US Baha’i News Podcast: Year of Living Deeply – A Conversation with Robert Atkinson

In this podcast episode by the US Baha’i News Service, editor Joyce Litoff chats with author Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., an internationally-recognized expert on life story interviewing, personal myth-making, and soul-making. He talks about his memoir Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969. This memoir is a 50th-anniversary celebration of the year that changed the life of the author and the direction of a generation. Continue reading

Andacht zum 9. Ridvan im Baha’i-Haus der Andacht von Europa (9th Day of Ridvan at the Baha’i House of Worship for Europe)

The Baha’is of Germany have created three online musical celebrations in honor of the 1st, 9th and 12th days of the Festival of Ridvan, which celebrates when Baha’u’llah publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God in 1863. These videos feature prayers and devotions at the Baha’i House of Worship for Europe in Langenheim, Germany (including recordings from past devotionals). This video celebrates the 9th day of Ridvan.  Continue reading

An Interview with Katherine Mayerovitch About the Baha’i Blogging Challenge

A thrilling initiative is underway: a group of bloggers are each attempting to create Baha’i-inspired content every day for 30 days! It’s called the Baha’i Blogging Challenge and you can read all about it, including how to participate and the writers who are involved, here on the website dedicated to the project.

Katherine Mayerovitch is the fantastic writer who has spearheaded the challenge and she kindly agreed to give us some of the behind-the-scenes details of this exciting initiative and how it came to be:  Continue reading

Andacht zum 1. Ridvan im Baha’i-Haus der Andacht von Europa (1st Day of Ridvan at the Baha’i House of Worship for Europe)

The Baha’is of Germany have created three online musical celebrations in honor of the 1st, 9th and 12th days of the Festival of Ridvan, which celebrates when Baha’u’llah publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God in 1863. These videos feature prayers and devotions at the Baha’i House of Worship for Europe in Langenheim, Germany (including recordings from past devotionals). This video celebrates the 1st day of Ridvan.  Continue reading

Talks by Mr. Grossmann from the New Zealand North Island Baha’i Summer School 2013

Mr. Hartmut and Mrs. Ursula Grossmann were the keynote speakers at the recent North Island Baha’i Summer School in New Zealand at the end of December 2013, and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of New Zealand have given Baha’i Blog four of Mr. Grossmann’s audio talks for you to listen to.

Currently residing in Finland, the Grossmann’s are originally from Germany and Mr. Grossmann is a former member of both the International Teaching Centre and the Universal House of Justice, until he retired in 2008.

We’ve been asked to remind everyone that Mr. Grossmann gave these talks as an individual Baha’i, and not as a representative of the Universal House of Justice.

You can listen to these talks by either streaming them live from our site or by downloading them.

Also, if anyone is interested in the DVD of these talks (which will also include Mrs. Grossmann’s presentations), you can order it by contacting: [email protected]

We hope you enjoy these talks as much as we do, and we’d like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Grossmann and the organizers of the summer school and the National Spiritual Assembly of New Zealand for making these talks available to us all!

Happy listening!

June Perkins Interview from the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival [Audio Version]

This interview from the Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival 2019 features author, poet and blogger June Perkins.

Ink of Light is an annual festival that explores and celebrates the work of Baha’i writers and creatives, who all come together to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate creative expression.

Dr. June Perkins is a Brisbane-based poet, blogger and children’s author, of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background, raised in Tasmania by Baha’i parents. She utilizes multi-arts and multicultural stories to inspire an enriched sense of belonging and compassion in those who encounter her work. She recently shared Magic Fish Dreaming at the Asia Pacific Triennial Pacific, Summer Program 2019 APT9 and became a member of Mana Pasifika research Institute. She maintains an interest and dedication to promoting diversity in the Australian, Pasifika and Baha’i literary landscapes. Continue reading

Talks by Mr. Grossmann from the New Zealand North Island Baha’i Summer School 2013

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Mr. Hartmut and Mrs. Ursula Grossmann were the keynote speakers at the recent North Island Baha’i Summer School in New Zealand at the end of December 2013, and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of New Zealand have given Baha’i Blog four of Mr. Grossmann’s audio talks for you to listen to.

Currently residing in Finland, the Grossmann’s are originally from Germany and Mr. Grossmann is a former member of both the International Teaching Centre and the Universal House of Justice, until he retired in 2008.

We’ve been asked to remind everyone that Mr. Grossmann gave these talks as an individual Baha’i, and not as a representative of the Universal House of Justice.

You can listen to these talks by either streaming them live from our site or by downloading them.
If you’d prefer to download the talks to your computer, just click on the link to the talk below and the word “Download” will appear at the bottom right of the audio player. Now just click on the word “Download” to begin downloading the file.

Also, if anyone is interested in the DVD of these talks (which will also include Mrs. Grossmann’s presentations), you can order it by contacting: [email protected]

We hope you enjoy these talks as much as we do, and we’d like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Grossmann and the organizers of the summer school and the National Spiritual Assembly of New Zealand for making these talks available to us all!

Happy listening! Continue reading

Light of Unity: A Compilation of Baha’i Writings About Challenges and the Power of Love and Unity

Two dear friends of mine, Edit Kalman, a photographer, and Tom Mann, a graphic designer, have teamed up to create a special compilation of the Baha’i Writings in light of the exceptional circumstances the people of the world find themselves in right now with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but also to be used, and inspiration derived from it, at any time.

Edit and Tom have created a compilation in both English and Hungarian, and have made it available for free download by anyone who would like to use it. You can download it here.

I was excited to touch base with Edit and Tom to learn more about this touching initiative, and here’s what they shared with me:

Baha’i Blog: Hi Edit and Tom! Can you first tell us a little bit about this initiative?


Well, we wanted to distribute, in a non-printed format, a set of positive Baha’i Writings that address some of the current issues we are facing right now in relation to the global health crisis.
 
 


As humanity is facing heavy challenges and the light of unity is shining more brightly, we have created a compilation as a gift to those souls who are searching for answers, solace and love today. Please feel free to share the booklet with your friends and loved ones. Continue reading

Is There Any Remover of Difficulties – European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019 [Audio Track]

“Is There Any Remover of Difficulties ” is the seventh song from the European Baha’i Choral Festival that was held from May 29 – June 2, 2019 at the Baha’i House of Worship in Langenhain, Germany. This English song was composed by Farid Javidan and conducted by Ameli Dziemba. The song is based on a prayer revealed by the Bab. Continue reading

The Declaration of the Bab – Online Celebration from the Baha’i House of Worship for North America

This program for the annual commemoration of the Declaration of the Bab is hosted by the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, USA. The program was put together in collaboration with Baha’is and friends in the Atlanta area who drew inspiration for the program from Baha’u’llah’s “Tablet of the Bell”, written by Him in commemoration of the Bab’s historic announcement of His station. Continue reading