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Madhuban Newsletter - January 2021 (with additional points)

18 January 2021

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Please find attached the Madhuban Newsletter for January 2021 which includes the 18 Steps of Father Brahma (sent previously) for special effort for 18th January 2021 for Father Brahma's Day of Remembrance.

 

This also has additional points from 19 to 31 January for the remainder of the month.

 

In Baba's yaad,

Rajubhai

Murli Department, Madhuban

 

Madhuban Newsletter in Hindi

 

Madhuban Newsletter in English

 

 

 

 

Dates of the Integrated Retreat (2-4 April) and feedback by 16 January

15 January 2021

Dear NCs, NCT members, CCs and Board Members, Greetings of love,

It is our honour to help organize the next Integrated Retreat that is usually held in Madhuban each year and we are going to celebrate online from 2-4 of April. 
First of all, please fix the dates in your agendas. The reteat will be held on Friday evening the 2nd of April, 3rd morning and evening, and 4th morning and evening. All National Coordinators, National Coordinators Teams, Centres Coordinators, and Board members are invited to join the retreat.

We ask you to keep these dates available and not to organise other meetings or retreats on these specific dates to allow all the coordinators to participate. 

The purpose of the retreat is to provide a platform for having meaningful experiences, and to gain clarity to confront the challenges ahead. It will be inspirational, participative, and practical.
We want that the retreat responds to our main concerns, for that it will be very useful if you can send us your proposals. Please send them asap, and before the 16th of January using the following link:
 

https://forms.gle/ktL4xWHvLEN7Yugj7

Much love and gratitude in His remembrance,

The Integrated Retreat Planning Team:
Devindree, Irina, Judi, Luciana, Marianne, 
Muna, Murli, Stefania and María

 

 

New! 18th January Flyer Template and filled blessings (in Letter size and A4) now available

4 January 2021

 

Click on the below image to access customizeable version of the flyer.

 

Click here to select a blessing format: https://bit.ly/3qlNgUY

 

 

 

 

 

Very Important New Rules about Foreign Contributions

4 January 2021

Dearly beloved special jewels, NCs/NCTs & CCs,

 

Please accept love and remembrance. We hope everyone is well and taking advantage of spiritual growth during these times of the pandemic.

 

Many of you have reached out with the pure desire to support Madhuban with your contributions. These sacred gifts are most appreciated. Here is a little further clarification in simple terms of how we may contribute to the Yagya in Madhuban, especially important at this time because of the reduction of activities there.

 

There are basically some sister organizations that allow us to make charitable contributions to the Brahma Kumaris from abroad:

 

Our organization is The Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV or the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University). The accounts of the PBKIVV are administered by Golakh Bhai. The PBKIVV is not registered to accept a donation from a foreign citizen (Those Not holding an INDIAN Passport).

 

Three Institutions are registered to accept a donation from a foreign citizen (Those Not holding an INDIAN Passport):

·       The World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST),

·       Brahma Kumaris Educational Society (BKES)

·       and Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation (RERF)

 

All three are being administered by Chartered Accountant, Lalit Bhai.

 

Because of the strict tax laws in India, a couple of things are important to note:

1) Donations from persons not holding an INDIAN PASSPORT, given in any currency including Indian rupees, has to be donated through the WRST. How those donations are made has been detailed clearly in previous documents from Lalit Bhai. There are two attached documents that explain contributions for the Health, Hygiene, and Water Project, plus all relevant bank details. This is still the priority for contributions through the WRST.

 

     There is another document explaining new Indian government regulations called Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. They are in the process of updating the new operational accounts according to this Act. As soon as possible we will inform you about the new accounts. Until then the old account is still valid.

 

2) Money cannot be transferred from the WRST directly to the PBKIVV. However, the WRST can purchase goods directly as per the needs indicated by the PBKIVV, with all the proper invoicing.

 

Therefore, you can be sure that contributions through the WRST are definitely being used in the most worthwhile way for anything the Yagya requires.

 

Please be assured that your gifts in any amount, given from your pure good wishes for the Yagya are most valuable, especially at this time.

 

In Baba´s sweet love and remembrance,

 

RCs

 

Below are the PDF versions of the document to download

 

Instructions for Indian and Foreign Passpost holders

 

Donation letter to WRST

 

FCRA Rules

 

 

 

 

 

Bhog Message of 31 December 2020 brought by Sr Mohini

4 January 2021

Dear Centre Coordinators, To all of Baba’s instrument children from around the world,

 

Special greetings of love from Madhuban for the New Year.  The Regional Coordinators have the sustained desire to support you in your various places as you continue to serve in these fragile times.

 

I have requested Sister Mohini to bring messages from BapDada several times for the month of January, if possible, to support Baba’s instrument children in our special efforts during this month of love and power.  Below you will find the link to download the first of these, brought on December 31.

 

The RCs request that you read the message aloud in class and that you make it available to your students to support their spiritual efforts this month.

 

In Baba’s sweet yaad,

BK Nirmala on behalf of the Regional Coordinators

 

Download Sr Mohini's Message here.

 

 

 

 

Madhuban Double Foreigner Program 2020 - 2021 Season: JANUARY PROGRAM

30 December 2020

Madhuban Double Foreigner Program 2020 - 2021 Season

January  

 

Dear Centre Coordinators, Warmest greetings of love.

 

·  Please find the details for the January Double Foreigner Program as follows. 

·  Please also find a Save the Date notice for February and March Programs.


January Theme: The Final Stage - Incorporeal, Egoless, Viceless

“At the end, Father Brahma gave all the children three words as a gift.  You remember these three words, do you not?   These three words are incorporeal, egoless, and viceless.  Be incorporeal through your mind, be egoless through your words and viceless through your actions” (Avyakt Murli 24-03-09)

 

As we come closer to our final stage of perfection, we lovingly invoke Brahma Baba and remember his efforts, his practices, and his surrender.  The special month of January invites us to go into the depths of silence and tapasya; to become avyakt and experience the attainments of all relationships; and to draw from the wisdom and treasures of our ancestor souls, as we prepare to make our final pilgrimage…  TO RETURN HOME WITH THE ONE.

 

Below are the events that will be offered. To see further descriptions keep scrolling.

 

16 January, 8 am (IST) India Standard Time
Stepping into Egolessness - Freedom from ‘I’

Our spiritual resource is Brijmohan bhai, interviewed by Bro. Charlie

“The Father remains so egoless. The one He enters is also egoless. Prajapita Brahma has so many children and yet his behaviour is so simple” (Sakar Murli 11-09-17)

 

Brijmohanbhai will share stories of how he observed Brahma Baba interacting with others in that egoless stage.  He will share how he has been inspired by Brahma Baba’s simplicity and royalty and the impact this has had on him over the years. 

Live on Zoom:  ID 93181568429   Passcode: 108

Or http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomEng

YouTube: http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeEng

 

16 January, 8 pm (IST)

Being Incorporeal - The Wonder of the Point Form

Our spiritual resource is Mohinibhen, interviewed by Sis Judi Rich

To the extent that you remain in the incorporeal stage, to that extent you will remain fearless because fear arises out of the awareness of the body” (Avyakt Murli 27-04-83)

 

Mohinibhen will share her personal efforts and practices of the incorporeal form, through her relationship with the Satguru, and how this has enabled her to remain fearless.  

Live on Zoom:  ID 93181568429 Passcode: 108

Or http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomEng

YouTube: http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeEng

 

17 January, 8 am (IST)

Cultivating Being Viceless - The Sweetness of Divine Action 

Our spiritual resource is Nirwairbhai, introduced by Sis Maureen Goodman

“When you tell others about the complete stage, what do you tell them? You explain to them that you can become 16 celestial degrees complete, completely viceless, and completely virtuous through this knowledge. You speak about this stage of completion” (Avyakt Murli 05-10-71)

 

Nirwairbhai will draw on his experiences of having observed Brahma Baba in action and the wisdom he has gleaned from this.  He will share how through a close relationship with Baba, we are able to dance to that stage of complete perfection.

YouTube:  http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeEng

 

17 January, 8 pm (IST)

The Final Stage – Yoga Bhatti in our Sacred Home

A warm invitation to step into Pandhav Bhavan for a special bhatti….in the sacred spaces of History Hall, Meditation Hall & Om Shanti Bhavan.  We will end the bhatti with drishti from our ancestors.

YouTube: http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeEng

 

For questions please do email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org 

For questions about languages other than English contact your language coordinator.

(see links below for Hindi and Tamil).

Zoom Link for All Sessions (Hindi): http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomHindi

Zoom Link for All Sessions (Tamil): http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomTamil

To watch the programs after they have been broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcguQ_XHq1DXGsDbbjZkPzw

 

Save the Date for February DF Program

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February

 

Save the Date for March DF Program

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 March

Details will follow

 

Much love, 

In Baba's yaad,

Double Foreigner Program Team

 

 

 

 

 

Launching PROMO - Living the Legacy of Love - BK Sustenance Initiative - Scroll down for Hindi)

16 December 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, Greetings of Love,

(Please share with the Divine Family)

 

We are all preparing to let go of the old and usher in the new in 2021. To help us in this matter, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Baba's new project: Living the Legacy of Love. A fifteen-minute daily meditation beginning 1st January 2021 featuring the Dadis and Dadas, their thoughts, feelings, and inspirations for our self-progress, followed by a ten-minute meditation to be held collectively around the world.

 

We hope you will all find it beneficial and take maximum benefit.

 

Introducing the BK Sustenance Initiative: Living the Legacy of Love

 

English Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1LtHQfB4MQ

Hindi Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etsJ2_m28Wo

 

On 1st January 2021, Living the Legacy of Love, a united yoga program will be launched. A virtual opportunity created for the sustenance of Brahmins across the world. 

 

The intention behind this project is for Brahmins to experience and be inspired by the unlimited love and wisdom of our ancestors. 

 

Even though we are socially restricted, this project will provide much-needed family time together; virtual trips to Madhuban, and a trip down memory lane. We hope it will help create a sense of togetherness, belonging, and unity. At the same time, we will envision and feel the pull of our ancestor souls who lovingly and faithfully walked in Baba’s footsteps.

 

Starting from 1st January 2021, a new 15-minute video will be released every day at 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm GMT / 6:00 pm IST. This project will continue for two months - January and February 2021.

 

Each video will follow a similar format:

  • 4-5 minutes of carefully selected segments from classes given by our beloved Dadis and Dadas
  • 1-2 minutes of moments of love and joy between the Dadi's and the divine family
  • A reflective question extracted from their class to ponder on Drishti from the Dadis as we have the ten-minute yoga

 

A superb team from Europe and the Middle East are coordinating the project. As with all of Baba’s work, there are helping hands from all over the world devoted to perfecting every detail. All of the content is being translated into 16 Indian and International languages, and more being added every day, to model inclusivity.  

 

It is a great blessing to honor the Dadis and Dadas, to learn from them, and to be inspired by their pure and elevated lives. We hope that all Brahmins from across the globe will participate in this initiative and experience the pull of the power of love from Baba. 

 

For more information visit:

Website - https://sustenance.brahmakumaris.org/

YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1LtHQfB4MQ&t=6s

 

In Baba's yaad,

Didi Sudesh and Sister Jayanti

 

Hindi Translation


जनवरी 2021 कोसारे विश्व की ब्राह्मण आत्माओं के लिए एक नये संगठित योग के प्रोग्राम - "लिविंग  लेगेसी ऑफ लवकी शुरुआत होगीयह ईश्वरॉय पालना का एक अनोखा ऑनलाइन प्रोजेक्ट है जिसका लक्ष्य है कि सभी ब्राह्मण कुल भूषण भाई-बहनेंप्रतिदिनअड्वान्स पार्टी के प्रेम की शक्ति का अनुभव करें और उससे प्रेरणा ले सकें

आज जब हम सभी का साकार में मिलना संभव नहीं हैऐसे समय में ये प्रोजेक्ट सभी को मधुबन की मधुर यादों से पारिवारिक प्रेम की भासना दिलवाएगाये प्रोजेक्ट सभी को एकता और अपनेपन के सूत्र में जोड़करहमें अपने आदरणीय पूर्वजजो बाबा की श्रीमत पर पूरी ईमानदारी से चलेउनके साकाश की शक्ति का अनुभव कराएऐसी हमारी शुभ आशा है|

 

जनवरी 2021 सेप्रतिदिन, 15 मिनट का एक नया वीडियो जारी किया जाएगा जिसमें 4-5 मिनट का एक दादी या दादा का क्लास होगामधुबन की मधुर यादों की कुछ विशेष झलकियाँचिंतन के लिए एक ज्ञान की पॉइंट और 8-10 मिनट का सामूहिक योग होगा|  ये वीडियो सारे विश्व मे एक ही समय पर यूट्यूब के माध्यम से जारी किया जाएगा (न्यू यॉर्क में प्रातः 7:30 बजेलंदन में डोपेहेर 12:30 बजे और भारत मे शाम 6:00 बजे)|   यह प्रॉजेक्ट जनवरी और फ़रवरी 2021, दो महीनों तक जारी रहेगा 

 

यूरोप और मध्य पूर्वी देशों के भाई-बहनों की एक टीम इस प्रोजेक्ट का समन्वय कर रही है जिसमें सारे विश्व के ब्राह्मण कुल भूषण भाई बहनों ने अपना सहयोग दिया हैसारी वीडियोज़ का अनुवाद १६ से भी अधिक भाषाओं मे किया जा रहा है ताकि अलग-अलग भाषा बोलने वाले बाबा के बच्चे इस प्रोजेक्ट में हिस्सा लेकर इसका लाभ ले सकें|

 

हमारे सम्माननीय पूर्वजों को श्रद्धांजलि देने का और उनके अनुभवों से प्रेरित होकरतीव्र पुरुषार्थ से उँची प्रालब्ध लेने का ये अनोखा अवसर हैइसका प्रोमो वीडियो आपको भेज रहे हैंhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etsJ2_m28Wo

 

हमारी आशा है कि आप सभी इस प्रोजेक्ट के माध्यम से बाबा के प्यार की शक्ति का अनुभव अवश्य करेंगे

 

अधिक जानकारी के लिए :

Website - https://sustenance.brahmakumaris.org/

YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1LtHQfB4MQ&t=6s

 

बाबा की मधुर स्मृति में

Didi Sudesh and Sis Jayanti

 

 

 

 

Special Invitation - 25th IYF Online Retreat (December 18-20)

14 December 2020

 

Dear NCs, NCTs, and CCs,

 

Please find below the details of this year's online IYF retreat. There is a special menu created by young adults for young adults to celebrate 25 years of this special forum. Please forward the details to any interested young adults in your area.

 

In Baba's yaad,

IYF Planning Team

 

 

SAVE THE DATE  

25TH INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT

18-20 DECEMBER 2020

 

You are invited to join us for a self-guided retreat with the opportunity to connect 

online in live sessions with spiritual friends from around the world.

More details will be sent out soon about timings and zoom links closer to the date !!!

 

Register here - bkiyf.eventbrite.com 

(only registered participants will receive information about the event)

 

 

 

 

December DF Madhuban Program Details & January 'Save the Date' Announcement with UPDATED LINK

13 December 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, Warmest greetings of love.

 

Please find below details and links for the December Double Foreigner Program as depicted in the above poster.  Also attached here is a 'Save the Date' notice for the DF Program on 16 & 17 January.

 

20 December 8 am India Time   (timing suitable for Australasia family)
Topic: Introversion - Diving into Your Divinity

With Atam bhai, Shashi ben and Hansa ben in the setting of Madhuban
*Highlights: Experiential Session including Drishti Exchange with Your World Family

Live on Zoom & YouTube


20 December 8 pm India Time   (timing suitable for Africa, Americas, Europe, Middle East, Russia)
Topic: Ponderings on  Perfection

With  Jayanti ben, Didi Nirmala, Manda ben, Santosh ben, Waddy ben, Charlie bhai, Ken bhai

*Highlight: Visions of the World’s Highest Beings

Live on Zoom & YouTube

 

* Real life dristhi exchange – cameras ON!


20 December 3 pm India Time   (timing suitable for all)

Topic:  Sing the Song of Your Attainments - Meditation, Music, and Life Experiences

by David bhai, Gyan Sarovar 

Available on YouTube ONLY

 

Zoom Link for ALL Sessions (English):

Meeting ID: 943 4998 171  [UPDATED]
Passcode: 108

Or http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomEng

 

YouTube Link for ALL Sessions (English): (in case you cannot open the zoom link)

http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeEng

 

For questions please do email us at dfseason@brahmakumaris.org 

For questions about languages other than English  please contact your language coordinator (see links below for Hindi and Tamil).

 

Zoom Link for All Sessions (Hindi): http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomHindi

YouTube Link for All Sessions (Tamil): http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeTamil

 

To watch the programs after they have been broadcast: http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeEng 

 

Full details of the December Program is also posted under DF Madhuban Season on One Link: http://onelink.brahmakumaris.org/df-madhuban-season  

 

Much love, 

In Baba's yaad,

Double Foreigner Program Team

 

 

 

 

Avyakt Signals for December 2020 brought by Sr Vedanti

13 December 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

(Please share with the family)

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Brahmin family, 

 

Greetings of love from Madhuban. We have received many queries as to who brought the message that we forwarded from the International Coordinating Office on Saturday. This message was brought from Sr Vedanti.

 

In the future, we will make it clear who has brought any message we send to you.

 

In Baba's loving yaad, 

BK Dr. Nirmala 

On behalf of the RCs

 

Avyakt Signals - 3 December 2020 brought by Sr Vedanti

 

BapDada is always in silence. Even BapDada’s chariot, though still in the world, has been in silence for a long time. Whatever is happening to the body of child Gulzar, the soul is doing powerful service. Now it is good for the children to reduce the programmes and to take the whole Brahmin family into silence, silence from talking, and silence of the mind. Spread this wave. When it’s necessary to speak, speak less, speak sweetly and softly. Make this lesson firm.

 

Do not give importance to problems; do not discuss them.  Become a point and give sakash to the problem, and everything will be all right. Stay more in silence of speech. Stay more in silence of the mind and maintain a direct connection with the Father.

 

You are the ones to distribute the treasures received from God. Take as much as you can and distribute what you have with an open heart. Now only this task is left. Spread the wave of silence everywhere.

 

BapDada wants each child to become responsible and start the work immediately through which there will be benefit for the self and the world. Especially celebrate the month of December as the month of “Silence of the mind and silence of speech”. This is what BapDada wants.

 

 

 

 

 

Madhuban Double Foreigner Program 2020/21 Season - DECEMBER

5 December 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

Warmest greetings of love to our dear family.


Please find below the details of the December DF Program. You can also download a PDF of it here

 

The Programs will run on Sunday 20th December.

 

The Program links will follow in several days and will also be available on the Onelink website's "DF Madhuban Season" page (http://onelink.brahmakumaris.org/df-madhuban-season).


With much love,
In Baba's yaad,
DF Program Team  

Celia, Chris, Dorothy, Manda, Marcelo, Nita, Petra, Pratiba, Suman, Sona, Trish, Vijai

 

Madhuban Double Foreign Program 
2020 - 2021 Season  - December

Please Note this date and times on your calendar

and reserve them for your Madhuban experience!

 

Dear Divine Family, Warmest greetings of love.

 

Please find the details for the December Double Foreigner Program below. Links and passcodes for the programs will follow shortly. 

 

20 December 8 am India Time   (timing suitable for Australasia family)
Topic: Introversion - Diving into Divinity
With Atam bhai, Shashi ben, Hansa ben in the setting of Madhuban
[duration:1 hour & 15 minutes]


*Highlights: Experiential Session including Drishti Exchange with Your World Family

20 December 8 pm India Time   (timing suitable for Africa, Americas, Europe, Middle East, Russia)
Topic: Ponderings on  Perfection   
With  Jayanti ben, Didi Nirmala, Manda ben, Santosh ben, Waddy ben
[duration:1 hour & 15 minutes]

 

*Highlight: Visions of the World’s Highest Beings

* Real life dristhi exchange – cameras ON!

20 December 3 pm India Time   (timing suitable for all).
Topic:  Sing the Song of Your Attainments - Meditation, Music and Life Experiences
by David bhai, Gyan Sarovar  
[duration: 25 minutes]

 

For questions please do email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org 

For questions about languages other than English please contact your language coordinator

 

Much love,
In Baba's yaad,
Double Foreigner Program Team

 

 

 

 

Information on using ZOOM during the Madhuban Double Foreigner Program November 2020 - 2021 Season, especially the sessions on 28th  & 29th November

27 November 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, Warmest greetings of love.

 

For three of this coming weekend's online programs, we will use the Zoom program. Many of you are already familiar with using Zoom but if not, please find below information on how to use it for the 28th & 29th November Programs and other programs going forward. Even if you are familiar with Zoom, please review the "Additional Guidelines" further down in this communication.

 

Zoom is very simple to use, you just have to:

  • Click or type the Zoom link appropriate for your language (see the email sent earlier) and you will be taken into a Zoom room. For English, click http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomEng   For Hindi: http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatZoomHindi   For Tamil: http://tiny.cc/DFRetreatYouTubeTamil For other languages, please contact your language coordinator.
  • Or, if you are on a computer, you can go to your browser and enter Zoom.com – then, click on "Join a Meeting" at the top of the webpage. In the box that appears saying "Meeting ID or Personal Link Name", type 943 4998 1715 and then click the blue 'Join' button.  A little box will 'pop up' asking you to "Enter meeting password (or passcode)". Type 108 where it says 'Meeting password (or passcode)' and click the 'Join Meeting' button.

If you are using a cell phone or tablet and do not have the Zoom app, you will need to download the Zoom app:

                          Iphone or IOS devices:  https://zoom.us/download#client_iphone

                         Android devices: https://zoom.us/download#mobile_app.

 

Once the app is installed on your device, click on its icon. When the app launches, click on the 'Join' button.   Type 943 4998 1715 in the 'Meeting ID' field and put your first name, city, and country initials in the 'Join with a personal link name' field (for example,  Geeta, London, UK.) Then click the 'Join' button.  A box will 'pop up' asking you to "Please enter your meeting passcode (or password)". Type 108 for the password or passcode and click 'OK'.

 

Regardless of the device you are using, when you enter the Zoom meeting room, you will either

  • be asked if you want to use the audio of your computer’

or you will

  • be given the option ‘over the Internet’.

 

Please choose whichever of these options appears to you.

 

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES

We would like to request one small cooperation from you with regard to your camera. When you join a meeting, both your microphone and your video camera will be set to 'off', indicated by a red line through the microphone and video camera icons.

Where possible, we would like you to switch on your video camera, so that everyone can experience meeting the whole family. It's easy to do this: Just click on the video camera icon and your camera will be on.  (If you don’t see the video icon, move your mouse or touch your screen).

 

Please, be aware:

  • When your camera is on, you should be in front of it with sufficient light on your face so that you are visible.
  • If you need to get up for any reason, even for a few minutes, please switch off your camera (because it can be distracting for other  participants and speakers to see you moving around)
  • As it is a Madhuban program, please dress accordingly.
  • Be aware of your environment, particularly if you have other people around you.

 

Following these guidelines will deepen the quality of everyone’s experience.  From time to time, you may like to switch to the Gallery View in the computer (upper right corner of your computer screen) or, on your phone or tablet, simply swipe left through successive screens to see your world family.

 

If you want to use the chatbox for questions, precede them with *** as it will make it easier for the facilitator to identify questions (as distinct from other comments).

 

And if you have any questions or comments on the experience of the programme, email us: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org

 

Please note all programs on the 28th and 29th are scheduled to last from one-hour to one-hour-and-fifteen-minutes.

 

Much love,

In Baba’s yaad,

Double Foreigner Program Team

 

 

 

 

Diwali Flyer and Blessing Templates now available on Onelink

11 November 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

This is to let you know that the 2020 Diwali Flyer and Blessing Templates are now available for download from Onelink here: https://bit.ly/361iizv (you will need to enter your Onelink login).

 

A set of 64 print-ready Diwali blessing cards is also available for all BK students to download (without needing a password) from the Downloads page under Festivals/ 2020 Diwali.

 

Thanks, love, and blessings,

In Baba's yaad,

Kiran

On behalf of the Onelink Team

 

FLYER SAMPLE:

 

BLESSING SAMPLE:

 

 

 

 

Avyakt Signals of 29 October

3 November 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

(Please share with the brothers and sisters in the Brahmin family)

 

Greetings of love from Madhuban. To support you in these times, we are continuing to send you avyakt signals as they become available. In this message, there is particular emphasis on methods for practicing silence and experiencing the angelic stage.  

 

At the bottom of the message, you will see a proposal for practicing silence 5 times a day for 10 minutes each time, starting this week.  Please read this message in class and make it available to your students.

 

In Baba's sweet yaad,

BK Dr Nirmala, 

On behalf of the RCs

 

Click here for PDF format.

 

 

 

 

 

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Online Global Silence Retreat, 6-8 Nov 2020 for NCs, NCTs, CCs & Right Hands

29 October 2020

Dear NCs/NCTs and CCs,

(kindly share this information with your Right Hands)

 

Om Shanti and Greetings!

 

Kindly be informed that Registration for the Global Silence Retreat from 6 to 8 November 2020, will close on 30th October 2020, 12.00 noon IST.  If due to any reason you have not been able to register, please do so immediately. The link is below:-

 

http://brahmakumaris.org/r/global-silence-retreat

 

Thank you,

In Baba's sweet remembrance,

Online Global Silence Retreat Team

 

For your reference, Here is the original message sent out on the 9th of October:

 

Dear NCs/NCTs and CCs,

(Please share this invitation with your Right Hands who have been in that role for 2 years and above)

 

Online Global Silence Retreat, 6 - 8 November 2020

 

Om Shanti and greetings of love.

 

For ten years, we have been organizing Silence Retreats in ORC, Delhi for the BK family, usually around the time of the NC/CC Retreat. This time we would like to offer an opportunity for the family to be together in silence online. Therefore, we are organizing a Global Silence Retreat for NCs, NCTs, CCs and  Right Hands with the theme "The Sanctuary Within - Loving Form of the Karmateet Stage".

 

More information about the Global Silence Retreat is enclosed in the invitation together with the link for registration which is also below: 

 

http://brahmakumaris.org/r/global-silence-retreat

 

Invitations in other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and Tamil) are also attached.

 

We will also be offering silence retreats in December 2020 for those up to 5 years and for those up to 20 years it will be in January 2021.

 

In Baba's sweet remembrance,

 

Online Global Silence Retreat Team

Sisters Meera, Moira, Karen, Kathryn, Linda,

Celia, Yolanda, Chrissy, Judy and Tanya

 

 

Click below links for PDF format of the flyer.

 

English

 

French

 

Portugese

 

Spanish

 

Tamil

 

 

 

 

 

Further note re collective commitment by the DF family to support Madhuban between this Sunday, October 25, and Diwali on November 14

26 October 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

(Please share with the family)

 

Further to the note about sending yoga vibrations for Madhuban sent a few days ago, some of you have reached out, asking why we would especially focus on serving Madhuban at this time.  We know Bharat is to become satopradhan heaven, and Madhuban is our pilgrimage place.  As Baba has said in the avyakt murli of October 25, before Bharat becomes heaven, it will be the scene of many things including upheaval.

 

We know that the pure and elevated thoughts of the Brahmin family are very powerful. Since the double foreign family cannot be in Madhuban this year, we are asking for you to bring your powerful thoughts and deepest good wishes to Madhuban in a special bhatti of 21 days, from now through Diwali.

 

This is the time to support Bharat in general and Madhuban in particular so that Madhuban is not affected by the vibrations outside and is instead a fortress of peace and stability.

 

Thank you for your loving support,

In Baba’s loving yaad,

Dr  Nirmala for the RCs

 

 

 

 

Collective commitment by the DF family to support Madhuban between this Sunday, October 25, and Diwali on November 14

26 October 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Please read the below message in class and make sure that all students are aware of this collective commitment by the double foreigner family to support Madhuban between this Sunday, October 25, and Diwali on November 14. 

 

Thank you, 

In Baba's yaad, 

Dr Nirmala for the RCs

 

Dear double foreign children of the worldwide Brahmin family, Om shanti and greetings of love. 

 

Our thoughts have been with Madhuban.

 

Baba has given each Brahmin a diamond birth, touching us so deeply that we experience the impact of our connection with Him throughout the cycle of time. In the same way, Madhuban has played a special role in our eternal divine lives. For most Brahmins, Madhuban has impacted the soul deeply and shaped our entire Brahmin life. We recall profound moments we had there, knowing that each experience traced a line of elevated fortune and ignited a sacred flame in the soul.

 

After being served and sustained by Madhuban so well for so long, we find that now Madhuban may benefit by our returning this love. Our collective elevated thoughts, good wishes and pure feelings for our sacred home can provide valuable support for Madhuban as it faces obstacles of this time such as covid and can help us move beyond any disillusionment we might have felt in the past few years when witnessing big changes in Madhuban.

 

We are requesting that students from each centre dedicate 15 minutes after class each morning for mansa seva for the benefit of Madhuban.  We are asking that you begin this on Sunday, October 25 and continue for 21 days until Diwali.

 

Keeping the flame burning with our sacred love will naturally send a special and pure current to Madhuban. Returning to our memories of magic moments spent in Madhuban that ignited a sacred flame in our hearts can be our way to serve Madhuban now.

 

This year is showing us a signal of time. Instead of just consuming programs from Madhuban online, we would like you to experience Madhuban and BapDada’s Season in a more elevated and uplifting way, by serving this place, our spiritual home, with your good wishes and pure feelings. We remember BapDada’s words, asking the Dadis to recreate a Madhuban wherever they go to serve, and we feel there is a mini-Madhuban living in our hearts.

 

This is an invitation to Centres, classes and the entire Brahmin family all over the world to emerge this vision now and create a connection with Madhuban such that all Baba’s children become a rosary of living lights, flames in which we can see and serve Madhuban.

 

With love and appreciation,

In Baba’s remembrance,

The RC’s

 

 

 

 

Programme for Avyakt BapDada's Revised Murli on 18 October

12 October 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, Om Shanti. Greetings and remembrances from Madhuban.

 

The Programme for the telecast of the first Avyakt BapDada's Revised Murli on 18 October 2020, will be as follows:

 

5-6 pm (India time): Class by Surajbhai

6-6.30 pm: Meditation & Offering of Bhog

6.30-8 pm: Avyakt BapDada's Revised Murli

Blessings by the Dadis and Senior Brothers after the Murli.

 

Find your local time here:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

With good wishes in Baba's remembrance,

BK Dr Nirmala

BK Shashi

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Online Global Silence Retreat, 6-8 Nov for NCs, NCTs, CCs & Right Hands

9 October 2020

Dear NCs/NCTs and CCs, Om Shanti and greetings of love.

 

(Please share this invitation with your Right Hands who have been in that role for 2 years and above)

 

For ten years, we have been organizing Silence Retreats in ORC, Delhi for the BK family, usually around the time of the NC/CC Retreat. This time we would like to offer an opportunity for the family to be together in silence online. Therefore, we are organizing a Global Silence Retreat for NCs, NCTs, CCs, and  Right Hands with the theme "The Sanctuary Within - Loving Form of the Karmateet Stage".

 

More information about the Global Silence Retreat is enclosed in the invitation together with the link for registration which is also below: 

 

http://brahmakumaris.org/r/global-silence-retreat

 

Invitations in other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Tamil) are also attached.

 

We will also be offering silence retreats in December 2020 for those up to 5 years and for those up to 20 years it will be in January 2021.

 

In Baba's sweet remembrance,

Online Global Silence Retreat Team

Sisters Meera, Moira, Karen, Kathryn, Linda,

Celia, Yolanda, Chrissy, Judy, and Tanya

 

Click HERE to download the Spanish invitation

 

Click HERE to download the Portugese invitation

 

Click HERE to download the French invitation

 

Click HERE to download the English invitation

 

Click HERE to download the Tamil invitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Avyakt Meeting dates and Special letter of remembrance from Madhuban

9 October 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators, 

 

Supremely Beloved Avyakt BapDada’s instrument teachers, brothers and sisters, ones who always keep the seed of your thoughts full with good wishes of benevolence, ones who are engaged in world benefit, please accept sweet love-filled remembrance.

 

Seeing the present scenes of the drama, all of you must definitely be serving to make your own stage powerful and with the practice of service through the mind, are giving the donation of yoga to the whole world and to nature.  According to the pure thoughts of all Baba’s children in this land and abroad, we are sending you this letter of remembrance.  As all of you can see, the Coronavirus has put a stop to all types of service programmes.  In Madhuban, in all three complexes, all programmes have been stopped for the past six months.

 

Our sweet and lovely Dadi Gulzarji is still in Gamdevi centre, Mumbai, and it is from there that Dadiji is giving us the experience of the powerful vibrations of Avyakt BapDada’s sakaash.  All of us have taken avyakt sustenance from this chariot for 48 years and heard the sweet elevated versions, and even receiving powerful drishti through the video gives us the experience of being merged in God’s love and of filling our aprons with blessings.

 

This year, the programme for Avyakt BapDada’s incarnations in this land and abroad will be heard and seen online, enabling all brothers and sisters to become merged in the ocean of experiences.

 

If we receive permission from the Government for some brothers and sisters in India to come to Madhuban, we will inform you of the numbers of how many brothers and sisters can come and on what date they arrive in Madhuban and what date they have to leave.  Of course, being in our own places, we will celebrate an auspicious meeting with BapDada on-line.

 

With lots of remembrance,

In Godly service,

B.K. Ratanmohini

 

Dates for the Online Avyakt meetings 2020-21

 

Meeting No.

BapDada’s meeting date

Zone

1.

Sunday 18th October 2020

UP, Benares, West Nepal

2.

Sunday 1st November 2020

Indore (Artiben)

3.

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Rajasthan

4.

Saturday 5th December 2020

Gujarat

5.

Saturday 19th December 2020

Punjab

6.

Thursday 31st December 2020

Delhi, Agra

7.

Monday 18th January 2021

Bhopal

8.

Saturday 30th January 2021

Indore (Kamlaben)

9.

Saturday 13th February 2021

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Andhra

10.

Thursday 25th February 2021

Eastern – Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, Nepal

11.

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Karnataka

12.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Tamil Nadu

 

Click here for PDF document in English.

Clich here for PDF document in Hindi.

 

 

October Madhuban DF Program 2020 - 2021 Season

9 October 2020

Dear Centre Co-ordinators, Warmest greetings of love,

(Please share with the BK family)

 

On Saturday 17th of October, there will be an online experience of Madhuban for the BK family entitled, ‘Home Sweet Home’.  It will be streamed twice at 8:00 and 20:00 India time.  This is in order to serve most time zones all over the world.

 

The programme will be around 1.5 hours in duration and will include a live welcome by our seniors and many touching scenes of Madhuban memories.  Below are the links:

 

8:00 India timehttps://youtu.be/Wxzfh89tU1w

20:00 India timehttps://youtu.be/mtu4bj8Eo5o

 

Please do choose which of the timings best suits your time zone.  A recording will also be available immediately afterward to watch at your convenience.

 

For translation into languages other than English, could the language coordinators please contact Br Marcelo marcelo.bulk@co.brahmakumaris.org by 10 October for details.

 

On Sunday 18th October Avyakt BapDada's first Revised Murli of the Season will be telecast from Shantivan.  Madhuban will send more details.

 

Upcoming Double Foreigner Programs – Save the Date

 

November – Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 – details to follow

December – Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 – details to follow

 

In both the November and December programmes, there will be two main sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, broadcast in two time zones as previously.  In our programmes we will come close to our Madhuban seniors in an innovative format allowing us to experience being in Madhuban in touching and creative ways.  Full details will come to you closer to the date.

 

For questions on the program please contact us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org 

 

Much love, 

In Baba's yaad,

 

Double Foreigner Program Team

Celia, Chris, Dorothy, Manda, Marcelo, Nita, Petra Pratiba, Suman, Sona, Trish, Vijai and Rajesh

 

 

 

 

 

Avyakt BapDada's Revised Murli on 18 October 2020

5 October 2020

Dear Divine Family, Greetings, and remembrances from Madhuban.

 

We hope all is well with Baba's family.

 

This is to kindly inform you that Avyakt BapDada's first Revised Murli of the Season will be telecast from Shantivan on Sunday, 18 October 2020. Please inform all students.

 

The schedule for 18 October 2020 evening will be sent by 11 October.

 

In Baba's yaad,

BK Shashi

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details: International Brother's Retreat (Sept. 26th)

25 September 2020

Dear NCs and NCTs,

Loving greetings.


Please circulate the following message to all of the BK brothers in your country that you have email addresses or WhatsApp numbers for.


In Baba's sweet remembrance,
BK Ken

_________________________

 

Dearest divine brothers, the decoration of the Brahmin clan, those who are seated on God's heart-throne,

 

You must all be benefitting and enjoying the ‘Sakaash Challenge’ so far and "warming up" for our upcoming event.

 

At this time, we would like to again extend a warm welcome to all of you and share some additional information and important details for joining our event: Upping Your Game for Now and for the Future.

 

All brothers are invited to attend the global session, Touching Base, with Br. Ken and Charlie hosted in the Americas Zone. Brothers will be joining the event in their local zones and optionally attend any events.

 

Event times are shown below and broken down per zone. Please look at the local time in your own zone for each of the events happening around the world.

 

Attached is the event's Flyer

 

· Please use the following Zoom connect information to join the events. It is recommended to join 10 minutes before start time.

 

 

Zoom Link

Meeting ID

Passcode

Australasia Event

https://tinyurl.com/brevent-au

979 7701 0175

266976

Europe Event

https://tinyurl.com/brevent-eu

989 2401 2400

848210

Americas Event

https://tinyurl.com/brevent-us

979 7701 0175

266976

 

SEPTEMBER 26th

 

Australia/Asia

Sydney Local Time

EU/Africa/Middle East  London Local Time

Americas

NY Local Time

Australasia Event

3.00 pm

6.00 am

1.00 am

Europe Event

12.00 am (midnight)

3.00 pm

10.00 am

Americas Event

5.30 am (27 Sep.)

8.30 pm

3.30 pm

 

· Additional event details:

 

Events & Topics

Instruments

MC

Australia /Asia Event

Talk: Upping Your Game – For Now and the Future

Br. Yogesh

Br. Tim*

 

Panel: Spiritual personality

Br.Yogesh, Br.David (Gyan Sarovar), Br. Ganesh (Sri Lanka)

Br. Tim*

 

Break Out Session

 

Br. Tim*

Europe Event

Talk: Upping Your Game – For Now and the Future

Br.  Nizar Juma

Br. Neville

 

Panel: Best use of time money and energy

Br. Perkin (Nairobi), Br. Alex (Brazil), Br. Brad (US)

Br. Neville

 

Break Out Session

 

Br. Mark

Americas Event

Touching Base: Upping Your Game – For Now and the Future

Br. Ken, Br. Charlie

Br. Eric

 

Panel: Sustaining the self and others at this time

Br. Ken, Br. Ernesto (Mexico), Br. Bhola (Surinam)

Br. Erik

 

Break Out Session

 

Br. Marcelo

 

 

Attached is the event's Flyers

 

With lots and lots of love,

The International Brothers Retreat Design Team.

 

 

 

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