About the Brahma Kumaris

The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University acknowledges the intrinsic goodness of all people. We teach a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and universal truths. A worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life, we are committed to spiritual growth and personal transformation, believing them to be essential in creating a peaceful and just world. Acknowledging the challenges of rapid global change, we nurture the well-being of the entire human family by promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.

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Weekend Retreat in Cape Town

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Insights and reflections

Seeing into being …

Seeing into Being

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead



These words remind me of Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned for 27 years by the Apartheid government. When I had the good fortune of interviewing him a few years after he was released from prison, I asked him how he and his fellow activists sustained their courage and hope throughout those difficult years. His response was that firstly, they knew that they were on the right side of the cause … that morally it was the right thing to do. Secondly, they did not wait for freedom to come but prepared for it.  In their discussions and reflections they contemplated the kind of democracy and society they wanted to create for all South Africans.  read more

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