The Institution was founded in 1936 in Karachi by Brahma Baba. Inspired by a series of revelations, Brahma Baba dedicated the remaining 33 years of his life to bringing into reality his vision of people of all cultural, economic and religious backgrounds coming together to rediscover and develop the spiritual dimension of their lives.

In 1951 its world headquarters moved to Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India, where it remains to this day. In 1969 Brahma Baba passed away, aged 93, passing the mantle of leadership to Dadi Prakashmaniji as the Administrative Head of the organisation world-wide. Dadi Prakashmaniji left her body on 25th August 2007. Dadi Janakiji succeded her as administrative Head, and subsequently Dadi Hridayamohiniji as Additional Administative Head, followed by Dadi Ratanmohiniji as Joint Administative Head.

As an international institution with around 8500 branches in over 132 countries, the Brahma Kumaris offer people of all backgrounds an opportunity to learn meditation and deepen their understanding of universal principles and innate values through a variety of educational programmes, courses and learning resources.

As a world-wide family of individuals from all walks of life, the Institution provides a caring, co-operative and supportive environment which encourages individuals to bring out the best in themselves.

As a global organisation which co-ordinates international and community projects, the Institution has created opportunities for people in 130 countries to participate in a variety of initiatives aimed at creating world where people live in peace and harmony.

Websites: www.bkwsu.com or www.brahmakumaris.com

Learning for Life

The Institution recognises the intrinsic spirituality and goodness of every human being and helps people to rediscover that goodness within themselves, encouraging and facilitating the development of spiritual awareness, attitudes, behaviours and skills through a process of lifelong learning.

Recognising the importance of understanding the wider context of human existence, the Institution's core curriculum addresses the spiritual significance of religious and cultural traditions and explores such themes as life after death, our relationship with God and the purpose of life.

The Institution organises and participates in dialogues across a wide spectrum of issues promoting peace and understanding in many local and global fora.

The Spiritual Dimension

Above all, the Institution emphasises the benefits of moral and spiritual approaches to life, enabling people to develop attitudes and behaviours which stem from shared core values and understanding. Inspired by the vision of a world where people live in harmony with others, the Institution's purpose is to share that vision of the future while strengthening individual awareness of the dignity and worth inherent in every human being.

The spiritual seekers and volunteers

The spiritual Institution has over 600,000 regular students in different countries, belonging to different religions, different ages and social status who attend regular classes at the centres. With the dedicated aim of establishing a world culture of peace and non-violence, all the students maintain vegetarianism and abstain from all intoxicants. Committed to the task of bringing about world transformation through deep self transformation based upon spiritual empowerment, the students with the teachers and administrators of this spiritual Institution function as a global family with the teachers of the Institution emerging from the student population itself.

Founder - Prajapita Brahma
Rajyogini Dadi Jankiji
Administrative Head of
Brahma Kumaris
Rajyogini Dadi Hirday Mohiniji
Addl. Admn. Head of
Brahma Kumaris &
Chairperson of B&I Wing
Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohiniji
Jt. Admn. Head of
Brahma Kumaris &
Chairperson of Youth Wing