The "four pillars" of life for BK Raja Yogis are gyan (knowledge), yoga (meditation/ remembrance), dharna (inculcation of divine virtues) and seva (service). Service is a direct and indirect - but often intentional - outcome of a spiritual life. In the expansion years, the form of service was more direct: the aim was to give the "message" to as many as possible. Now many within the Brahma Kumaris have what we may consider a post-modern approach; programs are offered according to the interest of those in the world. Below are three examples.
A very important and popular area of service, retreats are purposely designed to serve different groups of people. Retreat centres exist in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, India and Russia. Hundreds of thousands of people participate annually around the world.
Started in India by small-holder farmers, BK farming communities began incorporating meditation practices into their farming routine, in order to increase plant resilience and crop yield. There have been remarkable results and interest has quickly spread in the farming community.
Located in Rajasthan, where much of the year is hot, sunny and dry. World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST), a registered Charitable Trust / solar research centre and a sister organization of the Brahma Kumaris, has established a 1.0 Mw el. solar thermal power plant to demonstrate and multiply this alternative technology for India.