The Brahma Kumaris, a Hindu spiritual movement, seeks to expand into Suffolk

The Brahma Kumaris started 80 years ago in

The Brahma Kumaris started 80 years ago in India by a Hindu who was searching for a new spirituality. On Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, some of their members spoke about how the Global Harmony House in the Great Neck branch of The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization has been gaining a foothold on Long Island. (Credit: Steve Pfost) (Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

The Brahma Kumaris, a spiritual practice started 80 years ago in colonial India by a wealthy Hindu businessman that now claims 1 million regular members worldwide, is looking to expand on Long Island.

The group, which founded its North and South American center in Great Neck in 1992, now hopes to open another center in Suffolk County, said Sister Anjani, a teacher at the center.