Sit peacefully. Breathe peacefully. Be peaceful.

Then the vibration of the peace you experience will reach far and wide. - Dadi Janki

About Us

South Africa

Brahma Kumaris South Africa is part of this worldwide spiritual movement, which is dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal by teaching individuals to view the world as essentially spiritual, rather than just material.
The teachings support the cultivation of a collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul – regardless of race, religion, culture, education, economic or social standing.
Brahma Kumaris was established in South Africa in the mid 1980’s. Incidentally, and during the same period, in different parts of the country, different individuals who had been exposed to Brahma Kumaris activities during international travels (or exile) were greatly inspired to introduce the hopeful and dignifying teachings to South Africans.

The 80’s was a time of intense political and social upheaval within the country and Brahma Kumaris centres offered people of diverse backgrounds an oasis of inspiration, authentic sharing and spiritual exchange. Offerings of free meditation courses sprung up in private homes and hired community venues in places like Yeoville, Lenasia, La Mercy, Soweto and Uitenhage … read more

A Tribute to Archbishop Emeritius Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Tutu played a significant role in changing the course of history in South Africa, which became an example and inspiration for the whole world.

Many students of the Brahma Kumaris treasure, in their hearts, their encounters with him, pre and post-democracy, whether in an interfaith setting, as chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or when South Africa hosted COP 17.  He was an absolute champion of any initiative that promoted peace, togetherness, non-violence and compassion.

Archbishop Tutu will be remembered for his courageous voice for racial harmony, truth and justice, especially during the most trying times of South Africa. His deep faith in God and in the intrinsic good that is at the heart of every human being, gave him the strength to endure the difficult hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and help a nation to steer towards peace, harmony and racial integration. He understood the importance of the power of forgiveness in allowing for the healing of hearts and the reclaiming of our humanity.

Archbishop Tutu was fearless in speaking his truth, and using his position of influence to raise the conscience of leaders and remind them that they are in their positions to serve people, especially the most vulnerable.

His legacy is one of demonstrating the power of God’s love, of determined faith, compassion and of courage and inner strength.

He will be greatly missed by the people of South Africa and by many millions around the world who drew inspiration from his life.


BK Mohini and BK Jayanti,
Additional Administrative Heads, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

There are many external crises. It is not always possible
to do something about that. But the crises you create in your own mind
at least put a stop to that, and claim back your peace. – Dadi Janki

Courses & More

A list of our current seminars, courses, workshops and retreats.


A monthly calendar of all Brahma Kumaris activities in South Africa.


and explorations.

It is possible to improve the quality of our lives and harmonise our relationships when we learn to operate from a place of inner strength in which we are in control of our emotions and thoughts, rather than being at the mercy of external circumstances. This requires self-awareness and the ability to respond rather than react to situations. The ability to do this begins with knowing how to ‘pause’ and be still.

Join us for a national campaign to Pause for Peace   … let us make peace a reality.

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South Africa



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Brahma Kumaris is a registered non-profit organization NPO 066-100. 


Administrative Head Office:

28 Judith Street, Observatory
Johannesburg, 2198,
South Africa
TEL (+27) (0) 11 718 3001

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