Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths – Bahá’u’lláh
Systematic study of the Bahá’í Writings
Each course involves systematic study of the Bahá’í Holy Writings in a group setting, known as a study circle. The first course is called Reflections on the Life of the Spirit. It explores spiritual matters such as prayer, meditation, life after death and the development of the soul. The aim of these studies is also to develop our capacity for spiritual virtues and living a life of service – doing good deeds – for other people.
Community building activities
These study circles help those who take part to develop the knowledge, spiritual insights and skills needed to start – and most importantly, to sustain – the activities that will help their community. These include learning how to hold devotional meetings, children’s classes and junior youth groups, all in our own neighborhoods.
Becoming an agent of one’s own learning
Study circles are open to all. They are held in an uplifting atmosphere, which empowers each participant to take charge of their own learning.
A facilitator assists the group, but he or she is not there to teach everyone else. All participants learn together, through discussion, practice, and use of the arts. Study Circles are open to all.