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Wilton Retreat Centre July Newsletter

9 August 2020

Greetings of Contentment!


An awareness of gratitude and positive vision is empowering for myself and others. By seeing that which is, in a way that looks for benefit, the attitude of ‘seeing’ benefit loosens the knots of blame, despondency, disheartenment. There is an air of thankfulness, a fresh air of lightness above the clouds.


Satisfaction in myself that I have done my best to be part of the solution, gives me the wings of courage.


Wishing you all the wings of courage and enthusiasm!!!


We have enjoyed the chance to host a few retreats and a few Meditation Programs.


Please see our website for upcoming events and, till we meet again, Namaste.


With kind regards,

from all the 'Wilton Centre Team'


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


Upcoming Weekend Retreats


Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation


Positive Awareness






August Newsletter, Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

6 August 2020

Dear friends,

Warm greetings as we move into August. The log fire in the dining room is welcoming you here.


We will be facilitating some weekend retreats, some one day retreats and some online programs.


We are following the directions of sanitising and social distancing at this time of uncertainty and appreciate your cooperation.


We look forward to sharing this with you very soon.


Warmest wishes,



Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation Online Course (daytime)


4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th August  @ 11.00am.

Topics covered include, The Power of Thoughts, Introduction to Meditation, The Journey Inward, The Journey Upward, The Journey Outward and Strengthening Soul Consciousness.


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Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation Online Course



11th, 18th, 25th August and 1st September @ 7.00pm.


Topics covered include, The Power of Thoughts, Introduction to Meditation, The Journey Inward, The Journey Upward, The Journey Outward and Strengthening Soul Consciousness.


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Don't Get Mad Get Wise - Day Program


Thursday 13th August @ 10am

During this day program we will learn how to get wise rather than falling into an old habit of anger that takes away our happiness.


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Introduction to Raja Yoga   Meditation Weekend Retreat


14th - 16th August 2020 @ 6.30pm.

Topics covered include, The Power of Thoughts,   Introduction  to Meditation, The Journey Inward, The   Journey Upward, The Journey Outward and Strengthening Soul Consciousness.


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Intermediate Raja Yoga Meditation Weekend Retreat


21st - 23rd August @ 6.30pm.


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


This weekend retreat will take participants deeper into the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga. We will cover the spiritual journey of humankind through the cycle of time and the tree of humanity and look at the principles for a meditative lifestyle. There will be time for meditation, conversations, group activities, some silence and walks in nature.


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Emotional Empowerment  Weekend Retreat


4th - 6th September @ 6.30pm.

This weekend retreat will explore the fullness of our emotional  landscape. It focuses on emotional empowerment,   knowing that I can choose what I think, what I feel, how I   frame my experiences and what I create for my future.   The retreat will be supported with gentle meditation   experiences.


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Raksha Bandhan Greetings From Singapore

2 August 2020


The Brahma Kumaris - Sydney - Programs in August

1 August 2020

Spirituality Matters - Mind Your Own Business


with Christine Donehue


6th August 2020 @ 7pm.


Taking care of the business of your own life - not everyone else's - involves looking after both the body and soul, but especially your inner world. We'll look at some common mistakes that can dilute our efforts or distract us and how to improve our personal balance sheet.


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Spirituality Matters - Forgiveness


with Jessica Yuille


13 August 2020 @ 7pm.


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


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Spirituality Matters - Overcoming Guilty Feelings


with Charlie Hogg


20th August 2020 @ 7pm.


It seems most of us are experts at feeling guilty, often because of small things. This heavy feeling of guilt suppresses my goodness. This talk will explore how spirituality helps me connect with my goodness and come to terms with my guilt.


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Spirituality Matters - Conquering the Dragons of Doubt, Worry and Fear


with Preeya Selvarajah


27th August @ 7:00pm.


We all face the stressful emotions of doubt, worry and fear from time to time. For some of us they never go away; they overshadow our lives, stopping us from moving forward or enjoying the present. Is it possible to free our minds from these three dragons? Let's explore techniques of self-reflection and meditation for conquering these negative emotions and improving the quality of our life.


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Positive Thinking Evening Course


4th August 19:00 – 20:30


This course starts on the first Tuesday of every month.

The course has a total of four lessons and runs

once per week (on Tuesday nights) for four weeks.


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BK Meditation Introductory Course


5th August 19:00 – 20:30


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.


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Greetings for Raksha Bandhan from Indonesia

1 August 2020



Calm and Resilient Series - 40 days of empowering thoughts and reflections supporting Melbourne through lockdown.

25 July 2020

Calm in the City is a NFP initiative bringing calm into the heart of the city. Free Guided Meditations/Silence Retreats/Special Events/Music. Online. For more information, and to access sessions of the series you may have missed:



Rakhi Greetings from Sister BK Bhavana, New Zealand

25 July 2020




Interactive Workshop on The Spirit of Friendship (UN Friendship Day) – July 26

24 July 2020

Australia: Join us as we celebrate The Spirit of Friendship (UN Friendship Day) by exploring how spirituality can bring depth and richness to this beautiful relationship.


Event Day: Sunday 26th July 2020

Event Time: 3:30 pm – 5 pm AEST  (eastern Australia time)

                           1:30 pm – 3 pm AWST  (western Australia time)


Join us for an online interactive workshop in the comfort of your own home, with our special guest and experienced Raja Yogi, Ashish Patel from the UK.


We will explore friendship on the basis of positive thinking and spirituality, with the aim to deepen the relationship with the self and others.


The 1.5-hour workshop will be facilitated through a blend of reflection, meditation, and the opportunity to share and listen through rich and authentic conversations. This event is provided free of charge, offered to adults aged 18 to 35.

You will be able to:


  • Meet and interact with youths who are seeking to learn, grow and develop spiritually
  • Equip yourself with practical spiritual tools
  • Explore friendships and connections on the basis of spiritual practice

For more details, please register using the link below. We hope to see you there!


Also check out other Workshops in OnlineHealth & Wellness Events in Online.


Tickets for The Spirit of Friendship (UN Friendship Day) can be booked here.





Rakhi Greetings from BK Meera Behen, Malaysia

23 July 2020



Open Your Eyes to the Youniverse: Healing Heart and Soul with Dr Nirmala Kajaria and Dr Roger Cole on 25th July

14 July 2020

Dear Friends


Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse is with Dr Roger Cole and Dr Nirmala Kajaria, speaking on Healing Heart and Soul, Saturday 25 July 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)


Two doctors – one eastern, one western – explore what it takes to heal your heart and soul. A journey everyone takes.


Dr Nirmala, Regional Director of South East Asia and Australasia, Brahma Kumaris combines the pragmatic qualities of a medical doctor with the subtle spiritual understanding of a world renowned Yogini. Dr Nirmala has a special interest in the fields of personal development and well-being. She maintains that mental and emotional balance can be enhanced and supported by the use of Raja Yoga meditation.


Associate Professor and Director of Palliative Care for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas, Dr Roger Cole has been a palliative care specialist for 30 years. He’s the author of 3 books, including internationally best-selling Mission of Love. His international speaking engagements focus on hospice care, meditation, inner-healing and spirituality. He speaks on the sensitive issues that face us in death and is equally versed in how we maintain inner peace and happiness.


To register go to


Ask either of them a question at:


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!





Dr Roger Cole is speaking on Healing Heart & Soul, with Dr Nirmala this Saturday in the next episode of Open Your Eyes to the Universe.


So Eternity Ink has given A FURTHER 20% OFF the already discounted prices on his book, CD & MP3.


Simply use this coupon code at check out:  HEALING

(Valid until Monday 3 August)


Note that prices are reduced a further 20% off the below already discounted prices.


Get your copies now to pre-read or listen before this Saturday so you are ready to dive deeper with questions for both Dr Cole and Dr Nirmala.




Upcoming Online Events at Five Dock

13 July 2020


Spirituality Matters - Overcoming Anger

with Falak

16th July 2020 @ 7pm.

This talk will give you insights and tools to change the anger inside you and use your energy in more positive ways.

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Spirituality Matters - Does Your Mind Listen To You?

with Shriram Darfalkar

23rd July 2020 @ 7pm.

Can you become the master of your mind? Thoughts are even more important than words or deeds. Come and join us to know more about using the power of thoughts to master our mind .

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Spirituality Matters - Spiritual Anemia

with Dan Haworth

30th July 2020 @ 7pm.

On a nutritional level, iron deficiency causes weakness in the whole body, in a similar way, power deficiency is like anemia of the soul.

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BK Meditation Course by appointment


13th July 2020 from 9am - 18:00

A BK Meditation Teacher will contact you to arrange a mutually agreeable time.


An  Appointment can be made 7 days between 9am to 6:00pm. It will be 90mins session. An Appointment can be made here.


BK Meditation Course by appointment


20th July 2020 from 09:00- 18:00

A BK Meditation Teacher will contact you to arrange a mutually agreeable time.


An Appointment can be made seven days between 9am to 6:00pm. It will be 90mins session. An Appointment can be made here.




BK Meditation Course by appointment


27th July 2020 from 09:00- 18:00


A BK Meditation Teacher will contact you to arrange a mutually agreeable time. An Appointment can be made seven days between 9am to 6pm.


It will be 90mins session. An Appointment can be made here


The Gratitude Concert

with Sam Mcnally and Friends

26th July 2020 @ 3pm.

Live music to express thanks for what we have

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REPLAY “Thriving in Covid-19” – Inspiring Stories from Exemplary Women which premiered on 9 June

12 July 2020


Philippines : Pause Muna Peace Muna program of Brahma Kumaris Philippines initiated a webinar featuring professional and community sharers, who bring together their stories of compassion and generosity. TOWNS extraordinary women have combined CREATIVITY, PASSION, and COMPASSION to respond to the call for exemplary leadership during this global pandemic through their outstanding PPE campaign for health frontliners.


BK Panel discussants provided insights into the key points of the guests that focus on faith and spirituality. Key spiritual principles of soul and Supreme Soul were also highlighted.

Pause Muna Peace Muna is a Brahma Kumaris peace campaign program in cooperation with Zagitsit 100.3 News FM, and Bicol University.


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News from Philippines - Online Youth Forum and Wellbeing Series on Thriving in COVID-19

6 July 2020



June Newsletter- Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning The Illawarra

4 July 2020


Greetings of Peace!


In the Peace that is our original state, there is everything included.


Peace is the gateway into the self and to honour the self and nurture the self, Peace is the starting point.


I am a Point of Peace, a point of Light, a Point of Spiritual Energy.


So, do not exclaim, "Oh, What’s the point!" For you yourself, are the Point. …


Well, it has been another month gone by, and slowly the Retreat Centre is again able to host some events for the spiritual sustenance of those who chose to walk the path of self-empowerment through Positive Thinking and Meditation.


When we empower and progress ourselves, we can be more supportive and generous to all.


There are a couple of events that have been added to the website in the normal way, so please have a look.


There are still some limitations due to the official guidelines for public gatherings. As a consequence of these, we may book out on these events quickly.


With kind regards,

from all the 'Wilton Centre Team'


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


Upcoming Events


Meditation for the World

Sunday, July 193:00 – 6:00pm


Empowering Emerging Leaders to Live from Inside Out

July 24 – 26, 2020





REPLAY of The Law of Attraction with Sr Aruna Ladva, premiered on 20 June

3 July 2020

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REPLAY: The Influential Mind with Sister Maureen Goodman, premiered on 27 June

3 July 2020

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Replays of Recent Programs in Australia

1 July 2020


26 June - REPLAY of Dancing in Happiness with Manju Khokhar, Blue Mountains [30:10]  




22 June - REPLAY of From Fear to Love with Sr Morni  [27:54]



22 June - REPLAY of Stop Yourself from Overthinking with Br Charlie at Blue Mountains [1:13:19]



REPLAY of “Being Your Self ~ What’s IN the Way, IS the Way,”  Online Talk on June 27 with Mike George

1 July 2020

Here is the replay link [1:36:02]:


Australia : The episode of “Open your eyes to the Youniverse” with Mike George, speaking on “Being Your Self ~ What’s IN the Way, IS the Way,” premiered on Saturday 27 June 2020 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm  AEST  (Australia time).






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