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Study Circle

Baha’is live in and work in many localities in every country, representing the diversity of the human race. All over the world, they engage in efforts to apply Baha‘u’llah’s teachings to the material and spiritual progress of their communities. This process raises the capacity of more and more people to take charge of their spiritual, social and intellectual development. 


A study circle is an interactive study class with participants seeking to enrich their life and work towards the betterment of mankind. It consists of a small group of people that meets at least once or twice a week for few hours to study the course material. Anyone aged fifteen or older can participate disregard of religious background. The group is brought together by a tutor, a person who is further along in their study of materials.  A study circle is intended to develop the spiritual skills of the participants as a way to enrich one’s own spiritual life and to be of service to humanity. All individuals participating are seen as active agents of their own learning, and tutors strive to create an atmosphere that encourages individuals to assume ownership for the educational process.


The materials used which are Ruhi books include passages from the Baha’i writings, that express the spiritual insights and the knowledge gained in the process of translating Baha’u’llah’s teachings into reality. The participants think about application of these passages to their individual and collective lives. 


Some themes the books are made on are:


  • Creating environments that put people in contact with the spiritual forces released through prayer and devotion 
  • Establishing meaningful conversations among people 
  • Educating children on the moral values
  • Helping young people develop their intellectual and spiritual capacities 
  • Generating dynamics within the family unit that give rise to spiritual prosperity

A study circle is intended to develop the spiritual skills of the participants as a way to enrich one’s own spiritual life and to be of service to humanity. All individuals participating are seen as active agents of their own learning, and tutors strive to create an atmosphere that encourages individuals to assume ownership for the educational process. 

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