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Benefits of Lock-down Time, Nairobi, Kenya

28 September 2020

Dear Divine family around the Globe, Om Shanti and Greetings from Sr Vedanti and Nairobi Family. 

Centre residents and Nairobi family took the most benefit from this time of Lockdown, which we would like to share with you all.

  • Variety of experiences in the Yoga bhattis for 122 days: light & might house, angel, soul world experience, quarantine experience, the sacrificial fire, cave yoga, charging every corner of the house etc. which gave a lot of benefit to the self and giving sakash to the world

  • 14 Day Yoga race for the region which collected over 25,000 hours    

  • An experience of the deep silence of angelic stage, while maintaining social distancing, 10 centre residents gave dristi to almost 200 souls in which they received rakhi, blessing and toli.

  • 226 Online Murli in Hindi & English & Classes conducted by teachers from other countries.

  • 85 Online Classes conducted  for other countries.

  • Distributed toli to students the whole month in July giving Madhuban experience. 

  • Visited 109 BK families and contacts to give them courage and enthusiasm.

  • Godly Power Introduction https://youtu.be/4Dzu9oQvj0k

Godly Yoga Power Bank was inaugurated on 16 August https://youtu.be/UsVOlMjJuAI  

  • 21,512 hours of Meditation were deposited in 15 days of August.

  • Today we have almost 850 representatives from 60 countries.

  • This project is giving so much power to the self, others and the world.   

  • Participants will deposit their hours of meditation at the end of September to present to Bapdada on 2 Oct 2020

  • 29 August 2020 turned into a memorable Journey of 29 Years from Global Cooperation to Godly Power.  3 decades ago, the Global Museum for a Better World was inaugurated on 29 August 1991. A unique memorable journey, the news of which will follow shortly. 

  • Sr Vedanti’s 75th birthday was celebrated as Divine day. 

  • 18 families offered bhog for all souls who have moved on to their onward journey. 

  • FOP has hosted 2 programmes online. 

  • 3 Days International BK Gujarati retreat was conducted online. 

  • Godly Power Bank has attracted 2 organizations to host programmes in the centre.

- Nairobi Family

 

 

Invitation to Online International BK Gujarati Retreat 25 - 27 September

20 September 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, Om Shanti.

Please find attached an invitation to the Online International BK Gujarati Retreat September 2020

 

Theme: Recharge Yourself - Reuniting with our Pure Essence

 

A beautiful chance to receive sustenance from the seniors which will recharge, motivate and strengthen you in your efforts for the present time.

 

Date: Friday 25 - Sun 27 September 2020

                                                                                                                                 

Time:

Kenya Time: 3.00p m - 5.00 pm  

(India Time 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm)

Please register online:

 

http://tiny.cc/2awusz

 

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

 

In Baba's yaad,

Sr Vedanti

Brahma Kumaris
Serve Africa Retreat Centre, Nairobi
Emailsarc@brahmakumaris.org

 

 

 

 

 

Transformation - Corona to Crown Nairobi - Kenya News

13 September 2020

Transformation - Corona to Crown

Nairobi, Kenya

10 September 2020

 Dear Divine family around the world,

 

Greetings from Sr Vedanti.  The year 2020 has been a special year for us in which we experienced major Transformation: from Corona to Crown.

 

 We went through a Lockdown Inner journey of 122 days from 16 March – 15 July that included various bhattis - light & might house, angel, soul world experience, quarantine experience, the sacrificial fire, cave yoga, charging every corner of the house etc. 

 

 This gave birth to the Godly Power Bank, an initiative to increase the power of yoga and spread this power to the world.  For more details on Godly Power Bank, please this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17p_pllUnR4azAXRdwNJyNtyJ3wqXo8yi/view?usp=sharing

 

The bank has been set up in the auditorium of the Nairobi Centre. The owner of the bank Shivbaba on the stage. 18 management staff sit at their respective desks in a semi-circle. The space in the middle is for customers.  The departments are:  Owner of Bank, Managing Director, Bank Manager, Company Secretary, Forex Manager, Customer Service Manager (x2), Personal Manager (x2) Chief Cashier & Cashiers (x2), IT Manager, Loans Manager (x2), Public Relations Manager and Health Manager (x2)

 

Each day an assignment is circulated via email and WhatsApp to representatives of respective departments, giving the activity for the day. The activities include giving sakash to those responsible in the yagya, each country and the media houses in these countries, all continents, professions & various categories, invoking souls who have left Baba to return, giving sakash of virtues and powers to souls, exchanging the negative to positive etc.  From time to time, each department receives guided meditation commentaries from various instruments.

 

The Godly Power Bank was officially inaugurated on 16 August 2020.  The report of the bank from 16 August – 10 September:

Number of Countries Participating: 51

Number of Representatives Worldwide: 770

Meditation Hours Deposited 16Aug – 31 Aug: 560 people 18,501 hours

 

New applications of those who want to join this bank are pouring in daily, where they send their name, photo, email, country, WhatsApp number and the department they want to join.  All these photos put up in the auditorium. 

 

We will be celebrating 13 September as a Divine Day as below.

 

6.00am – 7.00am          Murli class – Sakash for the Self

10.00am – 12.00noon    Sakash for the World

5.30pm – 7.30pm          Sakash for the 5 Elements

 

 

Best wishes

Sr Vedanti and Nairobi Family

Brahma Kumaris Nairobi 

 

 

 

 

Janmashtami Greeting and Godly Power Bank Initiative: Sister BK Vedanti - Nairobi, Kenya

11 August 2020

Dear divine family around the world, Om shanti and greeting for Janmashtami from Sister Vedanti.

 

Time is now signalling us that we have to become complete and perfect.  We have to be the divine images giving visions for the future.

 

In Nairobi, we are initiating a project Godly Power Bank for BK’s in Africa from Sunday 16th August 2020, the preparations of which have started from 7 August.  Godly Power Bank will be open 24/7 to increase yoga power and spread this power to the world. 

 

14 responsible yogis were invited to a game of chance, by picking a chit to determine which department they would be responsible for.  Drama chose the accurate management staff for this bank.

 

The departments are: the Owner of Bank, Managing Director, Bank Manager, Secretary, Forex Manager, Customer Service Managers (x2), Personal Managers (x2), Chief Cashier, Cashiers (x2), IT Manager, Loans Manager and PR Manager.  The roles of the departments are attached herewith.

 

These 14 yogis will oversee the 11 departments of the bank.  The bank has been set up in the classroom with 14 management staff sitting at their respective desks in a semi-circle, with the owner of the bank Shivbaba on the stage.  The space in the middle is for customers.

 

An invitation is sent to all bk’s in Africa to apply to join this project.  They can apply by sending their photo, name and email address. Once their application is approved, they are requested to select the department they want to join.   They are then guided further what each department’s role is in the bank.

 

Over 180 members have already joined this initiative.  To feel their subtle presence, a collage of their photos is pinned up in the classroom.

 

We are sending an open invitation to whoever wishes to join subtly. We are happy to welcome you.  Your good wishes from the heart will boost the success of the project.

 

Regard

 

Sister Vedanti & Nairobi family

Brahma Kumaris Nairobi 

 

Godly Power Bank Departments in PDF format

 

 

 

 

Various Yoga Bhatti continues..... Nairobi - Kenya

8 August 2020

Report in PDF format

 

 

A Unique Talk in Hindi on “Bhagwanuvaach” from Shrimat Bhagwad Geeta – Every Weekend - Sponsored by Brahma Kumaris Lagos

1 August 2020

 

Lagos Brahma Kumaris invites One & All for A Unique Talk in Hindi on “BHAGWANUVAACH” from the Shrimat Bhagwad Geeta – The Most Auspicious and Ancient Code of Human Civilisation for Healthy and Happy Living with Sis. BK Usha,  Senior Rajyoga Teacher, Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu.

 

Every Weekend From 1st August to 13th September 2020

Saturday: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  and September 5, 12

Sunday:  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 13

Timings:

Lagos / UK: 8-9.30 am | Bharat: 12.30 – 2 pm Nairobi: 10-11.30 am | South Africa: 7-8.30 am Italy / Germany: 9-10.30 am | Ghana: 7-8.30 am

New York / Caribbean / Atlanta: 3-4.30 am

 

Note: Kindly connect as per your time Zone by matching it with any of the above time zones.

 

Zoom Meeting ID: 882 0443 9307

Password: 1GODSPEAKS

YouTube CHANNEL: BK LAGOS

 

About BK Usha:

BK Usha is a Management Trainer, a Motivational Speaker, a Spiritual Counselor, an Author, and a Television Personality. She is a friend, philosopher, and guide for many around the world. Her guidance encourages people to overcome mental stress, anxiety, addictions, and low self-esteem. She has done research on the great epics of India, “Ramayana” and “Bhagwad Gita.”

 

 

 

 

Happy Raksha Bandhan from Sister BK Vedanti, Nairobi

27 July 2020

 

 

 

Yoga Bhatti News from Nairobi, Kenya

15 June 2020

Click on Below Image to Play 25-second video

 

Dear Divine family, all my brothers and sisters around the world.

 

Good Morning and Greetings from Sr Vedanti. I would like to share some inspirational news of various yoga bhattis.   The time we have been indoors, Baba has inspired us into many various meditation bhatti programmes, which we have never done in our busy service lives.  We started with

 

Angel of the Day 16 March – 25 March

Daily one centre resident was in total silence becoming a light & might house

 

24 hours yoga bhatti 22 March – 4 April

Round the clock bhatti, which made the whole centre into an Angel House.  Each one took turns to sit in meditation for 1 hour.

 

16 hours yoga bhatti 6 April – 19 April

From 3am – 7pm Transformed the centre into a soul world spending more time with Baba who is in silence all the time

 

14 Days Meditation Race 14 April – 27 April 2020  

For the whole continent of Africa.  A total of approximately 8,117 hours yoga bhatti        

 

Lockdown yoga bhatti 18 April – 25 April

During this time each centre resident locked themselves in their rooms for 3 nights – 2 days for special silent bhatti.  They went in their room with their food and drink as well.  

 

14 hours Yoga bhatti 28 April

Every half an hour meditation from 5.00am – 7.00pm making the centre like paramdham covering 40 different areas of the centre.

 

Offering 44 varieties bhog 30 April 2020  

Being Thursday we Celebrated the 44 days various yoga bhattis by offering 44 types of bhog to Baba

 

14 hours Yoga bhatti 1 May – 3 May

4 nights - 3 days yoga bhatti in total isolation by one centre resident

 

Today it is 50 days since Baba has been inspiring us with these various bhatti and we thought we should share it with our sisters and brothers around the world.

 

If we start to share the experiences, it would take hours. We felt Baba filled us with many qualities, powers and Baba is using us for mansa seva for the world because, the world needs our sakash as it is suffering in various ways. There is a great change coming ahead of us where we need to meditate day and night to help the whole world, nature etc.

 

 

Special attention was kept on the below BapDada’s signal to have yoga tapasya according to the present time. (05/04/2020)  

       

• Today, Baba was giving the children very clear directions that now you should have yoga bhatthis for many hours and in that too

• At this time, two types of practise is necessary. One is to have the yoga of the intellect connected with Baba and the other is the practise of the angelic stage.  

• Now, tension is going to increase everywhere, many types of seriousness will increase.  At such a time, whether you children are at home or at the centre, all of you have to do maximum tapasya.  

• What you have been doing until now will not be enough for the future.  

• Yoga must not be that while walking and moving around, but you have to have yoga in the form of a bhatthi.  

• At amritvela and many times during the day, you have to specially sit and have disciplined yoga.  

• In yoga, especially draw Baba’s powers.  

• At that time, you don’t even need to think about doing service through your mind because when you do tapasya, others will automatically receive the vibrations of love and power. Like a candle keep your light ignited.

• The practise of the bodiless stage and the angelic stage are essential.  

• Let the yoga of the intellect be connected with Baba.  

• Let none of your physical senses be pulled nor have any thoughts of service

• Baba has given us this time to accumulate powers in ourselves.  Others will automatically experience power from you.  

• The situations are going to get very serious.  Therefore, we have to take this time even more seriously.

• Baba wants the children to experience the stage of being absorbed in love, the bodiless stage and the angelic stage because now, sorrow is going to increase a lot, lot more and that sorrow or difficulty should not touch you even slightly.  

• everyone has to do maximum tapasya sitting down and this is the true service for the world and for all those whom you know. 

• As much as possible, remain free from all tasks and all forms of speech for a few days.  

• Have yoga bhattis at the centres in the form of yoga-tapasya, so that all those at home also receive inspirations.  

• However many times you are able to sit and have yoga, do that!  

• Baba was giving this shrimat: Instead of serving through words and actions, as much as possible, stay in silence.  

• let there be silence in your words and silence of actions too.  

 

B K Vedanti and Nairobi Family

Brahma Kumaris Nairobi

 

 

 

 

The Holy Stars of the Earth - One-day Madhuban Experience Retreat on 10th May for BK Students, Africa Zone

2 May 2020

Download full retreat schedule here

Note that times are GMT zone: Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo

 

Website: http://brahmakumaris.org.gh

facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhiteLoutsCentre/

 

 

 

 

News and Greetings for the African Family from Sr Vedanti

20 April 2020

Sister Vedanti – News and Greetings for the African Family

 

My Dear Brahmin Family of Africa,

Om Shanti and greeting from Sr Vedanti. 

 

First time in the Kalpa, Drama has given us this wonderful time for solitude.  

This time is not going to come again for a long time to come.  

 

Let us all use this valuable time in a worthwhile way by creating race of meditation. 

 

Most of the world is in lockdown, with very little activities going on around.  In this silence around, let us increase our renunciation, tapasya and seva.

 

At this time, Baba is available to listen to us.  It’s time to create an atmosphere of Communicating with God in your centres, homes etc.  

 

Wherever you are talk to God:–

•         let go of whatever you are feeling within and become light

•         plan what transformation you want to bring in yourself to make yourself powerful

•         Giving subtle strength and support to the instruments who are alone in the centres and the whole Brahmin family

•         *Create commentaries of spreading powerful vibrations to those who are affected by the sickness, those who are caring for them, those who are in quarantine, those whose businesses and jobs are affected, those who are in fear and anxiety, those who feel lonely etc. *

•         Finish the sickness from the whole world.

 

You can note down the time spent in meditation during this time and by end of April send your hours to your NC who will then send it to Nairobi. 

 

We will make a collective gift from Africa of these yoga hours to our Beloved Bapdada and Dadi Jankiji in the subtle regions.

 

Share this message to all your students so that they can participate in this Meditation Race.

 

With Best Wishes

Vedantiben

 

 

 

 

 

Special Yoga Bhatti News from Nairobi

11 April 2020

Om Shanti. Om Shanti. Om Shanti. Dear Divine family, all my brothers and sisters around the world.

 

Good Morning and Greetings from Sr Vedanti. I would like to share some inspirations with you all for the present time. We had a yoga bhatti in Nairobi Centre round the clock 24hrs from 22nd March – 4 April for 14 days that came to 336 hours and added extra 6 hours with an overnight bhatti on 5 April that made it to 342hours. The centre had become like an Angel House.

 

If we start to share the experiences, it would take hours. We felt Baba filled us with many qualities, powers and Baba is using us for mansa seva for the world because, the world needs our sakash as it is suffering in various ways. There is a great change coming ahead of us where we need to meditate day and night to help the whole world, nature etc.

 

We have to be in-house even now due to the lockdown so how do we use this time? We need to make it special. We have planned to continue further with the bhatti for 16 hours a day from 3.00am – 7.00pm for 14 days from 6 April – 19 April 2020 in which we will transform the centre into a soul world with total silence so we can spend more time with Baba who is in silence all the time. The aim is not becoming conscious of the news of the world but to get lost in the remembrance of the Father. The atmosphere around the world will become better in a short time with our powerful thoughts.

 

According to drama, we have received the time for very big service. Don’t think you are stuck in the house, bored, tired, sad, weak and sick but think you are sitting in a cave of tapasya. We should not think that it is getting worse, but think what we have to do.


The work of the Father and you children is – to correct that which is spoilt, so think of correcting it.

 

If you are tired in the soul world, come to the subtle regions in your angelic form. Forget this corporeal world for this time and spread vibration to the ones who have left their bodies, to their relatives who are in sorrow and pain, the medical staff who are taking care, the ones who are sick in the hospital and at home, the ones in quarantine who are in depression & panic attacks and all those who are in fear because of their businesses closed, school closed everything closed. Now we remain very close with our Baba and that will open all the doors that are closed, and life will become normal in a few weeks. These vibrations can help the world as well. Fly and make others fly.

 

Dadi loved this time of silence and drama is so accurate that she became avyakt at this time when the whole world is sitting in silence and peace.

 

Regards Vedantiben Nairobi

 

 

 

 

Inspirations from Sr Vedanti and Special Yoga Bhatti News from Nairobi (Kenya)

9 April 2020

Om Shanti.  Om Shanti.  Om Shanti. 

 

Dear Divine family, all my brothers and sisters around the world - greetings from Sr Vedanti and the Nairobi Family.

 

Good Morning.  I would like to share some inspirations with you all for the present time.  We had a yoga bhatti in Nairobi Centre round the clock 24hrs from 22nd March – 4 April for 14 days that came to 336 hours and added extra 6 hours with an overnight bhatti on 5 April that made it to 342 hours.  The centre had become like an Angel House.

 

If we start to share the experiences, it would take hours.  We felt Baba filled us with many qualities, powers and Baba is using us for mansa seva for the world because, the world needs our sakash as it is suffering in various ways.  There is a great change coming ahead of us where we need to meditate day and night to help the whole world, nature etc.

 

We have to be in-house even now due to the lockdown so how do we use this time? We need to make it special.  We have planned to continue further with the bhatti for 16 hours a day from 3.00am – 7.00pm for 14 days, from 6 April – 19 April 2020 in which we will transform the centre into a soul world with total silence so we can spend more time with Baba who is in silence all the time.  The aim is not becoming conscious of the news of the world but to get lost in the remembrance of the Father.  The atmosphere around the world will become better in a short time with our powerful thoughts.

 

According to the drama, we have received the time for very big service.  Don’t think you are stuck in the house, bored, tired, sad, weak and sick but think you are sitting in a cave of tapasya. We should not think that it is getting worse, but think what we have to do.   The work of the Father and you children is – to correct that which is spoilt, so think of correcting it.

 

If you are tired in the soul world, come to the subtle regions in your angelic form.  Forget this corporeal world for this time and spread vibration to the ones who have left their bodies, to their relatives who are in sorrow and pain, the medical staff who are taking care, the ones who are sick in the hospital and at home, the ones in quarantine who are in depression & panic attacks and all those who are in fear because of their businesses closed, school closed everything closed.  Now we remain very close with our Baba and that will open all the doors that are closed, and life will become normal in a few weeks.  These vibrations can help the world as well.   Fly and make others fly.

 

Dadi loved this time of silence and drama is so accurate that she became avyakt at this time when the whole world is sitting in silence and peace.

 

Regards

Vedantiben

Brahma Kumaris Nairobi

 

 

 

Next FOP Retreat in Nairobi, Kenya: 19th (Arr) - 20th / 21st, June 2020

14 March 2020

Dear Divine Brothers & Sisters,

 

Please accept greetings of peace and love, and best wishes for a bountiful & content 2020, from the Future of Power Team!

 

This is to let you know that our next FOP Retreat will be in Nairobi, Kenya on the above dates. This will be the first FOP event in Africa and we expect it to be the loudest and hopefully the most successful!

 

We expect to invite participants from all our past events held in 68 Cities to date and spouses and with prior consultations with the FOP Team, any other interested to attend the Retreat.

 

Before and/or after the Retreat guests will have the opportunity to visit The Masai Mara National Park (Now one of the new Wonders of the World!) and the Kenya Coast which has one of the best beaches and resorts in the World.

 

More news and information will follow soon.

 

Have a wonderful New Year!

Much love

IBY

Nizar & the FOP Team

Please contact Sister Neetu on +91 9660761304 (Mobile + Whatsapp) for more information !!

 

Click below links for details about the places in PDF format:

 

The Coast

 

Mara

 

Nairobi