2015 11 29 Human chain 4 cropThe people of Paris decided upon a novel way to show the strength of their feeling about climate, while staying inside the directives of the Police who were concerned about their safety.  10,000 formed a human chain along the pavements of Paris.

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Sr Jayanti meditating 900An interfaith meeting was held at the Basilique Saint-Denis to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims who have been walking to mark a spiritual moment for Earth and the climate.  Sister Jayanti of Brahma Kumaris was a named speaker and gave a short talk and meditation.  Afterwards, the petition of 1.8 million signatures was handed over to Christina Figueres.

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This academic paper (published June 2015) describes research carried out over three years on yogic farming using Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga meditation (BKRYM).  It gives a positive indication of the benefits of yogic farming.  It says, in its conclusion:

 

Conclusion

If we know the basics of science, such as all matter is different and all matter is made up of energy and that energy is basically vibrations, then it should not be too difficult to understand that metaphysical energy works the same way. The review done on various aspects of crops at different places indicated that the metaphysical energy created during BKRYM and applied to seeds, field crops, or water used for these purposes led to enhanced seed germination and vigor, and quality of crops. While keeping pace with chemical farming, the extensive use of metaphysical energy may lead to higher and pure crop produce in the future. Thus metaphysical energy has been found to play a vital role in enhancing all the stages of crop growth, i.e., from seed germination to final yield. Use of this energy can be successful, as it is a nonmonetary and powerful input as well as being helpful in improving the society. Thus the power of metaphysical energy created during Raja yoga meditation has been found to play a vital role in transforming agriculture as well as human health. All efforts need to be made to obtain such effects through the use of the metaphysical energy produced through Raja yoga meditation. This will not only transform agriculture but also facilitate transforming farming families and other human beings.

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VIDEOLINKS to Brahma Kumaris activities during Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009

Videos made by BK

Time to Change
The current issues around climate change encourage all of us to revise our way of thinking as well as our lifestyles. A talk by Sister Jayanti, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and its representative for the United Nations, Geneva. She had been invited to Copenhagen in December as one of 20 spiritual leaders from all over the world. Monday 14th Dec. 2009.
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Inner Leadership for a Sustainable Future
Sister Jayanti, Brahma Kumaris, addressing the spiritual perspective of climate change at grassroots climate change meetings ”Windows of Hope” Christiania, a Freetown in Copenhagen. The theme Worldview, Culture, Spirituality, Values was addressed by both Danish writers and international speakers Sunday 6th Dec. 2009.
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Voices of Hope - responding to the Call of the Earth
Introduction to an evening program at the National Museum of Denmark arranged by Global Peace Initiative of Women. Thursday 10th Dec. 2009.
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Climate Change TV interview of Sister Jayanti, Brahma Kumaris, at COP15, Bella Center
Climate Change TV is the world's first Internet broadcaster dedicated entirely to climate change issues, featuring exclusive interviews with world leaders, environmental ministers, expert scientists, decision makers, activists and many of the most important and influential figures involved in the international climate change debate. Wednesday 9th Dec. 2009. Link to the video

Mind & Matter - Confluence of Two Living Systems
A conversation between Sister Jayanti, a meditation practitioner for more than 40 years and a spiritual expert on the living system of the soul and how it is connected to matter, and Joachim Golo Pilz, an entrepreneur in the field of solar power plants and alternative energy forms. Peoples' Climate Summit. Tuesday 15th Dec.2009. Link to the video


Press conference at COP15
arranged by Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change and 350.org. Wednesday 9th Dec. 2009.
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Crucial Principles for Radical Change -  lectures, dialogue and music.
People Climate Summit. Thursday 18th Dec.  2009. See contribution by Valeriane Bernard from Brahma Kumaris in Geneve.
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MP3 files for download of BK's own programmes

Mind & Matter - Confluence of Two Living Systems A conversation between Sister Jayanti and Joachim Golo Pilz,
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Time to Change - a lecture  by Sister Jayanti.
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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson