Coordinator, Brahma Kumaris – Seal Beach
BK DIANE TILLMAN encountered the Brahma Kumaris in India in 1981 while taking a year-long sabbatical from her job as a School Psychologist in California. Dedicated to the practice of raja yoga, “Sr. Diane” has been the coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center in Seal Beach since 1983. As part of her service with the BKs, she became involved with UNA-USA from 1986 to 1996, and served at the local, district and national levels. Diane enjoys integrating the knowledge of psychology and spirituality. She has lectured and facilitated seminars on personal development in 30 countries, authored documents for the BKs, and been involved with numerous international initiatives. Because of her background as an Educational Psychologist, Tillman was asked by the BKs in 1995 to write a chapter on values activities for children for their publication Living Values: A Guidebook. When this morphed into an international values initiative, she resigned from her job to write for the program. The primary author of the award-winning Living Values Series of five books, she has written ten additional educational resources for at-risk youth, a Living Green Values resource, a children’s book and a parenting guide. Tillman has traveled to all regions of the world to conduct training and LVE seminars at conferences and in refugee camps, for educators, street-children agencies and UNESCO.
Greetings of peace.
I was attracted to the Brahma Kumaris decades ago. I was successfully working at my career and happy in life with family and good friends, but I was troubled by the state of the world and felt there must be a higher order of happiness. When I found the Brahma Kumaris in India while traveling, I was amazed at the depth of peace and love one was able to experience in the Raja Yoga Meditation they taught. I was slower in accepting their knowledge, but was fascinated that it was internally consistent and I was willing to experiment with their spiritual principles. I loved their understanding that all souls are naturally good. We simply lose touch with our natural qualities as our spiritual energy decreases and we are attracted to the limited in an attempt to fill the soul.
I have been with the Brahma Kumaris now for 39 years, as a student and teacher. I continue to believe that the core principle of good wishes and pure feelings for all souls would resolve many problems of the world, as would the practice of peace, respect, kindness and compassion in every area of our lives. The troubled time our society, the world, and even our planet is passing through, demands a change, a beautiful change, based on our goodwill for all and creating a life that brings forth values in not just words, actions and relationships, but in our vibrations.
You are warmly invited to join our classes and meditation sessions to learn Raja Yoga Meditation and the knowledge the Brahma Kumaris share. You will enjoy the peace and love experienced through the meditation; it helps one manage life much more easily. The classes on Practical Spirituality offer wonderful perspectives and tools to help create the life of peace, love and happiness we all want. Everyone is welcome. All our classes are offered free of charge as our contribution to peace.
With all good wishes,Diane Tillman
Coordinator, Seal Beach Brahma Kumaris Center