Gatherings that bring small groups of people together to explore the Baha’i teachings and enrich the spiritual lives of those who take part.
Study circles, which are multiplying rapidly throughout the world, are gatherings of people from all background who are interested in an in-depth, systematic spiritual study. It starts with the individual’s recognition that there is more to life than material gain, that we are spiritual beings and that our greatest happiness truly is in helping humanity. All participants arrive at a better understanding on their purpose in life and many discover ways to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Such a transformational process requires skills and training. That’s where the study circles come in.
Bahá’ís are actively engaged in developing knowledge, skills, and spiritual insights through study circles on various topics. They – with their neighbours from all walks of life and of all religions – learn to act more effectively towards the betterment of humankind and serving the needs of the community and the larger society. Participants in these courses learn, for example, to start their own children’s class, to engage in community service activities, to assist and empower others to independently investigate spiritual truths, to learn how to competently express one’s views, and to engage oneself in serving the broader needs of society for unity, justice, and equality. The participants often experience a new sense of direction in life, better relationships with family and friends, and a fruitful re-evaluation of the contribution one can make to the wider community.
Regardless of your ideas, views, beliefs, spirituality, religion, culture, or background everyone is welcome, as we are after all, members of one human family.
There’s no charge to attend a study circle. The frequency, schedule and duration of each study are set by the group, and a facilitator serves to maintain the focus and pace.
If you are interested to find out more about the Study Circles and want to meet for a coffee or tea to discuss how we can make our community a better place then why not get involved. Click to get in touch.