The Brahma Kumaris seeks to help individuals re-discover and strengthen their inherent worth by encouraging and facilitating a process of spiritual awakening. This leads to an awareness of the importance of thoughts and feelings as the seeds of actions. The development of virtues and values-based attitudes creates a practical spirituality which enhances personal effectiveness in the workplace and in family life. An understanding of the spiritual context of human existence is offered, helping to make sense of contemporary issues. Based on the principle that the roots of change lie within, the university encourages individuals to live by their highest values, vision and purpose. It holds that this commitment to self-transformation will create peace and a better world for all.
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University presently operates over 8500 centers in 100 countries around the world. It earned the consultative status as an NGO with the United Nations in 1983. Some of the programs offered at the meditation center in San Francisco include the Foundation Course in Raja Yoga Meditation, Positive Thinking Course, Stress Free Living and Anger Management Seminars. The Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center offers a wide range of weekend retreats, seminars and workshops in a beautiful setting in Marin County.