Interested in meditation? Take part in a free Brahma Kumaris Retreat this weekend

By 17 February 2015News
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This Saturday, 21st February, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is hosting a one day retreat at their Global Retreat Centre with its beautiful Oxford grounds, free of charge.

The BKWSU (Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya) originated in India in the 1930’s and teaches a form of meditation that focuses on identity as souls (as opposed to bodies).   This day will be devoted to knowing the self, exploring and developing the art of meditation and the spirituality of daily life.

Brahma Kumaris, literally translating from Hindi as “daughters of Brahma” is distinctly recognized for the prominent role women play in the movement, placing young women at the forefront of his institution, giving them a rare opportunity to share platforms with political and religious leaders of the highest levels.  These women, such as Dadi Janki, are “beacons of love, peace and happiness in a world increasingly troubled by disordered relationships, greed, addiction, anger and violence.”

The founder Dada Lekhraj Kripalani, more famously known as Brahma Baba was born in 1876 the son of a village schoolmaster. He grew up to be a jeweller, but after a series of visions and a powerful epiphany he was compelled to devote his life to meditation and reflection on the innate qualities of the human soul.

Today there is scarcely a town in India without a Brahma Kumaris study centre.

Email odr@globalretreatcentre.org to book.