A study circle is a small group that meets perhaps once a week for a few hours, usually in the home of one of its members, to study the course materials. The materials include passages from the Bahá'í writings related to specific themes
and acts of service. Among the questions participants explore are how to create environments that put people in contact with the spiritual forces released through prayer and devotion; how to strengthen bonds of friendship and establish
meaningful patterns of communication among people of various backgrounds; how to make the education of children an integral part of community life; how to help young people develop their intellectual and spiritual capacities;
and how to generate dynamics within the family unit that give rise to material and spiritual prosperity.
In response to the materials they study and with support from their institutions, participants arise to carry out specific acts of service. Men and women, young and old alike, come to recognize that they have the power to re-create the world around them. As more and more people become committed to the vision of individual and collective transformation fostered by the institute courses, capacity is gradually built in the community to reflect a pattern of life that places at its heart service and worship.
You are welcome to download here, the latest edition of the first book in our main sequence of courses, Reflections on the Life of the Spirit. The book is being made available for anyone who wishes to participate in a global conversation taking place in Bahá'í communities everywhere about the betterment of the world.
All are invited to study the book and discuss its content with a few friends. You are welcome to contact a Bahá’í community near you, using this form, if you would like to study it in a more formal online group or continue with other books in our main sequence of courses. If unsure about whom to contact, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We simply ask that neither the book nor any portion thereof be uploaded to other sites on the internet or to cloud-storage platforms or that it be used for commercial purposes or in ways which run counter to the spirit of the material itself or which misrepresent its intent.
Click here to download your copy of Ruhi Book 1: Reflections on the Life of the Spirit
Click here to find a study group near you to begin your journey to walk a path of service for humanity.