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Diversity | Inside the Colorful World of a Ballerina | Kayla Taylor

BTtalks Kayla Taylor

In this talk, produced by the wonderful team behind Bahaiteachings.org, Kayla Taylor, a young Black, white and Hispanic ballerina explores the uneasy tension present in non-diverse environments. Kayla explores the lack of diversity in the ballet world and offers, “We must understand that we are one human family, and help teach others the same thing.” She continues, “So I challenge you: look around the room […] If there is an uneven ratio in any category, ask yourself why. And if the reason is unjust, ask yourself how you can change it.”  Continue reading

Ellen “Mother” Beecher: A Sheaf of Light

Ellen Tuller Beecher known affectionately as "Mother Beecher" (1840-1932)

Ellen Tuller Beecher known affectionately as "Mother Beecher" (1840-1932)

In 1844 Siyyid Ali Muhammad, known to the world as the Bab, spent a quiet evening in His home, with Mulla Husayn. That evening, outwardly unnoticed, signified the birth of a new dispensation, era, and cycle in humanity’s history. Four years earlier, in the United States, a woman was born who was destined to become one of the spiritual progeny of the energy released into the world from that momentous conversation.

When, at the end of the 19th century, Ellen Tuller Beecher declared her belief in Baha’u’llah as the Manifestation of God for this Day, she was nearly 60 years old. At the time she was one of only several hundred individuals in the United States who were registered members of the Baha’i community. She immediately entered into correspondence with Abdu’l-Baha. Some of the letters from Him to Mother Beecher, as she came to be known, contain many well-known passages from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha regarding the importance of unity:  Continue reading

Service | How I Became Addicted to Helping Others | Travis Van Winkle

BTtalks Travis Van Winkle

The wonderful team behind Bahaiteachings.org have recently released a series of webtalks! In this talk, actor and philanthropist Travis Van Winkle shares his spiritual journey to find meaning in his life and to rid himself of self-doubt, feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem. Travis recounts how he encountered the Baha’i Faith and began serving others, which gave his life purpose and a sense of happiness.  Continue reading

“The Nightingale of Affection” by Roya Bennett [Audio Track]

The Nightingale of Affection - Roya Bennett 864x486 (audio track)

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is 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 Vancouver, Canada with Roya Bennett who sings “The Nightingale of Affection” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.  Continue reading

Cellar and Sky: An Album by Yosi Mesbah

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I’m so excited about featuring Yosi Mesbah’s album, Cellar and Sky, on Baha’i Blog. It’s a hauntingly honest, uplifting and moving album where her folksy and jazzy timbered voice beautifully sings about dealing with life’s tests and difficulties in a lyrical but down-to-earth way. I can’t help but feel moved when I hear her album, and I had the pleasure of meeting Yosi at the recent Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference in Arizona a couple of months ago. As you know I love asking artists about their creative process and was glad when Yosi agreed to tell us more about her album and her experiences in putting it together. Continue reading

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