Join us for our upcoming Holy Day
Martyrdom of the Báb, July 10th at 12 noon at the Austin Bahá'í Center. 2215 EM Franklin Ave.
A Rich Tapestry
What we do in the community
The Bahá'ís of Austin welcome you!
“Let your vision be world embracing…” — Bahá’u’lláh
Each Sunday starting at 10:30 AM join us for devotions, children's classes and a topical chat at the Austin Bahá'í Center. 2215 E.M. Franklin Ave.
Upcoming Sunday Topics:
June 2nd - "The personal aspects of the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh as contrasted to His global social teachings." by Faris Badii
Faris has graciously agreed to do a coherent and cohesive set of presentations that will cover a broad range of Bahá'i topics, every third Sunday, for the next few months - thank you so much, Faris! Any of you that have had the pleasure of enjoying one of his firesides knows he is one of our ablest presenters, with and incredibly deep knowledge of the Bahá'i Faith that he shares with context, humor and insight. Additional upcoming topics will include:
The writings of Bahá'u'lláh from declaration to His Ascension as they pertain to the gradual and organic progression of His Faith.
“If the learned and worldly-wise men of this age were to allow mankind to inhale the fragrance of fellowship and love, every understanding heart would apprehend the meaning of true liberty, and discover the secret of undisturbed peace and absolute composure.”
Light to the World
Two hundred years ago, a prophetic Figure appeared: Bahá’u’lláh.
For more information, please visit: www.bahai.us/bicentenary
Four ways to participate in the community with Baha'i's
Devotional meetings spring up naturally in a community where a conversation about the spiritual dimension of human existence is growing. In diverse settings, Bahá’ís and their friends and families unite with one another in prayer. There are no rituals; no one individual has any special role. Meetings consist largely of reading prayers and passages from the Bahá’í sacred texts in an informal yet respectful atmosphere. A spirit of communal worship is generated by these simple gatherings, and this spirit begins to permeate the community’s collective endeavours. If you are interested in a devotional gathering, click here to contact us.
Bahá’ís see the young as the most precious treasure a community can possess. In them are the promise and guarantee of the future. Yet, in order for this promise to be realised, children need to receive spiritual nourishment. In a world where the joy and innocence of childhood can be so easily overwhelmed by the aggressive pursuit of materialistic ends, the moral and spiritual education of children assumes vital importance. Click here to find out about children's classes in your area.
Baha’i communities all over the world love to create, sponsor and encourage grassroots, neighborhood- and school-based junior youth groups. Designed to help young adolescents between the ages of 11-15 develop into focused, happy and productive teenagers and young adults, junior youth groups teach the crucial moral, spiritual and ethical skills society often fails to transmit to this important age group. Click here to find out about Junior Youth activities in Austin.
To build a better world requires an ever-growing pool of people capable of contributing to the accomplishment of the myriad tasks at hand. Study Circles are designed to explore the Baha'i Writings in a way the develops knowledge, skills and insight that prepares us to serve our community. Click here to find study circles in your area.
BECOME A BAHÁ’Í
A person becomes a Bahá’í by recognizing Bahá’u’lláh as the Messenger of God for this age and informing the Bahá’í community of their desire to join the Bahá’í Faith.