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Special Global Webinar Sunday 31st May | Healing Our Earth with Brahma Kumaris

28 May 2020

Dear friends

 

A special opportunity to link in with different regions of the world to hear eminent guests speaking about Healing Mind and Planet.  

 

www.healingourearth.com

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Brahma Kumaris in collaboration with Healing Our Earth

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

 

We are delighted to send you news of a global webinar planned for Sunday 31st May. It is the inspiration of a good friend of the BKs in the UK to help people during lockdown due to Covid-19. The theme is Healthy Mind - Healthy Planet.

 

The webinar will start at 11am (BST) in Australia and on the hour will change to a new region. Each hour will have a BK speaker, a guest speaker and musicians together with input from Healing Our Earth contributors. The programme will close at 6pm (British Summer Time). Please go www.healingourearth.com and click on future events to see the amazing line up of participants from each region.

 

It is a wonderful chance for your contacts and the public and so we would appreciate you sharing this event widely.

 

With many thanks for your co-operation.

 

With love

in Baba's yaad

BK Jayanti

 

 

 

What's Online from 25/5 for TWO weeks from Global Co-operation House

26 May 2020

ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS STARTING MONDAY, 25TH MAY 2020.

 

GLOBAL CO-OPERATION HOUSE, LONDON.

 

For more detail please also visit www.globalcooperationhouse.org .

 

RAJA YOGA MEDITATION COURSES... STARTING IN JUNE

Experience peace, inner strength and wisdom through 'yoga for the mind'.

 

Learn how to:

* Meditate anytime, anywhere.

* Experience the beauty of the true self.

* Understand the nature of consciousness.

* Connect with the Divine.

* Use your 8 spiritual powers.

 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to receive the online link.

 

Weekday Mornings

A four-week course: 2 sessions per week, 10.00am - 11.30am Mondays and Wednesdays.

It is essential to attend all 8 sessions.

Starts: Monday 1 June, 10:00am - 11:30am

 

Saturday Mornings

A four-week course: 1 session per week, 10.00am - 11.30am Saturdays.

It is essential to attend all 4 sessions.

Starts: Saturday 6 June, 10:00am - 11:30am

 

Fast Track In Hindi - Daily Evenings  |  सहज राजयोग की विधि - सात दिन मे

A 7-days course: 1 session per day, 5.00pm - 6.30pm from Sunday 7th June to Saturday 13th June.

It is essential to attend all 7 sessions.

Starts: Sunday 7 June, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

MEDITATION

STEP INTO... FOR 30 MINS: GUIDED MEDITATION

 

Evenings from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Step into... for 30 mins on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

 

 

DAILY LIVE MORNING MEDITATION

 

Every morning from 10:30am to 11:00am

 

Only on Social media.

 

 

CREATIVE MEDITATION

Every Friday evening from 7:00pm - 7:30pm

 

These evenings are open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences.

 

 

REGULAR EVENT

 

WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY (WandS)

Every Tuesday Online from 10:30am - 12:15pm

 

For further info, please email wands@uk.brahmakumaris.org 

 

 

SPIRITUALITY AND MEN

Sunday 7 June 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

All Men Welcome  |  Booking Essential

 

 

WEDNESDAY TALK

 

TALK IN HINDI: ESSENCE OF GITA

Wednesday 3 June, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

गीता का सार

 

THURSDAY TALKS

 

BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Thursday 28 May, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Knowing how to boost your immunity to negative emotions like worry, anger and fear can offer an alternative but vital line of protection.

 

 

MISTAKE RESPONSE

Thursday 4 June, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Do we recover from mistakes and can they even be the making of us?

 

 

WEBINAR

 

RELAX MORE, STRESS LESS

Saturday 30 May, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

 

An interactive session exploring the impact stress has on our health and mental well-being. How to recognize the signs of stress and tools to deal with it in these challenging times, particularly in the area of relationships.

 

Booking essential to receive online link.

 

 

 

What's Online for next TWO weeks from Global Co-operation House

22 May 2020

 

ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS STARTING MONDAY, 18TH MAY 2020.

 

GLOBAL CO-OPERATION HOUSE, LONDON.

 

For more detail please also visit https://globalcooperationhouse.org 

 

MEDITATION

 

STEP INTO... FOR 30 MINS: GUIDED MEDITATION

 

Evenings from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

 

STEP INTO... FOR 30 MINS: GUIDED MEDITATION

Evenings from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Step into... for 30 mins on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

 

DAILY LIVE MORNING MEDITATION

Every morning from 10:30am to 11:00am

 

Only on Social media.

 

 

INTERFAITH VIGIL FOR WORLD PEACE

Tuesday 19 May, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Please tune in and have an hour wherever you are, of silence, meditation and prayer to add your vibrations of peace and love to people of all faith and none.

 

 

CREATIVE MEDITATION

Every Friday evening from 7:00pm - 7:30pm

 

These evenings are open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences.

 

 

REGULAR EVENT

 

WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY (WandS)

Every Tuesday Online from 10:30am - 12:15pm

 

For further info, please email wands@uk.brahmakumaris.org

 

 

WEDNESDAY TALK

 

TALK IN HINDI: UNDERSTANDING SELF-AWARENESS

Wednesday 20 May, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

 

स्वयं को पहचानिये

 

THURSDAY TALKS

 

SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS – A NEW SENSE OF FREEDOM

Thursday 21 May, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

When we no longer have external freedom, the only free choice we have left is to experience the relief of just ’being’.

 

 

BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Thursday 28 May, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Knowing how to boost your immunity to negative emotions like worry, anger and fear can offer an alternative but vital line of protection.

 

 

WEBINAR

RELAX MORE, STRESS LESS

Saturday 30 May, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

 

An interactive session exploring the impact stress has on our health and mental well-being. How to recognize the signs of stress and tools to deal with it in these challenging times, particularly in the area of relationships.

 

 

Booking essential to receive online link.

 

RAJA YOGA MEDITATION COURSE

Experience peace, inner strength and wisdom through 'yoga for the mind'.

 

Learn how to:

* Meditate anytime, anywhere.

* Experience the beauty of the true self.

* Understand the nature of consciousness.

* Connect with the Divine.

* Use your 8 spiritual powers.

 

New Raja Yoga Courses will be starting from 1st June. Bookings open next weekend.

 

 

 

“Make your Mind your Healer” – Online Talk on Tuesday, May 19th

19 May 2020

 

Wembley ( UK ): Inner Space Meditation and Self Development Centre,

 

Wembley, is organizing an Online Talk on the topic “Make your Mind your Healer” on Tuesday 19th May,  6:45 pm – 7.45 pm (UK Time).

 

We have often heard the phrase “healthy mind, healthy body.” Increasingly it is recognized by scientists and the medical profession that our minds are a very important tool in healing our physical bodies. Just as stress and negative thinking are now known to cause various illnesses, the reverse is also true. A positive mindset, meditation and other practices can and do heal. Our minds are amazing servants but fearful masters. Let us learn how to use this incredible tool to heal and lead happy and healthy lives.

 

Speaker : Jan Alcoe

 

Jan Alcoe is a registered clinical hypnotherapist with a background in research, training and publishing in health and social care. She co-founded Pavilion Publishing in 1986, and directed the company for 20 years. Jan used the ideas behind Values in Healthcare, and her personal experience of cancer, to develop “Lifting Your Spirits: seven tools for coping with illness,” a practical guide with 2 CDs for patients coping with serious illness.  She then created a second CD-based self-help guide called “Heart of Well-Being: seven tools for surviving and thriving.”  Jan was also involved in editing, co-writing and producing Values in Healthcare: a spiritual approach, a modular development programme for healthcare practitioners. All of the above products were published by the Janki Foundation for Spirituality in Health Care.

 

Registration required: https://wembley.innerspace.org/discover/inspiring-talks/registration/63543-me-time-online/213402

 

 

 

 

Boost Your Emotional Strength, May 17, 11:00:00 AM (BST)

15 May 2020

 

Are you OK? It’s OK if your emotions are all over the place, especially in times like these. And it’s at times like these, that we have to keep our emotional strength boosted. Because our emotions have an effect on our health, happiness and resilience.

 

How to build emotional strength? Toughen up without becoming hard-hearted? Empathise without draining your emotional strength?

 

How not to let emotions overpower your reasoning? How not to let people or circumstances control your emotions? How to let go of emotions that don’t empower you? How to let your emotions out in a healthy way?

 

Join us for tips and tools on how. Registration required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mrw2dKlZTDiXQG6t5cuPag 

 

 

Speaker: Since 1975 Charlie Hogg has been meditating and inspiring people globally how to add spirituality to their daily life. Charlie is currently the Director of Brahma Kumaris Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Online this week from Global Co-operation House

14 May 2020

Click here to see a web copy of this email

 

Brent & Kilburn Times endorsing free online meditations:

https://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-brahma-kumaris-offering-free-online-meditations-1-6633126

 

ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK STARTING

MONDAY, 11TH MAY 2020

 

For more detail please also visit https://globalcooperationhouse.org 

 

RAJA YOGA MEDITATION COURSE

 

Experience peace, inner strength and wisdom through 'yoga for the mind'.

 

Learn how to:

* Meditate anytime, anywhere.

* Experience the beauty of the true self.

* Understand the nature of consciousness.

* Connect with the Divine.

* Use your 8 spiritual powers.

 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to receive the online link.

 

Fast Track - Daily Evenings

A 7-days course: 1 session per day, 6.30pm - 7.15pm from Monday 11th May to Sunday 17th May.

It is essential to attend all 7 sessions.

Starts: Monday 11 May, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

 

MEDITATION

STEP INTO... FOR 30 MINS: GUIDED MEDITATION

 

Evenings from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Step into... for 30 mins on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

 

DAILY LIVE MORNING MEDITATION

 

Every morning from 10:30am to 11:00am

 

Only on Facebook.

 

FACEBOOK SPECIAL: MEDITATION FOR WELLBEING WITH SISTER JAYANTI

Thursday 14 May, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

 

Live Meditation with Sister Jayanti, European Director for the Brahma Kumaris.

 

CREATIVE MEDITATION

Every Friday evening from 7:00pm - 7:30pm

 

These evenings are open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences.

 

THURSDAY TALK

FOOD AND FAMILIES

Thursday 14 May, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

An event for National Vegetarian Week and The International Day of Families.

 

REGULAR EVENTS

WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY (WandS)

Tuesday 12 May, 10:30am - 12:15pm

 

Online sessions every Tuesday.

For further info, please email wands@uk.brahmakumaris.org 

 

FAMILY MEDITATION HOUR

Sunday 17 May, 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

An opportunity for parents with children to spend a relaxed hour together. Creative techniques will be shared based on Raja Yoga meditation.

 

 

WORLD MEDITATION HOUR

Sunday 17 May, 6:15pm - 7:45pm

 

An evening of music, silence and guiding thoughts to help us experience inner peace, connect with the Divine and share loving vibrations with the world.

 

 

 

 

 

What's Online this week from Global Co-operation House

8 May 2020

Brent & Kilburn Times endorsing free online meditations:

 

https://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-brahma-kumaris-offering-free-online-meditations-1-6633126

 

ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK STARTING

MONDAY, 4TH MAY 2020

 

MEDITATION

DAILY LIVE MORNING MEDITATION

Every morning from 10:30 to 11:00am

Only on Social Media.

 

 

STEP INTO LOVE FOR 30 MINS: GUIDED MEDITATION

Evenings from 7:00 to 7:30pm

Step into Love for 30 mins on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

 

 

CREATIVE MEDITATION

Every Friday evening from 7:00 - 7:30pm

 

These evenings are open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences.

 

WEDNESDAY TALK

 

TALK IN HINDI  |  इस समय... आभार की जरुरत

Wednesday 6 May, 6:00 - 6:45pm

 

 

 

THURSDAY TALK

STRENGTHENING INTUITION

Thursday 7 May, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Join us to explore how to strengthen intuition and our ability to listen, trust and follow it.

 

REGULAR EVENT

 

WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY (WandS)

Tuesday 5 May, 10:30am - 12:15pm

 

 

Online sessions every Tuesday.

For further info, please email wands@uk.brahmakumaris.org

 

 

SERENE FOR WOMEN

Saturday 9 May, 2:30 - 3:45pm

 

Supporting women to live their lives with assurance and inner clarity.

 

RAJA YOGA MEDITATION COURSES

 

Experience peace, inner strength and wisdom through 'yoga for the mind'.

 

Learn how to:

* Meditate anytime, anywhere.

* Experience the beauty of the true self.

* Understand the nature of consciousness.

* Connect with the Divine.

* Use your 8 spiritual powers.

 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to receive the link.

 

Weekday Mornings

A four-week course: 2 sessions per week, 10.00am - 11.30am  Mondays and Wednesdays.

It is essential to attend all 8 sessions.

Starts: Monday 4 May, 10:00 - 11:30am

 

Raja Yoga Fast Track Course in Hindi  |  राज योग फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्स हिंदी में

A 7-days course: 1 session per day, 10.00am - 11.30am from Monday 4th May to Sunday 10th May.

It is essential to attend all 7 sessions.

Starts: Monday 4 May, 10:00 - 11:30am

 

Saturday Mornings

A four-week course: 1 session per week, 10.00am - 11.30am Saturdays.

It is essential to attend all 4 sessions.

Starts: Saturday 9 May, 10:00 - 11:30am

 

 

 

 

Women and Spirituality” Online LIVE Event Every Tuesday

8 May 2020

♠ WOMEN’S EVENT

Women have now extended the boundaries which tradition had placed on them, and are much nearer to fulfillment. This is an opportunity for women to discover their spiritual identity and discuss its practical application in daily life.

 

This event starts today:

 

Tuesday, 5 May, 2020 10:30 am ( UK Time)  or  3 pm IST ( Indian Time).

and will take place every Tuesday at the same time.

 

To Read more | Watch LIVE TV

 

♠ Daily LIVE Morning Meditation
Every morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

 

Watch on Facebook

 

Watch on Instagram

 

♠ Stepping Into Love for 30 minutes: Guided Meditation

Evenings from 7:00 to 7:30 pm

Step into Love for 30 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

 

To read more and link in to Webcast

 

♠ Creative Meditation

Every Friday evening, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

These evenings are open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences.

 

To read more and link in to Webcast

 

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These events are produced by main Brahma Kumaris centre in London.

 

Website with UK Online Events

 

 

 

 

Brahma Kumaris are Offering Free Daily Meditations during Lockdown in London

8 May 2020

London (UK): The Brahma Kumaris, the home of Raja Yoga on Pound Lane in London, has seen thousands join their online meditations in recent weeks.

 

They are now offering daily morning and evening meditations, open to the public, as well as other activities which change from week to week.

 

BK Sister Maureen Goodman, Programme Director at the Brahma Kumaris Global Co-operation House, said: “We have been getting a great response; there are more people joining online that would fit in a room.”

 

“We are doing some activities that are for our own students, but we are doing many things that are daily public activities.  It looks like people are passing it on to others, and are very keen to connect.”

 

She added: “There’s still quite a lot of fear around, and uncertainty. Some people are coping very well with the lockdown, doing things with their family, but some people are not coping so well.  In Italy, there’s a demand on mental health services now because of isolation, so it’s really important we try and prevent ourselves from getting to that point where we feel that degree of stress.”

 

She said the guided meditations offer people the opportunity to let go of outside circumstances and go within themselves, where they can, with practice, feel greater stability.  You need to have an anchor, and that anchor has to come from within you, because that’s where you find stability,” she said.

 

“Give yourself time to pause, find space, get a little help from the meditation commentary, which can offer a sense of stability. People have found that useful.”

 

She also said that the sense of community helps; people are on their own but they are not solitary. “People like to feel that they are connecting with something that is connecting with others. They aren’t meditating in a solitary way. I found that gives people a lot of energy.”

 

“Instead of thoughts getting caught up in all the fear or worry of what’s going to happen, how’s it going to happen, when’s it going to end, meditation offers a chance to to be present right now and experience inner peace.”

She said it can offer different perspectives, and offer clarity.  “It’s like clearing away the clutter. A lot of thinking is not useful to us.”

 

Daily live meditations are offered every morning, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am (BST, UK time), and a guided 30-minute meditation to “Step into Love” from 7 pm to 7:30 pm (BST, UK time).

 

Visit globalcooperationhouse.org

 

 

 

 

 

“Shrimad Bhagwad The Essence” – Online Talk in Hindi Every Sunday from May 3rd

3 May 2020

 

Leicester ( UK ): A talk on the Spiritual Significance of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita organized by the Brahma Kumaris Leicester, starts on 3rd May 2020.

 

Every Sunday 5:30pm – 6:30pm ( UK Time) or    10pm-11pm ( Indian Time)

To Watch Online Hindi Talk with BK Sister Sukanti, Please follow the link:

 

https://www.brahmakumaris.uk/leicesterlive

 

For Time Zone conversion, click here

 

 

 

 

Letter from Spanish Family

2 May 2020

Dear Global Family,

 

Special greetings of peace from the BK family of Spain. We extend our loving best wishes for the global family to be fine, healthy and in a good spiritual stage.

 

Fortunately, the BK family is fine, but as you know Spain is one of the countries in which the pandemic has hit more strongly. And it is also one of the countries with more severe restrictions of movements. Now the situation is getting a bit better in terms of the number of infections and deaths and in a few days we will be allowed to go out for a walk.

 

The pandemic and subsequent lockdown has raised different attitudes and emotions in people. On the one hand there is fear and stress of course, not only fear to get infected, fear to lose the job as well. Many companies are closing down or have already stopped their activities, and subsequently unemployment is rising.

 

On the one hand, difficult times in terms of material comforts are coming. However, on the other hand, this unexpected situation has raised very positive attitudes in people. In many ways: of course all health staff, the military, the social servers, the volunteers, that are collaborating untiringly, putting themselves in danger. But also people in general are respecting the strict measures of the lockdown for the general safety, and applauding from the balconies and windows every day at 8 pm. It is very touching to see this explosion of gratitude from people from all the flats applauding the servers that are helping in this situation.  Another positive effect of the lockdown is that families have time to be together at home, and do activities together, they have plenty of time.  

 

Another effect of this unexpected situation has been to increase the interest for meditation and spiritual knowledge. The BK centres are closed since the starting of the lockdown as are all shops and social events. Previously, before the pandemic, we had already some service on-line and through YouTube, but, with the centres closed we accelerated strongly this service. We are doing different activities online: meditation 8-8.30am, class with meditation 10.30am three days a week, and a short talk with meditation 7-8pm every day. The audience is very large, especially in the evenings, some days nearly one thousand people attend in the evenings. In many Spanish speaking countries of America there are numerous participants as well. We have seen that a short talk about an interesting matter and a long meditation about the same matter is very attractive. The sessions are recorded, and they are in the public domain on YouTube, in some of our channels. And they receive thousands of visits.  So we are witnessing that the situation has been a great push for us to take a big jump into the service online.  

 

Another good surprise from this lockdown has been the acceptance of the Raja Yoga course. One session of two hours a week, four sessions in total, has been attended by a thousand people. After the basic course, the course of deepening in Raja Yoga is given, previous registration. 700 hundred people have registered and shown lots of interest to follow it.

 

The BKs are happy as well with all this service, and many are collaborating, preparing the sessions technically, creating information for the social media prior to the sessions, and after the sessions, and helping in the chats during the sessions. There is a lot of participation and cooperation. Some BKs have expressed their view that all this communication and service is uniting the Spanish BK family even more.

 

We are following the international plan of tapasya as much as we can, and we are enjoying the special classes and weekly meetings with Sister Jayanti and Sister Mohini. The tapasya we are doing at a global level is creating the proper atmosphere for this flourishing of service. The subtle presence of Dadi Janki is giving us a lot of strength as well in these special moments of drama.

 

Much, much love for all and our best wishes in Baba´s yaad,

The Spanish BK family

 

 

 

Special event with Richard Barratt and Sr Jayanti: Spirituality in Society

2 May 2020

This event is now available on YouTube youtu.be/XNZSFYgbNzQ  

 

 

Online Talk: Inner Power Inner Protection, Saturday 2 May, 5:00pm - 5:45pm

2 May 2020

 

Every day we rely on our inner strength and courage to make the right choices, respond positively to challenges and support those around us.  How can we develop a sense of inner security and peace to help ourselves deal better with the situation we are all in right now and also help others? Hosted by Inner Space, Bradford, this program provides some answers.

 

About the speaker:  Rachel Priestman has been practising Raja Yoga meditation for 15 years and is amazed by the changes it is helping her to make in her life, which is now more peaceful and purposeful - and infinitely more enjoyable. She is particularly grateful for the understanding and inner strength it has given her in supporting friends and family members in poor health.

 

Join us on  Zoom - No registration required - No password to join.

 

https://zoom.us/j/95098494775     


or join via zoom platform using Meeting ID: 950 9849 4775

When prompted pleaase select 'Call via Device Audio'

 

 

 

 

VALUE YOURSELF: Online Seminar on April 26th and May 3rd

25 April 2020

 

London (UK):  Learn the secret of how to like who you are, and feel comfortable being yourself.

 

Feeling relaxed and good about ourselves can be one of the most elusive aspects of life.

 

You can watch the live webcast at globalcooperationhouse.org/webcast 

 

Part 1:  Sunday 26th April 2:00 – 3:30 pm (UK Time)

                                  26th April 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Indian Time)

Part 2: Sunday 3rd May 2:00 – 3:30 pm (UK Time)

                                  3rd May 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Indian Time)

Both are live webcasts.   No booking required.

 

In this two-part online seminar, Wendy Marshall will show you how to make real changes, by rising above old thought patterns into a different way of being, one based on your higher self. Experiencing our higher self helps us to be naturally more loving, compassionate and at peace – with both our self and others.

 

With free audio meditations to support your learning, together we will explore:

* My beautifully imperfect self

* How to care less about others’ opinions of us

* Drinking in love and kindness

* The most natural way to generate well-being

* Being comfortable as yourself in any situation

 

Wendy Marshall is a social entrepreneur, writer, and long-time meditator, one of the creative minds behind the Meditation Lounge App – free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

 

Watch online

 

 

 

“Building Inner Resilience” and Meditation – Online Webinar with Sister Aruna on April 22nd

21 April 2020

 

Join BK Aruna Ladva for an online webinar on “Building Inner Resilience” and meditation on Wednesday, April 22 from 2 PM – 3 PM UK time (6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Indian time)

 

Join over Zoom App. Meeting ID – 874 4715 6820 and Password – 549138.

You can also visit the blog – itstimetomeditate.org 

 

Time Zone Converter click here

 

 

 

News update from the BK Family in Italy

20 April 2020

Dear Divine Family,

 

Om shanti and loving greetings from Italy! We hope you are well and finding the best in these scenes of the confluence age.

 

Here is an update on how we are in Italy and how we are dealing with the situation as it unfolds.

 

It is now coming up to two months since the lockdown started in north Italy. The situation for people in general is quite difficult. In particular, the economic situation. Many businesses have closed and although there are promises from the Government to bring relief, this is very slow and with lots of strings. People are also facing situations where relatives leave the body and they have no way of seeing them in their final moments, no way to say goodbye. This is very hard to face in a place where the “structure” of family is very important. Although the Italian Government is now looking at plans for re-opening, the estimated time frame is almost one year before international travel is permitted!

 

As a BK family, we are well and healthy. We have taken this as an opportunity to stock up on basics (as mentioned in the previous letter too) and finally organize things we hadn’t done before in the Centre. We are also investing in technical items in order to offer good quality online events as this seems to be the way forward. We are adding more meditation experiences online besides the talks. People seem to appreciate a lot what is being offered and they feel sustained. In the first few weeks the BK family was enthusiastically offering up to 5-6 transmissions daily, now the range is about 3 - 4 transmissions daily and we assume that this will carry on for a good while.  We are also focusing on taking time for yoga and have created a timetable for the family where each member chose a time for yoga so that most of the day is covered.
 

In case there is an Italian-speaking community or individuals in your country, please feel free to share with them the link for online talks and meditations: http://www.brahmakumaris.it/eventi-online/ 

 

There have been a number of online gatherings for BKs and there is currently the request to do more interactive sessions so that people can share and hear each other’s experiences and inspirations in order to connect and feel the power of the gathering that is so important for many. Paradoxically, this situation has inspired a lot more interaction amongst BKs. The general energy is of harmony, this is the time to let go of the many details and focus on the real important stuff. A lot of us are realising how precious the family is and how yoga is powerful when done together.

 

Another thing we are looking at is the effect this lockdown and virus is having on people and how to help with the after effect. According to culture and religious customs, people are experiencing even more suffering. The mass “closure” people will need to go through once lockdown is lifted will allow them at last to mourn in some significant way for their family members that left the body. As sister Wendy shared, she is trying to fill in some gaps people have in their spiritual awareness and talk about Baba in a way that is acceptable by all during online talks. Speaking about Baba or God through your own experience cannot be challenged and it could be useful to some. It is then not a theory. Lockdown is a massive opportunity in drama. Some points Jayantibhen gave at the end of her 18th April chat with the European family indicated some excellent ideas for this.

 

As many have asked we want to share what we do in order to offer good quality music online with our meditation commentaries. We have a USB mixer that can be recognised by the laptop as “input” for sound. The music and the microphone (easy with laptop, more complex with other devices) is connected to the mixer. In this way we can regulate the music or voice separately in order to have a pleasant experience for the ears too!  This setup is not expensive, it just needs to be understood. The music we use is copyright free. We are lucky to have individuals with good technical expertise in the family who have been supporting the places that need it with original (non copyright) music and technical quality control. We are available to help you with this in case of need. 

 

People who participate online have the opportunity to contribute through PayPal and bank transfer.

 

With lots of love and all good wishes for a wide unlimited vision of the present and future.

 

BK family in Italy

nc@it.brahmakumaris.org

 

 

 

 

Free Online Workshop for Kids (8-12 years) from April 19th

17 April 2020

Creativity, Yoga, Meditation, and Games for Kids

Frankfurt ( Germany ):  A valuable education for children to learn about Peace, Happiness, Love, Respect, and Conflict-Resolution through arts and crafts, singing, co-operative games, reflection exercises and meditation for children.

 

Brahma Kumaris Frankfurt organised three independent events for your Kid(s) on upcoming Sundays at 13:00 hr(German time) (at 16:30 hr Indian time). All Events are free of charge. Voluntary contributions are accepted. We have limited seats, do register now.

 

Special Instructions for Parents:

The workshop will be online through Zoom, please log in 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

Workshop shall be through Zoom meetings. The Meeting ID and password shall be shared only after Eventbrite registrations. If you don’t have a Zoom app, download for free from www.zoom.us

Please do not share the Zoom details with anyone else to help organizer manage the numbers more effectively.

As it’s an online workshop so the kids would need the following:

Round Paper Plate (Plain White Paper)

Colour Pencils

Punch Machine

Scissors

String / Thread

Notebook

Pen

 

If you have any difficulty please reach out on email: info.events@brahmakumaris.de 

 

To register, click here 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Online this week from Global Co-operation House, London

14 April 2020

ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK STARTING

MONDAY, 13TH APRIL 2020

 

MEDITATION

 

DAILY LIVE MORNING MEDITATION

Every morning from 10:30 to 11:00am

 

New for Social Media.

 

 

 

STEPPING INTO CALM FOR 30 MINS: GUIDED MEDITATION

Evenings from 7:00 to 7:30pm

 

Step into Calm for 30 mins on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday.

 

 

CREATIVE MEDITATION

Every Friday evening from 7:00 - 8:00pm

 

These evenings are open to everyone, from absolute beginners to those wanting to deepen their meditation experiences.

 

 

THURSDAY TALK

 

WORKING WITH VIBRATIONS

Thursday 16 April, 7:00 - 8:00pm

 

We are all influenced by vibrations, positive or negative. They work as an unseen, invisible form of communication which has no limits to its reach.

 

 

 

RAJA YOGA MEDITATION COURSE

 

Experience peace, inner strength and wisdom through 'yoga for the mind'.

 

Learn how to:

* Meditate anytime, anywhere.

* Experience the beauty of the true self.

* Understand the nature of consciousness.

* Connect with the Divine.

* Use your 8 spiritual powers.

 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to receive the link.

 

7 Day Fast Track - Daily Evenings

A 7-days course: 1 session per day from Saturday 18th April to Friday 24th April 2020 at same time.

It is essential to attend all 7 sessions.

Starts: Saturday 18 April, 6:30 - 8:15pm

 

 

WEBINAR

 

SAYING GOODBYE TO ANGER

Saturday 18 April, 10:30am - 12:30pm

 

Morning online retreat exploring the damage that anger does to ourselves and the world - and ways to remove it. A four-step process with practical tools to live a more peaceful life. Booking essential to receive the link.

 

 

MONTHLY EVENTS

 

FAMILY MEDITATION HOUR

Sunday 19 April, 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

An opportunity for parents with children to spend a relaxed hour together. Creative techniques will be shared based on Raja Yoga meditation.

 

 

WORLD MEDITATION HOUR

Sunday 19 April, 6:15 - 7:45pm

 

An evening of music, silence and guiding thoughts to help us experience inner peace, connect with the Divine and share loving vibrations with the world. Join millions of people throughout the world to contribute in creating a wave of peace.

 

 

 

 

 

Global Retreat Centre Update

14 April 2020

Dear Karen,

 

Loving greetings. We hope that you are keeping well in these unusual times.

 

You must be asking: What is the outcome of the 8,500+ letters that the local government received, objecting to the proposed gravel pit? The short response is that we are unlikely to hear anything before late summer. The public consultation, that has just finished, provides both new information for the Council to consider, as well as the magnitude of feeling towards the proposal. There is now an internal government process in which all this is now considered.

 

During this interim time, let us not just ‘wait and see’ but continue to send our powerful thoughts and good feelings of success towards this campaign. This can have the effect of changing the energy and creating a positive outcome.

 

There are other steps that we have been able to take and we are continuing to work on those.  These include conversations with contacts at government level and initial conversations with legal bodies as to what is our best approach to challenge the situation. We are also working very closely with others from the surrounding area who will also be affected. They have done some very thorough research that brings into question the figures that the Council have been given both in terms of the amount and quality of gravel available as well as the costs associated with extracting it.

 

We will continue to keep you updated as and when we hear anything more.

 

With warmest regards,

Sister Manda and the Global Retreat Centre team

 

 

 

Daily Online Live Meditations – “Stress to Serenity”on offer in London

11 April 2020

 

Global Cooperation House, London – The Brahma Kumaris organize Live Meditations – “Stress to Serenity” every day from 10:30 AM to 11 AM (London time).

 

Facebook page: Brahma Kumaris Global Co-operation House

 

Instagram: @globalcooperationhouse

 


 

 

 

 

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