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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.

 

Click on below image to play [https://www.facebook.com/PauseMunaPeaceMuna/videos/561850057858908/]

 

 

Click on Image to download full pdf (see attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Click on above image to play [1:04:10]

 

 

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

3 July 2020

Click on the above image to play [1:14:00]

 

 

Replays of Recent Programs in Australia

1 July 2020

 

26 June - REPLAY of Dancing in Happiness with Manju Khokhar, Blue Mountains [30:10]  https://youtu.be/OE_jkbG-W5c  

 

 

 

22 June - REPLAY of From Fear to Love with Sr Morni  [27:54] https://youtu.be/ILIg7vAPVWM

 

 

22 June - REPLAY of Stop Yourself from Overthinking with Br Charlie at Blue Mountains [1:13:19] https://youtu.be/4LBvTOVJ_Ak

 

 

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]: https://youtu.be/lMAQRY-bfj0

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

“Secrets of Gita for Challenging Times – Part 6” Webinar on June 24

25 June 2020

 

Australia : BK Sister Usha will go live from the BK Headquarters in India this Wednesday evening at 6 pm (Australia time).  In Part 6 of this series, Sr Usha will share new and practical insights about the Shrimad Bhagvad Gita – one of the most ancient and revered scriptures. Sr. Usha is an internationally respected and popular speaker, Gita scholar and meditation teacher. She inspires thousands of souls daily with her live talks and guided meditations …. an opportunity not to be missed. The session will be in English.

 

Secrets of Gita for Challenging Times –  Part 6

NEW TIME Wednesday 24 June, 6 – 7 pm  ( Sydney Time)

2 pm ( India Time)

http://tiny.cc/secrets6sisterusha   

 

The link will go live on Wednesday evening 24 June at 6 pm. The program will be streamed live on the BK Australia YouTube Channel. Please note the change in time – the webinar will be streamed from 6 – 7 pm.

 

 

 

BKs Wollongong Classes & Message: Press The Stop Button

25 June 2020

Overcoming Anger

Friday 19th June, 10am

 

Anger is an expression of inner pain; an indication that all is not well in our world. It disturbs our peace of mind, damages our health and spoils our relationships. This talk will give you tools to change the anger inside you and use your energy in more positive ways.

Presenter: Falak from Delhi in India, has been a student and teacher of meditation for over 10 years. Her professional training is in the tourism industry.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/GqxfPovHUUs 

The link will remain active after the talk

 

Moving Forward to New Beginnings

Saturday 20th June, 10am - 10.30am

 

We have all enjoyed the New Perspective for Managing Times of Change. This will be a celebration and closure of these deep, meaningful talks, meditations and interviews from the heart of the Leura family. Do you feel a change in the way you see yourself, the way you see God, the way you see others?

Presenter : Sally Segal

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/66PWeo-ekEs

The link will remain active after the event

 

Busy...?  ( Corona taught us to )  Press The Stop Button!

 

Gone are the days when 'idle' was not just a word in the dictionary, but a practical reality and life’s inclusive component. The world is dazed and squinting and so are we. When did you last sit on the window pane looking out at the squirrels or the sunset...? Or when did you last read a book on self development or spare a few minutes for spiritual relaxation...? Or when did you last spend an idle weekend shopping or with your family...? Or when did you meet your old friend for a lunch and laughed till your eyes dropped...? If you were to ever pass through a busy market place, you will have plenty of time to observe the running men and women with blank faces. Who has the time to smile...? To stop where you are and thank God for the life you have!

 

Being busy is now not just an activity but a disease. People who are working day and night have an obsession for it, also called workaholicism (being a workaholic). They can't sit idle and anxiety takes over when they do so. The day isn't far when humans will be called sheer machines. Today, the lifestyle of a child to that of an aged person is such that there is no scope for personal time. A student's timetable is like a train schedule. Just one after another. From school to tuitions, from tuitions to vocational classes, then to the sports complex and again to another tuition. A corporate professional’s day moves from one assignment to another revolving around the emotions of * I need, * I want and * I own, without ever thinking of rising above the monotonous existence. Is speed is what we are born for? We cannot only blame our lifestyle. There are more internal causes you would guess, like meeting expectations, pleasing everybody and reaching your idol self, your goals and ambitions is what makes you work like there's no tomorrow.

 

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party spoiler of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful and create something beautiful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone, one of the favourite pastimes of our current lifestyle. 

 

We’ve talked of being busy for so long that we’ve forgotten that being busy was never the goal. We are not on this earth to be busy. We are here to build relationships, experience life, go places, create things, help others, or whatever else you decide. Our reasons for being will all be different but if you reflect deeply, you will realize and also feel that none of us feel we are here simply to be busy. But this thinking has lead us to think being busy is good, no matter what we’re busy with. 

 

Being busy is not the way we should measure our worth and being busy is a not a worthy goal for any of us. Before you know it, you might get caught up being busy doing worthless things. Sadly the business world continues to train us this way as employees are expected to put in 8-10 hours of work a day even though on some days they might have only 2 or 4 hours of productive things to do. Poor training! 

 

God's plan for enlarging and creating His beautiful kingdom of heaven, a new world order of peace, love and happiness of the future is so simple - one person telling another about God, the Savior and the Liberator i.e. giving the Supreme’s message of joyful, loveful and spiritual soul-conscious existence to each one. Yet we're busy and full of excuses.

 

Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake, that someone who is to receive the message from you. The joy you'll have when you see that person in a liberated and joyful state not only here but in that kingdom of heaven being created will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel or message with him by taking out time from your busy existence.

 

To rise above the monotonous and busy existence , we all require a regular dosage of newness to keep our hearts and minds fresh. How can we define newness? It is a change of thoughts, feelings, words, actions, circumstances – when all or some of these deviate from the normal or are new, they give us an experience of joy. On a physical level we go on a holiday or a party, watch a movie, etc., all of these and many more such activities explained earlier in this message series, achieve the purpose mentioned above. We then get back to our daily routine of thoughts and actions, with more freshness, which makes the routine more interesting. 

 

On a spiritual level, to become silent, to be still in the ocean of hectic, noisy action is a choice many people are now making. When this is achieved, this stillness acts on the mind like oxygen, giving the breath to both understand and enrich life. Of course, action is a necessity, an expression of ourselves through time, relationships and the roles we play. However, if we do not sometimes stop and take a breath of silence, then the mind begins to suffocate, thoughts speed like bullet trains and the brain feels as if it is in a pressure cooker. Emotions erupt and react like volcanoes, eyes become dizzy with mountains of information and the head feels like a rollercoaster. This is stress. The mind needs to come up for air, to leave the jungle of pressure, deadlines and speed and slow down and find the point of silence within.

 

Also a daily dose of new and different spiritual knowledge at the start of the day does the work of newness and helps us rise above the monotony. It rekindles our creative spirit. Newness in our thoughts then flows into our feelings, beliefs, attitudes, personalities or natures, perceptions, actions, interactions, relationships, etc. bringing newness in all of them and removing the stagnancy of the regular routine.

 

Also feeding spiritual knowledge to the mind benefits silence or meditation immensely, because meditation, which is not just a process of reducing the mind to a nil stage but the creation of positive, constructive thoughts to take the mind to a positive experience of peace and bliss, can then become an interesting, new and creative exercise each time one practices it. Spiritual knowledge is the foundation of good meditation or silence.

 

In Spiritual Service,

Brahma Kumaris

 

 

 

 

REPLAY: Special Meditation For World Peace By Brahma Kumaris New Zealand

22 June 2020

REPLAY LINK: https://youtu.be/2SC5JPbPEFo  [1:25:29]

 

 

New Zealand ( Oceania ):  All are welcome to join our special meditation for world peace on the occasion of International Yoga Day and donate to the world your vibrations of peace, love and happiness through your pure feelings and good wishes.

 

It is a one hour session with Audio visuals enabling to empower the mind and empower the world.

 

 

 

 

 

“Disheartenment to Optimism” – Online Dialogue with Dr. Rene Samaniego (Philippines) on 13th June

21 June 2020

 

Philippines : Online Forum with BK Sister Denise and Dr. Rene Samaniego

An online dialogue on the psychological and spiritual impact of disheartenment and how it can be transformed into optimism was held on June 13, 2020.  Hosted by the Brahma Kumaris Philippines, the live webinar dubbed “Disheartenment to Optimism” was led by Dr. Rene Samaniego, an award-winning Filipino psychiatrist and educator, and Sister Denise Lawrence, a Rajyogini for more than 50 years who has professional media experience with the BBC and in values education.

 

Psychological Perspective on Disheartenment, Dr. Rene Samaniego

Dr. Rene compared the pandemic to a nightmare in that it is disturbing, frightening and disheartening.  In the middle of this nightmare,  we need to physically and emotionally wake up. There is an awakening taking place not only individually but collectively. We look at the virus as an enemy but we can perhaps look at it as an agent of transformation towards meaning-making. The situation has called us to this reality that we are all in this together and we need to cooperate with and help each other.

 

The world has been driven to a PAUSE. The pause is necessary so that we, like the  computer, need to reboot and rest. While the pandemic has brought us to our sense of mortality,  it also makes us aware to value and connect with life more.  We need to answer to this huge wake-up call and reflect … on who we really are and what it is we are here for.

 

Everything boils down to choice, Dr. Rene said.  Hopefully, this pause that we are experiencing now will be intentional rather than imposed, that we will mindfully stop to notice that life is sacred. He ended with the poem of Rumi entitled “Guesthouse” which is  a good reminder not to resist any experience because, like any guest, they will arrive and they will go.

 

Spiritual Dynamic of Disheartenment, Denise Lawrence

Spiritually depleted, psychologically weak and falling apart, observed Sister Denise, the human race is in a mess and we need to think. What gives a lot of optimism, says Sister Denise, is that people are thinking for themselves which is healthy, not so much from the angle of selfishness but from the need to take care of ourselves and of each other.

 

It is really very good to be placed in a situation where we are forced to look within. It is beyond the capacity of any one government, religion or organization. And this kind of forum is important to be able to talk about these things. We have a right to express ourselves and look at the reality around us. If we are going to bring the sacred back, what do we mean by that?

 

Selected Question-and-Answer Portion

 

On toxic positivity (Sister Denise):

 

The sacred includes the dark nights of the soul which is important for the soul to go through in order to transcend personal weaknesses and lack of maturity. We have to go through these struggles in order to come out the other side as opposed to pretending that nothing is wrong. To bring back the sacred in our lives is to be real about the intensity of what humanity is going through. One of the ways this is projected into society is through the arts and to see that anything that is going on, to be sensitive.   People have to be very sharp in detecting manipulation from the advertising industry. It is very difficult to get real information. To bring the sacred we have to express the anguish that is going on and this has to do with the intensity of pain of the separation of the spirit, from the divine.

 

How do I know if I have achieved optimism?

 

(Dr. Rene):  It is important to accept the realities of life like challenges, sorrow and sadness along with joy and happiness. Life is difficult, but a big part of what makes life difficult is the resistance to the fact that it is difficult. In mindfulness practice, we accept things as they are so that we can deal with them appropriately.  From a psychodynamic perspective, toxic positivity is a projection of being happy in your life when you are actually feeling miserable. In mindlfulness it is a practice of self-compassion. This is a moment of suffering so how can I take care of myself in this suffering?

 

(Sister Denise):  Spiritual practice is to go inside. I am very optimistic because I understand certain spiritual truths. Having gone through a lot of opposition, I notice that there is a great power inside that is getting activated from an acceptance of how difficult things are but there is an inner resilience that comes from years and years of not giving up. That this too will pass and there is a consolidation of inner force that is solid.  It makes me confident of myself and my capacity to get through this. Wisdom and compassion emerge not only for the self but real love for the world.  There is also this energy of light and a sort of renovation coming through that I join with what makes me feel optimistic.

 

Summary Points:

The moderator, BK Francis Mina, a professional counselor of IOTA PHI Chapter of CHI SIGMA IOTA,  presented the following key points for turning disheartenment to optimism:

  1. Try to find meaning (with patience, reflection and humility in the experiences of fear and disheartenment
  2. With the awareness of the limitations and impermanence of life, we can learn/choose to value life and connect to it more
  3. Feelings of danger, hopelessness and helplessness are real. It is good to acknowledge and talk about the realities of life
  4. We need to take care of each other with comfort, compassion and encouragement. We even need to challenge / discern each one’s beliefs and behaviors to uplift each other
  5. It helps to reflect on one’s life (awareness and acceptance)

 

The webinar concluded with a guided reflection led by Sister Denise where she asked participants to first breathe deeply and breathe out the anxieties and tensions, turn the mind’s eye within to be with the self and the sacred ..…Please feel free to watch the video through this link:  https://www.facebook.com/rajayoga.makati/videos/263676284693711/

 

 

 

 

Meditation for World Peace ONLINE - Sunday 21 June, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon Australia Time (AEST)

20 June 2020

 

This Sunday 21 June, 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 include music from Rev Dr Kim Cunio, a talk from Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick and a meditation experience guided by Charlie Hogg.

 

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 tomorrow!

 

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

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

 

Meeting ID: 349 031 495

Password: 550568

 

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

 

Find your local time here:

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Stay well. Take care.

 

 

 

 

Daily online Talks and courses, 15th - 21st June

17 June 2020

Dear friends,

Greetings of peace.

This will be our last week of daily 10am talks for the New Perspective for Managing Times of Change. We will celebrate a closure of these deep, meaningful talks, meditations and interviews from the heart of the Leura family.

 

Now it is time to welcome you to live retreats as well as continuing online courses. We will let you know of these soon.

 

We have a special event for Sunday, 21st June, International Day of Yoga.

Lets come together to do Raja Yoga Meditation for harmony and peace.

 

Keep well and happy,

Warmest wishes from all at the retreat centre

Sally

 

 

Introductory Course online

 

Four sessions on Saturday 27th June, Sunday 28th June, Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Please use the following link for more information and to register on line.

 

https://bookwhen.com/bkabluemountains/e/ev-sdxj-20200627110000

 

Intermediate Course online

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

 

Four sessions on Monday 15th June - Thursday 18th June

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Please use the following link to register on line.

 

https://bookwhen.com/bkabluemountains/e/ev-sx28-20200615110000

 

The four sessions are designed in a sequential manner, so it is important you attend each session

 

 

 

Take Time

Monday 15th June, 10am-10.30am

 

Talk: Take time to laugh, to think, to read, to love and be loved! Time is precious, treat it well and it will treat us well.

 

Presenter: Mohit Sibal started his spiritual journey with Brahma Kumaris in Australia and has been based in Abu Dhabi for the past 12 years. A chemical engineer by profession, he has held senior management roles in large international engineering & construction companies.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/pUO8AggxKdA

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Tuesday 16th June, 10am-10.30am

Talk: Forgiveness is at the heart of the spiritual journey. It is like a release valve that frees me from blame, resentment, hurt and pain. A relationship with the Divine gives me the power to let go, forgive and move forward  .

 

Presenter: Charlie Hogg is National Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris in Australia.

 

 

 

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/SaVJnFCTL90

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

Healing from the Vegetable Garden

Wednesday 17th June, 10am- 10.30am

Talk: Sharing and caring for one another, we are one world family, no matter our religion, profession or  beliefs.

 

Kay Ridgway is a Naturopath and a meditator who is loved by all. She has a warm smile and a kind word for everyone. Kay recommends the use of fresh herbs and vegetables to maintain good health, taking the 'Food as Medicine' approach.  

 

 

 

Sally will interview Kay.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/5pnVJiBJFls

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

Find your Higher Purpose and Destiny

Thursday 18th June, 10am - 10.30am

 

Talk: This talk will be about how to find your higher purpose in life. We are meant to fulfill a calling in this lifetime. How can we do this?

 

There will be meditation commentaries included.

 

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

 

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/hVmnd7KB6Ug

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

Overcoming Anger

Friday 19th June, 10am

 

Anger is an expression of inner pain; an indication that all is not well in our world. It disturbs our peace of mind, damages our health and spoils our relationships. This talk will give you tools to change the anger inside you and use your energy in more positive ways.

 

 

 

Presenter: Falak from Delhi in India, has been a student and teacher of meditation for over 10 years. Her professional training is in the tourism industry.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/GqxfPovHUUs The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

Moving Forward to New Beginnings

Saturday 20th June, 10am - 10.30am

 

We have all enjoyed the New Perspective for Managing Times of Change. This will be a celebration and closure of these deep, meaningful talks, meditations and interviews from the heart of the Leura family. Do you feel a change in the way you see yourself, the way you see God, the way you see others?

 

 

 

Presenter : Sally Segal

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/66PWeo-ekEs

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

International Yoga Day

Sunday 21st June , 10am - 10.30am

All over the world today people are celebrating the joy and benefits of Yoga.

Yoga means connection and Raja Yoga means connection with the Highest, the Supreme Soul. This connection lifts me to my highest self, my true self.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/s88lY4Xhb74

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realization & Transformation of Deep Rooted Sanskaras: Didi Nirmala with the Asian Family, 13th June

14 June 2020

Click on above image to play

 

 

“Exploring Spirituality, Leadership and Covid-19” with Sister Jayanti and Mary Dwyer on June 11

12 June 2020

You are warmly invited to join BK Sister Jayanti and Mary C Dwyer in a deep-dive conversation “The Nexis between Spirituality and Leadership

 

In this complimentary webinar, this deep-dive conversation will focus on:

 

  • What else might be happening beyond the obvious (from a spiritual perspective)?
  • How can leaders begin preparing for what’s next?
  • What type of leadership will be most effective in going forward?
  • How does a leader deepen their own thinking to manage increased complexity?
  • What should leaders watch for as they seek to understand the forces that will shape countries around the world?

 

Date: Thursday 11 June 2020

Time: 4 pm AEST (Australia),  11:30 am IST (India) and 7 am BST (UK).

REGISTER

 

Who is Sister Jayanti?

Sister Jayanti is a world-renowned Yogini, an exceptional thinker, spiritual author, environmentalist and the Director of the Brahma Kumaris in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

 

Who is Mary Dwyer?

Mary Dwyer is the CEO of Impact Solutions International, a leadership development agency specializing in the development of consciousness. Over the past 10 years, Mary has worked in more than 14 different countries with leaders from more than 46 nationalities.

 

 

 

 

Brahma Kumaris Dialogue to Tackle Ways to Move on from Disheartenment

12 June 2020

 

Philippines: Mired in the negative impact of the lockdown, people’s mental health problems have arisen, adding to the misery in the world today.

 

A dialogue on the psychological as well as spiritual impact of disheartenment will be conducted by the Brahma Kumaris on Saturday, June 13, at 10 am via Zoom and Facebook.

 

To discuss the spiritual aspect is Denise Lawrence, a US-based Raja Yoga meditator for more than 40 years.

 

Joining her is Dr. Rene Samaniego, an award-winning Filipino psychiatrist, educator, and leader.

 

Moderating the event is Francis Mina, a Professional Counselor at the Iota Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota.

 

To join the webinar in the Philippines, visit:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/rajayoga.makati
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BrahmaKumarisMeditation

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7332528105?pwd=MXNJdFdldUR0N1BoVWN2cHZzTHRxZz09
Meeting ID: 733 252 8105
Password: 1801196

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountain Retreat Centre Links for live Meditations/talks, 8th - 11th June

8 June 2020

Meditation with the Beauty of Canberra  

 

Enjoy the serene experience of this beautiful video of a gentle meditation commentary with a peaceful background of scenes of Canberra. This has been created by Katherine and Panna, who live in the Brahma Kumaris Centre in Canberra.

https://youtu.be/F80MGE8bdCQ

 

Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation in Mandarin

 

皇道瑜伽"静思课程

 

https://youtu.be/MlXdLEwxwtU

 

 

 

Contented, no matter what

Monday 8th June, 10am-10.30am

Guided Meditation.

The more positive thoughts there are flowing through my mind, the more content I will feel. When I have the strength not to criticise or reject others, I will be satisfied no matter what life brings. When I only have good wishes for everyone, I can feel content.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/TzmzJXjlHvw

The link will remain active after the event

 

Cheerfulness as a way of being

Tuesday 9th June, 10am-10.30am

Guided Meditation.

To be constantly cheerful, I need to have an attitude of gratitude. I start the day with meditation and face my day with appreciation and good wishes, then  I can pass through any situation without any worries.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/8T0-REHVUNw

The link will remain active after the event

 

The Generous Heart

Wednesday 10th June, 10am- 10.30am

Guided meditation.

If I can learn to have love in my heart for everyone, then love will return from every corner of my life.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/P5BtIM68o6g

The link will remain active after the event

 

Non-violence is a Very Deep Philosophy

Thursday 11th June, 10am - 10.30am

 

Guided meditation.

I need to be gentle with myself, then I can be the same with everyone, animals, plants and all of nature.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/xu0XwzrJYUs

The link will remain active after the event

 

Trusting Myself

Friday 12th June, 10am

 

Talk: Trusting myself, trusting the Drama of life, and trusting God are key ingredients for happiness.  Miracles happen when I trust.  But what if I don't trust and the miracles are few and far between?    

 

 

Presenter: Graham Jarman

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/ZbPLDXUfqjA

The link will remain active after the talk

 

The World is a Stage

Saturday 13th June, 10am - 10.30am

Guided meditation.

We are all actors on this world stage. Each actor plays a unique part and is responsible for their own actions.

Each of us has a special role to play in making the world a better place.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/kbMmMV-DqQs

 

The link will remain active after the event

 

The Power of Unity

Sunday 14th June , 10am - 10.30am

Guided meditation.

There is unity when we appreciate the value of each person and their unique contribution. Unity grows strong when we are willing to accommodate each other's differences.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/cnNPmINRykE

The link will remain active

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Healing Music for our time” – Live Streamed Concert and Discussion on June 14th

8 June 2020

 

Sydney ( Australia ): Music is “magic” and its job is to spread Good Vibrations. To feel that magic a live-streamed concert and discussion will be held on the theme of ” Healing Music for our time” by Sam McNally & Friends on

 

Sunday 14th June:

04:00pm – 05:15 pm ( Sydney Time)

11:30am – 12:45 pm ( India Time)

 

Some of the Well-known Artists who are going to perform are: Sam McNally, Graham Burns, Calvin Welch, Jo Elms and Amy Nelson.

 

For Registrationhttps://tinyurl.com/Healing-music-Sun-14th-June

Link for the live stream will be provided after registration.

For Time zone conversion click here

 

 

 

 

 

Brahma Kumaris - Sydney - June Upcoming Events

7 June 2020

 

Dear friends,

 

Greetings of peace!

 

We hope you are all well and taking special care of yourselves, your families, friends and community members over the last couple of months.

 

With the easing of restrictions, we are happy to advise that the Brahma Kumaris meditation centre in Five Dock will be reopening for courses and programs from the month of June. Please see our June program below.

 

We have a variety of online and in person events. Please note, our in person events are limited to a maximum of 50 participants, in keeping with government regulations.         

 

Upcoming Events

 

8/6 Mon. Appointments available between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

BK Meditation Course by appointment

This is an in person event

 

11/6 Thurs. 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Spirituality Matters - Creating Hope in Hopelessness by Charlie Hogg

This event can be attended in person or online at: https://www.facebook.com/BKAustralia/

 

14/6 Sun. 4:00 - 5:15 pm: Healing Music for our Time (see flyer below)

This is an online only event

 

15/6 Mon. Appointments available between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

BK Meditation Course by appointment

This is an in person event

 

18/6 Thurs. 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Spirituality Matters - The New Normal: Spiritual adaptation for testing times by Tim Whiting

This is an online only event. Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/BKAustralia/

 

22/6 Mon. Appointments available between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.  

BK Meditation Course by appointment

This is an in person event

 

25/6 Thurs. 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Spirituality Matters - Contentment - the jewel of all virtues by Sally Segal

This event can be attended in person or online at: https://www.facebook.com/BKAustralia/

 

29/6 Mon. Appointments available between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.   

BK Meditation Course by appointment

This is an in person event

 

 

Healing Music for our Time (Online event)

 

14/6 Sun. 4:00 - 5:15 pm

 

Music is "magic" and its job is to spread good vibrations.

 

Live streamed concert and discussion

 

Featuring Sam McNally & friends - Graham Burns, Calvin Welch, Jo Elms and Amy Nelson

 

Book online here

 

Open your eyes to the Youniverse: Being Your Self by Mike George

Our next episode of Open your eyes to the Youniverse is with Mike George, speaking on Being Your Self ~ What’s IN the Way, IS the WaySat. 27 June at 6:00 - 7:30 pm (AEST).

 

Mike George is a best-selling author, international speaker and spiritual teacher. He guides, coaches and facilitates the personal and spiritual development of people in communities and companies in over thirty countries. As a management tutor he brings together the three key strands of the 21st century; spiritual/emotional intelligence; management/leadership development and continuous 'unlearning'. His 16 books focus on the ‘undoing’ of the illusions and delusions behind our personal stress and difficult relationships.

 

To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/Youniverse-BeingYourSelf

 

Ask Mike a question at: https://tinyurl.com/Questions4Mike

 

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!

 

Special Offer

MIKE GEORGE'S BOOKS - ALL 40% OFF

Read now and be ready to clarify all your questions at his upcoming online talk on 27 June (details above).

 

Mike George is an author of 14 books (see selection below) focused on self-awareness and personal enlightenment. In a unique blend of insight, wisdom and humour, Mike brings together the three key strands of the 21st century - emotional/spiritual intelligence, management/leadership development and continuous unlearning.

 

40% off his complete range now on sale at www.eternityink.com.au.

Includes all Mike George's other best sellers. Sale ends Sun. 5 July 2020.

 

 

 

 

Adapting to Changes by Sr Meera

7 June 2020

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On Thursday, 4th of June, Sr Meera was invited by Sr Jabeen Dodani to give her thoughts and wisdom on the topic of "Adapting to Changes".  You can watch the broadcast here: https://youtu.be/xsnMFPqdzRk

 

 

Forgive, Forget, and Move On - Zoom Webinar with Didi Sudesh, Saturday, 13th June 4 pm (Jakarta time)

7 June 2020

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BK Philippines Address Mental Health Awareness Campaign of Department of Education

31 May 2020

Pasig City (Philippines): The Department of Education (DepEd) continues to extend assistance to its constituents amid the Covid-19 situation.  At least 600 personnel nationwide were able to learn more about Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA) after a three-day Webinar.

 

Through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and Bureau of Learner Support Services (BLSS), the webinar focused on the Department’s advocacy on looking after one’s mental health during the current public health situation.

 

The online-held event was addressed by DepEd DRRMS Director Ronilda Co and was attended by Regional and Division DRRM Coordinators and School Health and Nutrition Personnel who highlighted the importance of empathy and providing emotional support in these trying times where uncertainties may undermine a person’s mental health.

 

As a tool to help learners and personnel cope with the situation for this school year, DepEd eyes to utilize Remote Psychological First Aid since physical distancing measures and required health standards are being implemented. The said mechanism is grounded on the principles of Psychological First Aid: look, listen, and link.

 

A comprehensive talk led by Mr. Dan Paolo Yema, Assistant Professor from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos and Chair of the MHPSS Special Interest Group of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, shed light on the important considerations one should take note of when providing remote PFA.

 

Coping strategies were also taught by Mr. Karl Jingco and Mr. JK Anicoche from the Sining Galing Program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on arts-based coping strategies.

 

BK Madett Gardiola of Brahma Kumaris Philippines focused on the importance of meditation and mindfulness in our daily lives. BK Madett has been a meditation practitioner for more than 20 years, a mother and an NGO consultant.

 

 

 

 

“Secrets of Gita for Challenging Times – Part 2” – Live Webinar on May 27

26 May 2020

 

BK Sister Usha will be joining online live from the Brahma Kumaris Global Headquarters in India this Wednesday evening to share her deep and contemporary insights on Shrimad Bhagvad Gita.

 

BK Sr. Usha is a well-respected Gita researcher and scholar and senior meditation teacher.  It’s an opportunity not to be missed.

 

Topic : Secrets of Gita for Challenging Times – Part 2

Date and Time : Wednesday 27 May,  2020 

                           6.30 pm – 7.30 pm ( Australia Time)

                           2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ( India Time)

http://tiny.cc/secrets1sisterusha

 

The webinar will be in English organized by the BK Center in Panna, Canberra, Australia.

 

The link will go live on Wednesday evening at 6.30 pm. The program will be streamed live on the BK Australia YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

 

“Inner Strength Positive Outlook” – Online Event – Friday, May 22

22 May 2020

The pandemic has challenged our way of thinking at all levels, including education. Here lies the opportunity to get reacquainted with our inner abilities, the faster to create a sustainable atmosphere.

 

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM UTC+08  (  Philippines Time) 

                                                        4 PM – 5:30 PM ( India Time )

 

Guest speakers: Principal Anne Hortelano of St Lucy Integrated School of Manila, and BK Vicky Mandap, BK meditation teacher for 33 years.

 

Hosted by BK Rose Uy.

 

Join us!
FB: 
https://www.facebook.com/rajayoga.makati

FB: https://www.facebook.com/BrahmaKumarisMeditation

Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89032106288 Meeting ID: 890 3210 6288

For Time Zone Conversion click here

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountains Retreat Centre NSW: Raja Yoga Meditation Introductory Online Course and Links for meditations

19 May 2020

Dear friends, Greetings of peace.

 

This week we will be having guided meditations at 10 am, to help deepen your meditation, see topics below.  

 

We are now offering the Introductory Course in Raja Yoga Meditation online during the week and on weekends. We are also holding it for the first time in Mandarin. See below to register.

 

All the events are also listed on our webpage:   https://brahmakumaris.org.au/blue-mountains-meditation-retreats/

 

Keep well and happy,

Warmest wishes from all at the retreat,

Sally

 

 

This 4 day on-line course (1.5 hours each day) 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. The course is interactive with meditation, conversation and activities.

 

Monday 18th May - Thursday 21st May 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

(fully booked)

 

Monday 25th May - Thursday 28th May 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Please use the following link to register on line.

https://bookwhen.com/bkabluemountains/e/ev-s8yk-20200525110000

 

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Please use the following link to register on line.

https://bookwhen.com/bkabluemountains/e/ev-s466-20200523110000

 

The course is designed in a sequential manner, so it is important you attend each lesson

 

We have a meditation lesson in Chinese:

皇道瑜伽"静思课程"

5月23号, 星期六, 4PM-5PM

请点击以下的链接登记。

https://bookwhen.com/bkabluemountains/e/ev-sd2w-20200523110000

 

The course is designed in a sequential manner, so it is important you attend each lesson

 

24 May - Sun. 4:00 - 5:00 pm. It's Time for Inner Work, Youth event 18 - 40 yrs. Sr. Chris will be interviewed by Br. Shayne with Q&A. Event link: tinyurl.com/theinnerwork

 

Knowing Myself - Part 1

Monday 18th May, 10am-10.30am

Guided meditation.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/NgyhPLImezM

The link will remain active after the event

 

Knowing Myself - Part 2

Tuesday 19th May, 10am-10.30am

Guided meditation.

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Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/jJqxvavaLUo

The link will remain active after the event

 

Link of Life - Journey Inward

Wednesday 20th May, 10am- 10.30am

Guided meditation.

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Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/bckCiyYVGrw

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

Knowing God - Part 1

Thursday 21st May, 10am - 10.30am

Guided meditation.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/ekhKFtTBE-o

The link will remain active after the event

 

How to live in the presence of God.

Friday 22nd May, 10am

 

A class sharing ways to keep your connection with the Supreme during your daily life. The session will also include several guided meditations.

 

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

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/D3QRwikWtWA

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

Knowing God - Part 2

Saturday 23rd May, 10am - 10.30am

Guided meditation.

 

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/fExTifPKeZE

The link will remain active after the event

 

 

Positive Thinking - Part 1

Sunday 24th May, 10am - 10.30am

Guided meditation.

Please click here to join us live:

https://youtu.be/guZTF9AgVLE

The link will remain active after the talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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