If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours.

If there is to be peace between neighbours, there must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.

– Lao Tzu

Pause for Peace aims to inspire awareness of the stillness and peace that lies inside each of us … and to teach South Africans how to pause, reflect and access that peace within.

After all, peace in the world is possible only if there is peace in our individual hearts.

When we learn to disconnect from the busyness and noise of the world and of the many thoughts in our minds, we find inner stillness.

It is in this stillness that we are able to tap into our true nature, which is peaceful, loving, truthful, pure, joyous and present in the moment.

This is why Brahma Kumaris promotes:

Pause for Peace in the home … through a simple practice of pausing
and reflecting before acting – thereby creating a harmonious and nurturing
atmosphere in the home.

Pause for Peace in the classroom … equipping teachers to encourage
children to pause and reflect – thereby creating a peaceful, receptive and
creative learning environment.

Pause for Peace in the workplace … encouraging individuals to pause and
reflect as a team – creating calm, reducing friction, facilitating better decisions,
increased productivity and enhanced wellbeing in the workplace.

Pause for Peace in communities … when we collectively pause, we
ignite the spirit of Ubuntu and empower the highest values in each of us to
contribute to a more harmonious, peaceful and prosperous community.

Pause for Peace anywhere … learning to practice the skills required to be
centred, fully present and serene, so that each moment, each day, becomes
peaceful, productive and fulfilling.

Brahma Kumaris collaborates with non-profit, faith and community-based organisations, as well as with government departments and corporations. We serve hospitals, prisons, refugee centres, corporate wellness programmes, schools and more.

All Brahma Kumaris events are offered free of charge, as a community service. Donations are appreciated, but not required.

If you would like to collaborate with Brahma Kumaris or host a Pause for Peace event in your town or city – please complete and submit the
form below. While you wait for us to make contact, you can download any or all of the following, beautiful Pause for Peace screensavers from
the link we will shortly send to you. The screensavers can also be printed and used as posters to beautify and inspire peace in your offices.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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


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28 Judith Street, Observatory
Johannesburg, 2198,
South Africa
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