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Online 12-Hour Meditation on UN World Food Day (16 October) by Brahma Kumaris Australia

19 October 2020

An Environment Special Interest Group in Australia has created a very beautiful program in honour of UN World Food Day on Friday 16th October.

 

The Brahma Kumaris Australia are hosting a 12-hour meditation from 8 am-8 pm on Friday 16th October to help bring more awareness about how food is produced, the many components in our food chain, and to support the great efforts by all of our ‘Food Heroes’ who play a part in making wholesome, nutritious food available to everyone. We support World Food Day and its efforts to recognise and support farmers, transporters, sellers, gardening magazines, food banks, etc., who play important parts in our food chain.

 

We also acknowledge that when we demand nutritious and healthy food and support best practices in growing and delivering food, like supporting farmers markets, locally grown foods, etc., then good quality food will be produced more and more and lead to a more healthy society. People are invited to join the 12-hour meditation at any time, even for 15 minutes, to send vibrations of gratitude and support to Mother Nature and all of our Food Heroes. http://brahmakumaris.org.au

 

You are invited to join in at some time during the day between 8 am – 8 pm (Sydney time) at http://tiny.cc/worldfood2020 to lend your support in sending uplifting and appreciative energy to all of those involved in producing food and ensuring people around the world have food to eat.

 

The program highlights the need to be economical and to minimize wastage, simple living, connection with each other and nature, gratitude, compassion, and care for others. It includes talks and meditations by some BKs and some enlightening talks by others involved in helping to produce our food and support our community with food.  You can see one of the stories here

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL3uzaU7mns&t=68s

 

Join the meditation on Friday at http://tiny.cc/worldfood2020

 

 

 

 

Courage & Optimism with Caroline Ward – starting 6:00 pm (AEST)

19 October 2020

Dear Friends

 

Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse is with Caroline Ward speaking on Courage & Optimism, Saturday 24 October 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (AEDT).

 

Caroline Ward is an educator, a coach, a thinking partner and author of two books, (The Four Faces of Women and My Courage Your Courage) with a third underway. Caroline very naturally carries a deep understanding of transition and transformation and is adept at accompanying and guiding individuals, groups and larger populations as they choose and learn to be the creators of their NEXT.

 

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

 

Ask her a question at:  https://tinyurl.com/Question4Caroline

 

 

 

 

 

Please join our ZOOM gathering for peace, THIS Sunday, 18 October, 11 am (AEST)

19 October 2020

This Sunday 18 August, 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 Dowrick, Rev Dr Kim Cunio and Charlie Hogg. There will be a short talk on the theme of "Courage" by Charlie Hogg and 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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Meeting ID: 349 031 495

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

 

Stay well. Take care.

 

 

 

November Events - Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

13 October 2020

Dear friends,
Spring is in the air. Blossoms are everywhere.

We will have a special retreat, called The Next Step, which is for those who are regular meditators and have completed the Introductory and Intermediate Retreats. This weekend we will dive deeper and explore various aspects of a spiritual lifestyle.

We are sending you a link to an event for the United Nationals International Day of Peace, which was organised by the Blue Mountains Interfaith group. 

https://youtu.be/-s91RQ7OtEs  It contains  a beautiful meditation and sharings from people from different faiths and philosophies on what peace means to them.

Enjoy each moment, the colours and fragrances of the flowers and we look forward to sharing Springtime in Leura with you.

Colourful wishes,
for peace and happiness,
Sally and Team

Retreat Centre Manager, Centre for Spiritual Learning, Blue Mountains

186, Mount Hay Road, Leura  NSW 2780.
| T: 02 4784 2500
| W: brahmakumaris.org.au
| F: facebook.com/bkaustralia

 

Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation

Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 06th Nov 2020 - 6:30pm until
Sunday 08th Nov 2020 - 2:00pm

In the course, we will understand more in depth the philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation, and  learn about the Cycle of Time, the Tree of Humanity and the story of the Brahma Kumaris. Book Now

 

 

Soul to Soul for Couples

Weekend Retreat

 

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
Friday 13th November 2020 - 6:30pm until
15th November 2020 - 2:00pm

The true ingredients for a happy relationship are respect, love and trust. Discover how Raja Yoga Meditation can rekindle these experiences.
Please note, both partners need to attend and each must book in. Thankyou. 
Book Now

 

 

The Next Step

Weekend Retreat
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
20th November 2020 - 6:30pm until
22nd November 2020 - 2:00pm

For those who have completed the Intermediate Course and are meditating regularly and wish to

go deeper onto the yogi life style and meditation. Book Now

 

Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation

Day program

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
26th November 2020 - 10.00am - 4.00pm.
In the course, we will understand more in depth the philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation, and
learn about the Cycle of Time, the Tree of humanity and story of the Brahma Kumaris. 
Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Birthdays Celebrated by Brahma Kumaris in Thailand

7 October 2020

Sukumvit, Bangkok( Thailand ): The Brahma Kumaris of Sukumvit in Bangkok celebrated the Spiritual Birthdays of members of their fraternity, in preparation for the coming Golden Age.  A Spiritual Birthday marks the day an individual becomes aware of the real identity of the Self and the Supreme Soul and starts its spiritual journey.  For the coming 21 months, this process will be continued at this centre.

Part of September and October this year fall in the extra month or ‘Adhik Maas’ or ‘Purushottam Maas’ of the lunar calendar.  This month is dedicated to intense spiritual practices.  In view of this, and in preparation for the coming Navaratri Festival dedicated to the Divine Feminine, the Bangkok centre took this initiative.

On this occasion, special ‘Bhog’ or Divine Food was prepared and served to all. Amidst Om chanting, members of the BK Divine family practiced emerging their deity form in meditation.

Click on the above image to view more pictures of the celebrations.

 

 

The Brahma Kumaris - Sydney - Programs in October 2020

4 October 2020

Spirituality Matters -  Mystic at the Edge

by Maureen Chen

1 October @7:00 - 8:30pm
Mystic at the Edge will entertain and empower you; at times it will challenge you.

You’ll learn that spirit-uality is not about being flaky, counter-cultural or religious.
Book Now

 

Spirituality Matters - Being Me - My Spiritual Selfie

by Lata Bhat

8 October @7:00 - 8:30pm 
Have I clicked my ‘spiritual selfie’ yet? How does being myself look like? In today's world, where taking a selfie is a very common thing,

let's explore what I can do to give my best shot – i.e. my real selfie?

Book Now

 

Spirituality Matters - Power of Positive Thinking and Positive Awareness

by Keethan Nadarajah

15 October @7:00 - 8:30pm
Experts say “you are what you think”. We explore how experimenting with positive thoughts can create our reality.

Book Now

 

 

Spirituality Matters - Accepting the Whole Me

by Harman Kaur    
22 October @7:00 - 8:30pm
Despite the increasing demands of the world today, I can find comfort and growth in my inner sanctuary. It's all going to be OK.

Book Now

 

 

Spirituality Matters -

The Road Less Travelled .. Experiences on the Spiritual Journey

by Charlie Hogg
29 October @7:00 - 8:30pm
Charlie will be interviewed by Ami Trivedi about the experiences of his spiritual life of 45 years.

Book Now

 

 

Deep Listening to the Self, Others and the Divine

by Maureen Chen

3 October @9:30am - 1:00pm

A half day workshop with interactive exercises and reflective meditation.

Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

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

3 October @10am - 11:30am
This is an interactive introduction to the practice and philosophy of BK Meditation.

Book Now

 

                                 

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

6 October @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

7 October @7:00 – 8:30pm

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

Book Now

 

iBeing online book club

10 October, 5:30 - 7:00pm

We will continue to read and discuss the book  'It's Time....to do the inner workby Aruna Lavda  

Enquiries: Click here

Book Now

 

 

BK Intermediate Meditation Classes
Tuesdays for four weeks from 6:30-8:00pm, starting 13 October.

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.

Book Now

 

 

New Album "Pilgrimage"by Niall Fenix with words by Chrissy Mahoney

4 October 2020

The album can be downloaded here:
 

 

Replay Link for Going Beyond with Maureen Chen

4 October 2020

There is a place we can access with our mind that is beyond discomfort, worry, pain, and confusion. How can we access that place? Can we all do that? In preparation for this session perhaps you can think of your own experiences of going beyond and how that happened for you.

 

Maureen has been studying and teaching Meditation with the Brahma Kumaris for over 40 years.  She is fascinated by the power of the mind and how to harness that power.

 

https://youtu.be/qF18f5DZzdM

 

 

 

 

September Newsletter, Wilton Retreat Center (Illawara)

29 September 2020

Greetings one and all !

Peace

 

What does it 'look like' ?, how does it 'feel'?

 

Does it ask me for protection, or does it protect me?

 

We celebrated the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21

...what about September 20 and 22nd?

 

Peace is the original state, the original quality, the original 'religion' of the soul.

 

When we live in the awareness of this true peace, the result is the 'speciality' of contentment.

 

Contentment within the self, enables us to find harmony with everyone, so I am centered and not afraid of anyone's nature or character. Contented souls connect to others inner nature of peace and contentment, and induce natural love.

 

Recently we celebrated the anniversary of the Centre for Spiritual Learning, here at Wilton, for 21 years!

 

We enjoyed a lovely day, and we send a big THANK YOU to everyone who has visited, helped and supported the Centre over those wonderful years.

 

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

 

Upcoming Weekend Retreats and Programs

 

Foundation course in Raja Yoga Meditation Mon pm

Foundation course in Raja Yoga Meditation Tue am

 

Cultivating Inner Awareness through Values Based Leadership  Oct 9 - 11

https://tinyurl.com/Cultivating-Inner-Awareness

 

World Meditation Hour Oct 18

https://tinyurl.com/WorldMedHour

 

The Sounds of Silence   Oct 24

https://tinyurl.com/Silence-Day

 

Be The Star of Your Life   Oct 30-1 Nov

https://tinyurl.com/Starofyourlife

 

 

 

 

Open your eyes to the Youniverse - Internal Balancing, Saturday 26 September at 6:00 pm

25 September 2020

Dear Friends

 

Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse is with Denise Lawrence speaking on Internal Balancing, Saturday 26 September 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST).

 

Denise Lawrence is a highly accomplished meditation teacher, spiritual author, broadcaster and has been an international speaker on Raja Yoga meditation, spirituality and related subjects over many decades. She travels widely conducting retreats, seminars, conferences etc. She is naturally creative and has a keen ability to 'translate' metaphysical concepts into practical understandings and solutions to daily challenges in these post-modern times.

 

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

Ask her a question at:  https://tinyurl.com/Questions4Denise

 

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 26 September.

 

With our warm regards.

Gabrielle and the Youniverse Team.

 

 

 

 

 

Report on First Online One Day Centrewassis Retreat hosted by ARC, Malaysia on 16 September

21 September 2020

Dear Divine Family,

Om Shanti.

 

Enclosed is the Report on First Online One Day Centrewassis Retreat hosted by ARC, Malaysia on 16 September 2020

 

Iby

BK Meera

 

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First time in the history of Malaysia service we organised an online Centrewassis Retreat hosted by Asia Retreat Centre (ARC) on 16th September 2020. Nearly 95 to 100 Centrewassis took benefit from this retreat.

 

Retreat started early in the morning from 3.30am up to 5am with creativity activity followed by tapping exercise by Dr Shrimant. After the murli and class on Remembrance from Meera Didi, participants had breakfast at respective centres. At 9.30am, Meera Didi shared on the topic “7 steps to enhance Self Esteem”.

 

Bro Charlie joined us at 11.00am and shared an hour class on “Accepting Myself” After the class, participants get into small group discussion on zoom. Charlie Bhai returned to the Questions and Answers session which participants found this session very informative.

 

 

Evening session started at 4.30pm whereby Bro Letchu interviewed Meera Didi on her lockdown experience in Delhi and ORC.

 

Sis Sheilu from Madhuban joined the retreat to conduct a class and guided participants to tour four pilgrimage places and giving volcanic yoga experience. Everyone felt being in Madhuban.

 

At the conclusion of the retreat, every participant received a “personalised” e- blessing card sent through whatsapp. Overall, everyone felt recharged and rejuvenated in this one day retreat.

 

Click here for report in PDF format.

 

 

 

 

 

October Newsletter - The Brahma Kumaris - Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

21 September 2020

Dear friends,
Greetings of peace.
We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and the Spring flowers.

If you have attended the Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation Retreat,you may like to join our online Intermediate Raja Yoga Meditation Retreat.

We have  a book launch for Mystic at the edge by Morni Chen, which will enchant and empower you. Morni will be with us to speak and sign books.

Our retreats are very popular so you may find you can only get on a waiting list. We usually offer places to the waiting list, just a day or two before the retreat starts, so it is worthwhile to keep that weekend free incase you get offered a place.

Take care and keep well and happy.
We hope to see you soon.
Warmest wishes for peace and happiness,
Sally

Sally Segal
Retreat Centre Manager, Centre for Spiritual Learning, Blue Mountains


186, Mount Hay Road, Leura  NSW 2780.
| T: 02 4784 2500
| W: brahmakumaris.org.au

| F: facebook.com/bkaustralia

The Mirror of Peace
Day Program
@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre
24th September 2020 @ 10am -  4pm
Look into the mirror of your heart and rediscover the unconditional peace that resides deep within the soul. By emerging this experience you will become the mirror that reflects pure peace back into this peaceless world.
Book Now

 

 

Hindi Weekend Retreat

 

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre


Friday 25th Sept 2020 - 6:30pm until
Sunday 27th Sept 2020 - 2:00pm    

 

Only for those who have not attended a Hindi retreat before.
Self-empowerment is the process which leads us to exert greater control over our lives. This involves recognizing that within each of us is the ability to live a life of peace, love and happiness.

Book Now

 

 

Intermediate Raja Yoga Meditation Course

 

@online for four Sessions


6th October 2020 @ 11am


In the on-line course, we will understand more in depth the philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation, and  learn about the Cycle of Time, the Tree of Humanity and the story of the Brahma Kumaris.
Book Now

 

 

 

Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation

 

Weekend Retreat


@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

 

Friday 09th Oct 2020 - 6:30pm until
Sunday 11th Oct 2020 - 2:00pm

In the course, we will understand more in depth the philosophy of Raja Yoga Meditation, and  learn about the Cycle of Time, the Tree of Humanity and the story of the Brahma Kumaris.
Book Now

 

 

 

Fearlessness in Challenging Times

Teenagers (13-18 years) & Parents' Day Program

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

Saturday 10th Oct 2020 - 10am - 4pm      

What strengths do I have? How do I remain fearless and stable myself, when life feels overwhelming and my usual supports are no longer there? This is a day retreat for teenagers and their parents, to develop the art of meditation and strengthen their resolve to live fearlessly together.

Please note: at least one parent and teenager need to attend together.

Book Now

 

 

 

Como Superar El Miedo 

 

Spanish Weekend Retreat

 

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

 

16th October 2020 from 6:30pm until
18th October 2020 - 2:00pm

En este fin de semana exploraremos las
razones porque experimentamos miedo.
En este mundo en que vivimos hoy hay muchas cosas que nos hacen vivir con miedo.
Pero si practicamos meditacion y profundizamos nuestra poder espiritual, podemos enfrentar y superar el miedo.

Book Now

 

 

 

Introductory Raja Yoga Meditation

 

Weekend Retreat


@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

 

16th October 2020 from 6:30pm until
18th October 2020 - 2:00pm

 

In this weekend retreat we will learn about the types of thoughts, identity, soul consciousness, the Supreme and the law of karma.
Book Now

 

 

 

 

 

Living a Raja Yogi Lifestyle

 

Weekend Retrea

 

@ Blue Mountains Retreat Centre

30th Oct 2020 from 6:30pm until
1st Oct 2020 - 2:00pm

For those who have completed the Introductory and Intermediate retreats 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 be focused on refining your meditation practice and how to live a Raj Yogi lifestyle. This is an advanced level retreat suitable for those who already have the basic theory and now wish to live it. Book Now

 

 

 

Warm Regards,

The Blue Mountains Team

 

 

 

 

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