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‘One World, One Family’: Families and New Technologies - Highlights of May 15th Event & Special Message from Sr Manda

17 June 2021

 

Sydney (Australia):  International Day of Families: Families and New Technologies

This year, Brahma Kumaris Australia organized a beautiful program to honor International Day of Families, entitled One World, One Family.

Additionally, the BKUN (Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations) team captured stories of families across the globe about the impact of new technologies on family relationships and dynamics.

Watch more on BKUN YouTube channel.

BK Manda Patel from Oxford shared a message to observe this day.

 

 

 

How? Why? What? How a deep understanding of the law of karma helps us make sense of things! With Br Charlie at Blue Mountains Retreat on June 23rd Evening.

17 June 2021

This event will also be streamed live via Zoom:


https://zoom.us/j/4709701180pwd=R0VJS1pHZXVaUGVyMzVFZktITkhzZz0

 

 

 

Open your eyes to the Youniverse: Saturday 26 June 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)

17 June 2021

Dear Friends,
 

Welcome to your next episode of...

Open your eyes to the Youniverse: Saturday 26 June 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)                            

                                                                

Join mathematician and yogini Dr Grace Lopez-Charles in conversation with Gabrielle Martin as they explore Deciphering Truth.

Who deceives you and how easily are you deceived? Daily we are bombarded by a profusion of information courtesy a plethora of social media platforms. In this ocean of diverse topics, theories, and opinions, how do we know which voices are speaking words of truth? There is an exceptionally fine line between truth and falsehood. How do you know when someone is not being sincere?

This conversation will focus on the importance of deciphering truth, through the development of a powerful tool – discernment!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Grace Lopez - Charles (BSc PhD) has spent 30 years in the field of Education as a teacher and lecturer in Mathematics with over 3 years-experience in research into teaching and learning of Mathematics. She has also been actively involved in Educator training in Values Education – training educators working with children and young adults in and out of the classroom.

For the past 23 years she has been a student and teacher of Raja Yoga as taught by the Brahma Kumaris.

She lived in Cambridge, UK until 2008, when she was asked to assist in the activities of the Brahma Kumaris in Ghana, West Africa. Grace now divides her time between Ghana and UK.

To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/DecipheringTruth2021

Ask Grace a question at: https://tinyurl.com/Question4Grace

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!

With our warmest regards.

The Youniverse Team

 

Introducing The Australian Virtual Centre (AVC, VC) - New Programs for June!

6 June 2021

Dear BK family around the globe,

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE AUSTRALIAN VIRTUAL CENTRE (AVC)

 

We are aware that many BK centres around the world are already holding online events. In the AVC, Australian online events will be seen together and accessed live, as if they were all happening under the same roof. Each of them could well be attended by anyone, anywhere, right around the world.

 

WHAT CAN I DO IN THE AVC?

 

The AVC will have the feel of entering a place of calm, where people can: 

  • watch videos and listen to podcasts, 
  • spin a virtue wheel to receive a personal daily virtue, 
  • access live or recorded events, 
  • visit a personalised meditation room 
  • organise a conversation with an experienced tutor. 

 

WHERE IS THE AVC?

 

The AVC will "live within" Baba's existing Australian national website. Its address is brahmakumaris.org.au/virtual-centre

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

 

The AVC will concentrate on events that can be accessed by all members of the public, as it is with the non-BK population that we have lost connection with since Covid-19. There will be a variety of events including talks, seminars, courses, workshops, cooking demonstrations and meditation sessions.

 

The operations team includes both BKs from Australia and overseas. The Coordinator for the AVC is Sister Sona Bahri, from the UAE.

 

We trust you will find time to visit us and also recommend the AVC services to others who could take benefit.

 

If you think that you would like to contribute to classes, courses, talks or workshops you can contact us at  virtual.centre@au.brahmakumaris.org  

 

Attached video is of our upcoming events for the month of June and July and here is the Youtube link for the promo https://youtu.be/PbaBttN83YU

 

In Baba's Yaad

Sis Sona and AVC Team

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brahma Kumaris Sydney - Five Dock Programs in June

2 June 2021

Spirituality Matters -  Healing Relationships

3 June @7:00pm - 8:30pm by Jude Pemell

Jude Pemell will discuss the real possibilities for making our relationships to ‘other’, no matter what the context, authentic.
Book Now

Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

Spirituality Matters - The One Thing that creates miracles in your life

10 June  @7:00pm - 8:30pm
by Keethan Nadarajah

In this session, we will explore that one thing and share some insights so that you too can experience the desired outcome.  Book Now

Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

Spirituality Matters - Fearlessness in Challenging Times
17 June @7:00pm - 8:30pm  by Sr. Falak

Let us explore as to how can we strengthen our resolves and how by developing the art of meditation
Book Now

Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

 

 

Spirituality Matters -  Mid-Year Reflections and Dinner.
24 June @7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Join us in self-reflective meditation taking stock of our selves, followed by a get-together dinner at this turning point of the year. Book Now

Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

 

Raja Yoga Meditation Advanced Class
1 June @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm


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

Book Now

 

Raja Yoga Meditation Introductory Course 

(starts on first Wednesday of the month)

2 June @7:00pm - 8:30pm
This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation.

Book Now

 

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

1 june @7:00pm - 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

 

Raja Yoga Meditation Introductory Course  (starts on first Saturday of the month)

5 June @7:00pm - 8:30pm

This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation.
Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Silence

14 June, 10:00am – 1:00pm (AEST)

Give your mind a holiday. In this meditation there will be silence, soft music and some guided meditation. Participants will refrain from speaking and using phones. This session is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

Take a deep breath, relax and give yourself space to recharge your energy.

Morning tea is included. Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Meditation Hour 

20 June, 6:30 – 7:30pm - (AEST).

Join us for an hour of collective meditation to radiate peace, love and care to our world. The hour will be filled with silence and short periods of soft music.  Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Day of Yoga

21 June, 18:30 – 19:30 (AEST)

Come practice yoga on International Yoga Day. Experience Asana and Movement practice for greater energy flow, strength, and mobility. Yoga practice helps reverse the flow of one’s energy from spiralling outwards and going 'down the drain', to turning inwards and focusing into a tiny powerful point form, bringing a state of deep peace and renewed courage to live in the world today.

Registration for this event indicates acceptance of and adherence to the below Important Note and Condition for Booking. Everyone joining this event will need to book in and participate. Kim has been learning Raja Yoga within the BK community for 17 years. She has facilitated over 50 retreats and courses around Australia and internationally, and been teaching regular weekly Hatha Yoga classes in Sydney for 8 years. Book Now

Creative and Calm holiday program for children of all ages.

1 July, 10:00am – 12:00pm (AEST)

Meditation, dance and craft activities. A parent or guardian is to be present with the child.
Book Now

 

 

Blue Mountains Retreat Centre July Programs

2 June 2021

Dear Friends,

The Autumn leaves have almost all fallen from the trees and Winter is commencing.
It is always a good time to go inwards and be calm and still.
The July retreats are varied and will give everyone a chance to learn Raja Yoga meditation or to dive deeper.

We have long waiting lists and many people are unable to attend a retreat. So please only book for one retreat a month to give others a chance. Thankyou for your cooperation.

There will be a retreat a retreat for men, a silence retreat, two advanced meditation retreats and Emotional Empowerment.

Here are some words from Dadi Janki (former head of Brahma Kumaris, who passed away a year ago aged 104 years):

"I can only bring true lasting benefit to others when I have a loving attitude towards them, no matter what they are like.
To help bring about the best in everyone, regardless of their mood or disposition, I need to ask, "How can I make a positive contribution here?"
This attitude of giving is one of the great secrets of inner contentment."

We look forward to seeing you around the beautiful log fire in the dining room,

Sally

Meditation and Inner Peace- One day Program
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Saturday 5th June 2021 @ 9:45am - 3pm
As-Salamu Alaykum - May peace be upon you
This program is for members of the Muslim faith. You're warmly invited to attend the one-day program on meditation and inner peace. Within each one of us is a reservoir of peace, happiness, unconditional love and wisdom. We simply need to turn within to have these experiences. Morning tea and a vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Book Now

 

Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation-  Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 2nd July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 4th July - 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 2nd July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 4th July - 2.00pm

This retreat is for those who have attended the Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation retreat.
This weekend retreat will take participants deeper into the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga.
Book Now

 

 

 

Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation-  Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 9th July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 11th July - 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

 

Masters Course - The Five Forms
Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 9th July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 11th July - 2.00pm

This retreat is for those who have attended  the Intermediate Retreat in Raja Yoga meditation.
As we journey through the cycle of time, we adopt various forms: The Point form, Deity form, Worthy-of-Worship form, Brahmin form and Angelic form.
Book Now

 

Emotional Empowerment-   Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 16th July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 18th July - 2.00pm

This retreat explores 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 is supported with gentle meditation experiences.
Book Now  

 

Into the Light - A retreat for men
Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 16th July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 18th July - 2.00pm

A mens' retreat to explore and increase your spiritual strengths and inner powers.
Book Now

 

Journey Back to My Essence - Silent Retreat
Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 23rd July  - 6.30pm until
Sunday 25th July - 2.00pm
This retreat is for those who have attended the Introductory Retreat in Raja Yoga.
To journey back to my essence, I need to remember my spiritual truths and meditate on my innate qualities, with the aim of experiencing these qualities.
 Book Now

 

Living a Raj Yogi Life-    Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 30th July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 1st August - 2.00pm

This retreat is for those who have completed the Intermediate retreat and wish to embark on a more spiritual lifestyle.
There will be inspiring classes, discussions, sharing, meditation commentaries, deep silence and other fun things to experience.
The sessions will focus on refining your meditation practice and how to live a Raj Yogi lifestyle.
This  retreat suitable for those who already have the basic theory of Raj Yoga and now wish to live it.
Book Now

Introductory Retreat in Raja Yoga Meditation
Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Friday 30th July - 6.30pm until
Sunday 1st August - 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

 

 

 

 

 

Report on Children's Retreat from 14th to 16th May - Malaysia

29 May 2021

Dear Divine Family,

Om Shanti.

 

We are pleased to enclose the Report on Children's Retreat which was held concurrently with the 28th Asian Retreat (1st Online) from 14th to 16th May 2021, for your attention.

 

In Baba's yaad,

BK Meera and Malaysia family

 

Click here for full report with photos.

 

 

 

 

 

Open your eyes to the Youniverse: Overcoming Stress: Love vs Force with Dr Raksha Balbadhur - 22 May

25 May 2021

Dear Friends

Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse! is with Dr Raksha Balbadhur speaking on Overcoming Stress: Love vs Force, Saturday 22 May 2021, at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST).

South African born Dr Raksha is a palliative care physician and a daily meditation practitioner. Working a demanding job in a calm and compassionate way is key to her success in many contexts. In this episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse!, she takes a fresh approach to managing and overcoming stress by exploring Love versus Force.

To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/Dr-RakshaLoveVsForce

To ask Raksha a question go to: https://tinyurl.com/Question4LoveVsForce

We look forward to seeing you there.

Warmly,

The Youniverse Team

 

 

About Love - An interactive, performance-sprinkled, toe-dipping exploration into what we know and what we may not know

13 May 2021

Greetings one and all !

Isn't May a brilliant time for enjoying the weather, won't you come and enjoy a visit to Wilton!

 

Please join us...Sunday 16 March....
Monthly World Meditation Hour Program
( ...no title... )
An interactive, performance-sprinkled, toe-dipping exploration into what we know
                                                                                             and what we may not know

                                                                                                         about love!
....from the personal to the Divine,
poetry, live music, visuals and silence
will take us on a journey......... into the noble and sublime, the heroic and majestic, the drama called         ...............................................................................................................love!


=====================music by Louise Bell==========================================
                                            Arrivals from 2:30 for a 3pm start
                                                    Afternoon Tea 4:15pm
                                            World Meditation Hour 5 - 6pm
  
                      https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-svwk-20210516150000
                               
                                                                         ***
Upcoming Weekend Retreats
Coming up in May   21 - 23
Everything Starts with the Heart
When our heart is happy, we can be kind to our self. With a clean heart, we can have good wishes for others. With a big heart, we have the strength to deal with any challenge. When we meditate, we let go and gently place our heart in the unlimited loving heart of God. This experiential retreat will explore these four key aspects of spiritual love in everyday life.
https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-sq0b-20210521000000

                                                                         ***
May 28-30
Raj Yoga is the "Thinking Person's" Meditation .
Come and learn; to manufacture a different quality of thought,
to illuminate another view on how things 'work', to energize a forgotten enthusiasm, to witness the magic of consciousness...
...Raj Yoga Meditation, "for those who want to see what is really going on..."

            Please note:  ...this retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators...
                      https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-sdm8-20210528000000
May 28-30                                                         *** 
The Brahma Kumaris Introductory Meditation Retreat: Part 2
NB All participants in this retreat must have completed the BK Meditation Introductory Course (Part 1)
                        https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-s8o6-20210528000000
Coming up in June
4-6                                                                     ***
Parzival and the Search for the Holy Grail: A Quest of Self Discovery: A retreat for men  
Based on "Parzival" written as a poem in an old German language of late 12 Century, by Wolfram von Eschanbach . .. ,. Percival is an earlier, but unfinished version of the story, written by a French Cleric, Chretien de Troyes. It is one of the great archetypal quest stories, in this case, of the -all -too- human Parzival and his noble quest for the Holy Grail. It is a story of wounding and healing, of being lost and finding one's way again. It can be understood as a guide for life - an allegorical study of the stages of development and of the struggle for transformation. Parzival's journey takes him from innocence and folly, towards competence and self -knowledge. The story shows the importance and value of love. loyalty and courage to finally reach a place of spiritual realization and fulfillment .

                                          Lead by Jonathan Drew the Storyteller
                        https://bookwhen.com/bkaillawarra/e/ev-sk7n-20210604000000

                                                                          ***

*The Brahma Kumaris Introductory Meditation Course *
                   Mon  date TBA   6:30pm - 8pm
                                           or
                   Tue date TBA  10am - 11:30am    
Please look here for future dates:  
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. There is a waiting list, which does sometimes seem long, but often our retreats still end up not being full !!   "Go figure"
Often people forget or make other plans. Sometimes, people who have taken up bookings simply do not show up, with not a word! So please let us know if you cannot attend, as many are on the waiting list.
                                                                      *** 
Please click links below for  New Online Presentations.

1. The Brahma Kumaris Australia Virtual Centre

The 'BK-AVC' will have the feel of entering a place of calm, where people can:
 

  • play videos and podcasts,
  • spin a virtue wheel to receive a personal daily virtue,
  • access live or recorded events,
  • visit a personalised meditation room
  • organise a conversation with an experienced tutor.

So How do I get to the AVC?

   here! >>>   brahmakumaris.org.au/virtual-centre !!!
and, please see the promotional welcome video here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEeehc1sAck
Please click here for some of our recent BK classes on YouTube

Lastly:
A thought to Ponder... "If at first you don't succeed, well, I guess skydiving is not for you!"

With good wishes,
from all the 'Team'

 

 

Meditation Workshop for Local Chinese Held at the Indian Consulate, Guangzhou, China: भारतीय वाणिज्य दूतावास, गुआंगज़ौ, चीन में मैडिटेशन वर्कशॉप

12 May 2021

Dear Divine Sisters and Brothers 

 

We are pleased to share that The Consulate general of India in Guangzhou has started a special meditation series with Brahmakumaris. 

 

The theme of first session was  "Facing challenges of uncertainty"_ meditation workshop for the local Chinese people.  The program was conducted at the Conference Room of Indian Consulate in Guangzhou, in which about 80 souls have attended the program.

 

The workshop and guided meditation was conducted by Bk Sister Sapna online , whereas the bk volunteers and participants were physically present at the venue. It was much appreciated by each and every participant as they feel that meditation is need of the hour. 

 

From now it will be a regular feature at the same venue of consulate with at least one session every month ( audience will be local Chinese)

 

(Photos attached )

 

In Baba's sweet remembrance

Bk Family 

Guangzhou, China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigil for India - Join Faith Leaders for Online Vigil for the Covid Crisis

7 May 2021

Dear friends,

 

Warmest greetings. Please find details below of a special vigil for India. It's next Tuesday 11th May, 5.00 - 5.45pm - and your presence would be much appreciated.

 

The link to join the Zoom meeting is www.tiny.cc/vigilforindia

 

If you could spread the word also, that would be wonderful.

 

 

 

For our current list of programs: https://brahmakumaris.org.au/new/peninsula-meditation-retreats/

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“Fulfilling Baba's Vision - Becoming Extraordinary” - A Report from Asia Pacific Regional Brothers' Retreat

5 May 2021

The Asia Pacific Regional Brothers’ Retreat 2021 with the theme of “Fulfilling Baba’s Vision – Becoming Extraordinary” was held from Friday 23 - Sunday 25 April 2021 (Friday evening to Sunday after lunch MYT). This online program was organised with the intention to reach out to the brothers in the Asia Pacific region with the pure intention of helping them with the spiritual sustenance collectively during this pandemic time. The objective of the program was i) Understanding Baba’s vision and fulfilling His expectation by consolidating our brahmin life, ii) The Pandavas role as trail-blazers and charting new frontiers for better future, iii) Empowering the Self to face challenges and crossing the threshold to the point of no return, and iv) The Pandavas best practices and extraordinary achievements as the protectors of Yagya. There are more than 220 participants registered for the retreat from various countries in the Asia Pacific Region. Online translation was provided in six languages.

 

Senior speakers across the globe were invited for the retreat including Bro Charlie Hogg (Australia), Bro Ken O’ Donnell (Brazil), Bro Marcelo (Columbia) and Sis Usha (Madhuban) who spoke on various topics relevant for the brothers’ spiritual developments. Bro Charlie Hogg (Australia) reiterated that one has to really work on the self to overcome the various barriers in living up to Baba’s expectation. Bro Ken O’ Donnell (Brazil), shared the situation of the world during the current pandemic and that we should work on yoga power to face the various challenges. Sis Usha (Madhuban) explained explicitly the myths, characteristics and the charisma of the five pandavas and how it’s still relevant to the current situation. Bro Marcelo (Columbia) emphasised the role of pandavas and highlighted Brahma Baba and senior brothers as typical examples. Didi (Dr) Nirmala and Meera Didi (Malaysia) read the murlis during the retreat. Didi (Dr) Nirmala shared the specialities of the pandavas in the history of the yagya. An array of senior teachers was also included in panel, interview, dialogue and spiritual chit-chat under various interesting topics. In an effort to engage all the participants, online workshop and creative activity was organised and was very well received.

 

The general trend of all the speakers is the importance of paying attention to developing spiritual resilience and sustaining individually and collectively in facing the future challenges and fulfilling Baba’s hopes. The retreat ended with a high spirit with sharing of experiences, sharing of virtual blessings and with the feeling that such program should be organised more often in the future. Om shanti

 

 

 

 

 

Its All About I, Spiritual Matters and More - May Newsletter from Brahma Kumaris, Sydney

5 May 2021

Spirituality Matters - You’re Full of IT!

6 May @7:00pm - 8:30pm

by Dan Haworth
Each one of us is so full of our own story that we overlay that story across reality.
Book Now
Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

 

Spirituality Matters - Understanding Karmic Accounts – Part 2

13 May  @7:00pm - 8:30pm

by Lalitha Nair

Through our actions and interactions, accounts of karma are formed.
Book Now
Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

Spirituality Matters - Spiritual Empowerment
20 May @7:00pm - 8:30pm

by Joseph Jarczewski

Spiritual empowerment is an invaluable state of being that enables the soul to deal with the gamut of life’s challenges,
Book Now
Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

 

Spirituality Matters - Deepening your Meditation Experience
27 May @7:00pm - 8:30pm

by Warren Carey
Whether you’re new to meditation or experienced, come along and be part of an evening where we will collectively create a powerful meditation experience.
Book Now
Watch live at facebook.com/bkaustralia

Raja Yoga Meditation - Introductory Course

(starts on first Saturday of the month)

1 May @10:00am- 11:30am

This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation.
Book Now

 

Raja Yoga Meditation Advanced Class

4 May @6:30pm - 8:00pm

Prerequisite: This class is suitable for those who have completed the BK Meditation Introductory and Intermediate Courses.
Book Now

 

 

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

4 May @7:00pm - 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

 

Raja Yoga Meditation Introductory Course  (starts on first Wednesday of the month)

5 May @7:00pm - 8:30pm

This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation.
Book Now

 

One World, One Family - Creating harmony in a world of differences.

15 May⋅10:30am – 1:00pm (AEST)
This event is to celebrate the UN International Day of Families.
A panel of meditators from different backgrounds will share how they have overcome differences – especially cultural – to move towards understanding and unity with others.
Book Now

Below is the invite for iBeing next month - Saturday 17th May, 3.30pm - 5pm (AWST) or 5.30pm - 7pm (AEST).

Book Now

World Meditation Hour

16 May⋅6:30 – 7:30pm - (AEST).
Join us for an hour of collective meditation to radiate peace, love and care to our world. The hour will be filled with silence and short periods of soft music.
Book Now

Conscious Cooking: Nutrition for the soul
27 May⋅10:00am – 12:00pm (AEST).
Description:A workshop about the power and effect of thought on the food you cook and eat.
Book Now

 

Lets Care for Earth and Replenish the Soul - June Newsletter from Blue Mountains Retreat Center in Australia

4 May 2021

Dear friends,

Om Shanti. Greetings of peace.

May is a beautiful time of the year. The coloured leaves in the Stone Cottage gardens look like a painting.The sky is blue and the sun is warm. The creek is flowing happily, like a song.

Here are some words of wisdom from Dadi Janki, the head of Brahma Kumaris who passed away in 2019 aged 104 years:

When my stamina begins to diminish I remind myself to enjoy whatever I do and pour love into every task. Then my energy will be replenished.

Take care, use every moment in a worthwhile way and send good wishes around the world.  

Warmest wishes,

Sally

Meditation for Those Who Care about the Earth-   A weekend retreat for 18 - 30 year olds
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 14th May - 6:30pm until
Sunday 16th May - 2.00pm

There is more to caring for the earth than just recycling, growing organic food and using solar. What about the type of thoughts we are having?During this retreat we will learn Raja Yoga meditation and about the connection between cleaning our minds and greening the earth.
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ਮੁਸੀਬਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਿੰਮਤ ਕਾਇਮ ਰੱਖਣਾ This retreat will be in the Punjabi language.

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 4th June  - 6.30pm until
Sunday 6th June - 2.00pm

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the awareness of our power to overcome that fear.  One step of courage leads us to multi millionfold help from the Divine.
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Intermediate Raja Yoga Meditation-  Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 18th June - 6:30pm until
Sunday 20th June  - 2:00pm

For those who have attended the Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation.
This weekend retreat will take participants deeper into the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga.
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Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation-  Weekend Retreat

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 18th June - 6:30pm until
Sunday 20th June  - 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.
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Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation-  Day Program

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Thursday 24th June,   10:00am - 4.00pm
This day program is an introduction to the practice and philosophy of Raja Yoga meditation. 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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Soul to Soul-  Weekend Retreat for Couples
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 25th June - 6:30pm until
Sunday 27th June  - 2:00pm

The true ingredients for a happy relationship are respect, love and trust. Discover how the philosophy and practice of Raja Yoga Meditation can rekindle these experiences, leading to a deeper spiritual relationship.
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Creative Reflections--Day Program

Saturday 26th June   10:00am - 4.00pm

Have you always explored ideas through a creative filter? Been aware of patterns in nature or sound or loved to shape images from words or pictures? Here is an opportunity to explore how this creative instinct might enhance your meditation.

Facilitator, Jen Leslie has enjoyed a diverse career in the Arts as a Director, Writer, Performer.

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