Sacramento ( USA ): Brahma Kumaris Sacramento, California in partnership with the Indian Association of Sacramento organized and hosted an evening with BK Sister Shivani. This online event, entitled “Art of Inner Stability” gathered together local, state, and international organizers and thousands of viewers online.
The program highlights:
Jagdish Bhai and Mr. Shivesh Siha, of the Indian Association of Sacramento, gave greetings and served as co-hosts for the event.
The BK film “Planting a Seed of Change” introduced viewers to the history and world service of the Brahma Kumaris, followed by a slideshow featuring beautiful views of the state Capitol and interfaith events with Brahma Kumaris of Sacramento and BK Sister Hansa.
A welcome dance of flowers was performed by the youngest students of the Light of Dance Academy.
The inspiration for the event was described by Sister Hansa. She then warmly welcomed Sister Shivani with flowers from California.
Sister Shivani shared spiritual wisdom and encouraged viewers to consider creating new ways to live their lives in order to experience the art of inner stability. She offered a beneficial practice to all who attended: “When ‘thank you’ is the first thought every morning, contentment will be the last feeling every night.” The talk concluded with a powerful meditation.
Ms. Stephanie Nguyen, City Council member of the City of Elk Grove, California, daughter of Vietnamese refugees, is also the city’s first Asian American woman to serve in her political position. Ms. Nguyen personally offered her support to invite Sister Shivani to visit and speak in Sacramento.
BK Elizabeth Padilla warmly greeted Sister Shivani from the Anubhuti Retreat Center. Sister Elizabeth shared a special recording of herself singing “Blessings Upon Blessings” for Sister Shivani.
The program was concluded by President of the Indian Association of Sacramento, Ms. Vandna Sharma. Speaking on behalf of many viewers, she shared how she was touched by the program and the experience.