Awakening Together

The Pachamama Alliance is delighted to be in partnership with the Brahma Kumaris. Both organizations are working toward a new future in which spiritual fulfillment, environmental sustainability and social justice are cornerstones.

The combined reach of these two global networks is staggering, with teams of committed volunteers in 112 countries covering more than 90% of the world’s population.

The New Awakening the Dreamer Workshop

Together we have created the Awakening the Dreamer Workshop, an opportunity to engage members of the public in the most urgent and necessary questions of this age:

  • Where Are We? – looking at the environmental, social and spiritual condition of the human family
  • How Did We Get Here? – finding the root causes of our modern malaise
  • What is Possible Now? – examining the alternative scenarios for our future
  • Where Do We Go From Here? – finding a role to play in creating the future

The experience is based on the proven Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium developed by The Pachamama Alliance. And from the Brahma Kumaris we have incorporated meditations, videos and elements of the Earth Care Workshop. The workshop can take people from confusion, despair or denial into hope and committed action in just 4 hours. It combines powerful video elements, thought-provoking interactive exercises and meditation to inspire participants to take a stand for an entirely future and to begin to see themselves with a role to play in creating that future.

Here’s a trailer for the original symposium on which our new workshop is based.

Watch the Trailer

Sharing this Workshop Worldwide

This workshop will be available to every center worldwide, and training material will be made available to support the center teams in promoting and presenting the workshop. There will also be advice and some support available for those wishing to translate the workshop into their own languages. We aim to make it as simple and joyful as possible for Brahma Kumaris volunteers to share this workshop in their own local communities.

How to Get Involved

Its easy to get involved:

  • Use the Frequently Asked Questions below to find out more
  • Download the materials
  • Find fellow presenters in the networks of either the Brahma Kumaris or The Pachamama Alliance
  • Present a workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the purpose of the workshop?
A. To raise the global awareness about the connection between social, environment and spiritual issues. To engage the public with this new program.

Q. Where has the workshop been presented?
A. In Australia, Austria, Cameroon, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, United States and Zambia.

Q. Why should we do this program in our center?
A. To open a conversation with our students and the public about the state of the world; a very necessary, relevant and even exciting conversation. To reach new audiences for service.

Q. Why is this workshop so good?
A. It provides an opportunity in just 4 hours to transform how we choose to see and stand in the world – moving from despair and denial to hope and inspiration and, ultimately, to action. This workshop is a bridge to attract the public and a direct support for our BK mission – promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.

Q. What has been the results of this program?
A. The program on which this is based, the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, is already in more than 80 countries and is transforming lives wherever it goes. The workshop we have created together has had an extremely enthusiastic response from the BK’s who attended (in Madhuban, Holland, Denmark and Switzerland). They want to use the program to extend our service to our communities.

Q. How will we do this in our centers?
A. Gather a team; organize a one-day event; download the materials; have fun.

Q. Do I need to be trained to present the workshop?
A. No. It is recommended that you join in with Pachamama Alliance Facilitators and communities delivering the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium (workshop) so you have an experienced team with you. You can find other Facilitators in the Facilitator Hub Directory (registration required).

Q. What format do we use for the Video presentation?
A. Powerpoint.

Q. How did the BK meet Pachamama?
A. The BK Green Team (BK Environment Initiative) has developed a strategy to expand its services by developing partnerships. In September 2011, the Pachamama Alliance and the BK met in Bonn (Germany) during a UN meeting on Sustainability. There was such a good click that both organizations decided to further develop this partnership.

Q. What should I do if I have further questions?
A. Please email us your questions.