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.
Service to humanity is an act that springs from a love for all humanity and a recognition of its oneness. In this collection, we explore the themes and perspectives around this critical spiritual principle.
Cloud9: Unity, Beauty & Service – Jack Lenz’ 3 Themes for Every Artist
Cloud9 is a podcast produced by Baha’i Teachings. Its aim is to feature interviews with artists and discuss what inspires them to make a positive contribution to the world. In this episode, Baha’i Teachings’ arts editor Shadi Toloui-Wallace interviews Canadian producer, composer, and musical director Jack Lenz. Jack shares his theory about three universal themes for artists, inherent and embedded in Baha’u’llah’s Teachings: unity, beauty and service. Shadi and Jack discuss these themes and how he strives to weave them into his own work as a composer; how he’s learned to rely on prayer and call on spirits and souls in the next world to guide his creative process. They talk about the importance of routine to excel in one’s craft, and learn about an exciting new songbook project that he’s just completed, as well.
For more information about Jack Lenz, please visit his website: www.lenzent.com
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
What an incredibly inspirational interview! This was for me by far the best attempt to explain how art can uplift the soul and create longing to go beyond this earthly realm. Thank you so much for this!
Wandra Harmsen (March 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM)