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The Dawning Place: A Book by Bruce Whitmore

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Every single one of the world’s seven (soon to be eight) Baha’i Houses of Worship is unique – unique in history, in design and in surroundings. But the one thing they all share in common is that they are The Dawning Places of the Mention of God.

I have always wanted to visit the Wilmette Temple. I don’t think photos can do justice to its utmost majesty, its intricate ornamentation, and the feeling of awe one must feel when standing in its presence.

American author Bruce Whitmore’s work The Dawning Place explores the very wonders of this House of Worship, providing a chronological account of events from before the Temple’s construction through to the present day. We spoke to Bruce to find out about him and his book, which is now in its second edition. Continue reading

Haka Performance at New Zealand Summer School

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In this video, some of the youth attending the New Zealand North Island Baha’i Summer School (Dec 26-31, 2015) practice and perform the Maori Haka in honor of the guest speakers and all those attending the summer school.

“The haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment.[1] Continue reading

The Power of Our Thoughts

The Power of Our Thoughts

It is often said that our thoughts shape our reality, and that what we think, we become. But is there really a link between our thoughts and our reality?

Does meditating on visions of future success, for example, really do anything to address the very real obstacles that you face in your daily life?

Some people are firm believers that positive thinking works wonders, while others are more skeptical. Continue reading

The Instagram’ed Photographic Works of Lady Lugsch-Tehle

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Artist, photographer and NineteenMonths contributor, Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle currently resides in the US and is pursuing a masters degree in Interfaith Action. As an avid traveller, her Instagram account is a source of inspiring images from around the world, including some beautiful images of the Holy Land. We caught up with Lindsey to ask her a few questions and to showcase some of her lovely works! Be sure to follow her on Instagram and 500px! Continue reading

“Spreading The Light” by Reza Mostmand

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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, Reza Mostmand sings “Spreading The Light” in Arabic, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. An authorized translation of this prayer in English is not yet available. Continue reading

“Spreading The Light” by Reza Mostmand [Audio Track]

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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, Reza Mostmand sings “Spreading The Light” in Arabic, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. An authorized translation of this prayer in English is not yet available. Continue reading

Blessed: The Music of Klare Kuolga

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Born in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and raised by adopted parents in Australia, Klare Kuolga was blessed with having the privilege of belonging to two distinct cultures, both of which music played an important role.

Klare is an old friend of mine, and I just found out that she’s just released a new EP called “Blessed”, so I decided to catch up with her and interview her on Baha’i Blog: Continue reading

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