2020 Jan through Jun Asia Pacific News Archive 2020 Jan through Jun Asia Pacific News Archive

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Open your eyes to the Youniverse: Cultivating Gratitude with Sister Jayanti

15 May 2020

 

Dear Friend

 

Here’s something we think you won’t want to miss! Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse!

 

The second in the series is with Sr Jayanti speaking on Cultivating GratitudeSaturday 23 May 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST).

 

Sister Jayanti is a world renowned Yogini, an exceptional thinker, spiritual author, environmentalist and the Director of the Brahma Kumaris in the UK, Europe and Middle East. In Cultivating Gratitude, she will share an understanding of gratitude and provide practical steps to develop an attitude of gratitude!

 

To register go to: eventbrite.com.au/e/103876798300

 

Ask Sr Jayanti a question at: https://tinyurl.com/Questions4Jayanti

 

Open your eyes to the Youniverse! is a series of contemporary talks, conversations and interviews streamed live on YouTube via Zoom, monthly.

 

We look forward to seeing you there virtually and welcoming you back!

 

 

 

 

Malayasian Youth Network (MYNet) Reports on the "Movement Control Order" (MCO)

15 May 2020

Click here for full report in PDF format.

 

 

 

Meditation for World Peace ONLINE - Sunday 17 May, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

14 May 2020

 

This Sunday 17 May, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, we will gather from the comfort and safety of our own homes for our monthly 3rd Sunday Meditation for World Peace program. Find Zoom meeting link below.

 

The theme will be The Power of the Compassionate Heart. And we are delighted that Rev Dr Kim Cunio will join us to share his thoughts on the topic, followed by a meditation experience guided by Charlie Hogg.

 

Compassion generates love, kindness and support without boundaries. Compassionate love is true spiritual love involving care and consideration for everyone. It is free of selfish motives or aims and is that feeling of respect, reverence and regard for all. It is a pure intention of compassion to our individual family, community and also entire humanity.

 

We will start promptly at 11:00 am Sydney time. Can you please click onto and “enter" the meeting at least 5 minutes earlier to be sure that we can make best use of the time. Your microphones will be muted during the talk and meditation - but there will be an opportunity at the end to see & hear from you, and enjoy a sense of community.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://anu.zoom.us/j/349031495?pwd=T1VDN29JQnV1TDhWemM4MXE0dkRiZz09

 

Meeting ID: 349 031 495

Password: 550568

 

One tap mobile

+61370182005,,349031495# Australia

+61871501149,,349031495# Australia

 

Dial by your location

+61 3 7018 2005 Australia

+61 8 7150 1149 Australia

+61 2 8015 6011 Australia

 

Meeting ID: 349 031 495

Find your local number: https://anu.zoom.us/u/aeFtE5z3Xi 

 

Stay well. Take care.

 

 

Links for 7 live talks, 4th-10th May, Blue Mountains

14 May 2020

Dear friends,

 

This week's events are also listed on our webpage:   

https://brahmakumaris.org.au/blue-mountains-meditation-retreats/

 

Peter has offered to answer any questions on Friday, so please send questions in as soon as possible.

 

Enjoy your week

Warmest wishes

Sally

 

Living in Happiness

Monday 4th May, 10am

We all love happiness.  Is there any easy way to constantly live in happiness, especially amidst chaos, uncertainties and expectations?  Let's find out together.

.

May Ip has been practising Raja Yoga Meditation for 18 years and loves sharing this knowledge and experience.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/RnziDwrur_4

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

Don't Be Ordinary, Be Wonderful!

Tuesday 5th May, 10am

It is not what you do, but how you do it that makes the difference.

 

Christine Donehue likes to find creative and innovative ways to make positive changes in her personal life and work.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/NiMGrCOMJ2I

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experiencing the Soul.

Wednesday 6th May, 10am

Experiencing the soul is the first (and last) step to enlightenment. The session will include several meditation commentaries and some live didgeridoo music.

 

Warren Carey is a Raja Yoga Meditation teacher, Qigong Master and Pranic Healer.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/TvuF5tsrgpk

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

The Power of Virtues

Thursday 7th May, 10am

 

Sunil will be interviewed by Sally on how he has overcome adverse situations through his practise of Raja Yoga.

 

Sunil Nikalje has come from our spiritual headquarters in India to coordinate the kitchen at the retreat centre. He has experience in serving at a number of our overseas centres.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/V3-DywnXE20

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

A Conversation with Peter Damo

Friday 8th May, 10am

 

Peter Damo has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years.

He loves to encourage others to live a life that is peaceful and happy, a life without worry and stress. Peter will answer any questions that are sent in.

Please send in questions before the talk to bookings.bluemountains@au.brahmakumaris.org

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/Uahm9ovC2Ao

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

Putting Good Thoughts Into My Mind ... And Keeping Them There!

Saturday 9th May, 10am

We would like to always have our mind easily overflowing with the best and most powerful thoughts and feelings.  'Real life' can and does present formidable challenges that test our resolve and belief in ourself.  So, "Go into your own household, to understand your own awareness, settle your accounts and become powerful!".

 

Graham Jarman has a passion for sharing what he has learned by turning challenges into "toys" to be played with.  In the "household" of his life he wears many hats including father, carer and small business owner.

 

Please click here to join us live:  

https://youtu.be/D2YzP5Sal-o

The link will remain active after the talk

 

Third Eye Open

Sunday 10th May, 10am

The third eye, the eye of wisdom and in-sight. Opening the 3rd eye is not just a practice for meditation, but for living. As I move around, interact and look at the world around me what do I see?

 

Mark Brady has been practicing and living the Brahma Kumaris teachings and lifestyle for 35 years. He enjoys thinking deeply about this knowledge and sharing it in ways that it can be easily understood and put into practice.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/oS2PVzYK5pg

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

 

Links for 7 live talks, 27 April-3rd May

2 May 2020

Dear friends,

We have been enjoying doing the 10am talks.  The links will remain active after the event, so you can listen to them any time.

 

The events are also listed on our webpage:   

https://brahmakumaris.org.au/blue-mountains-meditation-retreats/

 

Peter has offered to answer any questions on Thursday, so please send questions in as soon as possible.

 

Enjoy your week and spread light to all your friends and family.

Warmest wishes

Sally

 

The Power of Forgiveness

Monday 27th April, 10am

 

Forgiving someone may appear being weak and handing the power over to that person, but actually forgiveness is a power in itself and makes magic happen.

 

Jessica Yuille facilitates the Soul to Soul retreats for couples with her husband Greg. She enjoys making spirituality practical and sharing her own experiences.

 

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/blvlPiySYSI

 

The link will remain active after the talk

 

Improving Meditation

Tuesday 28th April, 10am

 

A class sharing methods and exercises to improve your Raja Yoga meditation. There'll also be several meditation commentaries.

 

Warren Carey who is a Raja Yoga Meditation teacher, Qigong Master and Pranic Healer.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/zEGuY2NdtS8

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

The Power of Virtues

Wednesday 29th April, 10am

 

Sunil will share his experiences of how he has overcome adverse situations.

 

Sunil Nikalje has come from our spiritual headquarters in India to coordinate the kitchen at the retreat centre. He has experience in serving at a number of our overseas centres.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/NlGwHAPTS5g

 

The link will remain active after the talk

 

A Conversation with Peter Damo

Thursday 30th April, 10am

 

Peter Damo has practised and taught meditation for over 40 years. He loves to encourage others to live a life that is peaceful and happy, a life without worry and stress.

 

Peter will answer any questions that are sent in before the talk to bookings.bluemountains@au.brahmakumaris.org

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/dUnVz-IYQDQ

 

The link will remain active after the talk

 

Raja Yoga - a path of inner transformation

Friday 1st May, 10am

 

The journey of life if full of changes. Life means change, movement and growth. We do not need to resist change, but can embrace it.

 

Sally Segal has a deep love for spiritual knowledge and meditation. She is a mother and

grandmother and a friend to all.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/LFgKUtH2f5A

 

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

Empower yourself to live the life you want.

Saturday 2nd May, 10am

This session will provide an opportunity for you to tune into your inner voice. This leads to self-empowerment which will enable you to create the life you want.

 

Shriram Darfalkar has been a Brahma Kumar since his childhood and has grown up in India, surrounded by spirituality and wisdom. He enjoys sharing his experiences, always with a sparkle in his eyes.

 

Please click here to join us live:  

https://youtu.be/utzXNsK70Jw

 

The link will remain active after the talk  

 

 

What about the Animals?

Sunday 3rd May, 10am

 

Some months ago now, bushfires ravaged the native and farm animals of the Eastern Ranges of Australia. This session is about how we can give something back to the animals in a spiritual way through our meditation practice.

 

Greg Wellham manages the grounds at the retreat centre. He has great love for animals and the bush and co-facilitates The Meditative Gardener retreats..

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/V-trIem5Hew

 

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

Brahma Kumaris Volunteer to Provide Food Packs and Face Shields in Philippines

2 May 2020

Manila ( Philippines ): The Brahma Kumaris Davao Center prepared face shields in collaboration with other interfaith groups such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Focolare, and the Hindu Temple.

 

One of the meditation practitioners is a doctor in Sta Ana Hospital meant for Covid-19 patients, and aid was given on a personal, voluntary basis, to give help in-kind, such as food packs with printed inspirational thoughts (Blessing cards) on Thursdays. Others items — such as face shields, packs of bottled water, medicinal alcohol, a big package of PPEs (personal protective equipment) and disinfectant bottles — from BK friends and contacts were given to the hospital.

 

Activities by Brahma Kumaris Philippines during the Quarantine time:

♠ Public Program: Meditation “Para Sa Bayan” (Meditation for the Country)

LIVE Daily Meditation, Para Sa Bayan at 4 pm daily is open to the public, which can be found in the Face Book pages of the Brahma Kumaris Quezon City and Brahma Kumaris Makati City. There are also memes on positivity, peace and the like posted at Pause Muna, and Peace Muna Facebook.

 

♠ National Akhand Bhatti (Intense Meditation)

Starting March 17, when the major cities of the country went into an enhanced community quarantine, the BK Philippines family participated in a national akhand bhatti (continual deep meditation) from 8 am to 8 pm.  That is, every BK, voluntarily chose how many hour/s and at what time they can participate. The focus was on one daily point of consciousness following the theme of “A Powerful Yogi in Tapasya.” Everyone felt that, while doing this special service through the mind (mansa seva) to uplift the atmosphere during this pandemic time, there was also a lift in one’s personal effort.

 

Starting April 12, BKs in the Philippines joined the global BK family in a synchronized collective yoga of 15 minutes.

 

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Manila ( Philippines ): The Brahma Kumaris Davao Center prepared face shields in collaboration with other interfaith groups such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Focolare, and the Hindu Temple.

 

One of the meditation practitioners is a doctor in Sta Ana Hospital meant for Covid-19 patients, and aid was given on a personal, voluntary basis, to give help in-kind, such as food packs with printed inspirational thoughts (Blessing cards) on Thursdays. Others items — such as face shields, packs of bottled water, medicinal alcohol, a big package of PPEs (personal protective equipment) and disinfectant bottles — from BK friends and contacts were given to the hospital.

 

Activities by Brahma Kumaris Philippines during the Quarantine time:

♠ Public Program: Meditation “Para Sa Bayan” (Meditation for the Country)

LIVE Daily Meditation, Para Sa Bayan at 4 pm daily is open to the public, which can be found in the Face Book pages of the Brahma Kumaris Quezon City and Brahma Kumaris Makati City. There are also memes on positivity, peace and the like posted at Pause Muna, and Peace Muna Facebook.

 

♠ National Akhand Bhatti (Intense Meditation)

Starting March 17, when the major cities of the country went into an enhanced community quarantine, the BK Philippines family participated in a national akhand bhatti (continual deep meditation) from 8 am to 8 pm.  That is, every BK, voluntarily chose how many hour/s and at what time they can participate. The focus was on one daily point of consciousness following the theme of “A Powerful Yogi in Tapasya.” Everyone felt that, while doing this special service through the mind (mansa seva) to uplift the atmosphere during this pandemic time, there was also a lift in one’s personal effort.

 

Starting April 12, BKs in the Philippines joined the global BK family in a synchronized collective yoga of 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Sister Jayanti speaks on Mind-Body Matters at the Online, SuperHuman Summit

25 April 2020

 

Super Human Summit

Tuesday 28 April

2-3 pm (Australian Standard Time)

 

PRESENTS:

Sister Jayanti, the European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, with over 40 years of experience of Raja Yoga meditation and its practical application in daily life. 

 

Sister Jayanti will be speaking on Mind-Body Matters.Her gentle voice and profound insights on spiritual solutions to everyday problems have touched the hearts of thousands around the world. 

 

Sister Jayanti will discuss mind-body matters, take Q&A and then lead a brief meditation during her presentation.

 

Registerhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_INXnZsCSRXOg2GdVW89x7w

 

HEADLINE: Sister Jayanti speaks on Mind-Body Matters at the Online, SuperHuman Summit

 

 

 

 

Open your eyes to the Youniverse: Calm in Chaos with Sr Shivani

21 April 2020

 

Dear Friends

 

Here’s something that we think you won’t want to miss!

 

We are launching an online program: Open your eyes to the Youniverse!

 

It is a monthly series of contemporary talks /conversations / interviews streamed live on Youtube via Zoom,

 

The first in the series is with Sr Shivani speaking on Calm in Chaos, Saturday 25 April 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)

 

To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/ShivaniCalminChaos

 

If you have a question you'd like to ask Sr. Shivani, please fill in our form here https://forms.gle/HPkUHwzKePXtkvpJ9.

 

Feel free to share it with your family and friends on FB, Whats App etc

 

It will be lovely to share the evening online with you.

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountains Retreat Centre Links for next Seven live talks, 20-26th April

20 April 2020

Dear friends,

We appreciate being with you at this time of uncertainty. Many thanks for the beautiful feedback for the Leura 10am talks.

 

From now, we will send you an email each Sunday with the links to the following week's daily talks. The links will remain active after the event.

 

The events are also listed on our webpage: 

https://brahmakumaris.org.au/blue-mountains-meditation-retreats/

 

There will be a variety of topics and we hope you will feel you are here with us.

Please feel free to send us any questions you may have after listening to the talks or suggestions for future topics.

 

Take care and keep well and happy. Remember you are never alone. We are all brothers and sisters of one unlimited global family.

 

You are a special soul

Warmest wishes

Sally

 

The Secret Ingredient in Cooking

Monday 20th April, 10am

What is the secret ingredient in cooking, that makes it taste so yummy? What type of consciousness should we have when we cook? Come and join us to investigate this further.

 

Rodney Williams has enjoyed cooking and carrying out other duties in Brahma Kumaris Retreat Centers for 20 years. Many of you have tested his amazing porridge.

 

Shriram Darfalkar has been a Brahma Kumar since his childhood and has grown up in India, surrounded by spirituality and wisdom. He enjoys sharing his experiences, always with a sparkle in his eyes.

 

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/B0LrwghWWVA

 

Serving through the Mind

Tuesday 21st April, 10am

Everyone deep inside has a wish to serve humanity and to serve nature.

 

You may not have a chance to serve through words, however you have a chance to serve through the mind at every moment.

The greatest and most powerful service of all is serving through the mind.

 

Sally Segal has a deep love for spiritual knowledge and meditation. She is a mother and grandmother and a friend to all.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/CnclrvKEUYI

 

 

 

QiGong Exercise Class

Wednesday 22nd April, 10am

A class taking you through a series of gentle movements designed to help your life energy flow. The session will also include guided meditation.

 

Warren Carey who is a Raja Yoga Meditation teacher, Qigong Master and Pranic Healer.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/a_YYylW64M8

 

 

A Conversation with Peter Damo

Thursday 23rd April, 10am

Peter Damo has practiced and taught meditation for over 40 years.

 

He loves to encourage others to live a life that is peaceful and happy, a life without worry and stress. Peter will answer any questions that are sent in.

 

Please send in questions before the talk to bookings.bluemountains@au.brahmakumaris.org. 

 

Please click here to join us live: https://youtu.be/0AFsxqdCoNA

 

 

 

A Future Without Fear

Friday 24th April, 10am

Sooner or later, this Lock-down will finish and we will return to our carefree lives once again. However, will it be the same, or will something have changed deep inside each of us?

 

Can we imagine a future without fear?

 

Charlie Hogg is National Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris in Australia and an active member of the Brahma Kumaris international coordinating group. Charlie feels we need a new wisdom for contemporary life. Our intellectual abilities help us handle the external world but often fall short when it comes to navigating the internal world, a world often dominated by an over active mind, anxiety, feelings of self-doubt or a sense of superiority. This is where Charlie feels spirituality has a role to play.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/FK3LyY6xYwc

 

The Wisdom of Love

Saturday 25th April, 10am

Can you imagine living a life where you poured love into your actions and words, all your relationships, and into yourself and others?

 

Charlie Hogg is National Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris in Australia.

 

Please click here to join us live:  https://youtu.be/g1FLALntBW0

 

 

 

My Home, Your Home, Our Home

Sunday 26th April, 10am

How big is my home? How unlimited can it be converted to? We don't need to bring in a builder or a construction team.

This task can be a DIY (Do-It-Yourself).

 

May Ip has been practising Raja Yoga Meditation for 18 years and loves sharing this knowledge and experience.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/CR1HB6JcXpI

 

 

 

 

Online Course with Sr Jayanti

11 April 2020

 

Dear friends,

 

Sr Jayanti, will present the 7 days course online.See the details below

 

Learn the essentials of Raja Yoga Meditation in the 7-day course. Running daily every day for 7 days.

 

Times

 

QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS 11am or 7pm.

SA, NT10.30am or 6.30pm.

WA 9am and 5pm.

 

Book online here 

 

Find your local time here:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

With Blessings

from the Wilton Team

 

 

 

Meditation for World Peace this Easter Sunday - join us virtually via ZOOM

11 April 2020

 

Hello dear friends,

 

We need to take advantage of this challenging time to “meet” through minds & hearts with ever-greater confidence, especially while we cannot easily meet in person.

 

This Sunday 12 April, along with Interfaith in Sydney, we will gather from the safety of our own homes - to meditate together, celebrate Easter and so much else...virtually via Zoom.

 

Yes, this is the second and not third Sunday of the month (when we normally have our monthly Meditation for World Peace gathering) - but let’s celebrate what’s possible.

 

The instructions to connect via Zoom are below:

 

For those of you who are new to Zoom, it is pretty straightforward. You should need only to click on the meeting link. If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s below. As is the password (which you may also be asked for).

 

We will start promptly at 11:00 am Sydney time. Please join the Zoom meeting at least 5 minutes earlier to be sure that we can make best use of the time.

 

Our gathering will probably be about 45 minutes, with the option of some discussion towards or just after the close - or even questions.

 

Participants will be placed on mute during the time of reflection, music and talk - and we will unmute you at the end for questions/discussion.

 

One of the benefits of Zoom is that we can all see one another’s faces - how beautiful is that!

 

It is also making it easy for any of you who even in better times can’t get to Five Dock, to join in and rejoice with us all. We can truly “gather”!

 

Click on link below to join the Zoom Meeting:

 

https://anu.zoom.us/j/349031495?pwd=T1VDN29JQnV1TDhWemM4MXE0dkRiZz09

 

Meeting ID: 349 031 495

Password: 550568

 

One tap mobile

+61370182005,,349031495# Australia

+61871501149,,349031495# Australia

 

Dial by your location

+61 3 7018 2005 Australia

+61 8 7150 1149 Australia

+61 2 8015 6011 Australia

Meeting ID: 349 031 49

 

Find your local number: https://anu.zoom.us/u/aeFtE5z3Xi

 

Stay well. Take care.

 

Find your local time here:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

 

 

 

Video in Memory of Dadi Janki: Her Visit to the Parliament of World Religion in Melbourne, Australia

9 April 2020

This video (click on the image to play) is a slideshow of Dadi Janki's Visit to the Parliament of World Religions held in Melbourne Australia in 2010.

 

 

   

In Baba’s Indonesian Service

Bro Frank

 

 

 

 

Calm Inspirations: 3-5 minute Short Reflections and Meditations by meditators from across the community

8 March 2020

 

Dear friends,  Many peaceful and warm greetings. These are interesting times to say the least, but we do hope that you are keeping well as we all adjust, accommodate and evolve to meet new circumstances.

This is a short note to say that we are putting morning meditations on hold at Federation Square for obvious reasons - and will keep you updated accordingly as the situation unfolds.

Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/pX3OvSLzuq4 [6:32] A short film introducing Calm in the City: A Brahma Kumaris Australia Initiative to bring calm into the busy lives of city communities.

However, we still would like to provide a regular means of support.

We are proposing a new series of 3-5 minute reflections, meditations and inspirations called Calm Inspirations which can be received by you through WhatsApp.

We will be inviting meditators from across communities (faith and non-faith) to share short reflections and meditations relevant to this time - and designed to be listened to first thing in the morning to create a calm, healthy, strong and positive inner environment - before we meet the day.

To receive these inspirations, please follow these 2 steps:

1) Text the Calm in the City number: +61 406 371 894 with the message "Calm Inspirations".

2) Add this Calm in the City number to your contacts.

The series will start on Sunday 22nd March, and the first recording will be sent out as a Broadcast WhatsApp message (which means that no-one else will see your number and neither can you see anyone else's).

We hope that, even though we may not be able to connect physically, that these 'real time' meditations and reflections connect us all 'subtlely' bringing us closer in feelings of calm, kindness and courage, as we hold the space for ourselves and others - together.

With thoughts of peace and love,
The Calm in the City Team
https://www.calminthecity.org.au/

PS. If you don't have WhatsApp - we can post on Twitter as well www.twitter.com/calminthecity - please let us know if you would like this by texting the above number from your mobile phone "Twitter".

 

Singapore News - Jan / Feb 2020

2 March 2020

 

 

The Introduction of Spiritual Knowledge to Young Surgeon Doctors in Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia

13 February 2020

On 31 January, about 25 young surgeons received knowledge about how important mind control is, and how to be focused and stable in carrying out their duties and profession as doctors. They learned that, setting aside a few minutes of silence each day is very helpful mentally to get detoxed from all the negativity and pressure of everyday life. The docters all enjoyed listening to spiritual knowledge and found it to be useful for their everyday routine.

 

The event was held at the Himalaya Gita Patsala organized by BK brother Dr. Putu Yasa and sister Darmawati.

 

In Baba’s Yaad

Bk  Family Indonesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Janaki Initiates Service in Balikpapan on Kalimantan, the Largest Island of Indonesia

10 February 2020

Kalimantan is the largest island in Indonesia.

 

The total population of Kalimantan Island is around 16.23 million.

Until now there has been no Baba’s service on the island.

Sister Janaki with one sister from Denpasar, went to East Kalimantan, Balikpapan to give Baba’s knowledge from February 5-8. The program was held in a 5 star hotel.

 

The participants were very enthusiastic and happy to receive Baba's knowledge.

There were about 35 souls who benefited from the event.

 

Sister Janaki said that more service can be done if the local people are willing to continue giving support. On the whole everyone who attended the 3 day program took a lot of benefit, and agreed to have further similar programs.

 

In Baba’s Yaad
Denpasar Bk Family Indonesia

 

Here are some pictures of the participants of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

 

Seated in white is BK Sister Janaki.

 

A section of the participants

 

Receiving toli and blessings.

A front view of the participants.

 

 

 

 

Happy Chinese New Year 2020 (Jan 25th) from Meera Didi & Malaysian Divine Family

30 January 2020

 

 

Registration link for 3rd International Hindi Retreat at Asia Retreat Centre, Malaysia

30 January 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, Most Beloved Bapdada's Angels around the world,

Om Shanti and Greetings from Malaysia.

 

I am pleased to inform you that Asia Retreat Centre, Malaysia will be hosting the Third International Hindi Retreat and the details are as follows:

 

Date: Thur, 16th (arrival) to Sun, 19th July 2020

 

Resource person: Respected Meera behen from Santacruz Bombay 

 

Theme: The Magic of God's Blessings

 

Below is the registration link:

https://forms.gle/WHcSwSKk9yRJ9cvs5

 

Who can attend:  Those who are more than 2 years in Gyan and following all Brahmin principles 

 

Timeline for registration: latest by 30th June 2020

 

Kindly note that limited places are available and registration will be on the basis of first come first served...

 

We are looking forward to your participation in this retreat.

 

Lots of love, 

BK Meera, Malaysia

 

 

 

 

Malaysia-ARC Appreciation Ceremony Program for Karma Yogis, 5 January

20 January 2020

ARC ushered in the New Year 2020 with a meaningful start of having a half-day Appreciation Program for Karma Yogis in appreciation for all their help and effort serving tirelessly in many ways throughout the year and in the last five (5) years of operations.

 

 

Indeed, it was a memorable and meaningful day for both the 170 ARC niwasis and the karma yogis who participated in the program. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves, inspired and were awed by the grand ceremony accorded to them and served with a ten-course Lunch.

 

To them, it was really a special treat for the occasion as the ARC niwasis took the opportunity to cook for the karma yogis with much heartfelt thanksgiving and appreciation for their tireless service rendered from time to time during the several ARC programs to run smoothly and successfully throughout the year.

 

 

Click here for full report with photos.

 

 

 

 

 

News from the Philippines re Volcanic Eruptions

20 January 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators and Global family, Greetings of love from the Philippines,

 

You may have seen the news about the Taal volcano eruption in Tagaytay which took place on Sunday, 12 January. According to the news, there could be a big eruption any time from 3 days to 7 months.

 

There has been ash falling in Tagaytay City where Baba has a Retreat Centre, and therefore the centre residents have moved to places nearby where it is safer.

 

All of Baba’s homes are ok, and so far there is no damage, although the falling ash affects the lungs, and can affect the breathing.

 

We are all doing extra yoga, so please continue to send your sakaash.

 

With much love,

In Baba’s yaad,

Philippine Family

 

 

 

 

Report on Didi Ambika & SpARC Team's Visit to Malaysia 12 to 16 December 2019

12 January 2020

Malaysia had the fortune of having the following three senior SpARC Team members’ visit led by Didi Ambika, the Regional Coordinator of Bangalore, India.

 

1. Didi Ambika - Chairperson, SpARC Wing of Brahma Kumaris

2. Dr. Sushil Chandra – Scientist, Management Member of SpARC Wing 3. BK

 

Shrikant – National Coordinator SpARC Wing, Mt Abu

 

The three-member mission had come on the invitation of the Indian High Commissioner in Malaysia to conduct a one-day Training Course on the “Scientific Approach to Spirituality”. This was the outcome of Didi Ambika’s recent visit to Malaysia for the Raksha Bandhan Program in August 2019.

 

During their mission a couple of programs for BKs and non- BKs took place as detailed below:

 

12 Dec 2019, Thursday afternoon - Ministry of Health, Traditional & Complementary Medicine Division

 

Immediately upon arrival, the team had a meeting with the Ministry of Health, Traditional & Complementary Medicine Division Head, Dr Jaspal Kaur, and her team of four officials. The aim was to share the science of Raja Yoga Meditation and its positive effects on human health and well- being as a tool in self-healing and in combating diseases. At the moment, the Ministry of Health Malaysia has yet to recognize or regulate Raja Yoga Meditation as an alternative medicine and, hence, would not be able to support, endorse or participate in any of the collaboration proposals. It is hoped that the meeting would open up the opportunity for the Malaysian government to regard Raja Yoga Meditation as a powerful tool in addressing human health and positive behavioral changes. Scientific research papers were shared and the Division would study the documents to assess the extent Raja Yoga Meditation can be classified as alternative medicine under non medicine realm or other medical and health science division.

 

Indeed, it was an eye opener to the Ministry’s team of officials and they were intrigued with the knowledge and the positive research results of the Raja Yoga Meditation and our genuineness in benefitting humanity......click here for detailed report with photos.

 

 

 

 

Third International Hindi Retreat to be held at the Asia Retreat Centre, Malaysia

12 January 2020

The Malaysia Family is very pleased to inform brothers and sisters around the world about the coming International Hindi retreat. It will be from 16-19 July 2020.

 

Arrivals: 16 July

Departures: 19 July evening

Theme of the retreat: The Magic of God's Blessings

The Spiritual Resource will be Respected Divine Sister Meera, Incharge of the Bombay Santacruz Centre

 

The link for registration will be sent to you soon. In the meantime, please reserve these dates on your calendar.

 

Looking forward to meet you ...

 

BK Meera

NCO Malaysia

 

 

 

 

 

Press release January 2020 RE: Sydney Main Center & Blue Mountains Retreat Center Holding Special Meditation Programs for the Bushfire Season

12 January 2020

 

 

Dear friends,

 

Please know we are thinking of you all through this difficult bushfire season.

 

Charlie Hogg our CEO in Australia has asked me to share the Brahma Kumaris best wishes with everyone and to let you know of a special program at our headquarters in Sydney on Sunday 12 January. Another event is in the Blue Mountains on Sunday 19 January. The links with booking details are below.

 

With good wishes

Phillippa.

 

The Brahma Kumaris extend our deepest sympathies and compassion to all in Australia affected by the recent fires.

 

Throughout this disaster, there have been outpourings of support and goodwill for Australia from around the world generally, and we have also received many messages within the global Brahma Kumaris network.

 

As meditators we know the impact of intention. When many of us focus together, the collective power and vibrations have a greater effect. In support for those suffering from the bushfires, including animals and nature,  many people have gathered at Brahma Kumaris centres in Australia and all over the world to do special meditation and spread vibrations of peace, love, care, and support.

 

One such event is in Sydney this Sunday 12 Jan. https://tinyurl.com/wamhubk 

 

Another event is in the Blue Mountains on Sunday 19 January. https://tinyurl.com/yhgcvfog   

 

Two of our residential retreat centres, in the Blue Mountains and Wilton to the southwest of Sydney, evacuated for extended periods of time. Several retreats were also cancelled as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of residents and retreat participants.

 

We also appreciate and would like to acknowledge how heartening it has been to see that many positive stories of hope, generosity and human goodness have been emerging. This is very valuable in the midst of situations which we all find challenging. The road to recovery will also be long and we hope this resilience will continue.

 

With love and best wishes

Phillippa and the Wilton Team

 

 

 

 

Update on bushfires in Australia

6 January 2020

Dear Centre Co-ordinators and Baba's Worldwide Family, Greetings of love from the family of Australia.

 

Thank you for the flood (word especially selected!) of loving emails, calls and whatsapp messages full of good wishes from all corners of the world for the fires in Australia.

 

We have been feeling you showering cooling vibrations on this part of the world, especially seeing the TV footage of the destructive power of these fires. They have been going for months and an estimate is they have already burned 12 million acres of bush land. It is reminding us all of Baba's words that we are living in the final times of this cycle.

 

All Baba's children and property are safe and well. The family of the Blue Mountains left the retreat centre for 10 days but they have now returned and all is well. The fires came within 500 metres of Baba's retreat centre. The Wilton family have evacuated four times for short periods of time but are also okay.

 

Baba's children here have been having yoga bhattis. All are in a very light stage observing these scenes of drama of last kalpa.

 

Thank you again for all your love and good wishes which are deeply appreciated.

 

With love,

From Charlie and the Australian family

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year 2020 from Kowloon, Hong Kong

3 January 2020