The Brahma Kumaris Worldwide
The Brahma Kumaris work for positive change at all levels of society by raising awareness of the spiritual dimension of life and its practical application for personal development, in community building and for the wellbeing of our planet. It is a worldwide network of centres with over 8500 learning centres in 110 countries.
The spiritual headquarters in Mt Abu, India is affiliated with the United Nations. It has:
- General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
- Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI).
- Consultative Status with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- Observer status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- Observer organisation to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- Flagship member of Education for rural people (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
Independent of any political or religious affiliation, The Brahma Kumaris is run worldwide by volunteers, teaching Raja Yoga Meditation and personal development courses.
The Brahma Kumaris Australia
The Brahma Kumaris have had a presence in Australia for more than 40 years, with centres and class locations located in the major cities and also three residential retreat centres.
The organisation is a registered charity with the ACNC in the area of education (spiritual). It offers practical and experiential spiritual education courses, seminars and residential programs to individuals, business enterprises, organisations and government, aimed at enhancing one’s inner well-being to improve the quality of life.
The Brahma Kumaris is also active in the wider community; participating in conferences and dialogues of current social significance, such as climate change, interfaith relations and values in healthcare.
Programs are offered free of charge in the spirit of making spiritual education accessible to everyone. The ongoing operations of Brahma Kumaris Australia are funded through donations from students and the public.