Hello, kumusta ka?
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BRAHMA KUMARIS PHILIPPINES
Established in the Philippines in 1985, and the recipient of The United Nations Peace Messenger Award in 1987
We are a family. We sit together, learn together and make progress together. We have young members, old timers and seniors, all on the path towards self renewal.
We believe each one is a special soul in this wonderful journey of self-transformation, bringing out our highest potential during this most auspicious time.
We welcome anyone from any religion and ethnic group. We are present in key cities in the Philippines and travel around the country to help others on their journey using the principles we have learned and benefited from.
We are also non-stock and non-profit, moving out of love and gratitude for we have received much. We maintain our centers and facilities through voluntary contributions so that we can continue to serve many more.
Through regular meditation, daily study and positive action, we seek to help people rediscover their inherent goodness and develop their spiritual awareness as we have started to do ourselves.
BRAHMA KUMARIS AROUND THE WORLD
Manmohini Complex, one of the many campuses in Mount Abu, Rajasthan India
Asia Retreat Center, Malaysia
Brahma Kumaris Australia
Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul.
The spiritual headquarters of Brahma Kumaris is in Mount Abu, India. At a national level, activities are generally coordinated by local people in alignment with the spiritual principles of Brahma Kumaris, working in accordance with the laws of the land. Activities of international interest are coordinated regionally from offices in London, Moscow, Nairobi, New York and Sydney.
The role of women as spiritual leaders
Brahma Kumaris is the largest spiritual organisation in the world led by women. It was the founder, Prajapita Brahma Baba, who chose to put women in front from the very beginning, and it has set Brahma Kumaris apart on the stage of the world's religions and spiritual organisations. For over 80 years their leadership has been characterised by steady courage, a capacity for forgiveness and a deep commitment to unity.
Although women hold the top administrative positions, the women who hold these positions have always made decisions in partnership with the men. It is a partnership and consensus model of leadership, based on respect, equality and humility. As such, it stands as an exemplar of accomplished and harmonious jurisdiction.
Global Retreat Center, Oxford UK
Anubhuti Retreat Center, California
Brahma Kumaris was founded by Dada Lekhraj Kripalani, a retired Indian businessman, in 1937 in Hyderabad, a city now in Pakistan. His spiritual name is Prajapita Brahma and he is lovingly called Brahma Baba. After experiencing a series of visions in 1936, he was inspired to create a school where the principles and practices of a virtuous and meditative life could be taught. The original name was 'Om Mandali'. It consisted of a handful of men, women and children, many of whom decided to stay together as a community.
In spite of the incredible social upheavals which were going on in pre-Partition India, these people came together, initially in Hyderabad and a year later they moved to Karachi. With time, a simple and clear body of knowledge about the nature of the soul, God and time became revealed. In 1950 (two years after Partition), the group moved to its present location in Mount Abu, India. Until then, these nearly 400 individuals lived as a self-sufficient community, devoting their time to intense spiritual study, meditation and self-transformation.
A MESSAGE FROM DADI JANKI
"Om shanti. Many talk about spirituality, but what really is spirituality?
The energy of spirituality is an energy that works for others. Each of us is a spirit, and we take spiritual energy from the Supreme Spirit, the Supreme Soul, God. To do this, our intellects must be clean, so that the line between we spirits and God is clear.
When we are filled with this spiritual energy, we have pure thoughts and loving feelings for others. No matter what they say or do, our stage should be such that they can take benefit from our pure thoughts. This is a kind of spiritual medicine. Sit for five minutes or ten minutes and see if you can serve others with your pure thoughts. This what is needed at this time."