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International BK Children's Retreat - 26 to 30 December, Gyan Sarovar (age group 6 - 12)

18 September 2018

Greetings of Love and Remembrance

Theme of International BK Children's Retreat 2018 is -
'THE GOLDEN SPARROWS FOR GOLDEN ERA'
26th to 30th Dec 2018, GYAN SAROVER
(Age group 6 - 12)

As the time is heading towards the end of the cycle, reminding us about the Golden age, the team of ICR has chosen a very beautiful theme of this year 2018 - 'THE GOLDEN SPARROWS FOR GOLDEN ERA'

We warmly welcome the children from across the world to this 5 days retreat. In this beautiful retreat, children will enjoy the experience of their golden sanskars of ROYALTY, REALITY and DIVINITY. While being in the loving hands of the Goldsmith - BaapDada, they will also happily experience the transformation within...from real Gold to Golden Sparrows . These little Golden Sparrows can now fly from one branch to another, spreading the message of Golden Era through their glittering deity sanskars...and with a song in their hearts - 'We the Golden Sparrows are the one who will open the gate of the Golden Era.'  

All the BK children of age group 6-12 who are willing to participate in the International BK Children's Retreat this year are most welcome. Kindly register before 15th of December 2018 by filling the attached form. Please send the filled form to Sr Karen N asiaretreatcentre@brahmakumaris.org together with a copy to your NC. More information about the Retreat is attached.


Note:
·  There will be a special cultural evening on 30th December for the children. Those who want to present any cultural items, please bring your own costume along with you.
·  Children’s parent/guardian should accompany their child with an FM radio for BapDada’s meeting.


For any further information please contact Sr Meera meera.nagananda@my.brahmakumaris.org


In Baba's yaad,
Retreat Coordinators
International BK Children’s Retreat

 

Click here for International BK Children's Retreat Information Document

 

Click here for International BK Children's Retreat Personal Details Form

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Deadline Extended to 30th September!

October 2018 Sevenday Teachers Training Retreat for the

Foundation Course in Raja Yoga Meditation

Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC), Delhi

Arrivals Sunday, 21st October / Departures Tuesday, 30th October

12 September 2018

Om Shanti. We are delighted to announce a Raja Yoga Teacher Training at ORC in October 2018. We are especially holding it in the autumn this time to give an opportunity to those who cannot attend in February/ March.

Those interested in attending will need to plan their arrival and departure timings so that they do not miss any of the sessions. The first session of the training will be on Tuesday 23rd October morning and the last session will be on Monday 29th October evening. It is expected that participants attend all sessions. Departures from ORC can be arranged for Tuesday 30th October. It is advised that all those participating in this training attend the First Group in Madhuban and no one should plan to go to the training first and then go to Madhuban, as their arrival in Madhuban would fall outside of the Group dates.

All participants must therefore schedule their Madhuban visit from 6th to 21st October (Group 1 only). Because the Teacher Training Welcome program is on the evening of 22nd October and the first full day of training begins after breakfast on the 23rd, we ask that participants plan travel to ORC from Madhuban on the 21st October, especially if traveling by train.

Very important: All participants must register and secure their place in the training before booking their travel, as there are limited places available (booking your travel first will not guarantee you a place in the training).

BKs already teaching the Foundation Raja Yoga Course, as well as those who would like to teach or those who are keen to review the course in depth, are welcome to attend. Participants should be in gyan at least three years and attend the Centre regularly. (Exceptions to this must be confirmed with the trainers.) Whether they would like to start teaching but need confidence and lesson plans, or are already teaching and would like to update their skills and get feedback on their effectiveness, they will find this seven-day immersion in gyan and yoga invaluable. Prior training attendees will not be permitted to attend unless attending as support staff.

The training covers the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of the Raja Yoga course as well as sessions on facilitation and experiential learning skills. It also includes a number of practicums - sessions in which participants practice developing their presentation skills by teaching a segment of a lesson and are given constructive feedback by their peers. The training will also include different sessions on meditation to enhance the experiences of participants. The seven-day schedule provides for a comfortably paced training that allows free time in the afternoon and evening classes by seniors. 

Sr Kiran (USA), Sr Margaret Barron (UK) and Sr Mary-Jeanne (Canada) will conduct the training. Sr Kiran will deliver the content sessions, Sr Margaret will offer sessions on experiential learning methods and Sr Mary-Jeanne will lead the meditation sessions and coordinate the Practicums. Sr Kiran, who has been in gyan since 1979 has conducted other such trainings at Peace Village and Anubhuti Retreat Centres, in various US and Canadian cities and in Guyana. Sr Margaret has been in gyan since 1992 and is involved with the Raja Yoga Education Department, UK and co-facilitates experiential trainings for new and established teachers in London and around the UK. She has also facilitated trainings for BK teachers in Europe and South India, designed to make the delivery of the Raja Yoga Course more interactive, creative, and supportive of all types of learners. Sister Mary-Jeanne has been in gyan since 1995 and has been assisting with the Teacher Trainings since 2013.

A USB flash drive containing over 600 pages of Teacher Resources will be made available to all participants for a nominal charge.

Please note that attending this training does not automatically qualify participants to teach. That needs to be decided by the Centre Coordinator in conjunction with the participant. This will be emphasized during the training. Note: the registration form will ask participants whether they follow the principles of pure diet, purity in relationships, and regular amrit vela and Murli class. All information will be kept confidential.

A note about language: The training will be in English. If participants need translation, at least two translators must be provided by the center / language group. There will be no translation into Hindi.

Suggested contribution for the retreat: Many participants have requested guidance on this. For participants from developing countries, seniors suggest Rs 8000 to 10,000 (USD $120-150) as a sensible contribution to ORC for the week-long retreat. For participants from the US, Europe or Australia, they suggest Rs 17,000 ($250 US or $330 AUD or €210 Euros). This does not include the transport fee that will be collected by ORC (Rs. 1400-2000) from each participant or the USB flash drive (Rs.500), but does cover all other costs (i.e., food  and all other facilities for the retreat).

In addition, some experienced teachers are needed to help facilitate the practicum sessions, so if you are already teaching but are interested in the training and willing to play this role, kindly let us know by indicating this in the appropriate place on the registration form.  You would need to arrive on the 22nd October BY NOON - without exception - to participate in a facilitator's briefing session on 22nd October afternoon. Interested facilitators are kindly requested to provide Srs Kiran and Margaret with an email (at  teachertraining@brahmakumaris.org) detailing their previous facilitation experience.

In addition, a few additional support helpers are needed who have good office and people skills to help with various tasks including administration, registration and valuables, accommodation, dining services and special diets etc. Once these tasks are completed they are welcome to join any of the sessions, but their first responsibility would be to fulfill their support duties. If there is anyone in your Centre whom you feel would be suitable and enjoy this opportunity for service, please let the training organisers know at: teachertraining@brahmakumaris.org.

Please pass this information to anyone who you feel would be a suitable participant for the training, or to help as a facilitator or in the support role.  Booking for all roles is directly online at https://brahmakumaris.org/r/tt2018 by Sunday 30th September 2018.

In Baba's yaad, 

Sisters Kiran, Margaret and Mary-Jeanne

The Teachers Training Retreat Team

 

 

Please Re-Register: Retreat with Center Residents,
Gita Pathashala Co-ordinators & Right Hands of Centres - October 2018

10 September 2018

It seems there were a few problems with the registration website, so if anyone has registered, but not received an email confirmation, please ask them to re-register.

Also, please ask anyone who is joining this retreat to register by 23 September, and they should receive an email confirming their details.

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/2018CR-GPC-RH-Retreat

 
The RCs are inviting all Centre Residents, Gita Pathshala coordinators and Right Hands of Centres to a retreat in Shantivan from 9-16 October 2018, with the theme of RIGHT HAND INSTRUMENTS FOR BABA.
 
The RCs felt that just as the NCs and CCs have a special annual retreat, that we should have a special retreat for all those living in centres, those coordinating Gita Pathshalas or Class Locations and those Brothers and Sisters that are very involved in service (and any Centre Coordinator who cannot attend the NC/CC Retreat next February 2019).
 
We want the retreat to fulfil your needs, so, even if you are not coming to the retreat, please fill the survey you will find on the website https://goo.gl/forms/Hqw9LpfKy3W4Ii3E2
 
Many of the seniors will be present to give quality time to create an atmosphere of sustenance and learning.
 
In Baba’s yaad, 
 
RCs

 

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/2018CR-GPC-RH-Retreat

3rd International Chinese Retreat - ARC, Malaysia, Friday 7 - Sunday 9 September

14 August 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,


We are pleased to inform that Asia Retreat Centre, Malaysia will be organising Third International Retreat for Chinese BKs who can understand English and/or Mandarin from Friday, 7th to Sunday, 9th September 2018. This retreat is specially organised for Chinese BKs (especially Mandarin speaking souls) that need sustenance in their own language. 

 

As we are now in the final period of the confluence age, it's time to transform from a practising yogi to a Practical Yogi, to strengthen our spiritual power and to awaken inner wisdom within the self to be a Worthy Child and Instrument of the Supreme Father. This retreat offers a variety of activities including creative meditation, classes, panel discussion, workshop and experiential session with Meera Didi, Malaysia who has been in gyan for 50 years, and other seniors.

 

Retreat TimingFriday, 7th September, 5 pm to Sun, 9th September 2018, 2.00 pm 

 Who Can Attend


This retreat is open to BKs who can understand English and/or Mandarin, who have been in gyan for at least 6 months and follow Brahmin Principles. Instruments souls for Chinese Service in your country are encouraged to attend and to participate in this retreat.


We seek the help of the NCs (or a person who is so assigned) to confirm the participants from your country. 

 

Link for online registration: https://tinyurl.com/yawqbqtd 
 

 Closing date: 31st August 2018

 

For further enquiries, kindly contact Sis Susan at susansuanchooyeoh@gmail.com or whatsApp her at +6012-6986053 or Sis Lai Peng at +6012-2027663 

 

Looking forward to your participation.

 

In Baba’s remembrance,

Sis Meera

Bro Letchu

 

 

 

 

11th International Parents Retreat - December in Gyan Sarovar: Honoring the Self and the Family

12 August 2018

International Parents Retreat in PDF format

 

 

 

9-16 October Retreat with Center Residents, Gita Pathashala Co-ordinators & Right Hands of Center in Shantivan

6 August 2018

Retreat Message in PDF format

 

 

 

 

Madhuban Retreats during DF Programs for 2018-19 Season

30 July 2018

The overall theme for this season’s Double Foreigner Programs is: Eternal Mantras – Experiencing Manmanabhav & Madhyajibhav.

 

As usual in advance of each group we will email you details of the special activities and sessions that will take place in each group. This season there will be a number of new retreats that will run and we are writing to you to let you know about these. All the detailed information about these retreats is attached.

 

It is possible there will be a few more retreats added to the list, but as we understand many of you are booking tickets, we wanted to write to you know.

 

The Registration links and process will be sent out to you in due course.  If you would like to join a retreat and you need translation: Please talk to your Language Coordinator (via your National Coordinator). Language Coordinators will explain which retreats there will be translation available for.


If you have any questions please email us at: dfseason@brahmakumaris.org

 

In Baba’s yaad,

Double Foreigner Program Team

 

Announcements for Retreats in PDF format

 

 

 

Retreat with Center Residents, Gita Pathshala Co-ordinators and Right Hands of Centres - 9-16 October, Shantivan

28 May 2018

Dear Centre Co-ordinators,

 

DIARY NOTE – RETREAT WITH CENTRE RESIDENTS, GITA PATHSHALA COORDINATORS AND RIGHT HANDS OF CENTRES 9-16 OCTOBER 2018

 

Om shanti. The RCs are inviting all Centre Residents, Gita Pathshala coordinators and Right hands of Centres to a retreat in Shantivan with the theme of RIGHT HAND INSTRUMENTS FOR BABA.

 

The RCs felt that just as the NCs and CCs have a special annual retreat, that we should have a special retreat for all those living in centres, those coordinating Gita Pathshalas or Class Locations and those Brothers and Sisters that are very involved in service (and any Centre Coordinator who cannot attend the NC/CC Retreat next February 2019).

 

We want the retreat to fulfil your needs, so, even if you are not coming to the retreat, but you fit in the above criteria, please fill the survey you will find on the website https://goo.gl/forms/Hqw9LpfKy3W4li3E2

 

Many of the seniors will be present to give quality time to create an atmosphere of sustenance and learning.

 

This is just a diary note and as soon as we have a registration link we will send another message.

 

Please forward this information to all the residents of your centre, the Gita Pathshala's in connection with you and those who are your right hands in service. The Right Hands are those souls who do not live at the centre or Gita Pathshala but are there daily giving full and regular support to the centre activities.

 

In Baba’s yaad, 

 

RCs

 

 

International Kumars Retreat  with Br Yogesh to be held at the Asia Retreat Center, Malaysia - 13-15 July

23 May 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Om Shanti. 

 

We are pleased to inform that there will be First International Kumars Retreat with Bro Yogesh, Turkey, which will be held at the Asia Retreat Centre (ARC) in Dengkil, Malaysia.

 

Enclosed is the flyer and the details of the retreat are as follows:

 

Date:  Friday, 13th July 2018 (Check in at 5pm) to Sunday, 15th July 2018 (Check out at 2pm)

 

Theme of the retreat: Energy-Enthusiasm and Empowerment for Self Progress

 

Who can attend: Those kumars who have been following Brahmin Principles for at least 6 months and body age is 16 to 50 

 

Link for online registration:  https://tinyurl.com/yd7pgd2b   

 

Closing date: 30th June 2018 

 

It is a great opportunity for all Kumars to get together to explore, experience, be re-energised and empowered for self progress. 

 

For further enquiries, please send an email to me at meera.nagananda@my.brahmakumaris.org

 

 In Baba's sweet yaad,

BK Meera

 

 

22nd Peace of Mind, Mount Abu Meditation Experience, October 1-8, 2018

5 March 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,


It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we inform you of the dates for the 2018 Peace of Mind, Mount Abu Meditation Experience.


The program title was inspired by one of Mama’s Murlis when she spoke the words ‘Peace of Mind’ in English. For over 20 years, the program inspired by Mama and Dadi Prakashmaniji, has served to open the hearts and minds of thousands of friends from around the world by exposing them to the ‘heart’ of the Yagya.


The Peace of Mind program is coordinated by a group of dedicated BKs from several countries. This very successful service program continues to have the blessing of Dadi Janki and all Seniors.


The Peace of Mind program includes an increased focus on:

-  the meditation experience with new experiential sessions

-  ways to sustain effective spiritual practices in everyday life after guests return home

-  active engagement of companions as mentors and friends during the retreat

-  a visit to the Solar One thermal power facility at Shantivan during the program for those interested.


Peace of Mind is designed for people who would like to study a full program of Baba’s knowledge and experience the depths of meditation in the atmosphere of Madhuban, including:

-  Professionals and Community Leaders who have an interest or are genuinely engaged in some spiritual endeavour, and

-  Family and Friends who are connected with the Brahma Kumaris and/or are likely to appreciate our philosophy and practices.


The program is not for students or contact souls who currently attend the centre on a regular basis, or murli students who do not otherwise qualify to go to Madhuban. It is also not open to residents of India.


Participation is by invitation only. Madhuban do their very best to ensure that we can offer comfortable accommodation and the best possible learning environment.  This is why the numbers are limited.  If you would like to invite a guest, please first contact your NC or RC. 

 

Please ensure your guest has a companion who is willing to actively engage in their care and learning during the retreat. Ensure that your guests arrive on October 1 and depart on October 8.


Please note the new website www.peaceofmindretreat.org to send to potential guests.


In Baba’s yaad,

The Peace of Mind Co-ordinating Team

 

 

Peace Village 2018 Retreat Schedule

1 March 2018

Om shanti. 

 

Please download the Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center Schedule for 2018.

 

If you have any questions about any of the retreats please contact us on programs@peacevillageretreat.org. 

 

In Baba's yaad,

Peace Village

 

 

 

Invitation to the Spirit of Care Retreat 7-9 March 2018, Gyan Sarovar, "Healing the Self - Becoming Whole Again"

26 February 2018

Om Shanti. 

 

We are delighted to share with you details of the seventh Spirit of Care Retreat to be held in Gyan Sarovar.  This is a warm and open invitation to each member of our Brahmin Family.

 

We believe the Confluence Age is the Age of Healing; a time when Baba helps and guides us back to the original self. This spiritual journey is one of healing the soul.  We are learning to rediscover and reconnect to our unique greatness and become whole again.  When we have restored ourselves, we can then assist Baba to heal humanity and nature. 

 

Baba says he is the ‘Surgeon’ … so if we let him, and work with him, he becomes our greatest Healer. We are always learning how to use Gyan, Yoga and Baba’s energy to return to our true nature, that of the eternal self, so we too can become ‘healers’.

 

We have learnt so many things but still need to experience a sense of wholeness, and to let go of that which no longer sustains us.  So, how can learn to reconnect and live with, the sense of deep inner power and peace that comes from a feeling of being complete?

 

This 3-day retreat invites you to explore how you can heal unresolved parts of the self and feel deeply connected to your authentic and original self. We will also investigate how to mend relationships with others: including those you live with, are close to and with whom you share service. Mother-Nature and all the souls of this world will be uplifted through this transformation.

 

REGISTRATION ONLINE:

Please follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/Spirit-of-Care-March-2018

 

Madhuban forms and travel details are to be submitted in the usual way, via the local centres.

 

If you do not speak English fluently, please check with your national coordination teams that there will be someone in Madhuban who can translate for you during the retreat. If you have any questions please contact valerianebernard@gmail.com. 

 

Spirit of Care Retreat March 2018:

6 March          4 - 5:30 pm:  Registrations 

7 March          Starts at 4.00 pm:  Healing the self

8 March          Starts 9.30 am:  Healing Relationships – How God comes to heal us

9 March          Up to 9.30 pm:   Healing the World

 

In Baba’s yaad,

Spirit of Care Retreat Team

 

 

2018 Retreats and Programs at Asia Retreat Center, Malaysia

26 February 2018

Dear Centre Coordinators,

 

Om shanti. Please find enclosed a Schedule of Retreats and Programs that will be held at the Asia Retreat Centre, Malaysia in 2018.

 

If you have any questions about any of the retreats please contact Sis Meera at meera.nagananda@my.brahmakumaris.org and copy asiaretreatcentre@brahmakumaris.org.

 

In Baba's yaad,

 

Asia Retreat Centre, Malaysia

Retreats and Programs in PDF format

 

 

 

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