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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!

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“Oho Mora Bophelo (O Son of Being)” by Kgaone, Solomzi, Busisiwe & Omphemetse

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 Mahikeng, South Africa with Kgaone, Solomzi, Busisiwe and Omphemetse singing “Oho Mora Bophelo (O Son of Being)”, in SeSotho, and based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Oho Mora Bophelo (O Son of Being)” by Kgaone, Solomzi, Busisiwe & Omphemetse [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 Mahikeng, South Africa with Kgaone, Solomzi, Busisiwe and Omphemetse singing “Oho Mora Bophelo (O Son of Being)”, in SeSotho, and based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

Ambassador to Humanity – Episode Two: The Master of Akka

Ambassador to Humanity is a podcast series of nine episodes in honor of the centenary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha. The podcast was produced by BahaiTeachings.org and it recounts the life and work of this unique figure in human history, celebrating His life, His legacy, and His enduring influence on humanity. It includes eyewitness accounts from those who encountered Abdu’l-Baha and commentary from those who have studied His life and example.

This second episode tells the story of how Abdu’l-Baha turned an infamous place of suffering into a paradise for pilgrims. Continue reading

Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 73: Elena Mustakova [VIDEO]

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 interview Dr. Elena Mustakova, an educator, social scientist, and integral psychologist who believes that psychological and spiritual health are inseparable. We talk about why individuals betray themselves, and the relationship between the individual and their environment. We discuss fear, the potential pitfalls of ideology, the interdependent world we live in, sacred activism, and the difference between spirituality, religion and collective consciousness. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Continue reading

Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 73: Elena Mustakova [AUDIO]

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 interview Dr. Elena Mustakova, an educator, social scientist, and integral psychologist who believes that psychological and spiritual health are inseparable. We talk about why individuals betray themselves, and the relationship between the individual and their environment. We discuss fear, the potential pitfalls of ideology, the interdependent world we live in, sacred activism, and the difference between spirituality, religion and collective consciousness. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Continue reading

“Radiant Heart” by Michael and Laura [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 Toronto, Canada with Michael Ferguson and Laura Friedmann singing “Radiant Heart” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. Continue reading

“Be Thou Ever Hopeful” by the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir

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 Mahikeng, South Africa with the the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir singing “Be Thou Ever Hopeful” in English, Swahili and Zulu. Continue reading

“Be Thou Ever Hopeful” by the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir [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 Mahikeng, South Africa with the the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir singing “Be Thou Ever Hopeful” in English, Swahili and Zulu. Continue reading