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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

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: Online Global Silence Retreat 6-8 November - for NCs, NCTs, CCs and Right Hands

25 September 2020

Dear NCs, NCTs, CCs and Right Hands,

 

For 10 years we have been organising 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 from 6 to 8 November for NCs, NCTs, CCs and Right Hands with the theme of Inner Sanctuary, the power of love towards the Karmateet stage. An invitation and registration details will follow shortly.

 

This is to let you know in advance so that you can save these dates.

 

We will be offering other retreats in December for those upto 5 years and for upto 20 years in January.

 

In Baba's loving remembrance,

 

Online Global Silence Retreat Team

Sisters Meera, Moira, Karen, Kathryn, Linda, 

Celia, Yolanda, Chrissy, Judi and Tanya Rich

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

ANTIDOTE TO UNCERTAIN TIMES Event for BK Young Adults Sat 26 Sept

20 September 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

(Please forward this invitation to all young adults in your area)

 

A 2-hour semi-global event (America/Europe/Africa/Middle East) for Young Adult BKs

(Our next event will include Australia and New Zealand time zones) 

 

AN ANTIDOTE TO UNCERTAIN TIMES

A way of living Light & Fearless with  Sr. Judy Johnson (Leadership Development Consultant, Author, Halifax, Canada)

 

SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Timings are:

San Francisco - 08:30

Calgary - 09:30

New York - 11:30

London - 16:30

Nairobi - 18:30 

Kindly Note: Our next event will include Australia and New Zealand time zones.

 

Please find attached below the invitation flyer (in pdf format)  

Please register for zoom details: bkiyf.eventbrite.com

 

The event is for BK young adults (aged between 16 - 40) and youth instruments who hold responsibility in the yagya. It is also open to those 'graduates' (outside the age range) who have participated in previous IYF programmes or have been involved in local/national youth service in their areas.

 

Many thanks,

In Baba's yaad,

 

BK Gopi on behalf of the IYF Online Programmes Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madhuban Double Foreign Program 2020 - 2021 Season

17 September 2020

Dear Centre Co-ordinators,

Baba continues to sustain us in so many ways and we have all been keen to know when we may again make the pilgrimage to our sweet home of Madhuban. As we are all aware, the situation of Covid is still quite severe in many countries, including India, and so we cannot say with any certainty when this may be possible.

The Double Foreign programme team are thinking ahead and are preparing a virtual Madhuban experience with the theme of 'Madhuban Our Sacred Home'. The first transmission of a special Murli from BapDada will be on the 18th of October.  

Below is the first communication from the Double Foreign Programme Team. We hope you will all be able to join in.

Please do share this note, together with the message below, with your BK students.

With love,
in Baba's yaad,
RCs


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Warmest greetings of love to our dear family.

As you most likely understand by now, the first half of this Season from October to January will be online. Our Seniors, the Madhuban Niwasis and the DF Program Team will endeavour to create as special an experience as possible through this new medium of experiencing Our Home.
  
October 2020
On the 17th of October at both 8:00 and 20:00 Madhuban time, there will be an online experience of Madhuban which will include a live welcome by our seniors and along with many touching scenes: The link for "Home Sweet Home" will be sent out to all the Centres soon. Centers can choose to watch at whichever timing best suits their time zone and a recording will also be immediately available to watch at your convenience.   

 

Sunday 18th of October is the first date this season for the transmission of a special Murli from BapDada, along with meeting the seniors. The broadcast will begin from 5:00pm India time. Dates for other transmissions during the season will also be sent to you.

 

November 2020 to January 2021
For November, December and January the DF Program Team will be designing some highly creative programs.  Details will follow.
 
February to April 2021
For February to April... as we understand Drama will decide the form the second half of the Madhuban Season will take and we will send the design as soon as it is possible.

In Baba's yaad,
DF Program Team:  
Celia, Chris, Dorothy, Manda, Marcelo, Nita, 

Petra, Pratiba, Suman, Sona, Trish, Vijai

 

 

 

 

Message from the RCs

10 September 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Please find below a message from the RCs which we would like you to share with the family.  Please do send to all the BK students in your connection.

 

Also below is a link to a recording of this message for those who may prefer to listen.

 

With love,

In Baba's yaad,

 

Maureen

On behalf of the RCs

 

Message from the RCs

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters, Most lovely and respected members of the Brahmin family from around the world,

 

Greetings of love from the Regional Coordinators.  According to the time, we feel the need to connect with you and share occasional messages and subtle signals for how together we can fulfill both our responsibilities and Baba’s hopes during this time of increased fragility and unpredictability.

 

Baba has told us that things will happen suddenly and to be ever ready.  This means being free of fear and uncertainty about how our centres will run or what might happen. By remaining merged in Baba’s remembrance with the awareness that “nothing is mine; everything belongs to You” we become accurate instruments.  Baba’s company will give us power to face all situations.  Managing our centers and our service is made easy when we follow shrimat accurately. If you are unsure about anything, talk things through with your fellow centre residents, and if something is still unclear, discuss the situation with a senior.  

 

The strong energies and extreme conflicts emerging in the outer world are part of these times when all karmas are resolved.  Our role is to continuously do subtle checking of the intellect, remain apart from these conflicts and remove any waste as we bring our perfect form in front of us. Our spiritual journey is an inner one, taken through our minds and intellects and ultimately beyond both into silence and stillness.

 

When we remain in the constant company of Baba, the quality of our yoga will be high.  By sustaining that clear link, we will be able to take His guidance on big decisions and even on small things.  Most important now is our stage.  By making our stage stable and powerful, by being loving and detached we will be able to face any test.  By wearing our costume of light, made of the subtle threads of pure vibrations, we are able to bring the gifts of love, peace, compassion and kind-heartedness to the troubled souls of the world.  It’s in these times, especially where many of us are being asked to be more ‘isolated’, we have this opportunity to accumulate the power of silence and do mansa seva together.

 

While Baba’s vision has been our protection, time is calling us to live and to share that vision as we serve selflessly to bring peace to a world in conflict and love to hearts filled with animosity and fear.  In this way we also pass on the sustenance we ourselves have received.

 

As we bring establishment closer this is also the time for love and unity in the Brahmin family, for harmony among the instruments in all of Baba’s places.  Now is the time to pack up and create both the intention and the ethos that will keep us together as we create a new world with a new consciousness.  Each one of us, in this divine world family, is a humble instrument for this.

 

With love, in Baba’s yaad,

BK Nirmala on behalf of the RCs:

BK Mohini, BK Jayanti, BK Sudesh, BK Vedanti and BK Chakradhari

 

Link for the recorded message from the RCs:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13w6VFl58CzPGzKGO2ECdrLVWvdrMr-v6/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

51 points from Dadi Prakashmaniji's teachings

25 August 2020

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Please find attached 51 Points from Dadi Prakashmaniji's teachings in English and Hindi which can be read in class.

 

In Baba's yaad,

BK Raju

Murli Department, Madhuban

 

 

English Version

 

Hindi Version

 

 

 

 

 

Shri Krishna Janamashtami Blessings are Available

10 August 2020

Dear Divine Instruments, Please download a pdf file of 90 blessing cards (9 per page; English only) for Shri Krishna Janamashtami here: https://bit.ly/3fG9A60

Happy Janamashtami!

IBY

The Onelink Team

 

 

For your attention

5 August 2020

Dear NCs and CCs,

 

We hope you are all well, under Baba's canopy of protection.

 

You may recall that the note below was sent to all centres four years ago regarding the “Alchemy Group”. It seems that the group is still active and so we again wish to remind you that the Alchemy group does not represent Brahma Kumaris in any way.

 

In Baba’s yaad,

RCs

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: 18 August 2016 at 20:47

Subject: For your attention

 

Dear NCs and CCs, the Jewels of Baba's Rosary,

 

Greetings of peace and love.

 

We are writing to make you aware of a recurring situation, which may cause confusion or even disservice among your students and contacts. A group of brothers who refer to themselves as the “Alchemy Group” has been distributing films (the Polaris film for example) and papers claiming to offer scientific research and connecting that research with Brahma Kumaris and/or with incorporeal God Shiva. The material they’re distributing includes assertions that are at odds with orthodox science (such as that the earth is actually flat or that astronauts never landed on the moon). They have recently begun submitting their papers to scientific conferences in various countries.

 

We have formally requested that they stop connecting their work with the Brahma Kumaris or referencing Incorporeal God Shiva, but it is not clear that they have stopped making these connections. We are therefore writing to alert you to the possibility that those in your connection might receive material from these brother or that you may be approached to support them or to facilitate their success in some way. They may use the name “Alchemy Group” or they may approach you as individuals, Moninder, Dyaneswar, Santosh and Hemant.

 

We hope this letter will help you to take quick and informed action if any of your contacts or students are approached. If you are approached by them to facilitate their activities, please contact your RC immediately.

 

In Baba’s yaad,

BK Dr. Nirmala on behalf of the RCs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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