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20 Years of Service in Washington D.C.

22 June 2017

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BKs Participate in Interfaith Celebration at Los Angeles Islamic Center

20 June 2017

On Sunday, June 11th, the Brahma Kumaris were invited by the Islamic Center of Los Angeles to participate in a panel that discussed the significance of fasting traditions practiced by different faith/religions. There were 8 panelists who represented the Zoroastrian, Buddhism, Vedanta, Sikhism, Jewish, Christianity, Islam and Brahma Kumaris faiths. About 150 participants from the various faith groups were present in the gathering. 

 

The event started with a short welcome from Jihad Turk, the director of the Islamic Center of Los Angeles. He explained the significance of observing fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, eating kosher food and offering iftar (meals) to others as a form of charity and humility. Then event then continued with the sharing of each panelist on their fasting practices. Sister Vino from Los Angeles represented the Brahma Kumaris and shared on the satvic diet principle that the Brahma Kumaris practice and the life-long ‘fasting’ from wasteful thinking in order to keep a healthy body and a peaceful mind. Brother Dennis and Sister Kristina also represented the Brahma Kumaris in the gathering. Further, the participants asked questions to the panelists regarding their fasting traditions. Many were impressed with the Brahma Kumaris on their simple lifestyle yet profound character. 

 

They were touched by the simple approach of the Brahma Kumaris as Sister Vino emphasized ‘being the mother of my inner child’ where we need to be observant of our internal world of emotions and needs. She shared on how ‘We don’t see the world through a window, but we see the world through a mirror’ which translates to how much the view of the world is a relative subject which depends on each one’s perspectives. Thus, keeping positive and clear perspectives about the self can greatly influence how we perceive society and other various faiths. Sister Vino shared on how the genuine purpose of everyone is the same despite the differences in the customs and traditions that each one follows. Our unified purpose is to reach our purest self and connect with the highest Being/God. In the end, they personally expressed their gratitude to Sister Vino on how they were inspired to be more conscious of their thoughts and life-style practices so they can improve their inner wellbeing. The event ended with the breaking of Ramadan fasting and everyone were served Iftar (meals) by the Islamic Center of Los Angeles. 

 

Report in PDF format

 

 

Important Information Regrading Travelling to Peace Village

15 June 2017

Dear Angels of our Region and particular USA,

 

We take this opportunity to express our great appreciation for your visit to Peace Village these last few weeks. It was such a wonderful experience hosting all of you. We really experience that when you all are here Peace Village is at its best.

 

Let us reiterate our requests for travel to and from PV within the United States:

  1. Albany is the only airport that we have the capacity to service.
  2.  If you choose to travel via New York City or Newark, be prepared to use public transport to PV in the event we cannot find a ride for you.
  3. Arrivals are to be before 6 pm unless pre-approved.
  4. Because of the major construction in LaGuardia Airport, only International travel that has no other option for entry/exit will be supported by NY/PV Transport teams.

 

 Peace Village Travel Team

 

 

Date Change: BK Youth Retreat - July 10 to 14, 2017

13 June 2017

Dear Instruments, 

We are writing to announce that the BK youth retreat originally scheduled for the week of 26th June is now rescheduledfor  10th July (arrivals in the evening) to 14th July  (departures in the morning). This retreat for young boys and girls of BK parents, 12- 18 years of age who are familiar with meditation and  BK lifestyle and are eager to connect with other youth of this age and BK background. The retreat will include a number of learning and fun activities, relevant to school, college, social and family life facilitated by variety of BK teachers and elders. The retreat has been a big annual attraction for a small group of youth and parents over the past few years and we would now like to open it to the wider family. Please note that 1 parent should accompany his / her child (children) and help with karma yoga during the stay. 

 

Names and full details need to be submitted to Registration through the center on BK registration form by June 20th. 

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

Thank you, 

 

In Baba's yaad, 

 

Peace Village Family. 

 

 

Updated Information regarding 'Om Shanti' Channel

13 June 2017

Dear Divine brothers and sisters (US and Canada),

 

Om Shanti. Greetings of love from Godlywood Studio.

 

Once again we have come to you, elated and happy to inform you that the free preview of OM SHANTI TV Channel is currently running on sling (DISH) in the USA, and over 200,000 subscribers of the International pack on Sling are watching the channel for free. The channel will change over to the spiritual and Punjabi pack on sling from 21st of June. This event marks another phase of expansion of OM SHANTI Channel and is a big milestone in Godly service through media.


After 21st June, to watch Om Shanti Channel one just need to be a part of either spiritual or Punjabi pack on Sling.

 

Please find the details below for watching "Om Shanti" TV Channel - 
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In the USA:
Om Shanti is available on sling.com in the spiritual pack along with Aastha and Sanskar.  To get Om Shanti, please log on to sling.com and subscribe to spiritual pack.
https://www.sling.com/spiritual

In Canada:
Om Shanti is available on Bell Fibe ( Ch No. 822) Rogers ( Ch No. 694) and V Media ( Ch No. 694 ). To get Om Shanti channel, please contact one of the following Digital Cable TV service providers:
Bell Fibe - 1 866 797-8686
Rogers - 1-888-ROGERS-1
V Media - 1-855-333-8269

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We urge all of you to watch the channel daily, pass the word to your dear and near as well as all of your contacts, since the channel is on free preview till 21st June.  And please provide us your valuable feedback as it is essential for us to know what you want and tailor our programs accordingly. Because ultimately we need to spread Baba's message to every human soul within the shortest time period as possible.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you from the heart for all the help and support you showered on Bro. Manish (Owner of the Channel) during his visit to US. We are trying to produce some programs with all of your cooperation, that are suitable for the viewers of US and Canada. Please give your valuable opinion regarding this also.  We will try to telecast live programs also as and when they happen.

 

Awaiting your valuable feedback of the programs being telecast along with your suggestions and comments.

 

With Warm Regards,

BK Harilal                                                               

 

Executive Director

Godlywood Studio

World Renewal Spiritual Trust

 

 

Brahma Kumaris Florida Service News for May

6 June 2017

Tampa

 

Tuesday Night Insight Series: Is There Another Way?

This five part series helped participants discover clarity, peace, and determination to find and follow another way. The course included ways in which to rethink our lives to solve not only the problems of our own heart, soul, and mind, but also those of the world.
Facilitator: Helen Hall

Conscious Peacemaking

In the month of May, Tampa welcomed special guest Mark Avraham LIbowitz, M.A.,MSW, to facilitate world peace mediation. Mark served as a Conscious Peacemaker in the Holy Land for over 20 Months and was able to share his experience of interacting with the hearts and minds of the people of Israel and Palestine. He then guided a spiritually infused meditation that supported the peace building process and blessed the worthy people of the region toward the spirit of Oneness.

 

Sister Shivani program has reached full capacity

The Sister Shivani program in Tampa on July 6th has reached full capacity. We have started a small waiting list of 200 seats which is also filling up fast. To register for the waiting list, please visit https://bkshivanitampa.eventbrite.com . Instructions will be forthcoming on how the waiting list will be utilized.

Coming Up....

The Freedom of Relationships

A half day retreat with Sister Moira of Argentina
Moira Lowe, who coordinates Brahma Kumaris activities in Argentina and Paraguay will be visiting the Tampa Center and facilitating this half day retreat on Saturday, June 10th for all who have completed the foundation course. The retreat is designed to take both new and experienced students deeper into Baba's gyan and explore how being authentic and naturally connected to the One impacts the way we relate to others. If you are interested in attending this retreat, please RSVP as breakfast and lunch will be served.
Saturday June 10th
8:30am - 3:00pm
Call 813-987-2525 or visit
bktampa.org to RSVP

Also with Sister Moira: Re-setear el GPS Interno; Un viaje hacia el Alma

Sunday June 11, 2017 5:00pm
En medio de la incertidumbre del tiempo actual en que el miedo se apodera del alma, enfocar tu atención en tu fuerza interna, dirije tu energía con profundo interés hacia lo que le da real sentido a la vida.......click here for detailed report with photos.

 

 

 

Living Values Education Newsletter for May

6 June 2017


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Special Invitation to Sr Shivani program at Peace Village

26 May 2017

A Special Invitation to all Our Friends
from the Peace Village Family.

 

We at Peace Village are so overjoyed to announce the visit of Sister Shivani who will spend time at Peace Village during her US tour thiis summer.  As many of you know, Sister Shivani has been on-screen iinternationally, and her program has helped hundreds of thousands overcome mental stress, depression, addictions, low self-esteem and unhappy relationships, as they take personal responsibility for their lives..  

 

Click Here  and go to "profile' for her full introducton.  The web site also contains many of her talks and classes.

 

Sister Shivani will be with us on Sunday, July 9 from 1:00-5:00pm and this event does not involve an overnight stay.   Space is limited and RSVP is essential.  Please spread the word to friends and family so all can take benefit.

 

RSVP is essential! We look forward to seeing you there.   

 

With Greetings of Peace and Excitement!  

 

The Peace Village Staff

 

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Public Program for Sister Shivani at Peace Village - July 9th

25 May 2017

Dear Instruments for World Benefit,

 

Om shanti and greetings filled with love from Peace Village. You must be all aware of the extensive preparations being made all over for Sr.Shivani's 'Awakening' tour. Most venues in the different cities are filling fast and we know that many will come and connect with our beloved Baba and strengthen their connection through these programs.

 

We hope you have visited the web site www.bkawakening2017.org and familiarized yourself with all the programs being offered.  America being a huge country, we could not cover many places that we would have liked to in this short visit. We hope that some are able to travel to nearby places and benefit. The thought is to offer an opportunity to those  people and communities distant from any of the programs and especially for those  who are eager to attend one of these programs.

 

With this in mind, here at Peace Village, we have organized a  day for public event  in the form of a final celebration of the tour on Sunday, July 9th from 1-5 PM. In addition to the talk by Sr.Shivani, we will have several exhibits, interactive sessions and meditation spaces for people to visit and experience different aspects of Baba's wisdom for these times. We are attaching a flyer / invitation for your information so you can forward and  recommend a day visit to your contacts within driving distance from Peace Village - a day to spiritually enrich themselves. We may be able to  recommend nearby accommodation in hotels for the night of July 9th to those from beyond driving distances. If you do have any BKs wanting to come for the event from beyond driving distance, we may be able to provide limited overnight accommodation on Sunday, July 9th if we know by June 10th. 

 

Please feel free to call Peace Village or write to awakening@peacevillageretreat.org for further clarification. We appreciate all your interest and yoga power towards the accomplishment of Baba's task.

 

In Baba's yaad,

Sr.Mohini for the Awakening Team

 

 

Yoga Gurus Baba Ramdev & Sister Shivani to lead thousands in Mississauga

10 May 2017

SOURCE: author Nouman Khalil | Missassauga.com | (https://www.mississauga.com/community-story/7289121-yoga-gurus-baba-ramdev-sister-shivani-to-lead-thousands-in-mississauga/

Dinesh Bhatia, consul general of India and chair of the IYDC advisory board, announces the International Yoga Day Canada will take place at the International Centre in Mississauga on June 15. Thursday, May 3 - Nouman Khalil/Metroland

Two famous Indian yoga gurus — yogi Baba Ramdev and rajyog meditation expert Sister Shivani of Brahma Kumaris — will lead more than 8,000 enthusiasts across the Greater Toronto Area in a single yoga session in Mississauga next month.

 

In celebration of International Yoga Day (June 21), the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC) will take place from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the International Centre in Mississauga on June 25. Participants will be accommodated on first come, first served basis.

 

The organizing committee made this announcement at the Indian Consulate in Toronto on Thursday, May 4.

 

“Baba Ramdev and Siter Shivani don't need any introduction; they are world famous and I’m proud to say that no other city in the entire world, including India, has ever witnessed two such important gurus in one place," said Dinesh Bhatia, consul general of India and chair of the IYDC advisory board. “But we have the fortune of witnessing both gurus on a single day and listening to them.”

 

In December 2014 the United Nations General Assembly approved June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

 

“This would be one of the largest celebration in North America under one umbrella where we have brought all together to celebrate and create an impact,” said Satish Thakkar, chair of the board of directors and organizing committee. “IYCD is the single platform to take yoga into the next level.”

 

He said in the past more than 100 different yoga events were happening around the GTA, but now most of them have decided to put their energies into one program.

On June 25, Ramdev will lead a yoga session in the morning followed by a meditation session conducted by Shivani in the afternoon.

 

IYDC is a Canadian not-for-profit organization established in 2015 to organize the Canadian celebrations of the United Nations approved International Day of Yoga. Its mandate is to emphasize that transition from illness to wellness can happen through yoga practice and to spread awareness about the benefits of yoga as well as taking it to the next level.

 

For more information, visit www.iydc.ca.

 

 

Chamber of Commerce, Albany Service News

10 May 2017

Loving  Greetings from Peace Village!

 

Om shanti. Please find pictures of an event at Chamber of Commerce, Albany, New York.

 

Sister Priya was invited as a keynote speaker for the Boot Camp Entreprenerus Graduation Ceremony, Wednesday, May 3, 6 pm.

 

She addressed the benefits of meditation to manage stress in the business environment and how to bring balance in family and work. 

 

Janet Tanguay, Entreprenuers Manager is seen in the picture enclosed.

 

Thank you!

 

In Baba's yaad ,

Sister Priya

Peace Village

 

 

 

Brahma Kumaris Florida Service News for April

4 May 2017

Peace Village Pilgrims:    Apr 7-9: Elon and Sandy joined the ‘Madhuban Experience’ Retreat at PV and benefitted from fresh insights from Mohini bhen and special visiting guest Sr. Vedanti.

 

Rosa joins the facilitating team at Peace Village:    Apr 14-16: Rosa joined the Spanish facilitating team at PV for ‘Inner Peace Inner Power’ Retreat.

 

 Service Program at NY:

Apr 15: Meredith joined Sr. Gayatri and Sr. Judy in NY where a small group came together to think about how we might best sustain ourselves and our friends in these increasingly unpredictable times.

 

Meredith with ABC Network Journalist in NY

Apr 20: Meredith attended the Hollywood Memorial Wellness and Empowerment Forum and met with ABC Network's co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' - Joan Lunden.

 

North Port Gathering:

Apr 22: Rosa met with the North Port group for meditation and sharings.

 

Click here for detailed report with photos.

 

 

Living Values USA April News Letter

4 May 2017

Mindful Parenting Groups in California and Hawaii        

 

Annie Jorgensen and Deborah Burnham have been doing mindful parenting groups in northern California and Hawaii. The parents are enjoying the classes, and the children are benefiting from Us Time, Peace Time, and positive discipline. Wonderful work, Annie and Deborah!

 

Human Dignity and Values  

When Diane Tillman was not able to attend the Human Dignity and Values Conference hosted by Professionales de Bienestar in Mexico City, she was asked to send her talk.  In this video, she talks about the importance of values in creating human dignity, and the right of human dignity and well being for all. She tells a couple of stories about corruption drawn from her experiences while traveling around the world. She feels that sometimes adults are innocent when they are corrupt, in that they only wish to help themselves or their families. At other times there is blatant greed. Yet, few seem to realize the tremendous impact of corruption on the general safety and well being of the society.

 

Click here to view the Video on 

LVE Human Dignity and Values 

 

LVE Workshops 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 

in Thousand Palms, California

 

A private nursery school and day care center will be hosting an LVE workshop on May 20th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm in Thousand Palms, California.

 

The workshop will be led by Lórien Eck, M.Ed., NBCT. A teacher, artist and LVE Facilitator, Ms. Eck taught LVE in the classroom for over ten years, and has facilitated LVE Educator Workshops in the USA and Thailand. She was nominated as Teacher of the Year by the Los Angeles Unified School District before pursuing her artistic dreams. She currently integrates the LVE values-based atmosphere in her art classes for young people and adults.

 

There are a couple of spaces available should you wish to take the workshop. For more details and space availability, email content@livingvalues.net.

 

Two LVE Weekend Workshops for

teachers, principals, youth facilitators,

counselors, psychologists and parents . . .

 

1. July 14 - 16, 2017 in Haines Falls, New York, NY

2. September 15 - 17, 2017 in Novato, CA

 

Both workshops

begin at 7:00 PM Friday evening and

end at 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon.

Dinner on Friday evening is at 6:00 PM.

 

Join us for an inspiring weekend to reflect on values and a paradigm and process that builds relationship, and empowers positive choices and resiliency in young people. Learn about methods that invite the co-creation of a culture of peace and respect, and experience activities that help young people of all ages, from toddlers to young adults, explore and develop universal values and positive social and emotional skills. Living Values Education is a comprehensive values education approach being implemented in more than 60 countries.

 

This workshop is highly recommended for adults who wish to help young people optimally explore and develop values. Please join us to:

  • reflect on the role values play in your life, schools, communities and the world;
  • learn about the LVE Approach and the process of developing values;
  • refine acknowledgement and active listening skills that allow adults to deal with young people's resistance more easily and effectively;
  • learn about non-violent discipline methods to help all feel and be safe and respected;
  • experience relaxation/focusing exercises that help young people be more centered and better able to self-regulate;
  • have more than 140 activities to help young people develop 12 universal values and positive intrapersonal and interpersonal social and emotional skills; and
  • be comfortable facilitating a process that builds positive social skills, drastically reduces bullying and has young people resolving issues with the language of values within months, inside and outside of the classroom.

Results: The most frequent themes noted by educators implementing Living Values Education are positive changes in teacher-student relationships and in student-student relationships both inside and outside the classroom. Educators note an increase in respect, caring, cooperation, motivation, and the ability to solve peer conflicts on the part of the students. Aggressive behaviors decline as positive social skills and respect increase. LVE helps educators hone quality teaching skills to create a safe, caring, values-based atmosphere for quality learning. Young people learn to use the language of values to reflect on challenges and generate positive solutions. Please see our website for research results and success stories.

Parents benefit immensely from this approach and note improved relationships, more peace and cooperation in the home, and an understanding of how to help young people develop positive and protective social skills, and deal with bullying and media.

 

Facilitators:

 

Diane Tillman will lead both workshops. Diane is a former School Psychologist, Licensed Educational Psychologist, MFT, and the primary author of the award-winning Living Values Education Series of books. Her most recent book is "Nurturing with Love and Wisdom, Disciplining with Peace and Respect: A mindful guide to parenting".

 

Ed Wondolowski, Natasha Panzer and Stephanie Kerr will be co-facilitating the retreat in New York at the Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center. Ed Wondolowski is an Emeritus Professor of Management, Bentley University, and a Director of LVEP, Inc. Natasha Panzer taught and coordinated LVE activities at Mizzentop Day School, a private K-8 school. Stephanie Keer is the Education Solutions Manager at Konica Minolta and an adjunct Professor of Psychology, New York University.

 

Annie Jorgensen will be co-facilitating the retreat in California. Annie has a master's in Educational Counseling. A retired primary and special education teacher, she taught LVE for ten years in the classroom, with stellar results.

 

Cost: There will be a $40 charge for the workshop to help cover LVE expenses. For those staying at the retreat center, please plan to make a separate donation for meals and accommodation.

 

NEW YORK 

On-line Registration for July in New York will be available in mid-April on: 

www.peacevillageretreat.org/Events/retreats

 

For questions about retreat facilities: registration@peacevillageretreat.org | 518 589-5000

 

For questions about the LVE workshop, please contact: ed@livingvalues.net | 518 589-5000 Ext. 24

 

CALIFORNIA

On-line Registration for September in California will be available in mid-April on: 

www.anubhutiretreatcenter.org/Events/Retreats

 

For questions about retreat facilities: 

anubhuti@brahmakumaris.org

 

For questions about the LVE workshop: 

usawestcoast@livingvalues.net | 916-847-0481

 

 

It's been 20 Years Family!

23 April 2017

An Amazing Experience of 20 Years of Service!

 

We cordially invite you and your friends to join us on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the MGM Grand Ballroom (National Harbor) for “Awakening to Love and Forgiveness” with Sister Shivani as we celebrate our 20 Year Anniversary of Service in the Nation’s Capital. Our records show the tireless service we have shared in this vibrant region.

 

Take a sneak peek here;
1) Held over 2,500 community events;
2) Served over 1 million;
3) Service to youths, women, governments, companies, charities, organizations, and more;
4) Sponsored 17 citywide and national events; and
5) Helped change countless lives for the better.

 

The day will be shared with the incredible Sister Shivani from India, a yogi who decodes life's greatest challenges into practical simple steps. This is a day of inclusivity and attaining tools to love fiercely and forgive more so we can move onwards and upwards. Are you #Awakening are you #Woke?

 

Some special features will include ballet by the Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, Mudra Arts Center Indian Dancers, award-winning songstress, Kristin Hoffmann, clean Comedy by Dan Nainan, video presentations, Meditation, gifts, blessings, Sister Jenna and friends who have journeyed along the way; Rick Rodgers, Parvane Hashemi, Jan Duplain, Portia Davidson and more. You will be surrounded by great company, enjoy a great space, gain beautiful experiences and who knows, you just might find answers to questions you have been asking yourself!

We will have more surprises, but for now, please RSVP here. We are already half full. As you know our activities are all FREE of charge and your tax deductible contribution will help us to create another amazing 20 years for everyone in the region. It is in our giving we do receive and we have received so much love and happiness over the years.

 

Thank you so much,
Warm regards, 


Sister Jenna and the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums Tune into America Meditating Radio and Follow the incredible conversations with guests and Sister Jenna

 

RSVP HERE

 

[A few memories to rest your eyes and heart on.]

 

 

Sr Vedanti Visits Peace Village for Madhuban Experience Retreat

14 April 2017

Sr Vedanti’s visit to Peace Village Retreat Center, USA, as special guest for Madhuban Experience Retreat April 7-9, 2017

Welcoming Sr Vedanti and Sr Dipti  to Peace Village Retreat Center,  

Lovingly renamed “Foreign Madhuban” by Sr Vedanti, NCO for Africa service.  

Shown here with accompanying Sr Dipti, being warmly greeted by Sr Kala, 

Br Ram, Sr Indra and additional retreat facilitators.

BKs who were not able to reach Madhuban each year are invited to attend the annual Madhuban Experience Retreat.   Sr Vedanti, special invited guest for this year’s retreat, is seen above reading morning murli to the over 150 enthusiastic BKs attending from centers in Canada/USA and giving blessings as Baba’s flag is hoisted

Beautiful weather on Sunday created lovely atmosphere for celebrating Shiv Ratri flag hoisting, receiving blessings from Sr Mohini and Sr Vedanti and  enjoying the happiness of Baba’s birthday.

Sr Vedanti,   Sr Kala and  BK family   enjoying   being   showered   with   Baba’s   blessings   

as   the   flag of victory is hoisted.

Om Shanti

 

In Godly service,

Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center, Haines Falls, NY

www.peacevillageretreat.org

 



Report on Sister Jaya's Visit to Los Angeles

 

3 April 2017

In February, we had the privilege of having Sister Jaya and her yugal, Brother Uma with us in Los Angeles. Several programs were arranged for Sister Jaya to share her experiences and wisdom to the students in Los Angeles.

 

On February 23rd, we had a workshop titled ‘ Relationships: Turning Disappointments into Fulfillments’ at Lamanda Public library in Pasadena. Attendees were mostly mothers and they learned the strategies of leading a better role at home, thus, improving a loving relationship and atmosphere at home. Sister Jaya conducted guided meditation and gave an interactive talk. Sister Vino did an activity where they were asked to write an appreciative letter to their loved one. The audiences became emotional as they were writing and they realized how much they appreciated and felt loved by their loved ones despites the differences they hold. Sister Jaya conducted an ending meditation and shared toli and blessings to everyone. 

The second program was at Sindhi Temple where Sister Jaya gave Raja Yoga Meditation Course on February 25th & 26th. Many of the audiences were new students who had been following Awakening with Brahma Kumaris program for many years. They were exposed to the ultimate truth of ‘Who Am I? , Who is God? , Where did I come from? and karma philosophy. They were also taught how to meditate with open eyes. 

While the parents and young adults were attending the course at the main prayer hall of the temple, the children were attending a separate class on the first floor of the temple where they were taught activities on virtues. 

The course ended on February 26th with sharing of experiences from the audiences along with toli and blessing. Sister Vino informed the details of the center location and the different Gita Patshalas that are held at different cities so the audiences can attend the ongoing murli classes held every week. 

 

The next program was at BK Couple Shama and Ashok’s residence in Diamond Bar on March 4th. The topic of the talk was ‘Empowering Inner Powers to Design My Destiny’. Sister Jaya begun the talk by meditation and gave a detailed sharing on the 8 powers of the soul and how to empower them. She also shared how to use these powers in our relationships and situations, thus, creating a beautiful destiny for one’s self.

 

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Brahma Kumaris Florida - March Service News

2 April 2017

Conference on International Refugee Crisis

Mar 3-4: Meredith attended the "Seeking Refuge: Faith Based Approaches to Forced Migration" Conference as a Brahma Kumaris delegate on March 3rd, 4th. The program which was held at Princeton University brought together religious and spiritual leaders, scholars, human rights activists, and media professionals to learn about and explore effective and compassionate ways to manage this international refugee crisis. Some of the discussions that Meredith attended included: Who is a refugee and therefore who am I?; The Media and Migration facilitated by NPR international correspondent Deb Amos and Root Causes of forced Migration.

 

BKUN Open Space Expo

Mar 3-10: Meeta from Miami joined the support team for setting up the BKUN open space exposition in Shantivan, India. This was part of the NC-CC Retreat where different social service activities from various BK global centers were at display. In a unique way, each of these exhibits were on the theme of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the UN, linking spirituality and social work of Brahma Kumaris connected with these goals.

RajaYoga at ContinueCare

Mar 8-15-22: Kathy did an introductory series of three meditation classes for seniors at ContinueCare, a medicare HMO located in Miami. About 25 seniors - all new to meditation - enjoyed experiencing meditation for the first time. A member of the Kendale Lakes Branch Library class provided translation in both French and Spanish for this diverse group of elders.

 

Click here for detailed report with photos.

 

 

Sr Mohini's Visit to Sacramento, CA

23 March 2017

Dear Global Family,

 

Sharing every kalpa's wonderful fortunate scene in the drama. 

 

On January 25th 2017, Baba’s Center in Sacramento, Capital city of California, blessed with a visit by Raj Yogini Sister Mohini and Sister Gayatri from New York. There was much excitement for center Brahmins, and the Sacramento community to be graced with the presence of such powerful and prominent souls. 

Sister Mohini arrived at the Sacramento center on the early afternoon of the 25th, and had a short loving sweet meeting with local Baba's children. 

 

The evening event co-hosted and coordinated by local community leaders: 

1. Jon Fish, President of Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento. 2. Rev. Michael Moran, a long time BK friend, Former Senior Minister for the Spiritual Life Center of Sacramento and Interfaith, New Thought Church, now the creator of Oneness Ministries... A ministry devoted to fostering peace and mutual respect among world religions and spiritual traditions. Award winner of Unity 

Radio talk show Vision for Better World.
3. Rev. Kevin Ross, CEO and Senior Minister Unity of Sacramento, 

A New Thought Church, is well known in Sacramento Cummunity for forming partnerships with interfaith and other organizations to 

support and empower the different initiatives of those who are 

working for harmony and peace in the world.
4. Rev. Gaya Swinford, former Senior Chaplain for the Spiritual Life 

Center... Now working with Happiness Initiative Empowering 

Youth.
5. Rev. Faith Whitmore, Director of the Sacramento Regional 

Family Justice Center.
6. TJ David and Sylvia Villalobos, Co-creators of International 

World Peace Rose Grardens around the world. and other city officials and Indian community Leaders.

Sister Mohini Giving Opening Remarks On Evening Topic “Answering The Call of Times” 

 

Sister Mohini shared words of wisdom, about the Call of time for spiritual awakening, using power of silence, focusing on quality of thoughts and life of personal discipline... which opens a new way of looking at these times. She answered questions by community leaders and from the audiance while inspiring them to cultivate new dimention of inner power and inner strength. 

Sister Gayatri shared on the recent UN conference on Sustainable Development Goals. 

 

California State Assemblyman Ken Cooley presented Sister Mohini with a certificate of appreciation from the State of California for the Community Service work performed. 

Representative Mohammad Umbashi on Behalf of Ken Cooley Assembly Presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Sister Mohini 

Interfaith Leaders, Sister Mohini, Sister Gayatri and Sister Hansa 

 

While sharing his thoughts on the evening topic, “Answering the Call of Times” Jon Fish, President of Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento, introduced two Interfaith Projects: 

1. Creating a, “I Have a Dream” mural, connecting with the message and vision of Martin Luther King, which will be eventually presented to Mayor of City of Sacramento... Everyone wrote their dreams for themselves, families, communities and the mother earth – our world. This mural continues its journey to different community events and churches. 

2. Project "Omshanti", a Universal Sacred Mantra to spread vibrations of Peace. 400 beautifully prepared "Omshanti" cards were distributed. 

All Spiritual Leaders offered, Blessings to express their deep love and respect to Sister Mohini's as their close association with her, being part of Call of Time dialogue and retreat. 

Interfaith Leaders Offering Their Blessing to Sister Mohini 

 

Event ended with beautiful Candle Light meditation by Sister Gayatri, taking everyone in the room beyond in the state of very peaceful and loving feelings.

Sister Gayatri Conducting Guided Candle Light Meditation 

 

The evening concluded with light vegetarian meal, gifts, toli and blessings. 

Guests Receiving Special Gift from Sister Mohini

 

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Women's Day Service News from Albany, New York

9 March 2017

Courageous Women Leaders Get together - Desmond Hotel, Albany, New York - March 7

 

About 50 women leaders of various businesses, government and community organizations from the Albany community gathered for women empowerment on ‘Courage’ where everyone shared and listened to each other experiences.

 

Women Leadership Resource Network (WLRN) - YMCA Corporate Office, Albany, New York - March 7

 

The Brahma Kumaris was invited to do a workshop for the women leaders of the YMCA. Women leaders from different branches of YMCA in the Capital Region Albany, Schenectady, Lake George participated in the ‘Finding Balance’ workshop by Sister Priya, Peace Village.

 

 

 

Sister Chirya's Visit to Washington, DC, Feb 24-28

5 March 2016

Om Shanti Special Souls,

 

In today's murli (Saturday) Baba was emphasizing: 

"Churn the ocean of knowledge and invent new methods of service". 

 

Download a pdf of the report using the link below to enjoy the practical application of this point and highlights of service in Washington DC, following invitation from Sr Jenna, Sr Gita and BK Family to visit from Feb 24-28, 2017.

 

Happily In service with Karankaravanhar,

Sr Chirya

 

www.peacevillageretreat.org

 

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Brahma Kumaris Florida Service News - Febuary

3 March 2017

Baba’s new students

 

A group of 21 souls completed the foundation course this month. More than 60% of this group were in responseto the IRCC festival at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. The classes were held on Saturdays. Students were consistent and very enthusiastic throughout the course. The majority of them expressed a desire to continue with Baba’s teachings. A program is worked out for their sustenance.

 

Family Meditation Program for departed soul.

 

Sister Hansa was invited to share knowledge and conduct meditation in a family setting in memory of a departed soul. Family members, neighbors and friends were all of East Indian backgrounds. They were very enthusiastic and asked quite a lot of very interesting questions which prompted sharing of knowledge in the area of reincarnation, karma, afterlife etc. Many of the participants expressed interest in coming to the center to learn more.

 

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