What we're about

http://www.brahmakumaris.org/

no cost

donation box at innerspace for voluntary contributions

Believing that things of the spirit should be accessible to everyone, the BKs offer their facilities on the basis of voluntary contributions from individuals who feel they have taken personal benefit from attending BK courses and other programs. Additionally the Brahma Kumaris venues are run by volunteers. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is a registered charity in Scotland No. SC040512

find the peace within you...return to inner peace, practically, through free courses, lectures and meditation.

...helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual

Age 16 and over

The Brahma Kumaris runs on voluntary contributions, both financial and in kind, from individuals who have benefited personally through its courses and activities.

Brahma Kumaris students, inspired to serve others, choose to contribute regularly in support of the work, according to their means.

There is no membership fee.

Meditation is the journey inwards, a journey of self-discovery or, in fact, re-discovery. Meditation is time taken for quiet reflection and silence, away from the hustle and bustle of daily living. Taking time out enables us to come back to a centred place of being. In our modern world, the pace of life is growing ever faster and we are losing touch with our true inner peace and power. When we no longer feel grounded, we can experience ourselves pushed and pulled in many different directions. It is at this point that we start to experience stress and a feeling of being trapped. Gradually, over time, this feeling leads to illness and disease, as our mental, emotional and physical health is thrown out of balance.

Raja Yoga meditation is a form of meditation that is accessible to people of all backgrounds. It is a meditation without rituals or mantras and can be practised anywhere at any time. Raja Yoga meditation is practised with ‘open eyes', which makes this method of meditation versatile, simple and easy to practice. Meditation is a state of being in that place just beyond every day consciousness, which is where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual awareness gives us the power to choose good and positive thoughts over those which are negative and wasteful. We start to respond to situations, rather than just reacting to them. We begin to live with harmony, we create better and happier, healthier relationships and change our lives in a most positive way.

General information

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.

International coordination

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.

We are individuals of all ages and backgrounds who study spiritual knowledge that nurtures respect for all faith traditions, coherently explains the nature of soul, God, time and karma, and inspires an enlightened lifestyle.

We practise and teach Raja Yoga meditation, which relaxes the mind and nurtures a healthy balance between our inner and outer worlds. Through numerous social service activities and partnerships, we promote spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

Mount Abu, high in the Aravali Mountains of Rajasthan, provided an ideal location for reflection and contemplation for the original group's move from Karachi in 1950. After a few years in a rented building, the community moved to the present site which remains the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University). The Brahma Kumaris spiritual headquarters is known as Madhuban (‘Forest of Honey').

Brahma Baba, the founder

Who was he?

Brahma Baba, born into a humble home as Lekhraj Kripalani in the 1880s, was the son of a village schoolmaster. Lekhraj was brought up within the disciplines of the Hindu tradition. After different jobs, he entered the jewellery business, later earning a considerable fortune as a diamond trader. He was the father of five children and a leader within his local community, known especially for his philanthropy.

In 1936, around the time when most people at his age start to plan their retirement, he actually entered into the most active and fascinating phase of his life. After a series of deep spiritual experiences and visions, he felt an extremely strong pull to give up his business and dedicate his time, energy and wealth to laying the foundations of what later would become the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.

Between 1937 and 1938, he formed a Managing Committee of eight young women and surrendered all his property and assets to a Trust administered by them.

Upcoming events (5+)

KARMA & REINCARNATION : free talk & meditation

InnerSpace Meditation Centre Glasgow

When we spread good vibes during the day, we feel great at day's close. If you smile at someone, what are the chances that they will smile back at you, even if they don't know you? If you take a moment out of your routine to ring a friend in hospital or help an elderly person load their car with groceries, positive vibes of their gratitude will reach you. When we feel grumpy, the same principle applies. How we feel about ourselves, our looks, our opportunities will reverberate again and again and again. Until we change the tune!

Do you know Real Success ? Getting on with others !

InnerSpace Meditation Centre Glasgow

Thursday 25 April 6.45pm -8pm Free Talk & Meditation Do you know Real Success ? The Power to Co-operate I can’t do everything alone. No-one can. But when I’m clear and kind and acting with courage... somehow life works out. Opportunities appear. Synchronicity happens. And all I have to do... is my part. In the same way that bees work together so well in nature, each with their special part, their unique talents and skills, I too am able to support others and allow others to support me. And in the giving and receiving, life unfolds and I fulfil my destiny. The Power to Co-operate enables you to step in and contribute whatever is necessary in order to attain completion of the task. In many ways, the Power to Co-operate is the culmination of all powers. Detachment, a sense of knowing what is needed, the ability to be flexible and adjust to all situations and types of people, enable you to be benevolent. This is the power of the ‘extra hand’ that is needed. The Power to Co-operate asks you to do the job and, when it is over, leave without the need to be praised or acknowledged. The Power to Co-operate has pure motivation and so you cannot be attached to the outcome of your contribution or require a sense of ownership in the task. This is the power that means you can celebrate another’s success as if it were your own. This is the power that understands that the energy of success is the ebb and flow of human contribution, of the subtle energies of pure thoughts and good wishes, as well as action. Allowing yourself to receive co-operation is as important as giving co-operation to others. Respect...Honesty...Harmony...Generosity Rose Goodenough has been a teacher and practitioner of Raja Yoga meditation for over 35 years and co-ordinates the activities of the Brahma Kumaris at InnerSpace Meditation Centre in Glasgow. Sister Rose shares from her heart with honesty and a depth of wisdom gained from her practical experience of using the power of meditation in her life. Her talks are appreciated for their comforting encouragement & powerful clear insights.

A SPIRITUAL ROUTE TO HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

InnerSpace Meditation Centre Glasgow

FREE TALK & Meditation We may try all sorts of physical tonics & methods for health. Our state of happiness is vital to our chances of maintaining good health. When we have happiness & hope the immune system in stronger. This is where meditation can help. If we maintain calmness and stability, it becomes possible to manage whatever life throws at us. Allan Schweitz Allan is Dutch born but living in the UK for the last 16 years. As an IT consultant he has worked with major telecoms and banks and spent a year in 2017 working as a part-time lecturer at the University of Salford. Allan has been a student of Raja Yoga for 17 years and has found the teachings and meditation practice extremely helpful for working under high pressure in stressful environments.

Guided Meditation...soft music & spoken word meditations

InnerSpace Meditation Centre Glasgow

Guided Meditation 6.45PM - 7.30PM Just RELAX ! There will be soft music & spoken word meditations to gently guide your thoughts to create an experience of peace. BEGINNERS WELCOME. Being peaceful is the first step in meditation and this leads to experiences such as love, empowerment & bliss. Raja Yoga meditation redefines the self as a soul and enables a direct connection and relationship with the Supreme Source of purest energy and highest consciousness, God. Modest clothes appreciated...cover up ! seating = chairs ALL EVENTS ARE FREE Visitors frequently ask us how we fund the work of the BKWSU and Inner Space. All volunteers are unpaid. They give their time & skills freely. The Founder of the Brahma Kumaris, Brahma Baba, created the principle to provide opportunities for everyone to develop their own spiritual potential, without charge, regardless of age, background or financial circumstances. The running of Inner Space is entirely through voluntary contributions which are gratefully received. BKWSU (UK) was established as a UK charity in 1975 and charges no fees for any of its activities, being funded by voluntary contributions. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is a registered charity in Scotland No. SC040512

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AIRDRIE Women’s Group 2019

Airdrie Library

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