Young people

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are."
Carl Jung

We are practising meditators who are interested in effecting change in our world. We are part of a global network of young adults (aged 16–30) across 50 countries - the International Youth Forum of Brahma Kumaris,

We believe that a new way of living ultimately depends upon transforming and uplifting the human spirit. We want to encourage our peers - from all religions, ethnicities and cultures - to take up the challenge of re-creating their inner and outer environments by being deeply in touch with themselves.

We support our peers to develop

  • An awareness of their inner peace and power
  • A moral compass for living
  • The practical spiritual skills and tools for expressing their potential

We work with organisations from all sectors, youth NGOs, government bodies, community and faith groups that want to introduce spiritual skills and values in working with young people.

Come with us on a journey inside to explore, experience and enjoy a precious part of you that remains hidden unless visited. This journey will create pathways for you into a future that is rich with happiness and success.

It takes courage to think differently, see differently and behave differently, yet we believe this will empower us to build new social structures and a promising future for everyone.

Values–inspired projects

Spotlight Values

Spotlight Values project, designed by young people for young people, inspires exploration and deeper understanding of our inner values. We take a look at the intrinsic qualities that make us shine. By becoming more aware of our values and consciously practising them, personal change becomes possible and we begin to live differently. We want to help our peers plug into their innate greatness, so that together we can provide a current of love, hope and compassion for our world. This project was dedicated to the UN International Year of Youth 2012.

Spotlight Values World Report

Inner Discovery - I am a Jewel 

The Four Values 

Positive Action         

Pick a quality from the Virtual Virtue Wheel

  • Click on link to spin the wheel of virtues.
  • What are my first thoughts about this virtue?
  • What do I feel when I ponder on this virtue?
  • How could I use this virtue, when I wake up and begin my day?
  • How can I use it during the day in the way I act and interact with others?

 

Community

National values-based programmes

Costa Rica

Workshops: How to Discover Our Inner Greatness: Steps to achieving my potential, The Art of Being Happy, Being the Hero of One's Own Lif

Greece

‘Om Café' exploring topics such as Appreciating the Self, Respecting Others, True Love and Acceptance

Peru

Workshops: Exploring the Virtue of Tolerance & Sense of Purpose: The consciousness of having a high task in life

Singapore

Om Café Spotlight Values workshops: Peace & Love

USA

Madhavi Patale, Gal Zeidman, and Dylan Murarka represented Brahma Kumaris, at the United Nations International Day of Youth 2014, held at the UN Headquarters, New York. The theme of the day was Youth and Mental Health, under the slogan 'Mental Health Matters'.

Zimbabwe

Workshop: The Power Within

 

Quest To Be Your Best

Aims

Knowing the importance of awareness in our lives.

What do we mean by excellence?

Becoming the best we can be on the basis of self-respect.

More information available at http://questbeyourbest.org

 

Workshops (Image gallery of these retreats)

Ignite your Inner Flame - an inspiration for daily living

Accept the Past, Live in the Present and Create a New Future

Awakening the Art of Intuition - simple steps to discover the magic within.

The Profile of a Hero - how to create your reality

Feeling Great Wherever We Are