• "The Gate" film at Lake Travis Film Festival

    The Gate has been nominated for the Official Selection (category: Best Documentary Feature) and will be screening at 4pm, Friday, February 28th.

    You can watch the film online: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play.

  • The Bahá'ís of Austin welcome you!

    “Let your vision be world embracing…” — Bahá’u’lláh

  • Each Sunday Devotions from 10:30am to 11:00am, followed by a talk and discussion in the main room. Light refreshments & socializing afterwards in the kitchen.

    Devotions from 10:30am to 11:00am, followed by a fireside discussion. Light refreshments & socializing afterwards in the kitchen.

     

    Children's classes continue this week for all ages through high school except the toddler class. 

     

    Jan 19th: "Soulful Sunday"

     

    The Austin Bahá'í Community continues its Soulful Sunday celebration this Sunday, January 19, 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend. Here is the program:

     

    10:00 a.m. Unity Café - join us for a light breakfast, coffee and connection
    10:30 a.m. Devotions - lift your spirit with music & readings from the Bahá'í Holy Writings
    11:00 a.m. Spiritual Conversations - Engage in deep spiritual conversations in small groups with fellow spiritual seekers!

    Hope to see you there!

     

    Other upcoming talks:

     

    Jan 26th: "Avoiding Partisan Politics", by Chris Bishop

    Given recent geopolitical events, this discussion will explore this principle of the Bahá'í Faith, with a focus on social media in particular.

    Anyone wishing to peruse the two pieces of guidance ahead of time can find them at the following links:

    1 December 2019 letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UlqTGJHq9upyNmj0NTjO_olmTze1vhtM

    2 March 2013 letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Cgx2BB2apeATD2TwbyoLVHc9nVg0jWIJ

     

    Feb 2nd: "The Covenant" - by Rayyaneh Oskoui

     

    Feb 9th: "Getting to Know Your Higher Nature" - by Chris Johnson

     

    Feb 16th: "Forgiveness" - by Dale Fowler

     

    Feb 23rd: "A Vision of Race Unity" - parterning with PEACE through PIE

     

    March 1st: "TBD", by Millie Hezari

     

  • Community Calendar of the Bahá'ís of Austin

    Here are upcoming events

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    Bahá’í Bluebonnet Conference

    Dates: February 21 - 23, 2020

    Register here.

  • CBS This Morning - Behind the Bahá'í faith, one of the fastest growing religions

  • Dawn of Light

    Two hundred years ago, the Báb appeared, inaugurating a new Dispensation and preparing humanity for the light of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation.

    For more information, please visit: www.bahai.us/bicentenary

  • Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity (ISGP)

     

    July 10–21, 2020, at Louhelen Bahá’í School in Davison, Michigan. This seminar aims to assist young adults to develop the capacity to examine and analyze society and the forces acting upon it and to introduce relevant aspects of the Bahá’í teachings both in their academic and professional fields and in other social spaces in which they are present.

  • On October 28th and 29th, Bahá’ís worldwide celebrated the second of two major 200-year anniversaries: the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb, the Herald of the Bahá’í Faith.

     

    A message from
    THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE
    on the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb

     

    Click here for photos from the Austin celebration at the Bob Bullock museum.

    A Proclamation from the mayor presented by Councilwoman Alison Altar

    A Proclamation from the mayor presented by Councilwoman Alison Altar

    A Proclamation from the mayor presented by Councilwoman Alison Altar

  • A Rich Tapestry

    What we do in the community

  • Contact Us

    Questions? Comments? Please feel free to contact us.

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  • What We Do

    Four ways to participate in the community with Baha'i's

    Devotional Gatherings

    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.

    Children's Classes

    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.

    Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

    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.

    Study Circles

    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.

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    Tell us what interests you and we will help you get connected

  • 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.

  • Have you recently moved into Austin?

    Are you a Baha'i who has just arrived to Austin? The fastest way to get plugged in is to update your information on the website of the National Spiritual Assembly. If you are unable to update your information, then please fill in the form below

  • New Day Community Garden is a place where people of many different backgrounds and gardening experience join together for the common goal of growing produce, experimenting with new plants and crops, and exchanging ideas, techniques and knowledge.