Sister Shivani is an internationally renowned motivational speaker who shares common-sense based spiritual solutions to day-to-day problems through the widely viewed television program "Awakening with Brahma Kumaris". The program is aired on TV channels in India, USA, UK, Asia Pacific, Africa and Australia.
Of particular relevance to everyone are her seminars and workshops on stress free lifestyle, self-empowerment, work life balance, leadership skills, emotional intelligence, harmony in relationships, and easy meditation for busy people. The immensely popular television program has also helped people all over the world overcome mental stress, low self-esteem, unhappy relationships, depression and addictions, as they are inspired to discover their inner potential and take personal responsibility for their lives.
She has traveled all over India and the world to conduct interactive programs, workshops, TV shows and radio programs on a wide variety of topics. In 2014 she was honored with Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ASSOCHAM'S Ladies League for her Excellence in Empowering Spiritual Consciousness. In 2017 she has been appointed as Good Will Ambassador by the World Psychiatry Association. BK Shivani is a Gold Medalist in Electronics Engineering from Pune University (India). She has been a practitioner of Raja Yoga meditation taught by the Brahma Kumaris for the past 20 years.
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization acknowledges the intrinsic goodness of all people. We teach a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and universal truths. A worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life, we are committed to spiritual growth and personal transformation, believing them to be essential in creating a peaceful and just world. Acknowledging the challenges of rapid global change, we nurture the well-being of the entire human family by promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.
With over 8000 centers in over 110 countries, and a learning community of over a million worldwide, two unique aspects of the Brahma Kumaris are the following:
All courses and programs, including the teachings of Raja Yoga, are provided FREE of charge as a community service, supported by voluntary contributions
The organization is led by women. While forty percent in the Brahma Kumaris WSO are men and men play key leadership roles, the organization's top leadership is of women. The Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, Dadi Janki, is 102 years old.
For more about Brahma Kumaris, please see the video below. In the USA, Brahma Kumaris WSO is incorporated as a non-profit (501c3) organization. As of 2017, there are over 35 centers and 2 retreat centers in the USA.