun--TNkW8HFmki

 

NCCC 2018 Classes Video Presentation Link

01 Blessings - Dadi janki Ji 17-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lWDONT7Q4OBV-FffRPL_tOCT3LqZhEoT

02 Dr Nirmala Didi & Bro Ken 17-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GjZX42MNZ_OcX5mZED_xZohrBkmDhhzG

03 Seminar-1 Chakradhari Didi 17-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=19Vxft_ypEuOxW7tbFeDFGqK-9oymTKNP

04 Spirit of Om Mandali - Hall A 17-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_X6F2rUzOFsTOftwmITa3JxZGXRxdGi6

05 The Magic of Trance-Sr Vedanti & Sr Kala17-2 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uK_l0H1I4uA8fYgWjJquSwdmHS2Yb9gP

06 Metamorphisis of Brahma Baba-Nirwair Bhai18-2 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kyGDBypnKjqAiIFhbMHxQ_CyKooSkClo

07 Panel with Seniors NCs 18-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1APonbzRIZE1n1uWkID4FVfeq_Y0MNVML

08 Yoga Bhatti Commentary 18-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AFkFKr3Hh8lv23IKMTOnYUJ73BmIMxrC

09 Activity & Creative Meditation 18-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ju1WD7op76rRMkubCctBPcqaQLU4G7Lh

10 Madhuban Gift by Munni Behn 18-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XenQp1GYHOd0piEnmy3scl7z9fEPi4PL

11 Care and Welbeing Workshop-Sr. Valerine19-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tbQ4noK9F8c49li7itTF9NgOVlyboxZr

12 Evening Discussion & Yoga Bhatti 19-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=18N5lgY_Gfac9udvoj6Z2qaCpmv7MuEa-

13 NC CCs Workshop Seminar-III 19-2-2018 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=17y7sQhDevy99pEhSviTbJvNw2Nq01ks7

14 Spirituality in Motion Sis Tanya 19-02-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a971F3rdg3CZLPlkX84ILyTsKxJUc6SN

15 Rise of Om Mandali- Dadi Ratanmohini 20-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bH5Obfe8ryesOXvBNC6uIlXECAr0oM71

16 Panel of RCs 20-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ROKijwH0xlsxbuGdhu1XgcDFOh1EBMcQ

17 English Murli - Sudesh Didi 17-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=17xZX6IwaaD8Q7qxBMnJblG-RhiC7OpnM

18 English Murli - Jyanti Didi 18-2-18 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YTpPUhJEYi-N_jVpAzr_mmABpa-qO8PG

19 GDPR_Madhuban_Feb2018_Presentations - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RsQIELCzv_JI64gFZcun--TNkW8HFmki

20 Being an Ancestor Video - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g0OGhQg7fYdtzi4Zq6PWj-ymxB2p1BH_

 

Link to Retreat Photos

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X_ET8tbpbInFCgodUx0XpdNnrYx5Xso0