2020 November Asia Pacific News Archive 2020 November Asia Pacific News Archive

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Online Christmas Celebrations by Touch The Light Group in China

31 December 2020

China: Touch the Light group, the youth wing of Brahma Kumaris China organised an online Christmas celebration for children and their parents. It was a unique celebration including value activities conducted by BK sisters, a Christmas story and a very special personal blessing for each participant at the end of the celebration from Santa … The 'Touch the Light' team in China has been conducting weekly online sessions for children during the whole year of 2020, under the guidance of BK Sister Sapna.

 

 

2021 Greetings from Singapore

29 December 2020

 

 

 

Watch the Replay: “A Celebration: Hearts Open to the World”

27 December 2020

Click on the below image to watch the replay [1:47:20]

BK Jayanti Karpalani takes center stage in an online conversation title “A Celebration: Hearts Open to the World” on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Kirpalani was a guest speaker during a public program held in Makati last year.

Brahma Kumaris online series finale to tackle human interconnectedness as upheld in a papal encyclical.

“HARMONY is the original state of humanity. This is why we long for it and work hard to find or create it. If there were no memory of that state of mind, there would be no sense of something missing in our world at this time. And if harmony is natural to man, then we need to consider why it is not currently the norm.”

 

With the above viewpoint, that she has expounded in a wide range of forums—from cultural traditions to climate change, Jayanti Kirpalani, European director of Brahma Kumaris takes center stage with Bishop Joel “Bong” Z. Baylon of Legaspi City in an online conversation, “A Celebration: Hearts Open to the World” on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

 

The conversation will be anchored on what BK Sister Jayanti also considers “the seed of harmony, and what enables us to create structures and practices that sustain it.”

 

Papal encyclical

Bishop Baylon is expected to align her perspective with “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis’ third encyclical published in early October. An emphatic plea to reject wars and “globalized indifference” through fraternity and solidarity, it proposes an ideal world of brotherhood in which all countries can be part of a “larger human family.”

 

An advocate of global unity herself, Vice President Leni Robredo, a special participant will reiterate her position on human interconnectedness, which she has stressed in recent public addresses, should germinate at the country level.

 

“Hearts Open to the World” is the 31st and this year’s final episode of the “Lusog-Diwa” (mental health) conversations hosted by Brahma Kumaris Philippines’ wellbeing initiative, “Pause Muna, Peace Muna” (PMPM). Brahma Kumaris is a United Nations Peace Messenger Awardee.

 

With the umbrella theme “Thriving in Covid-19,” the online exchanges seek to help individuals, institutions, and sectors cope with pandemic anxieties. The series was launched in May and is held every Tuesday via Zoom and FB live streaming.

 

Merle Pimentel, the PMPM coordinator, explains the finale’s thrust: “Our interconnectedness has never been more real; realizing its value has never been more urgent. Now, more than ever, we should think, act—and love—as one.”

 

‘Every storm passes’

In a recent message to his diocese, Bishop Baylon noted that the five latest typhoons to hit the province made his “fellow Albayanos” wonder “why all that had to happen, (when we are) already reeling from a worldwide pandemic.” These things are almost impossible to explain,” he said. “But in our hearts, we know that every storm passes, every disaster ends. Let us reach out to one another.”

 

BK Jayanti points out: “Within every human tradition, there is a concept of paradise, utopia, or golden age—a world of peace, love and happiness, a time when human beings lived in harmony with one another and with nature. What has happened that we’ve come so far from that? How can we return to that natural state?”

 

Pre-COVID, in another gathering, BK Jayanti was asked about harmony and spiritual brotherhood. Her responses inadvertently described current conditions.

 

Why should human beings bother to reach out to one another when technology, while superficially bringing us together, has strangely made an island out of every person?

 

As spiritual beings, we are not supposed to exist in isolation. We are connected through an eternal bond with the Divine, the Parent of us all, and the source of all that is highest in human nature. When we connect with this perfect reference point, we also experience a deep and fulfilling connection with each other.

 

How does individual self-awareness benefit the world as a whole?

There is a continuum that works on the spiritual level and also manifests in the material world: “Our awareness defines our attitude. Our attitude colors our vision. Our vision dictates our actions. Our actions shape our culture. Our culture creates the world.”

 

If it is our nature to look at others as brothers, why is it sometimes difficult to show that we care?

 

Dadi Prakashmani, former head of Brahma Kumaris, once told me, “Only a powerful soul can offer love. Only a powerful soul can be humble. If we are weak, we become selfish; if we are empty, we take. But if we are full, we automatically give to all.”

 

Doesn’t self-respect dictate that we avoid certain types of people?

Harmony is the fruit and also the seed of true self-respect—self-respect that comes from knowing our true identity, our innate goodness and value, and our capacity to make a positive contribution. Quite independent of status, circumstances, or skills, harmony is the ease and contentment, combined with a quiet authority that comes from living with sincerity and integrity and relating to others and nature with respect, benevolence, and care.

 

Over 3,000 invited viewers from the government, church, school, business, and NGO sectors, as well as Brahma Kumaris students around the world witnessed “A Celebration: Hearts Open to the World” on December 15, 2020, starting at 7 p.m. Streamed live;

 

YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/HeartsOpenToTheWorld

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PauseMunaPeaceMuna

 

 

 

Season's Greetings from Hong Kong

26 December 2020

Dear Global Family – Baba’s Sparkling Angels, Om shanti.

May Baba’s Love & Blessings keep you safe & sound, Happy & Healthy.

 

BK Rohini

National Coordinator

National Coordinating Office

W: www.brahmakumaris.org

F: https://www.facebook.com/rajayogahk/

 

 

The Art of Play - Day Retreat for Teachers

26 December 2020

Dear friends,

Greetings of peace and joy.

 

On Saturday 23 January 2021we will have a special Day Retreat for Teachers, 10am - 4pm.

 

If you are a teacher and would like to attend this retreat, please book on this link:

 

  https://bookwhen.com/bkabluemountains/e/ev-sm46-20210123100000

 

If you know any teachers who may like to attend this retreat, they are also welcome to book.

 

The day retreat will take place in the beautiful Stone Cottage.

Please book as soon as possible, as numbers are strictly limited.

 

Warmest wishes,

Sally

 

 

 

 

 

Xmas greetings from NewZealand

26 December 2020

 

 

Happy Christmas & New Year Video from Br Charlie, Sr Sally and the Blue Mountains Team, Australia

26 December 2020

Dear friends

We have made a video to wish you all season's greetings.

 

Please click here to watch it:   https://youtu.be/W87YpFUKyME

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

 

warm regards

Sally and the Blue Mountains Team

 

 

 

Christmas Blessings from Indonesia

24 December 2020

To Baba's world family,

Please see our Christmas Message here.

 

From Baba’s Indonesian Service

Sister Janaki and Brother Frank

 

 

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2021- From Meera Didi, Bro Letchu & the Malaysian Family

21 December 2020

Dearest Divine BK World Family,

 

Wishing you and all  "Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2021".

Please click on the below image to play our message. [1:16]

 

Lots of Love,

In Baba's Sweet Yaad

Meera Didi, Bro Letchu & Malaysian Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaysia ARC - First Asia Pacific 2020 Online Retreat Pictorial Report

16 December 2020

Click here to download full report.

 

 

Join our ZOOM gathering for Peace on Sunday 20 Dec. at 11:00 am (AEDT)

16 December 2020

On Sunday 20 December, from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, we will gather online for the last Meditation for World Peace program of 2020. Please find below, the Zoom meeting link to join.

Our gathering this month will feature Rev Dr Stephanie DowrickRev Dr Kim Cunio and Charlie Hogg. There will be a short talk on the special theme of 'Stillness' and we will meditate together sending positive, peace-filled vibrations to our world. It is in stillness that we capture and experience the vibrations of love and kindness...and it is this that is so needed in our world right now.

In what has no doubt been a transformative year for all of us, this is a good opportunity to have powerful meditation collectively. We look forward to having you join us online.

We will start promptly at 11:00 am AEST. Your microphones will be muted during the talk and meditation - but there will be an opportunity at the end to see & hear from you, enjoy a sense of community, and share well wishes for the holiday season as we close out the year.

 

Join Zoom Meeting [Starts at 11:00 am AEST - ideally join us a few minutes ahead]  

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~ Om Shanti. Greetings of Peace. ~

 

 

 

 

“Celebrating Our Mountains” – A Meditation in Honour of UN International Mountain Day

14 December 2020

FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER @ 7.00 pm AEDT  (eastern Australia time)

We invite you to join us in a special meditation to celebrate our mountains. This is a 40-minute meditation in honour of UN International Mountain Day 2020. We will be sending vibrations of support to nature, the people who dwell in the mountains, and to those who are helping to build and sustain the biodiversity of the mountains.

Mountains are natural jewels. They are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. They provide fresh water for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the SDGs.

As the global climate continues to warm, mountain people, some of the world’s poorest, face even greater struggles to survive. The rising temperatures also mean that mountain glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, affecting freshwater supplies downstream for millions of people. This problem affects us all.

You can join in on youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m68fsTcB8U&feature=youtu.be

 

 

“Taking care of yourself” : Webinar for Doctors and Nurses in Changsha, China

14 December 2020

Guangzhou (China): BK Sapna was invited by the Hospital of the People’s republic of China in Changsha (Capital of Hunan province of China) to conduct a webinar for Doctors and Nurses on the theme “Taking care of yourself”.

There was a very good response from everyone and in the feedback on the session they requested for regular online meditation sessions for the staff every month.

 

 

 

 

 

December Newsletter of The Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning - The Illawarra

8 December 2020

Greetings one and all!

 

As the year reaches its final month, we turn our attention to being appreciative of the sacredness of life, and the journey of life's expressions we are all on together on this earthly plane. May your inner compass find sacred appreciation, and your heart dwell in warm safety and compassion.

 

We will be ending the year with silent contemplation and meditation,

Om Shanti: I am the Peaceful Soul, the Imperishable Essence...

 

World Meditation Hour: Inner Peace Meets Outer Peace

Please join us with Special guests, Heather Lee and Kim Cunio

Kim Cunio and Heather Lee have been meditating with the Brahma Kumaris for many years and, as Australia’s leading exponents of sacred world music, they will take you on a journey of silence into sacred sound, with commentaries and chanting from the great traditions.

 

https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-sgaw-20201220150000

 

We are also hosting a weekend retreat in the Punjabi language.

Theme: Embodiment of Solutions ਸਮਾਧਾਨ ਸਵਰੂਪ    Dec 13-15

https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-shz6-20201211000000

 

*The Brahma Kumaris Introductory Meditation Course *

6:30 pm - 8 pm Mon 14 December

                      OR

15  December  10 am - 11:30 am    

 

Please book here:  https://brahmakumaris.org.au/illawarra-meditation-retreats/

 

Coming up in January 22 - 24, 2021  

Music retreat: The Healing Power of Sacred Music

Kim Cunio and Heather Lee teach and facilitate a retreat where we study the jewels of sacred music and break into groups to make and interpret it. This is the third in this series. We've found that participants love the opportunity to listen to music in sacred contemplation heal any wounds that need healing through divine sacred expression.

https://tinyurl.com/BKSacMus

 

There are a few retreats coming up, and we are trying to allow some new people to attend, as places are still limited

 

With kind regards,

from all the 'Wilton Centre Team'

 

Please click here for some of our recent BK classes on YouTube

 

OM Shanti

 

 

 

 

 

The Eight Powers in Challenging Times with Sr Maureen Chen at Wollongong on December 8th

6 December 2020

Maureen Chen has established and sustained Brahma Kumaris meditation centres in Australia and Asia for over 40 years, as well as various charities in Hong Kong and Cambodia. She has just published a book “Mystic at the Edge – A Western Woman Coloured by Asia”.

 

Excerpt from the book.

“I came across meditation and insights into the mind and realised that in order for me to make a difference in the world, the area where I needed to focus my attention was spirituality. Raising consciousness eliminates the root of all problems.”

 

Tuesday 8th December 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 

Please arrive at 6.45 pm for a 7 pm start

 

Wollongong Brahma Kumaris

T: 0406 273 006

W: www.brahmakumaris.org.au

F: facebook.com/debbie.hannan.58 

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountains Retreat Centre January 2021 Programs

2 December 2020

Dear Friends, Greetings of peace, love and happiness for the New Year.

May 2021 bring newness and creativity to you and your families.

The weather in Summer can be hot, however the Stone Cottage gardens provide beautiful shade and coolness. The creek flows along happily and the ponds are full of golden flowers.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

Warmest wishes

Sally and the Blue Mountains team

Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation Online Course

@online for four weekly sessions

1st December 2020 @ 11am - 12.30pm

In this course we will learn about the types of thoughts we have, our spiritual identity, soul consciousness, the Supreme Soul and the law of karma.

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InIntroduction to Raja Yoga Meditation

Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 8th Jan 2021 - 6:30pm until

Sunday 10th Jan 2021 - 2:00pm

In this course we will learn about the types of thoughts we have, our spiritual identity, soul consciousness, the Supreme Soul and the law of karma.

Book Now

 

 

Journey Back to My Essence

A Silent Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 15th Jan 2021 - 6:30pm until

Sunday 17th Jan 2021 - 2:00pm

This retreat is for those who have attended the Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation.

To journey back to my essence, I need to reflect on spiritual truths and meditate on my innate qualities, with the aim of experiencing these qualities.  During this weekend, you will spend time in a spiritual atmosphere, reconnecting with your inner life in silence. Book Now

 

New Year New Beginnings

Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 22nd Jan 2021 - 6:30pm until

Sunday 24th Jan 2021 - 2:00pm

For those who have attended the Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation.We will celebrate, not just a new year or even a new decade, but rather what these things represent. That is an opportunity to create something new in our own lives that we previously couldn’t even imagine. We wish you a Happy New You.

Book Now

 

Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation

Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 29th Jan 2021 - 6:30pm until

Sunday 31st Jan 2021 - 2:00pm

In this course we will learn about the types of thoughts we have, our spiritual identity, soul consciousness, the Supreme Soul and the law of karma. 

Book Now

 

Intermediate Raja Yoga Meditation

Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 29th Jan 2021 - 6:30pm until

Sunday 31st Jan 2021 - 2:00pm

For those who have attended the Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation course.

This retreat will take participants deeper into the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga meditation. We will cover the spiritual journey of humankind through the cycle of time, the tree of humanity and principles for a meditative lifestyle. There will be time for meditation and silence.

Book Now

 

 

The Brahma Kumaris Five Dock, Sydney - Programs in December 2020

2 December 2020

 

Spirituality Matters -

Christmas Dinner Peace and Goodwill

3 December @7:00 - 8:30pm

Come and share the highlights of your spiritual growth this year over a light supper.

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Spirituality Matters - Kindness at Its Core

by Matthew Martin

10 December @7:00 - 8:30pm

If we can be kind along the way, there is a sense of connection, of being part of the one kind, humankind !

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Spirituality Matters - Let’s Revise, Renew and Jumpstart 2021

17 December @7:00 - 8:30pm

by Keethan Nadarajah

For the whole world, this year has been quite challenging. Many lessons learned.

Book Now

 

 

Spirituality Matters - Silent Meditation

24 December @7:00 - 8:30pm

An evening of silent meditation to enjoy the inner state of peace.

Book Now

 

 

 

Positive Thinking Evening Course (starts the first Tuesday of every month)

1 December @7:00– 8:30pm

The Mind is our most valuable asset. This popular course will provide insights into the power of thought and the power to choose our attitudes and perspectives to empower the self and improve any situation in life.

Book Now

 

BK Meditation Introductory

Course (starts on first Wednesday of the month)

2 December @7:00 - 8:30pm

This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of BK Meditation.

Book Now

 

BK Meditation Introductory Course

(starts on first Saturday of the month)

5 December @10:00 – 11:30am

This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of BK Meditation. This lays the foundation for ongoing spiritual development.

Book Now

 

BK Intermediate Meditation Classes

Tuesdays for four weeks from 6:30-8:00pm, next lesson 1 December.

Come and enjoy guided meditation, deep silence and discussion about the spiritual journey.

Prerequisite: This class is suitable for those who have completed the BK Meditation Introductory Course.

If you have the basics of meditation and spirituality and wish to go deeper into your journey, then this class is for you.

The facilitator is Warren Carey, a teacher of Raja Yoga since 1980.

181 First Avenue, Five Dock NSW 2046

Enquiries: (02) 8736 3636 or Email here

No set charge – contributions welcome.

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Silence in the City at Five Dock

A day retreat for experienced meditators

Experience the exquisite beauty of an unforgettably deep and powerful journey into the dimension of silence.

In engaging with the silence we refrain from speaking, eye contact, listening to music, reading, journalling or using mobile phones.

15 December 10am - 4pm

Registration 9:30am. Latecomers will not be admitted once the retreat commences.

Vegan lunch provided.

Facilitator - Jude Pemell.

Book Now

 

iBeing online book club

12 December, 6:30 - 8:00pm (AEDT).

ibeing online bookclub hosted by Perth

Zoom meeting ID: 965 1549 4657

Register to receive a password at: https://forms.gle/xH392Xawd65RXncv5

 

BK Meditation Introductory Course at Five Dock

19 December, 9:30am – 4:00pm.

This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of BK Meditation. This lays the foundation for ongoing spiritual development. In these sessions, we review the means to nourish the soul and to free our spirit. There will be meditation and group activities.

Topics covered:

How to Meditate

Understanding Myself

Understanding GodLaw of Karma

Vegetarian lunch included.

Book Now

 

 

 

Watch: "The Wisdom of Uncertainty" with Sr Maureen Chen - 4th in a Meditation and Self-Care Series presented by Brahma Kumaris Philippines on 26 Nov

28 November 2020

Click on the above link to watch a replay [1:41:45].

 

Philippines: PEOPLE respond to immense challenges such as this pandemic either woefully or with wisdom, says Australian yogini, lecturer, and author Maureen “BK Morni” Chen.

“Woeful is when you take it personally,” Chen explains. “Wisdom is the practical application of knowledge, which by itself is often not enough.”

How might wisdom alleviate widespread uncertainty of the kind and scope that the world is currently witnessing? Chen took on the subject in a webinar hosted by Brahma Kumaris (BK) Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 26.

“The Wisdom of Uncertainty” comes fourth in a series of virtual sessions under the umbrella theme, “Meditation and Self-Care,” launched earlier this month by the BK Makati Center.

A native of Sydney, Chen has been studying and teaching Raja Yoga meditation for 40 years, conducting lectures and retreats in over 50 countries. She lived in Asia for 30 years, and helped open and sustain meditation centers in Hong Kong, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. She was instrumental in starting the organization’s service in the Philippines.

In 2010, she moved to India to work with the “Future of Power” initiative, which brought together leaders from a wide range of professions, and which has since evolved into a global effort.

Now back in Sydney as BK Australia National Office coordinator, Chen launched (on October 1st 2020) a book that chronicles her spiritual journey, “Mystic at the Edge: A Western Woman Colored by Asia.”

“Circumstances stretch us to the point where we cannot recognize even ourselves,” she says of Thursday’s topic. “We need inner power during these unprecedented times—actually, eight powers.” She identified and discussed these individually and at length during her talk.

 

 

Breaking Through the Darkness - Nov 22 Wollongong Centre Opening

21 November 2020

OM SHANTI

I am very pleased to announce the new centre in Central Wollongong is opening. Please join us so we can create a lovely atmosphere for ourselves and our community.  5/22 Gladstone Ave, Wollongong, next door to McPhaill Real Estate. The new centre is Disabled Friendly.

 

What's Happening

Sunday, 22nd November, 2.30 - 3.30 pm UK time: A Talk on the book "Breaking Through the Darkness" by the author John McConnel

"This book is a stunningly brilliant contribution to healing" - Caroline Myss - best selling author in the States.

 

Saturday 28th November, 9.45 am for 10 am start: "A Future Without Fear" with Charlie Hogg, Director of The Brahma Kumaris Australia

Tuesday 1st December, 6.45 pm for 7 pm start: "Living Your Truth" with Dr Roger Cole

Every Thursday starting 3rd December, 1 pm-2 pm:  Lunchtime Community Meditation 

Saturday 12th December, 10 am - 2.30 pm" "Release Relax Recharge" with Marilyn Martin (For health reasons, lunch will not be provided )

Sunday 20th December, 5 pm to 6 pm World Meditation Hour

 

Bookings are essential for Social Distance Numbers. Please reply lighthouse@brahmakumaris.org to book for murli and all programs

Please see the above image for full online connection details for all programs.

 

Warm Regards

Debbie 

 

 

UPCOMING- Online Concert with Desert Rose on 21st Nov & Open Youniverse Conversation with Yogesh Sharda on 28th Nov

19 November 2020

Dear Friends,
We are really pleased that Lynne Homes and Yusuf Ganief from Desert Rose are offering an online concert A Return to Love for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia:  

A Return to Love with Desert Rose Saturday 21 November 2020 6:30 pm (AEDT) live-streamed.

Registrations essential: https://desertrosemusic.co.za/events/a-return-to-love-desert-rose-healing-music-concert/

Internationally acknowledged as ambassadors for peace, non-violence, interfaith and Climate Change awareness, Desert Rose has responded to the need for healing with a Sacred World Music Healing Concert for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Since 2013 they have been the only musicians invited as part of the International Interfaith Movement for the UN at the annual COP (Climate Change) conferences. They draw on ancient chants and compose sacred world music fusions that are globally unique, making it accessible to all.  Don’t miss this one!

There is a small charge of R100.

We're sure you will enjoy their live-streamed concert. See you there!

Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse is with Yogesh Sharda speaking on Who owns your happiness? Saturday 28 November at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEDT).

Yogesh has been a Personal Development trainer and workshop facilitator for over 20 years, presenting many hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses for businesses, hospitals, universities, youth organisations and local community groups throughout Europe, UK, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australasia, USA, Central and South America, the Caribbean and India.

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

Ask him a question at:  https://tinyurl.com/Question4Yogesh

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

We look forward to seeing you there virtually and welcoming you back, at 6:00pm on Saturday 28 November.

A reminder: If you would like to be included in the regular spiritual sustenance emails we are sending out, with meditations and links of appropriate talks. Please email peninsula@brahmakumaris.org to be included.

All good wishes,
Jacqui and the team at BK Peninsula Retreat Centre

CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL LEARNING, PENINSULA

 

 

Diwali Greetings from Singapore BK Family

15 November 2020

 

 

Kowloon Centre, Hong Kong: Happy Diwali to the Global BK Family

15 November 2020

 

 

Additional Programs Broadcast by Brahma Kumaris Five Dock in November 2020

11 November 2020

This Sunday 15 November, from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, we will gather from the comfort and safety of our own homes for our monthly 3rd Sunday Meditation for World Peace program. Please find the Zoom meeting link below.

Our gathering this month will feature Rev Dr Stephanie DowrickRev Dr Kim Cunio and Charlie Hogg. There will be a short talk on the theme of "Inclusion" by Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick and Rev Dr Kim. A meditation experience will be guided by Charlie Hogg. We will meditate together sending positive, peace-filled vibrations to our world.

We will start promptly at 11:00 am AEST. 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.

We look forward to having you join us online.

Join Zoom Meeting [Starts at 11:00 am AEST - ideally join us a few minutes ahead]
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We are pleased to announce that Lynne Homes and Yusuf Ganief from Desert Rose are offering an online concert A Return to Love for Australia, New Zealand and Asia:
 

A Return to Love with Desert Rose

Saturday 21 November 2020 6:30pm (AEDT) live-streamed.

Registrations essential: https://desertrosemusic.co.za/events/a-return-to-love-desert-rose-healing-music-concert/

Internationally acknowledged as ambassadors for peace, non-violence, interfaith and Climate Change awareness, Desert Rose has responded to the need for healing with a Sacred World Music Healing Concert for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Since 2013 they have been the only musicians invited as part of the International Interfaith Movement for the UN at the annual COP (Climate Change) conferences. They draw on ancient chants and compose sacred world music fusions that are globally unique, making it accessible to all. Don’t miss this one!

 


There is a small charge of R100.

R100 South African Rand (approximately AUD $9.00)

 
We're sure you will enjoy their live-streamed concert. See you there!

Warmly,
Charlie Hogg

 

 

Diwali Greetings from Indonesia

11 November 2020

 

 

November Newsletter - Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning The Illawarra

3 November 2020

Greetings one and all!


This month we are having the theme of HOPE...&....light...

Hope and Light

Our nature is light; spiritual and imperishable kindly light
Light gives hope, guidance, and awareness.

Whilst moving along a path, light on the obstacles, the light of perception, and knowledge,
We hope to be safe, to be loved, and find value, meaning, and fulfillment.

A lighthouse shows danger, and the way of avoidance, to a safe passage.

We're especially focused on the World Meditation Program we are hosting with our special guest Dr Roger Cole. Roger has inspired many with his insights into living a balanced spiritual life. This time around, we will also have a special guest providing live music, as we meditate together and send light and positive energy to the whole world, even including the elements. Paul Headon, a very experienced local musician, specialises in ambient, subtle music -- perfect to facilitate a lovely reflective, meditative atmosphere!         https://tinyurl.com/BKWMHhope

We are also hosting a weekend retreat conducted in the Hindi language.
आत्मिक सशक्तिकरण Self-empowerment  November 6 - 8       https://tinyurl.com/BKHSelfEmp

Another event planned for Saturday, November 14th, is: Self Compassion for Health Care and Social Workers     https://tinyurl.com/BKValHCSW
This event is tailored for those in our caring professions, particularly Healthcare workers and Social workers. It's based on a comprehensive program developed in the UK by the Janki Foundation: https://www.jankifoundation.org/values-in-healthcare/

*The Brahma Kumaris Introductory Meditation Course *
                   6:30 pm - 8 pm Mon 14 December
                                           OR
                    15  December  10 am - 11:30 am    
Please book here:  
https://brahmakumaris.org.au/illawarra-meditation-retreats/

There are a few retreats coming up, and we are trying to allow some new people to attend, as places are still limited.

With kind regards,
from all the 'Wilton Centre Team'

Please click here for some of our recent BK classes on YouTube

On the 29th late afternoon please join us to celebrate Diwali !!!
Click here to book:   https://tinyurl.com/BKWDiwali