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Information on Double Foreigner Programs, Madhuban 2019/20 for October Group 1 through to February Group 7 (Including Retreats & Workshops)

5 October 2019

Warmest Greetings,

 

The overall theme for this season’s Double Foreigner Program is Bapsaman – the Journey and the Destination.

  

We are writing to you with details for October Group 1 through to February Group 7, which can be downloaded here. Although there may be some additions and adjustments to the following Groups, we wanted to give you a sense of what is being designed for each group.                                                                                   

For details on February Group 8 through to March/April Group 11,  we will be writing to you in the near future.

 

If you have any questions please email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org 

 

In Baba’s yaad,

DF Program Team

 

 

 

Madhuban Youth Retreats December 2019

24 September 2019

Here are the booking links for the International Youth Forum Retreats 2019.

 

1)  IYAR 16-35 yrs. The theme for the International Young Adults Retreat this year is ‘A Satopradhan Lifestyle - Keeping the Sacredness Alive’. It will be held in Gyan Sarover from 26th - 30th December 2019.  The retreat is sensitively designed to ensure that peer group needs are fulfilled. 

 

Good for those joining to arrive by the 24th December to settle in before the retreats begin. All youth who will be staying in Madhuban in December are welcome to join. Online registrations need to be completed before 15th Novemberhttps://brahmakumaris.org/r/iya-retreat-2019.  Kindly forward this invitation to all young adults in your centres.

 

2)  IYF 13-15 years - There will be a separate programme being held for this age group and those wishing to join the programme must register at the following link: https://brahmakumaris.org/r/iya-1315-retreat-2019

 

3)  Instruments Retreat from 18 - 22 December This retreat is for pakka BK youth instruments (aged between 18 - 40 years) who hold some form of yagya responsibility or coordinating role in service and/or sustenance. Generally 2 from each country are invited. This retreat is 'by invitation only' and invitations are sent based on NC recommendation.

 

This year it will be a special Silence Retreat. We have had the good fortune of being in Pandav Bhavan last year and we hope for the same this year.  If you have youth who are pakka and are responsible in service and would wish to join this, please send their full name and email address to iyf@brahmakumaris.org.

 

In Baba's yaad,

IYF Team

 

Download the flyer in PDF format here.

 

 

 

 

International BK Children's Retreat 2019

18 September 2019

Theme of International BK Children's Retreat 2019 is –

'THE ROYAL SWANS'

26th to 30th Dec 2019, GYAN SAROVAR

(Age group 6 - 12)

 

As Baba, the Supreme Teacher is teaching us to become pure once again, by removing our weaknesses and filling our intellects with the jewels of knowledge, the team of ICR has chosen a very beautiful theme of this year 2019 - 'THE ROYAL SWANS'

 

We warmly welcome the children from across the world to this 5 days retreat. In this beautiful retreat, children will enjoy the experience of their golden sanskars of ROYALTY, REALITY and DIVINITY. Baba calls the children as Mahatmas, ie the souls who are great because their minds are free of vices. This uniqueness is similar to that of SWANS, that notice only goodness and are hence sign of holiness, purity and royalty. We, the children of Baba in older bodies have to un-do the practice of picking negativity, but children of Baba in younger bodies have a natural tendency to notice the beauty of everything. This year, we intend to celebrate and create sanskars to sustain this natural trait of the children.

 

All the BK children of age group 6-12 who are willing to participate in the International BK Children's Retreat this year are most welcome. Kindly register before 15th of December 2019 by filling the attached form. Please send the filled form to Sr Meera <meera.nagananda@my.brahmakumaris.org> together with a copy to your NC. More information about the Retreat is attached.

 

Note:

·  There will be a special cultural evening on 30th December for the children. Those who want to present any cultural items, please bring your own costume along with you.
·  Children’s parent/ guardian should accompany their child with an FM radio for BaapDada’s meeting.

 

For any further information please contact Sr Meera: meera.nagananda@my.brahmakumaris.org

 

In Baba's yaad,

Retreat Coordinators

International BK Children’s Retreat 

 

International BK Children's Retreat 2019 - Information

 

International BK Children's Retreat 2019 - Per Details Form

 

 

 

Retreat for BK IT Professionals, Australia 24-30 November 2019

1 September 2019

Om shanti. This is a reminder for an invitation to a retreat for BKs who work as IT professionals. It will be held in Australia from 24-30 November 2019.

 

Please distribute to BKs connected with the centre who meet this criteria. If you have any questions, please contact Br Sathesh sathesh@bkconnect.net.

 

In Baba's yaad

BK Charlie

 

 

Download PDF format about the retreat here.

 

 

 

Important Madhuban update on Health, Hygiene and Water

1 September 2019

 

In March of this year, we informed you that a team of consultants was created to support Madhuban in addressing the Health, Hygiene and Water issues.  Br Arun and Sr Sybil are health and safety experts from the UK and Br Mohit (Abu Dhabi) and Br Sharad (Pune), are experts in water and wastewater treatment.

 

We are happy to inform you that, with Baba's blessings, some good progress has been made in these areas.  We know that quite a few of you have had health episodes during your last visits to Madhuban and you also have concerns about booking your next Madhuban visit, therefore we hope that this update will be useful and reassuring.  

 

A good level of safety and hygiene has been achieved in the Kitchen and cross contamination risks have reduced.  Amongst the main changes, a new Water Treatment Plant is in process to be set up to ensure that all water coming into the Shantivan Complex especially, is treated to WHO (World Health Organisation) standards and qualifies as potable drinking water.  The water will be regularly tested and all necessary measures have been taken to ensure that the drinking water is safe in all three complexes, and the water will be regularly tested going forward.

 

If you are planning to stay in Shantivan anytime from October 2019 to January 2020 – we would still recommend as an extra caution that you purchase mineral water bottles for brushing teeth; especially if you have health issues and/or low immunity. The Water Treatment Plant will only be functional from beginning of February 2020, thereafter it will be safely guaranteed to brush teeth with the normal tap water.

 

Please find below a link video introducing especially the Health and Hygenie changes.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zz5uK3haXry3bTGcC4ylxrsBFMcoM_wj/view?usp=sharing 

 

In addition the attached written pdf report outlines the progress with pictures in both Health, Hygiene and Water.  

 

We hope that you enjoy all the fruits of the hard efforts over the last months by the team and the Madhuban niwasis - who are all waiting to welcome their brothers and sisters home.

 

Some of you have indicated that you would like to make financial contributions towards this progress and more details of how to do that will follow shortly.

 

In Baba’s yaad,

 

Didi Nirmala and Sr Jayanti

 

Report in PDF format.

 

 

 

 

Announcement  - Theme 2019 / 2020 DF Season

13 August 2019

Om shanti, and greetings of love.  Each year the planning team for the double foreign season searches for a theme for the season in Madhuban that will inspire and support the family in our spiritual journey. This year we have chosen as our theme, 
Bapsaman - The Journey and the Destination.

 

During 2019 we all have been experimenting with the theme of Return to the Source. We want to deepen this exploration during the Madhbuan Season by looking at the return journey itself, when we are following in the footsteps of Brahma Baba in order to reach our destination of becoming like Shiv Baba.

 

Baba tells us that we are elevated souls of the confluence age, living a spiritual life. The Guide is with us, giving us blessings and shrimat. We are experiencing the joy of being with the Brahmin family, inspiration from the murli and the magic of Madhuban. We are following the father and becoming like Shiv Baba.

 

We will bring this double vision to the season – the vision of our collective aim of becoming Bapsaman, while at the same time appreciating all the gifts of this time. We’ll do this through a wide variety of master classes with our seniors, retreats, bhattis, silent experiences, reflective workshops as well as a variety of other activities.   

 

We will be sending out further details for each of the groups in the near future.  We look forward to being with you in the Madhuban season ahead.

 

In Baba’s sweet remembrance,

The Double Foreign Planning Team

 

 

 

 

Rakhi Letter in both English and Hindi from Dadi Janki, Madhuban

27 July 2019

You can download pdfs of the language by clicking on the relevant image.

 

 

Rakhi Messsage from Sister Mohini in English, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and French

25 July 2019

You can download pdfs of the language you will like by clicking on the relevant image.

 

 

 

 

Dates for Madhuban Season 2019/20

08 July 2019

Season’s dates and Double Foreigners Program

 

Madhuban is welcoming us and this season we have the fortune of 11 groups for the Avyakt meetings. Below is a schedule of dates for the 2019-2020 season

 

As you will see below, the full season for double foreigners will start with the Avyakt Meeting on 30 November, with smaller groups welcome for 17 October and 15 November Avyakt Meetings.

 

Groups One & Two:  17 October and 15 November 2019 Avyakt Meetings

 

Due to a continuous number of guest retreats in Gyan Sarovar and festivals from mid-October to early December, all of the rooms in Harmony House, Vishnupuri and Shanti Kunj Bhawan will be occupied by guests, BK companions for guests, helpers and IP/VIP Bharatwasi guests.

 

Therefore, during this time, for BKs who are not helping with the retreats and are coming for the season, only dormitory-style accommodation will be available in Raj Rishi Bhawan (Gyan Sarovar) and Pandav Bhawan. As only a limited number can be accommodated we wish to offer these places to those groups who can adjust with dormitories.

 

A small number of Hindi-speaking BKs can be accommodated in Shantivan for 17 October and 15 November meetings. This group may have day visits to Pandav Bhawan and Gyan Sarovar, but would not be able to stay.

 

The numbers are:

  -  50 DFs in Gyan Sarovar (who are willing to stay in Raj Rishi Bhawan dormitories)

  -  100 DFs in Pandav Bhawan (who are willing to stay in dormitories)  

  -  100 DFs in Shantivan (Hindi-speaking DFs)

 

Therefore the allocation is as follows:

  -  Gyan Sarovar and Pandav Bhawan: 30 per region

  -  Shantivan: 20 per region

 

Please let your NC office know how many BKs wish to come for these groups by 15 July. The NC office will liaise with the RC to confirm those spaces or otherwise.

 

Group Three:  30 November Avyakt Meeting

 

As there will be guest retreats in Gyan Sarovar until early December, 300 BKS can be accommodated in Gyan Sarovar, and 100 BKs can be accommodated in Pandav Bhawan in dormitory-style accommodation only.

 

Please be aware that as a very large group of guests will be in Gyan Sarovar until 24 November, it may be that the rooms you want are not ready on your arrival, as they need to be cleaned, but please just adjust and be patient.

 

Groups Four onwards:  Avyakt Meeting of 15 December 2019 onwards

Double Foreigners may arrange their travel for Group 4 dates onwards. Accommodation for double foreigners will be in Gyan Sarovar and Pandav Bhawan.

 

It is requested that double foreigners come for one meeting, and adhere to the Group Dates, as there are just few days in between for the cleaning of rooms before the next group arrives.

 

It is requested that those coming for Group 11, leave on the dates mentioned, to allow for cleaning and preparation for the season of Indian retreats and meetings.

 

Retreats with Centre Residents & Right Hands of Centres (incl Gita Pathshala Coordinators)

 

Please note that this season there will not be a retreat for this group in October as there has been in the last few years. Instead, we will be holding a few two-day retreats during the DF program for those from Centre Residents & Right Hands of Centres (incl Gita Pathshala Coordinators). More information about these will be coming to you. 

 

There will be DF Programs in all 11 of the Groups

 

Please note that for the groups where there is a smaller number of Double Foreigners present, there will be a small range of activities and classes available. For the largest Groups, in particular groups 9 & 10, there will be a wide number of activities, classes, retreats and seniors.

 

Accommodation

 

Those who need small rooms due to health, couples who need a room together or the elderly, are requested to avoid the 17 October and 15 November meetings, and to come for the 6 March, 20 March or 3 April meetings where more facilities are available. Please avoid coming for the 20 February meeting as the NCs & CCs will be there and it's also much colder in mid-February.

 

We look forward to an uplifting season.

 

With love,

In Baba's yaad,

 

RCs

 

 

GROUP DATES

GROUPS

ARRIVAL DATES

AVYAKT MEETING

DEPARTURE DATES

Group 1

2-3 October

Thursday 17 October

18-19 October

Group 2

2-3 November

Friday 15 November

16-17 November

Group 3

26-27 November

Saturday 30 November

6-7 December

Group 4

8-9 December

Sunday 15 December

20-21 December

Group 5

22-23 December

Tuesday 31 December

6-7 January

Group 6

9-10 January

Saturday 18 January

22-23 January

Group 7

24-25 January

Sunday 2 February

6-7 February

Group 8

8-9 February

Thursday 20 February

23-24 February

Group 9

25-26 February

Friday 6 March

11-12 March

Group 10

13-14 March

Friday 20 March

27-28 March

Group 11

29-30 March

Friday 3 April

10-11 April

 

 

 

HEAD's UP: Murli Experiments begin on 1 July

19 June 2019

Murli Experiments’, an innovative addition to each day’s Murli, will be starting from 1 July.

Each day an RC or senior will be sharing their own personal practices and experiences of the Murli that is being read on that day. This will take the form of a 10 min audio recording which will be available on the official madhubanmurli.org website and mobile app. 

We know the incredible power and wisdom of both the Sakar and the Avyakt Murlis. This experiment is to inspire the family using the Murlis in a new way that is highly relevant to the current times. Baba often says, ‘Do this and you will get this result – ‘Children this is the attainment you will receive if you do this practice.’  Or ‘Spin the discus of self-realisation and you will become a self-sovereign’, or ‘By focusing on the positive you will become carefree’ etc.

Murli Experiments is not a standard Murli revision as such. It will allow us to see clearly the impact of the various experiments that Baba offers us through the Murli, which can in turn inspire an increased variety and depth in our own spiritual experiments. 

Murli Experiments begins on 1 July and runs for a pilot period of three months. 

Please do share news of the Murli Experiments with the BK family.

With love,
In Baba’s yaad,

RCs

Click here to download Murli Experiements pdf.

 

 

News of Sr Jayanti's Recent Trips, including Visit to India for Sarla Didi's Last Rites

10 June 2019

Time has really been flying past! The Iceland event, Spirit of Humanity, was absolutely amazing, and it was wonderful to see God’s magic at work with the leaders who had come, and shared from very deep personal spaces of experience.

 

Sister Maureen and I arrived back to Global Cooperation House, where Dadi Janki had already arrived from USA a couple of days earlier. I was determined to spend maximum time taking advantage of Dadi’s presence, so email replies just didn’t happen. It was beautiful being with Dadi not just for the Classes but also especially on her visit to Tennyson Road and Baba Bhawan. Dadi really emerged the experiences of the years that she had spent there. Most evenings, Dadi was able to take general class too.

 

On Thursday morning, 6 June, we had meditation for Sarla Didi of Ahmedabad, and immediately afterwards I heard that it would have been around the same time that Didi had flown to Baba. Within a few minutes, it was decided that I should go to Madhuban to represent Dadi for the final rites, so within a few hours I was already on the flight.

 

Friday morning, 7 June, I arrived in Ahmedabad and went straight to Shantivan. I was able to Munniben, Nirwairbhai and others of the family. At 3.30pm that afternoon, the funeral procession (after going to the 4 pilgrimage places in Pandav Bhawan, then GHRC and Gyan Sarovar) came to Shantivan. Everyone was able to offer their respects and flowers under a tent, where the chariot lay in front of Tapasya Dham. Hundreds had come from Gujarat and there had been very beautiful and powerful messages sent by the Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of Gujarat and other dignitaries. 

 

Vedantiben from Nairobi and Jyotiben from Dubai also came to represent foreign lands.

 

After sweet words of honour for the soul that is Sarla Didi from Dadi Ratan Mohini, Nirwairbhai and others, the procession then went to Mukti Dham, the BK cremation ground near the riverside. The funeral pyre had been constructed on the plinth, and the chariot was laid to rest; everyone was given sandalwood pieces dipped in ghee to put on the pyre.

 

Sarla Didi’s lokik relatives: her two brothers, their wives and sons were also present. Bhartiben from Rajkot, Sarla Didi’s youngest sister was also there. Three media channels were represented and so they interviewed Bhartiben, myself and others also.

 

7pm that evening, Shashiben came from Pandav Bhawan to offer Bhog for the soul, and there was a very detailed Bhog Message that has come to you already. After that everyone enjoyed Brahma Bhojan.

 

I had the opportunity of a quiet day in Shantivan on Saturday, meeting various souls. On Sunday, I went to PB to read the Murli in Om Shanti Bhawan and met with Shashiben and Dr Nirmalaben. I then returned to Shantivan, to prepare for my onward journey to Ahmedabad and London. 

 

After the webinar which finished at 5.30pm, I went straight to Sukh Shanti Bhawan, Ahd, where I was able to meet the lokik and alokik families of Sarla Didi, and share love and support with the family.

 

I stayed for a few hours that night, and left early on 10 June morning for London. I am back in London now.

 

OM SHANTI

 

 

Invitation - Return to Source - Opening Webinar with Sister Mohini - Sunday, May 12th

2 May 2019

Click here to Register.

 

 

Message for Sri Lanka

23 April 2019

Message for Sri Lanka  

Our hearts filled today with pure feelings of love and compassion, reaching out to the people of Sri Lanka and to their families and friends around the world. There is no doubt that this message is accompanied by similar thoughts and feelings of people from every corner of the world - from every religion, every race and every way of life - all stopping to pray, to meditate or simply, to send their loving thoughts.

As challenging as it can be with images and commentaries promoting fear and division, perhaps our greatest contribution can be to choose to give our attention and our complicity to the billions of compassionate hearts longing for healing and peace. For many, that means rising above the division to the one Source, under whose canopy of love, we come together as brothers and sisters. 

It is also time to reach out to anyone we know from our Sri Lankan family...and while we will likely feel uncomfortable, not knowing what to say or how to say it, it is ok, but it is important to remember that moments like this are not about our comfort, rather they are about caring and about compassionate connection.

As impotent as we might feel in the face of such atrocities (and of course we do), when we courageously choose to act with the truth that we are one human family, when we decide to keep our hearts and minds full of wisdom and free from division and hatred, we make healing possible. 

Dr Nirmala Kajaria
Regional Coordinator Asia Pacific
The Brahma Kumaris

 

 

International Spanish Retreat Peace Village June 6-9

25 March 2019

 

News of the International Conference held at I.G. Stadium in Delhi on 10th March including Session Videos

12 March 2019

Dear Brahmin Family,

Sharing service news of International Conference held in Delhi on 10 March 2019.

The program was amazing. Latest technology was used for background motion graphics on five LED screens. Chief Guests were Former President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President of Argentina H.E. Mrs. Gabriela Michetti. 

There were talks by Sr. Jayanti, Br. Charlie, Br. Ken and Sr. Shivani; three Talk Shows; songs and dance performances and also a magic show. The audience were spellbound and glued to their seats for 8 hrs., even during lunch break.

 

Some photographs are sent herewith.

YouTube links of the International Conference

1st Session: - Spiritual Response to Critical Times | Indira Gandhi Stadium | New Delhi | 10-03-2019

Click on the above image to watch the video for 1st session.

 

2nd Session: Spiritual Response to Critical Times, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee | Indira Gandhi Stadium | New Delhi | 10-03-2019

Click on the above image to watch the video for 2nd session.

 

Concert 'Desert Rose' Group from Africa | Indira Gandhi Stadium | New Delhi | 10-03-2019

Click on the above image to watch the video for the concert.


In Baba’s Yaad

BK Brij Mohan Bhai

 

 

Delhi- International Conference on Spiritual Response to Critical Times Concludes at I.G. Stadium - Press Release & Photos

12 March 2019

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee calls for Strengthening spiritual base of society

 

New Delhi, March 10: Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said the answer to all the problems in the present critical times lies in following spiritual wisdom and values. "Now is the time when we must start to pay attention to the moral, ethical and spiritual dimension of our life, and strengthen this foundation of an advanced and healthy society." 

Mr. Mukherjee was speaking at 'Spiritual Response to Critical Times', a one-day international conference organised by the Brahma Kumaris at Indira Gandhi Stadium here today. The event was a confluence of dignitaries, guests, professionals, spiritualists and religious leaders from 122 countries, and emphasised on the oneness of humanity.

Mr. Mukherjee also said that spirituality was one of India's many gifts to the world, and was much needed to check stress and anxiety prevelant across all walks of life. 

Earlier in the day, special guest for the programme Vice-President of Argentina H.E. Mrs. Gabriela Michetti said that politics was about loving humanity and serving as a family member. "If we don't relate politics to service, politics would exist only for the sake of power... My relationship with God gives sense to my political worķ and tranforms it into service... Our best contribution to the world is to share our love with humanity, and to be sincere to what we believe in."

BK Brijmohan, Additional Secretary-General of the Brahma Kumaris, said the intention of the programme was to give a wake up call to people, and to share with them the hope that it was time for change to come about. "As night is followed by day, it is time for our present circumstances to give way to peace."

Explaining the process of Rajyoga meditation, motivational speaker Sister BK Shivani, who had a day before been accorded with the Nari Shakti Award by the President, said: "When we connect our mind through remembrance to anyone, their state of being begins to influence our energy field. So when we connect to the Divine, His qualities of peace, love, happiness start flowing into us, and our life starts to transform... We then change from expecting from others to becoming givers of goodness."

BK Jayanti, Director of the Brahma Kumaris centres in Europe, said: "If we see time on a linear scale, we wonder what the future holds for us. On the other hand, when we see things in a cyclical way, we can have hope for the future.... We will then know that we are moving from a world of falsity and darkness to a world of truth."

She said the chaos inside people's inner world and the vice of greed was the root cause of  the environment al and climatic crises, and so a transformation could come about when we enhance our relationship with the self within.

The programme, which was attended by a huge audience of several thousands, was interspersed with many fun activities and cultural performances by musicians, dancers and singers from across the globe. The audience was also led into live meditation experiences.  

 

 

Shivratri Message from Jayantiben

2 March 2019

Click on the above image to watch the video.

 

 

Global Enlightenment on Shivratri

3 March 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

There is a amazing fusion of ideas of different world cultures taking place and its frequency is increasing day by day. Deeper meanings underlying in Indian festivals are more and more recognised and imbibed by our friends from abroad and it feels great to watch them talking about our culture with authority and conviction!

Shivratri - the most ancient and the most mysterious of all Indian festivals - is at the doorstep. ShivJayanti as we call it, marks the auspicious time when GOD enters the human world - which marks His 'Spiritual birth' - when the darkness of body consciousness is at its peak. And He turns this darkness into Light through an amazing cleansing process which happens only once in the whole Time Cycle. 

Watch our brothers and sisters from diverse parts of the world talking about their understanding of Shivratri. I am sure it will touch you deeply and inspire you to look at our own rich heritage in a more informed way.

This time, let's celebrate ShivJayanti by going deep inward, away from the clamour and commotion of the world, and find our real inner spiritual space. I assure you, this experience will change you forever. Happy ShivJayanti!

Please click on the below image to watch and follow the link to the video and share it with your dear and near. 

With Warm Regards,
BK Harilal
Executive Director
Godlywood Studio
World Renewal Spiritual Trust

 

 

Important Notice regarding Double Foreigners' travel to India

28 February 2019

Om Shanti dear jewels of the rosary in foreign lands,
Greetings of peace from the unlimited home of the One!

You have been receiving news of the recent serious developments between the two countries. We continue to send vibrations of peace to all souls within the region.

Double Foreigners who are travelling to India/Madhuban within the next week are asking whether it's safe to travel. You are requested to first check the situation with your Travel Agent and local Embassy, before setting out on your journey.

All good wishes,
On Spiritual Seva,

B.K. Karuna
Brahma Kumaris Spokesperson

 

 

Brother Nirwair's Health Update: 22nd February 

22 February 2019

My dear divine sisters and brothers,
Please accept hearty Godly love and remembrances from Apex Heart Institute, Ahmedabad.

Due to accute weakness experienced for some days, I decided to consult my doctors at Apex Heart Institute, especially Dr Tejas Patel and Dr Sanjay Shah (my long-term Cardiologists). At the same time, I also needed advice from Dr Sudanshu Patwari (Gastroenterologist ), and Dr Himanshu Patel (Kidney Specialist).

I am very happy to inform everyone that with their immediate intervention, proper investigation and medication, supplemented by proper diet on the advice of Dr Kunal and Dr Hina (Ayurvedic doctors), I feel much better, but still need some more time for complete recovery. I am very sorry for not having informed everyone before leaving Shantivan on 19 February, 
as the chariot was experiencing much weakness. 

My cardiologist suggests that I reduce 25% of my activities, but I wonder how that is possible.... Rather I would request my doctors to bring me back to my 100% normal health, so that I may continue with my responsibilities in Baba's Service.

I have had very, very relaxed sleep over the past couple of nights in the Hospital, and it's my hope that it won't be long before my doctors permit me to return to Shantivan.

Shashiben, Dr Pratapbhai, Dr Banarsibhai, Dr Satish Gupta, Dr Hari, Bharatbhai, and sisters from Ahmedabad have been around at different intervals, bringing me lot of comfort.

With my regards and spiritual love,

BK Nirwair
(dictated from Ahmedabad)

 

 

Invitation to Participate: International Conference at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi on 10th March

9 February 2019

Dear Divine Brahmin Family, Om Shanti,

The HAPPY NEWS is that an International Conference, with BK participation from five continents, will be held on 10th March 2019 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi with 20000 seating capacity. 
International Conference on Spiritual Response to Critical Times 

The folder of this Mega Event may be downloaded here.
You are welcome to participate in this Historic Event. Send us your details at yogabkworldwide@bkivv.org. 

In Baba's Yaad
BK Brij Mohan
Addl. Secretary-General
Brahma Kumaris
Mount Abu

Editor
Monthly 'Purity' Spiritual News Magazine of Brahma Kumaris
25 New Rohtak Road, New Delhi -110005
 
Chairperson
Politicians' Service Wing
Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation

 

 

Greetings from Brother Nirwair Ji from Madhuban on 29th January

29 January 2019

Most beloved Avyakt BapDada's very near, dear and serviceable instruments in Bharat and across the world,

 

Please accept Godly love-filled remembrances from Shantivan.

 

As we are nearing culmination of the month of avyakt purusharth, I am sure everyone must have spent quality time in maintaining a natural and high stage of avyakt consciousness. The month of January is always blessed by Avyakt BapDada's powerful vibrations, and inspirational points at the end of each day's Murli, so that reaching our flying stage is seamless. Many BK Centres organised Bhattis in the mornings and evenings during the month, and this would have benefited all students and contact souls. Let us take forward the inspirations of this special month to conquer our short-comings, and emerge as Father-like Angels.

 

These days, the weather in Northern India is going through severe winter, and mercury levels have dropped below zero on a number of days in Mt Abu... It's only the warmth of Baba's love that keeps us going with our daily routine. 

 

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating the most auspicious festival of Maha Shivratri. Meanwhile, devotees of Hindu faith especially continue to take benefit from the Kumbh Mela at the confluence of three main rivers in Allahabad. So far 50 million people have benefited from the Bhakti discourses and of course the holy dip, or even just being sprinkled with the pure waters. Our divine sister Manoramabehn and her large team from Allahabad Centres and different parts of Bharat continue to share BapDada's wisdom through spiritual exhibitions and discourses organised at the Mela site. We send our good wishes that the devotees re-awaken through this unlimited service, and come to reclaim their inheritance of Jeevan-Mukti for many lives to come.

 

Keeping in view our New Year Resolutions, let us channel our spiritual efforts towards leading naturally soul-conscious lives, while remaining immersed in the love of our Supreme Parents. Baba's Sakar Murli of 26 January outlined the prevailing circumstances of the globe, and motivated us to be ready for transformation whenever it chooses to occur. 

 

Dadi Jankiji and her entourage has returned to India after a successful 4-day visit of Hong Kong. 

 

Several sisters and brothers from all over the world are expected to gather in Abu during February and March, and we welcome everyone to your own sweet home, Madhuban.

 

With best wishes and Godly remembrances,

BK Nirwair

 

 

 

REMINDER - Pilgrims to Madhuban during February - March 2019 & Update on Weather in Mount Abu

27 January 2019

Dear NCs, CCs and DF Travel Database System Users,

 

Greetings and love from Madhuban,

 

As February and March are especially peak seasons for arrivals of Double Foreigners, we would like to request that the Travel Coordinators upload details of all your pilgrims on the DF Travel Database system as soon as possible.

 

1) Even if people have registered for their respective retreats, their information needs to be on the DF Travel Database system too so that Madhuban also has this information.

 

2) As far as possible, it would save time if everyone could bring the new version of FORM C ready to submit, with photocopies of their passport and visa. A current copy of FORM C is attached for your use.

 

WEATHER IN MOUNT ABU

Also the weather in North India has changed suddenly and is expected to be very cold over the next couple of weeks. So as the weather fluctuates a lot in February, please do remind everyone to come prepared with sufficient warm clothing.

 

Thank you,

In Baba's yaad,

DF Accommodation Office, Madhuban

 

To download PDF format of Form C click here.

 

 

 

Video (7 minutes) of Sweet Memories of Brahma Baba by Sister Jayanti

22 January 2019

Click on image to play.

 

 
 

The Golden Thread: 50 Years of Avyakt Sustenance (32 minute video created in London)

17 January 2019

This 33 mintue video was created for the London class for the 18th January. Entitled "The Golden Thread: 50 Years of Avyakt Sustenance", the video offers a flavour of different scenes with our beloved BapDada through the decades. It is a small collection of sweet snapshots that we can hold in our hearts.

 

 

Click on image to play the video.

 

 

 

Video Message (7:25 min) from Dadi Janki Ji for the 18th of January

17 January 2019

Click on image to play.

 

 

Announcement for Delhi Program, March 2019 - Registration Process

17 January 2019

Dear Centre Coordinators and Double Foreigner Family , Greetings of love,

 

We recently sent you the invitations and some information about the:

 

• VIP Retreat on the 8th - 9th of March in the Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC) and the

• International Conference on the 10th of March in Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi.

 

With this email we send you additional information for the registration process:

 

BK REGISTRATION FOR THE DELHI EVENT, 10th MARCH

 

In Addition to the information we sent you for your registration via the Madhuban data base, please also register via this online form:

 

https://brahmakumaris.org/r/delhiconf_BK (please register by 25th February latest)                   

 

GUEST REGISTRATION & TRANSPORT DETAILS FOR THE VIP RETREAT 8-9th MARCH &  DELHI EVENT ON 10TH MARCH

 

If you would like to invite a guest to the VIP Retreat 8th - 9th in ORC and or the Delhi event on the 10th please send an email with brief background information about your guest to Charlie and cc Trish at dfseason@brahmakumaris.org by the 25th of January. Please wait for confirmation before inviting a guest. We will communicate regarding this process with the guest and their local Centre once they have confirmed their attendance.

 

COORDINATORS HANDLING MADHUBAN DATABASE FOR THEIR COUNTRY                                 

In Addition to the guest´s registration via the Madhuban data base, please also register the guest via this online form: https://brahmakumaris.org/r/delhi_event by 15th February.

 

GUESTS  TRAVELLING TO MADHUBAN 11th MARCH FOR AN EXPERIENCE OF BRAHMA KUMARIS HEADQUARTERS 

 

Guests are invited  to the Headquarters after the Delhi event. They will fly from Delhi to Udaipur on the morning of the 11th of March. Before traveling further from Udaipur to Mt. Abu they will enjoy some hours sighting in Udaipur on the afternoon of the 11th. A special program will be tailored for them in the Headquarters from the 11-13th of March. Departures on the 14th 

 

Many thanks with love 

Charlie Bhai and the DF Delhi Team

 

 

Click on below links to download PDF format of the related documents:

 

International Conference

 

Announcement Delhi Program

 

Announcement Delhi Program - Registration Process

 

 

 

 

 

Global Summit on “Science, Spirituality, Education & Environment" to be held on 10th February at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi

17 January 2019

BapDada's most loving, serviceable Instruments around the Globe, Multi-Million times greetings and best wishes!

 

This is to inform you that Brahma Kumaris World Headquarters is organizing a Global Summit on “Science, Spirituality, Education & Environment – Role of Human Beings in Creating a Better World” on 10th February 2019 at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India.  A folder of the Summit is sent herewith for your kind reference.

 

It would be our pleasure and honour if you can invite some prominent personalities like scientists, spiritual leaders, environmental scientists/leaders and distinguished dignitaries from different fields such as science & technology, politics, spirituality, media, corporate sector, business & industry, defense, art & culture, education, economics, administration etc to participate in this Summit.

 

The objectives of this Global Summit are:

 1. To ensure integration of science and spirituality and highlight on their roles of Self-transformation and World transformation

 

2. To emphasize and implement the constructive, creative and ameliorative role of science.

 

3. To promote values and help people inculcate them for peaceful co-existence

 

4. To create spiritual awareness in people and inspire them to practice Rajyoga meditation for Self-realization and God-realization.

 

5. To create a quantum shift/change from body-consciousness to soul consciousness.

 

The highlight of this Summit will be Grammy Award Winner, Indian Composer and Environmentalist, Mr. Ricky Kej who has agreed to perform in this Global Summit with his team of singers, musicians and orchestra. 


For online registration of guests, please click on the link below and fill the form.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/dHOR8whYSwz22ibC2

 

For further enquiry, folders and invitation letters, you may contact BK Shivika Behn 9414152358 (Shantivan, Abu Road) and BK Neha Behn 8586003288 (Harinagar, New Delhi).

You can also visit our website 

 

www.bkgs-expo.org

 

Download the Summit brochure here.

 

Thanking you and with thoughts Divine,

 

Your Spiritual Brother

B.K Mruthyunjaya

Executive Secretary, Brahma Kumaris

 

 

 

Announcement Regarding The Delhi Program to be held on 10th March, 2018

6 January 2019

Dear Centre Coordinators and Double Foreigner Family, Greetings of love,

 

For past two years we have had a very special program in Delhi in March which has been jointly organised by the Delhi family and the Double Foreigners.

 

This year’s two programs on the 10th of March are titled “Spiritual Response to Critical Times” and will take place in the beautiful Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium accommodating an audience of 20,000. The brochure for the Programs is attached for your information.

 

These programs will also be a real opportunity to showcase Baba’s Double Foreigner Family, who will as Baba has frequently said, contribute to triggering the awakening of our ‘family in Bharat’.  So, having said that; We Would Love to have at Least One Representative From Every Country where Baba has a Centre.

 

VIP RETREAT, 8-9 MARCH, ORC

 

This retreat will explore the same theme as the Programs on the 10th, yet with much greater depth.  The participants will be drawn from a select group of our special contacts from all over the World. These contacts will be of a very high caliber, active on the field of service, dedicated as change makers and agents of transformation in their areas of endeavor and open to further exploring the application and implications of elevated thinking and a divine mind as principal tools for facilitating long term transformation.  This retreat will be facilitated by Caroline Ward and include participation from our respected seniors.  These contacts will also participate in the ‘Spiritual Response to Critical Times’ Programs on the 10th

 

The retreat participants will be recognised publicly during the Programs on the 10th for their dedicated work of living from integrity and spirituality. Please consider if you have special contacts/friends/professionals of BK’s, who could be considered for being invited to the retreat.  The retreat will be in English so it is suggested that they are competent in English to take full benefit. We would appreciate if you could prioritise whom you feel to invite first and send a few lines description of them and their relationship with the BK's, with a copy to your NC office.

  

CULTURAL ITEMS                                                                                                                                                                 

If you have cultural items from your country that are of a very high quality, could you please also send the performer/s name/s and a brief description of the item along with a video. Kindly send items for submission by 10th January.  The vetting team will respond by January 30 latest regarding the items.

 

Sorry to give a short deadline, but if you could you kindly send this information to Trish at (innerspace111@gmail.com) and copy Charlie (charlie hogg charlie.hogg@au.brahmakumaris.org) by January 10th.

 

FURTHER DETAILS FOR BKS PARTICIPATING IN THE 10THMARCH PROGRAM:

 

ACCOMMODATION

We will all stay comfortably at ORC and receive the ORC Family's special hospitality.

 

BK REGISTRATION FOR THE DELHI EVENT ON 10TH MARCH (please register by February 25th latest) 

It is important to provide the following information already when registering for Madhuban via the Madhuban Data base. You need to connect to the instrument in your country that is managing the Madhuban registration on the Madhuban database for your country to make sure this additional information is been uploaded to the database.

1. Mention in the “Comment field”:  I will participate in Delhi program (10th March) and/or silence retreat ORC (3rd -8th March)

2. Provide your full travel itinerary including travel from Madhuban to ORC/ Delhi or traveling from your country directly to ORC/ Delhi and also the details of you return journey.

3. In case you arrange your own travel to ORC or Delhi and DO NOT want to be picked up, pls. Mention in the “Comments field”: I do my own travel arrangements to ORC. 

4. In addition to the above registration via Madhuban database, we will be sending out another form for you to add your details.                               

 

This will be sent out soon.

 

GUEST REGISTRATION & TRANSPORT DETAILS FOR THE DELHI EVENT ON 10TH MARCH

We will communicate regarding this process with the guest and their local Centre once they have confirmed their attendance.

 

FOR NC´S AND NCT´S AND TRAVEL COORDINATORS HANDLING MADHUBAN DATA BASE FOR THEIR COUNTRY

                                   
This year we would  like to request that BKs from your country traveling to Madhuban and who will also to stay at ORC and attend the Delhi Event on the 10th of March, need to provide some details when they register for Madhuban.

 

We kindly ask you to make sure that the following information is been added to the Madhuban database for each person:

1. Mention in the “Comment field”:  I will participate in Delhi program (10th March) and/or silence retreat ORC (3rd -8th March)

2. Provide your full travel itinerary including travel from Madhuban to ORC/ Delhi or traveling from your country directly to ORC/ Delhi and also the details of you return journey.

3. In case you arrange your own travel to ORC or Delhi and DO NOT want to be picked up, pls. Mention in the “Comments field”: I do my own travel arrangements to ORC. 

 

Many thanks with love
Charlie Bhai and the DF Delhi Team

 

 

 

New Year Greetings from Dadi Ratanmohini Ji

2 January 2019

 

 

New Year Message 2019 from Dadi Janki Ji

27 December 2018

 

 

Pilgrimage of Love - Collective Remembrance Initiative for 18th January

25 December 2018

Pilgrimage of Love

January 1st - January 18th, 2019

Collective Remembrance from 7:00pm to 7:30pm

 

50 Hours of Yoga

 

 

In light of it being the 50th anniversary of Avyakt BapDada on January 18, 2019, we are calling on the family to have collective yoga and a “Pilgrimage of Love.” The focus of this initiative is two fold to make remembrance a natural part of our daily lives and to rekindle the practice of 7:00 pm yoga.

 

There are two elements to this pilgrimage:

1.    Collective remembrance from 7:00 to 7:30 pm every day from January 1st to January 18th.  With 15 minutes of yuktis (from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm) on how to draw love and remember Baba with our hearts. Both the yuktis and collective meditation will be broadcasted New York time via webinar every day for 18 days. The first 15 minutes is an option for those who want to learn.

 

2.    To individually have the aim of 50 hours of yoga cumulatively from 1st through 18th January.  Each soul can structure the yoga around their schedule - however, and whenever, and wherever. 

 

Collective Yoga from 1 to 18, January

6:45 pm to 7:00 pm – Set-up

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Collective Yoga

 

The focus for the 18 days will be on love.  Especially, receiving love from Baba because love is the transformative power in the soul.  Our understanding is that sanskaras cannot be transformed unless the soul receives love from God. 

 

Each of the 18 days, we will take an excerpt from the Murli especially on how Baba says to receive His love through remembrance.  We will use 18 different Murlis and pull the methodology and experiences from it.

 

Both experienced and new BKs are invited to take benefit from this collective yoga.   Sister Mohini is holding this effort assisted by Sister Gayatri, Sister Waddy, and Sister Shireen.  Senior yogis will set-up the context offering hints, tips, and guidelines for 15 minutes and then 30 minutes we will be in the remembrance practice.  We will live broadcast this everyday from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm (New York time). If you are not interested in the set-up, then you don’t have to come for the first 15 minutes.

 

All centers and all BKs are invited to hold one thought from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at their respective places.  The idea is if we all hold one thought in the remembrance of ONE then it builds collective energy that unifies us all. 

 

Daily Webinar

We will use gotomeeting to do the sessions.  Please register at the link below.  We will use the same meeting id and link for all 18 days. The set-up will be recorded and posted on Soundcloud so the global family can take benefit at their convenience.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6366861014758456321

 

Time Zones

We understand that the sessions may not be at a time convenient for all time zones.  However, please know the availability of the yogis determines the time. A link will be sent to those who register.

 

Mahadani (Great Donor) Initiative

We would like to connect the theme of “Pilgrimage of Love” to the on going Mahadani initiative and experiment with BapDada as the Bestower of Love.

 

Madhuban Initiative

We want to mention that Madhuban is rolling out a 50 day - 4 hours a day yoga initiative.  During the day and after the 18th we invite people to follow the effort but for the 7 to 7:30 yoga time we are suggesting to hold this collective thought. 

 

Language

The 15-minute sessions will be in English.  Please provide translation at your end.

 

 

 

 

New Year Greetings from Sister Mohini

23 December 2018

 

 

Christmas Geetings from Sr Vedanti & the Nairobi Family

23 December 2018

 

 

Season's Greetings from Didi Sudesh  and German Family

20 December 2018

 

 

Season's Greetings from Sister Jayanti and UK BK Family

20 December 2018

 

 

Nirwairbhai's Health

6 December 2018

Dear All,  Greetings from Madhuban

 

As you all are aware about Respected Nirwair Bhai's hospitalization at Ahmedabad due to some health issues, we are sending you direct message from him expressing his gratitude for all the support,good wishes and love 

 

B.K.Karuna

 

 

 

December Christmas Cultural Program in Madhuban During Group 6 - Call for Cultural Items

6 December 2018

 

Registration Link for December Christmas Cultural Program

 

For those attending the Group 6 program in December, we are pleased to announce that there will be a special Christmas Cultural Program on the 25th December in Gyan Sarovar.  It is a lovely opportunity to come together as a global family and share our gifts in the form of song, dance, poetry, performance, music, comedy, etc., from our various countries, showcasing the diversity that brings unity.

 

We therefore request that anyone interested in participating in the program to please register your item online by the 15 December 2018 at:

https://goo.gl/forms/YSjSX1zU7PfbphQ13

 

Please note that Christmas themed items will be given priority.


There will also be an opportunity to decorate Harmony Hall with Christmas decorations, so anyone is most welcome to bring Christmas decorations with them and contribute towards creating a wonderful, festive spirit of Christmas. Decorations can be left at Gyan Sarovar Global Office by the 22nd December 2018.

 

If you have any questions please email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org

Much love,

In Baba's yaad,

DF Program Team

 

 

 

Essential Spirituality Short Video Series Featuring Sr Jayanti Debuts First Video "Thoughts for a Better Life" on YouTube Om Shanti Channel

28 November 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

 

Godlywood Studio is so happy to announce a special series of concentrated wisdom - "Thoughts for a better life" -  from the apostle of serenity, wisdom and purity Sis. B.K. Jayanti. 43 short videos of 2 - 5 min. each, these videos showcases the most elevated of thoughts, simple but extremely powerful, packed with inspiring and life-Changing ideas, coming from a lifetime of dedicated spiritual efforts and selfless service.

 

Shot with pristine quality, videos are aesthetically pleasing as they provide enriching food for thought. Please watch the series on 'Om Shanti Channel' starting from 28th November at 2.00 PM. Also for viewers in US and Canada, it will be available on Om Shanti Channel (US, Canada).

 

TEAM Godlywood feels elated to present these uplifting & spiritually stirring conversations to viewers internationally, as we close the gap between Baba's inheritance and the last of the searching aspirants. Thanks a lot to Sis. Jayanti for her amazing thoughts, Bro. Eric, Sis. Judy Rodgers for playing their part in making these videos and Sister Anoli for editing the series despite her busy schedule.

 

Please find the link to the first video of the series attached. Click here below image to view.

 

 

BK Harilal                                                               

Executive Director

Godlywood Studio

World Renewal Spiritual Trust

 

 

 

 

Updated List of Courses & Retreats for Groups 9-12, Feb to April 2019 - DF Programs in Madhuban

20 November 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,

Greetings of love,

 

Please find attached an updated list of Retreats and True Self Esteem Courses for February through to April 2019.

 

For some of the retreats as noted, you can register online and the links will be sent out in due course. For other retreats registrations will be on arrival in Gyan Sarovar. 

 

If you would like to join a retreat and you need translation: Please talk to your Language Coordinator (via your National Coordinator). Language Coordinators will explain which retreats there will be translation available for. 

If you have any questions please email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org.

 

In Baba’s yaad,

 

Double Foreigner Program Team

 

Announcement in PDF format.

 

 

 

 

Report on the October 22nd to 30th Teacher Training in ORC

16 November 2018

Gurgaon, India – For the fifth time, a seven-day retreat, designed to train teachers to conduct the Foundation Course in Raja Yoga Meditation, was held at the Om Shanti Retreat Centre, this time in October rather than February/March. The 47 participants from 18 countries included individuals already teaching the Foundation Course, as well as those who wanted to teach and those simply wishing to review the course in depth. Sixteen participants were from India itself.

 

The training covered the content of the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of the Foundation Course in Raja Yoga Meditation (15 lessons in all) as well as delivery sessions on student-centered learning and facilitation skills and sessions on meditation. It also included a number of practicums—sessions in which participants practiced developing their presentation skills by teaching a segment of a lesson and accepting constructive feedback from their peers.

 

The full report can be downloaded here. You can see photos of the training here.

 

 

 

 

 

Report on Nimit's Retreat 2018 held in Shantivan from 9th to 16th Oct.

16 November 2018

Dear Family, Om shanti.

 

The Report on NIMITs' Retreat 2018 for Centre Residents, Gita Pathshala Coordinators and Right Hands of Centres, which was held in Shantivan from 9th to 16th October 2018 can be downloaded here.

 

In Baba's Yaad,

Organising Team

 

 

 

 

Greetings of Happy Diwali from Dadi Ratan Mohini ji

9 November 2018

Respected Divine Angels,

Please receive the greetings of Happly Diwali from Dadi Ratan Mohiniji,

 

Greetings and good wishes on the festival of Diwali.

Wishing a happy,healthy and prosperous Diwali.


May this Diwali and new year bring you all the success and good health.  

 

We wish you a Spiritually Healthy, Enlightening and Joyous Diwali. May we all be blessed with "shubh" actions, thoughts and feelings. May our elevated efforts help in bringing great peace, happiness and light into the world.

 

 

 

Diwali Greetings for the BK Family in Bharat and Abroad from Br. BK Nirwair

9 November 2018

My dear Brahmin sisters and brothers from Bharat, Nepal and all other parts of the globe,

 

Please accept hearty-Godly love and remembrances, along with multi-million fold hearty greetings for a very valuable, bright Deepawali.

 

May everyone rejoice the beauty of celebrating the real Diwali, that is enlightenment of the Self through elevated Godly versions, and God's remembrance to inspire us to reclaim our double-crowned deity world sovereignty for the future 21 lives! You must have noticed how proud our Supreme Parents are of Their would-be heir-apparents. 

 

May this Festival of Deepawali bring all the tidings of good health and happiness to every individual and every home! 

 

With all our best wishes,

On behalf of our respected Dadis and Madhuban Niwasis,

 

BK Nirwair

 

 

 

 

Diwali Greetings (Video) by Dadi Janki with English Subtitles

9 November 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

Om Shanti.  The festival of lights is here at our doorstep, reminding us the urgent need of lighting the inner lamp, be a lighthouse ourselves and spread the sweet aroma of spiritual understanding to our fellow human beings. Diwali being the festival symbolising a total cleanup, this is the right time to check deep inside ourselves, find out and fill in the shortcomings and march ahead towards the highest destination of self-sovereignty. 

 

Watch Dadi Jankiji as she shares the essence of Diwali in her sweet words soaked in the love of GOD, saturated by good wishes for the whole humanity and marked by her evergreen zeal & enthusiasm. (Pls click the image below to view the video)

 

TEAM Godlywood wishes you a very happy and prosperous Diwali to all, let us together light the lamp of self-realisation and steer the world to a brighter tomorrow.

 

 

With Warm regards,

 

BK Harilal                                                               

 

Executive Director

Godlywood Studio

World Renewal Spiritual Trust

 

 

 

 

Information of Double Foreigner Programs for December Group 6 and January Group 7, Madhuban Season 2018 - 2019

21  October 2018

The overall theme for this season’s Double Foreigner Programs is: Eternal Mantras – Experiencing Manmanabhav & Madhyajibhav.

GROUP 6, PROGRAM WILL RUN FROM 24 DECEMBER – 1 JANUARY (with arrivals on 22/23 December).

The focus for group 6 will be small group conversations, master classes from seniors, a special 5 day retreat specifically on the theme of Manmanabhav & Madhyajibhav, creative yoga bhattis, a program especially for first timers and a Cultural Program on Christmas Day.  The emphasis will be on reflection, journaling, rich input from seniors, new methods of learning and bhattis.

CULTURAL ITEMS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY PROGRAM

Those who would like to participate in the Cultural Program are requested to bring their costumes to Madhuban with them, along with any musical instruments, etc.  Announcements will be made for registering items on arrival in Madhuban. Please note that Christmas themed items will be given priority.

There will be an opportunity to decorate Harmony Hall with Christmas decorations, so you are most welcome to bring Christmas decorations with you.  

If you need translation: Please talk to your Language Coordinator (via your National Coordinator).  Language Coordinators will organize the translation and they will explain which programs/retreat you may attend so there will be translation available.

GROUP 7, PROGRAM WILL RUN FROM 9 JANUARY - 19 JANUARY  (with arrivals on 7/8 January).

The focus for group 7 will be an exploration into how Brahma Baba experienced Manmanabhav and Madhyajibhav. With Brahma Baba’s avyakt presence, the focus is on creating a yoga experience. There will be an 8 day bhatti – retreat and classes that will sustain the retreat.  In addition, there will be a day that brings us closer to nature and a day that helps us to sustain our health. The program will be interspersed with time in silence with yourself and Baba and sharing your experiences with others. The murli of the day will be threaded within the program of the day, with points and themes deepened in classes and bhattis.
 
If you need translation: Please talk to your Language Coordinator (via your National Coordinator). Language Coordinators will organize the translation and they will explain which classes/retreat you may attend so there will be translation available.

If you have any questions please email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org

Much love,

In Baba’s yaad,

DF Program Team

 

 

New BK Songs: Sanmaan ke Madhur Swar

18 September 2018

Dear Divine Family, Warm Greetings from Prabhu Upvan, Borivali, Mumbai!  

 

With BapDada's blessings, Baba's new album "Sanmaan ke Madhur Swar" is released. Nirwair Bhai has especially got this prepared for the Sanmaan program of annual meeting members. Please find below the links to the songs:

 

01 Abhinandan Barambaar - Manoj Mishra & Shweta Pandit - download here

02 Ye Farishte - Harish Moyal - download here

03 Maharaas - Sadhana Sargam, Shaureen Bhatt - download here

04 Aankhon ke Saamne - Palak Muchhal - download here

05 Nayanon se Chalke Pyaar - Asis Kaur - download here

06 Bharat Desh Humara - Suresh Wadkar - download here

07 Jud Gayi Hai Mann ki Taar - Harish Moyal - download here

08 Jud Gayi Hai Mann ki Taar Flute Instrumental - download here

09 Ye Farishte Flute Instrumental - download here

 

Divine Regards,

BK Divya,

Borivali, Mumbai

 

 

 

Editorials in Speaking Tree by Asha Didi on Raksha Bandhan & by Khushwant Singh (Sr Journalist) on his experience with Brahma Kumaris

15 September 2018

Respected Dadi Janki Ji and Divine Family,

 

Greetings on the Sacred Festival of Raksha Bandhan.

 

You will be happy to know that in today's (Sunday 26-8-2018) Speaking Tree of Times of India - world largest selling english daily newspaper an editorial by BK Asha on Raksha Bandhan andexperience with Brahma Kumaris by Late Khushwant Singh (Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician) is published.  A copy of the news clip is enclosed 

 

In Baba's Yaad

Brij Mohan Bhai

 

LINKS OF THE SPEAKING TREE

 

https://www.speakingtree.in/article/daughters-of-brahma

 

https://www.speakingtree.in/article/raksha-bandhan-promotes-pure-love

 

BK Brij Mohan

 

Addl. Secretary-General

Brahma Kumaris

Mount Abu

 

 

 

Request for Video Messages of VIPs during Raksha Bandhan to be used at the Global Summit on Science, Spirituality & The Environment to be held in Shantivan at the end of September

9 September 2018

Most Respected Divine and Serviceable Brothers and Sisters,

 

Rakhi is a thread that binds all the souls in a bond of purity and joy forever. This indeed is a festival of Universal Brotherhood. On this special occasion, we wish all of you multi-million times good wishes and greetings of a cheerful and blissful Raksha Bandhan.  

 

As per the directions of Bapdada, we all do the divine service of spreading the message of Purity and Happiness during Raksha Bandhan by tying Rakhi to many brothers and sisters. You also must have planned to tie Rakhi to some special mic quality souls of your area.

 

Therefore, we request you to invite mic quality souls to participate in the Global Summit-cum-Expo on “Science, Spirituality & Environment” from September 29 to October 2, 2018, at our World Headquarters in Shantivan Campus, Abu Road. Along with that we also request you to record 2 minutes video of these VIPs sharing their views in the local language on Spirituality and effects of Science & Technology on our Environment. You can send us these videos on the below email id:

 

bkiccf@bkivv.org

 

We shall be playing these videos in the mid of our sessions during the Global Summit-cum-Expo event.

 

Thanking you and with thoughts Divine,

 

Your Spiritual Brother

 

B.K Mruthyunjaya

Executive Secretary, Brahma Kumaris

Mount Abu

 

 

 

Raksha Bandhan Article for Service by Br Brij Mohan

12 August 2018

Dear Baba's Serviceable Sisters and Brothers, Om Shanti.

 

Sending herewith RAKSHA BANDHAN ARTICLE. You can use this for service on Raksha Bandhan festival.

 

In Baba's Yaad 

Brijmohan Bhai

 

Addl. Secretary-General

Brahma Kumaris

Mount Abu

 

Raksha Bandhan Article

 

 

 

Special Sustenance and Subtle Service Program: A Great Donor - 108 Days+3, Starting from Dadiji's Day (August 25th) to Baba's Day (January 18th)

12 August 2018

English

Dear Divine instruments, Sisters and Brothers,

As time is passing by there is a greater need to serve our places of service and living. With that in mind, a special program for sustenance and subtle service has been created and we would like the whole family to take benefit from it.

 

A Great Donor is a program that will last

108 days + 3, starting from Dadiji’s Day (August 25th) to Baba’s day (January 18th).

 

Thirty-six phrases are selected from titles Baba has given us or points from murli. For 3 days, we will be working on one phrase or topic in particular, sometimes using the murli of the day, other times with the chosen murlis related to that topic: one day for yoga, one for gyan and one day for dharna and seva.

 

The material will be available in written form and there will also be audio or video to complement it, giving more chances for all to participate and to integrate into their own lives. After the 3 days of churning, inculcation, and accumulation of yoga power, there will be one day free for reflection and spiritual enjoyment of the attainment gained. You will be able to access the material on content and process on the website sustenance.brahmakumaris.org; if you are registered, you will receive emails indicating when a topic is available.

 

Four stages of this program:

●      Inner State – A Great Donor starts from the self…

o   From August 25th to October 10th, we will dedicate time to the self, empowering ourselves to understand the reality around us and to strengthen our own stage.

●      Outer State – Charity begins at home…

o   From October 12th to November 27th, our work will be focused on giving power to the place we live: our center, our city, community or country. It is the place Baba has assigned us to live and our service will help souls to go through the various situations with the help of elevated souls.

●      Global State – We are all World Servers…

o   From November 29th to January 14th, we will go beyond borders and limitations, serving the whole world. Our collective effort will change the atmosphere and empower souls to face situations.

●      Elevated State – Incorporeal, viceless, egoless…

o   From January 16th to January 18th, we will experiment and experience these three last words by Baba, invoking our perfect and complete stage.
 

Sister Gayatri and Brother Marcelo

On Behalf of Sister Mohini

 

Click here for full email of this news with details in other languages also.

 

 

Rakshabandhan Message for Godly Service

6 August 2018

Dear Baba's Serviceable Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

 

Kindly find below 'Raksha Bandhan Message' for Godly Service on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

 

In Baba's Yaad

BK Brij Mohan

Addl. Secretary-General

Brahma Kumaris

Mount Abu

 

Download Message here.

 

 

 

Official Madhuban Murli Mobile App for iPhone

8 August 2018

 

We are delighted to inform you of the launch of the Official Murli mobile App for iPhone. The App is now available to download from the Apple App store.

 

This App has been developed by the Yagya Global IT Team at the request of our seniors in India and the RCs. This first version was developed last year for Android phones and now we have the iPhone version for you too. The App has daily Murlis available in 24 languages in text and audio. Murlis are available on the App a day in advance to cover the needs of people in all time-zones. Other, Murli related resources, will be added over the coming months.

 

We do hope you will take the time to try the App and encourage your students to do the same. It would also be appreciated if you can rate the App online so that it gains popularity. Attached is a poster to put on your centre noticeboard so that students are aware of this new resource for the BK family.

 

If you would like to send any feedback, please send it to: murli-support@eur.brahmakumaris.org.

 

In Baba's yaad,

RCs

 

 

 

UK BK Family Meets with Dadi Janki

6 August 2018

Dear Divine jewels,

 

Om shanti and greetings from the London family.

 

Dadi has been really well and two days running been reading the murli at 6.30 am in the morning.

 

She also met with the guests who had come for a private event to Baba's home yesterday evening, and has been taking class almost every evening while she has been here.

 

This morning, Baba's house was fully packed with the UK family (over 400 brothers and sisters from various centres of UK) that came to meet Dadi.  Some of the family arrived last night with majority of the UK family arriving this morning from 9.30 am.

 

As always, with Dadi's presence, there is a hive of activity everywhere in the house.

 

There have been various groups of Madhuban brothers coming, and the last group that came was Bawarambhai (brother who looks after Sukh Dham in Pandav Bhawan), Janakbhai (brother who looks after the grains in Pandav Bhawan), Dev Kumar and Rameshbhai - both from Ludhiana and have been with Baba for many years and have been supporting Baba's yagya.  This group arrived last night and met Dadi as they arrived and then met the class this morning and also shared with the UK family.  Waddyben also arrived from Miami this morning, so truly an international gathering.

 

Bawarambhai mentioned that all of us were the bees and Dadi was the queen bee to whom everyone is attracted.  When Dadi is leaving London for Madhuban, everyone awaits Dadi's arrival in Madhuban with excitement and when Dadi is leaving Madhuban for London, then the London family awaits Dadi's arrival with excitement.

 

Gopiben interviewed a couple of brothers and the others shared afterwards.  Jayminiben also met the UK family warmly, after having been in Madhuban for over 6 weeks, having had a knee replacement operation.

 

Hansaben shared with all saying how she always connects with Baba first before making any decision as she feels she is looking after a very valuable diamond and has to be absolutely correct in everything she does.

 

Dadi then met the family with a lot of love and intoxication and shared how Karankaravanhar Baba is doing everything and I just have to be the instrument.  There can be an accumulation of the power of peace within, but not many have this ability to remain stable in the state of peace accumulated within.

 

Dadi then shared Madhuban toli with the whole family and each one went away very happy.

 

With lots of love from all and especially Dadi Janki who asked for all news to be sent to everyone immediately.

 

In Baba's yaad.

 

Jasu

Dadi Janki – 29.7.18 - On Arrival in London - Global Co-operation House

Returning home to the door of the Bestower

 

The song was played: An angel has come…

 

Jayantiben: Welcome to your home, welcome to your creation. We are very, very happy you could be here. Thank you to Hansa and Baba for bringing you here.

 

Hansaben: The One above is making us do, making us move, and we keep doing it. That’s the line of the song we just heard.

 

Dadi Janki: The One above is doing it. We just have to pay attention and have no tension.

Hansaben: I don’t have any tension, even though we are doing so much. Everything seems so easy. Baba is making my path so clear and is making me so light that I don’t feel I am doing anything. I don’t get tired because I don’t feel as if I am doing anything; everything is happening so naturally. The service that is taking place – so much of it - is so wonderful and light. Dadi does so much in one day: she reads murli to the class, takes 11am class, then meets thousands of people and then in the evening again Dadi conducts yoga and class.

 

Govindbhai (Pandav Bhavan) shared how it really was a case of ‘Wah drama wah!’ He’d never thought he would ever go abroad and has never travelled by plane but according to drama everything happened easily.

 

Jayminiben praised the wonderful care she had received in Global Hospital having two knee operations unexpectedly. She shared, although she was very ready to return, being back in London, she was feeling detached and at a distance. My mind is still in Madhuban. Baba is definitely running the show.

 

Dadi Janki:  Dadi is still in a dream. It’s really a wonder. How Baba put me on the plane and brought me here. The mind being completely still, the intellect then remains completely quiet – connected to the One.

The knowledge of the drama is very valuable. Everything is fixed in the drama. Having a vision of all of you here, all of you are happy and I am also very happy. Are you happy and content? No one is upset?

I said: Let’s go home to Baba’s home, to the door of the Bestower.  Baba is the One who does everything and then hides Himself away but Dadi cannot remain hidden, Dadi cannot hide anything.

 

All of you have met Dadi with a wonderful feeling of welcoming Dadi home. You are those who remember Baba every day, every moment. Baba remembers you and you remember Baba. I am seeing how Baba is remembering all the children. Not just in London - the yoga of the intellect is being pulled everywhere.

 

Another song was played: No one is going to give you as much love as the mother does…

 

Om shanti.

Dadi Janki – 6.8.18 Evening – GCH, London

Just keep moving forward with interest and happiness

 

Are you all happy and content? According to the plan of drama, you are all wonderful children. Tell me honestly, is everyone fortunate? There is no nourishment like the nourishment of happiness. Only worry about things that are not according to destiny.

 

Baba is sitting here with us and you are all seeing Baba. There is power in peace and it feels so good to experience this power. Baba, by belonging to You I have received so much happiness. This evening Dadi felt the pull to come into this hall. In this short time Dadi was spinning the cycle. The cycle is clockwise; it is not anti-clockwise.

 

(Waddyben: You invoked all of us and we all invoked you.) Dadi: I didn’t invoke all of you! I was pulled into this gathering, because I feel there is so much attainment in that. The study is so good; the more we revise the study it feels like we become Baba’s obedient, honest and faithful children. Faithful means those who are surrendered in body, mind and wealth.

 

Don’t call this hall Conference Hall; call it the Meditation Hall! It has all the main pictures in it.

 

Q: Dadi how does one make what has passed the past?

 

Who thinks it is easy to make what has passed the past? One has a good stage when you see these five fingers and realise each one is different; and so we are all different. I don’t even remember what happened an hour ago. Don’t look back; just keep moving forward. Baba has always said that the path of knowledge is an easy path. We have come onto this path of knowledge and are so fortunate.

 

Even though you may be living at home, you are so close to Baba. There is income in the study, while you are studying, and that is because the study is so interesting.

 

It is Dadi’s bhavna that, wherever you place your feet, Baba will be visible. It is also Dadi’s bhavna that all day and all night, each one of Baba’s children should remain happy and free. No matter where you are in Baba’s home, whether in Bharat or overseas, let each one feel ‘This is my house’. Not using the intellect but having the feeling of being carefree in Baba’s home. Don’t think that you are from here or from there… I am in Baba’s home and I don’t need to ask for anything.

 

Baba says: Children, this is the Confluence Age, so keep the awareness if who am I and who is mine. My name is Janki and I am the key (ki) to Baba’s life (jaan)!  Let nobody have any feeling of heaviness when they come here - just a feeling of being light!

 

Om shanti.