Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
Baha’is see the young as the most precious treasure a community can possess. In them are the promise and guarantee of the future. Yet, in order for this promise to be realised, children need to receive spiritual nourishment, such as can be found in the children’s classes happening all around the world.
Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages. These gatherings are open to all and are intended to embrace that attitude of prayer and practice of devotion that is universal to all religions.
Tiny Seeds – Children’s Book of Prayers and Colouring
Parenting is a huge weighty responsibility and as Baha’i parents it’s important that we nurture and nourish our children spiritually. Since I am the very lucky and rather proud father of a nine-month old, I’ve been on the lookout for Baha’i materials for children. So I was very pleased to come across a gorgeous children’s prayer book called Tiny Seeds by mixed media artist Misha Blaise.
Tiny Seeds is a book of prayers and writings from the Baha’i Faith and comes with a 10 page colouring book on CD (so you can print it out over and over again!) It’s got some very bright and cute illustrations and is perfect for little ones the world over!
Hi I’m Collis! I live in Darwin, in the Northern Territory. I’m a Baha’i, designer, entrepreneur, climate tech angel investor, and engaged in philanthropy to support First Nations young people in Australia. I've been working on Baha'i Blog since its inception in 2011!
Thanks for sharing this lovely book for children! Unfortunately when I attempted to purchase a copy it said it does not ship to Australia! What a shame!
Joanne Thomas (May 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM)
Hi Joanne, yes that’s a shame. Perhaps you could contact Baha’i Distribution Services Australia to see if they can order copies, as I’m sure a lot of others could benefit from this book. I hope this helps.
Naysan (May 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM)
Thankyou so much, I will try that!
Joanne Thomas (May 5, 2012 at 9:22 AM)
Thanks Collis for sharing my book on your blog! I am so happy you like it! I self published this book and as it turns out, printing a full color book is quite expensive. For this reason I can’t sell my books through the Baha’i Distribution Service because the book wouldn’t make enough money for both me and them to profit. People in other countries who are interested in buying can contact me directly through Etsy and I can investigate shipping costs. Also, my books can be purchased in person at the House of Worship in Wilmette!
Collis–If you are interested in providing the coloring book as a resource that is free to download for your blog readers, I would totally support that! I just haven’t figured out how to do that yet from my blog 🙂
Misha (June 6, 2012 at 3:18 AM)
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Misha, could you please contact bahai books Australia as they now have a print on demand service for self publishing? Would be great to access this book for children
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