- 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.
This presentation by Varad Mukhedkar is part of a mental health forum dedicated to youth wellbeing that was held at the Baha’i Centre of Learning in Perth, Western Australia on October 16th, 2022. This event was sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Melville in collaboration with Mind & Soul Matters podcast and Baha’i Blog.
Varad became involved with Man Up after losing his dear friend, Michael to suicide. Man Up is a not-for-profit, peer-to-peer education service in WA, with the goal of empowering young men and redefining masculinity. They run workshops on various topics centered around men’s mental health and well-being, with an emphasis on transforming boys into confident, purpose-driven, and emotionally capable men.
The views expressed in this talk reflect the individual perspectives of the invited speaker to the mental health forum.
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