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Rajyogini Dadi Janki To Speak On Immortality

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 In the Western world, when we think of India and yoga, we often conjure up images of sinewy hatha yogis capable of twisting themselves into all sorts of physical postures. We rarely think of a tiny, unassuming, ninety-three year old woman. And yet, upon meeting Rajyogini Dadi Janki, the depth of her soul becomes clear through one glance into her eyes. Come face to face with the love for humanity in her heart, and the true meaning of the spirituality and essence of yoga emerges.

      Dadi Janki is one of the founding members of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), whose headquarters are located in Rajasthan. Having come into the practice of raja yoga at a very young age, she spent the first 14 years of her spiritual practice living with 400 other pioneers. Together, they studied spiritual knowledge and practiced intense raja yoga, a form of meditation. Under the love and guidance of founder Brahma Baba, Dadi Janki learned to have a relationship with God and formed a deep respect and love for both her self and others. This strong spiritual foundation allowed her to overcome many obstacles in her life, including physical illness and a caste system that gave no rights to women, and become one of the few active women spiritual leaders.

      In 1974, Dadi Janki took the message of the Brahma Kumaris to the West. Upon arriving in Great Britain, she established the first BK Center outside of India, inspiring self-reliance and the development of spiritual values in a Western society. Thousands from all faiths and cultures have benefited from her wisdom, unfailing encouragement and support in times of need.  Through her equality of vision, Dadi has inspired millions to go beyond their differences and live together in harmony.  In 1992, the United Nations recognized her contributions and Dadi Janki addressed the gathering of the wisdom keepers at the second United Nations Conference on human settlements.

      Today, Dadi Janki’s vision of a world society filled with peace and love seems so far off, and yet the message of the BKWSU continues to spread. Under Dadi Janki’s guidance, BK mediation centers have opened in more than 126 countries around the world, bringing that same message of inner peace and a life of spiritual values to the world. Raja yoga teachers and students conduct programs in hospitals, schools, prisons and hostels. Dadi has personally visited and donated her considerable energy, enthusiasm and power to many of these programs.

      In 2007, at the tender age of 91, Dadi Janki became the Administrative Head of the BKWSU(www.bkwsu.org). As the years pass by, Dadi seems to become younger instead of older. Her age, wisdom, and experience in life make her a unique inspiration for anyone looking to live a happier, more peaceful, more meaningful life. Her power opens your mind, and her love opens your heart. Deep experiences stay with us for the rest of our lives and meeting Dadi Janki is one of those rare moments that we can never forget.

      Dadi Janki will join Harvard University’s  Hollis Professor of Divinity Harvey Cox for a dialogue entitled “A Conversation for OUR TIME on Immortality”. 

Where:   Back Bay Events Center – Dorothy Quincy Suite          180 Berkeley Street, Boston MA            www.backbayeventscenter.com  

When:  Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open 6:00 pm) 

Admission:   FREE of charge

RSVP:   http://www.bkboston.org· 617-926-1230 · boston@us.bkwsu.org 

      Limited seating available 

Event Page:  http://www.bkboston.org/conversation_immortality

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