For over 50 years, Sister Jayanti has been an emissary for peace. She has a vision and experience that is truly global and deeply spiritual. Sister Jayanti was born in Poona, India in 1949 of Sindhi parents, who migrated to England in the 1950s. From the age of eight she was therefore exposed to Western education and cultural influence.
Her return to India for several months at the age of 19 (leaving behind her study of pharmacy at the University of London) led her to begin her life’s path of spiritual study and service with the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. Her role within the University is broad. As European Director, she supervises activities in 28 countries.
She travels the world as a keenly sought after speaker and broadcaster. Many trips during the early eighties were pioneering in nature,when she helped establish the work of the University in London, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, Japan, South Africa, as well as several European countries. Since 2009 she has headed the BK delegation to the United Nations COP Climate Change Conferences and has spoken internationally on the link between consciousness and climate change.
In 2018 she led early morning meditation sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January and at the European Commission’s EUSEW Policy Conference in Brussels in June. Sister Jayanti sees the erosion of spiritual values as the underlying cause of the crises that the world is facing today.