“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.” – Bahá’u’lláh
There are many ways to learn about the perspectives of the Baha’is on a broad range of questions and to the difficult challenges of our day. One way is by attending a Fireside presentation on the Baha’i Faith.
Another way is by attending a Bahá’í Study Circle. Study circles are not restricted to Baha’is; anyone may attend and you are most welcome.
Study circles are regular gatherings focused on an in-depth and systematic study of the Bahá’í Writings. The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the Holy Word, to comprehend its meanings and to find ways to apply the Word to our daily lives , enacting spiritual transformation of our inner condition through service to humanity.
The frequency and duration of each study circle are set by the group, and a facilitator serves to help the group establish a focus and pace that will carry them through the series. There are plenty of meaningful, stimulating, and rewarding discussions that are both facilitated and arise naturally out of questions that the participants pose based on the text. The content is designed to stimulate a personal commitment to action or service.
Currently these Study Circles use a series of workbooks originally developed by the Bahá’ís of Columbia and now administered by the Ruhi Institute. These workbooks use an interactive, question-and-answer format that fosters a participatory learning process intended to empower each member of the group with a new capacity for individual and social action.
Book 1 Reflections on the Life of the Spirit
Book 3 Teaching Children’s Classes, Grade 1
Teaching Children’s Classes, Grade 2: A branch course of Book 3
Book 4 The Twin Manifestations
Book 5 Releasing the Powers of Junior Youth (pre-publication edition)