The Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide organization dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal through the power of meditation. It is the largest spiritual organisation in the world led by woman with over 1 million students across 110 countries who are dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal through the power of meditation. The organization was established in 1937 in India and women hold the top administrative positions. These women have guided the organization as trustees in partnership with the men in the organization and it is leadership based on consensus, respect, equality, and humility.
The students of Raja Yoga are individuals of all different ages, cultures, professions, and spiritual backgrounds who study and teach Raja Yoga to nurture and inspire the self and others to create and live their best lives.
Each of the centers worldwide offers a foundation course in meditation and spiritual understanding, as well as lectures and seminars on positive thinking, self-management, stress management and overcoming anger.
All courses, lectures and seminars are offered free of charge as a service to the community.
The organization has facilitated thousands of projects across many countries over the last 40 years, some large and worldwide and some smaller local programs. Those programs have been from interfaith and World Parliament of Religions, to women’s programs, children’s programs, programs for Youth, programs for the legal profession, and we’ve taught meditation in jails, run 12 step programs, and programs for a better world.
There are many types of yoga and meditation taught throughout the world however Raja Yoga meditation is unique in that there is no guru or mantras involved and is an open-eyed practice.
Raja Yoga meditation is a practice and study that anyone can do and is necessary for our wellbeing. As we grow up, we learn to speak, to count, to read and to write with a lot of trial and error and mostly we get along reasonably well. But no one ever teaches us how to think, how to create the right type of thoughts and avoid useless, unproductive, and even negative thoughts. Thinking just seems to happen as an endless steam and whatever appears in the mind takes us with it and produces feelings and moods. It is that inner chatter that then affects our wellbeing and we do not know how to stop it. Meditation is the tool to help us manage those endless thoughts and turn them from unnecessary and negative into positive and thereby improve our overall wellbeing so that we better care and support ourselves as well as our families, friends, and community.
In todays challenging times the support of Raja Yoga meditation is needed more than ever to not only help address unhealed spiritual wounds but to cope with the current situations and crisis in the world without it impacting on our often already fragile physical, emotional and mental health.
It will help you manage day to day life, better relate to family, manage the care of your children and still have energy left to meditate and stay positive.