Who is Dadi Gulzar? Dadi is a natural spiritual leader through the power and depth of her relationship with and love for God. She has a deep belief in human potential for the creation of a better world. From an early age she reported divine visions of a future where technology together with social, economical and political systems align with the highest human values, and where peace itself is the only religion.
Dadi was introduced to Raja Yoga meditation when she was eight years old. She was one of the original members of a boarding school established in Sindh in 1937 by Brahma Baba, the founder of the Brahma Kumaris. At 16 years of age, she went to Lucknow to open one of the first meditation centers outside Mount Abu. She is currently one of three women spiritual leaders of the Brahma Kumaris, and is based in New Delhi. A combination of innocence, courage and humor characterizes her story of traveling through India as a young girl, protected only by the conviction that God was guiding her life. This conviction has formed a personality of complete clarity and openness. She radiates a calm serenity that comes from the depth of her inner silence. When one meets Raj yogini Dadi Gulzar, one is engulfed in waves of peace, love, and freedom. When one meets Raj yogini Dadi Gulzar, one is engulfed in waves of peace, love, and freedom. Dadi’s wisdom is simple and always goes straight to the core: “If someone is happy, they can’t stay without sharing that happiness- it happens automatically.”
You can experience this state--this space in time--when Dadi Gulzar visits San Francisco next month. The west coast branch of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University will host a free evening program so that Dadi may share with the people in America her experiences from 70 years of practicing inner peace. In India, Dadi regularly speaks before gatherings of 100,000 or more. The June 20 event will be a rare public appearance in the United States.
Joining Dadi will be physicist Fred Alan Wolf, featured in the film “What the Bleep Do We (Really) Know?” a film about quantum physics, reality, and God. Emmy-Award winning composer and singer Gary Malkin will perform, and San Francisco supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will welcome Dadi to the city. The event is offered as a free public service; tickets are recommended.
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (www.bkwsu.org) nurtures the well-being of the human family by promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity, and elevated actions towards a better world. The University teaches a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and values. The west coast headquarters are located in San Francisco, and a new retreat center will be opening in Bel Marin Keys, in Marin County. For more information: www.bksanfrancisco.com.