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Facts About Brahma Kumaris
World Spiritual Organization, USA
Date Started:
August 1977
National Headquarters:
Great Neck, New York
Status:
Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization (IRC 501C3)
Number of Centers:
25
State Registration:
California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.
Community:
To Be Given
Enrollment:
Centers are open to people from all walks of life, professional and ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and cultural traditions.
Aims of Activities:
To provide individuals with the opportunity to discover the spiritual virtues latent in the human soul; and to provide the understanding necessary to improve the quality of family, community, professional and personal life.
Criteria for Establishment of Centers:
Centers are established based on local requests from within the community.
Sources of Financial Support:
Voluntary contributions and gifts are received and accepted from the community and general public, in such amounts as donors may choose. All activities are offered as a free service to the community.
International Affiliation:
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, USA propagates the teachings, beliefs, and practices of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) which is headquartered in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. The body of knowledge taught is called Raja Yoga Meditation. The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is an international non-governmental organization in general category consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in consultative status with UNICEF and is affiliated to the Department of Public Information (DPI). The BKWSU international is in 103 countries.

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