All posts by Naysan Naraqi. Browse Other Authors

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

Visit Author's Website

Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 64: Bitahnii Wayne Wilson

Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

In this episode, I’m joined by Bitahnii Wayne Wilson, a Navajo Baha’i from the remote community of Pine Springs on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. We talk about the service work he’s doing in his community, Navajo traditions and prophecies, and how they relate to the Baha’i Faith. Bitahnii also tells us about the changes he made in his own personal life and how he became a Baha’i, the meaning behind a “clan”, and he shares Baha’i and Navajo prayers with us. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much I did! Continue reading

“Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” by Gloria Akhterjahan

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Hamilton, New Zealand with Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” in Hindi, from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

“Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” by Gloria Akhterjahan [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Hamilton, New Zealand with Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” in Hindi, from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. Continue reading

“Tiny Seed” by Victoria & Willow [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic with Victoria Jane Leith and Willow Bea Leith singing “Tiny Seed” based on a prayer by Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

The Australian Baha’i Community & Efforts to Contribute to Social, Spiritual & Material Advancement

This short video, produced by the Australian Baha’i Community, shares how the Baha’i community of Australia is dedicated to promoting the material and spiritual advancement of Australian society. Since its establishment in Australia in 1920, the Baha’i community has been a participant in interfaith dialogue, social action efforts and community building initiatives from the grassroots through to the national level. The Australian Baha’i community has been conscious to collaborate with, and learn alongside, others in order to contribute to the development of thought in various areas of common concern for Australian society, such as social cohesion. Continue reading

“Maravillosa Vision (Wondrous Vision)” by Carlos Medina

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Santiago, Chile with Carlos Medina singing “Maravillosa Visión (Wondrous Vision)” in Spanish, and based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Maravillosa Vision (Wondrous Vision)” by Carlos Medina [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Santiago, Chile with Carlos Medina singing “Maravillosa Visión (Wondrous Vision)” in Spanish, and based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

BWNS: “Endurance Through Cycles of War” – A Resilient Community Fosters Hope in the CAR

This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) describes how a years-long armed conflict in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) has disrupted life across the country and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. In the midst of this crisis, the Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly has guided the Baha’is of the country in their efforts to contribute to social progress, most recently drawing on a network of people engaged in community-building activities to channel assistance where it is most needed. Continue reading