Prayers for Healing

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

Glory be to Thee, O Lord my God! I beg of Thee by Thy Name through which He Who is Thy Beauty hath been stablished upon the throne of Thy Cause, and by Thy Name through which Thou changest all things, and gatherest together all things, and callest to account all things, and rewardest all things, and preservest all things, and sustainest all things—I beg of Thee to guard this handmaiden who hath fled for refuge to Thee, and hath sought the shelter of Him in Whom Thou Thyself art manifest, and hath put her whole trust and confidence in Thee.

She is sick, O my God, and hath entered beneath the shadow of the Tree of Thy healing; afflicted, and hath fled to the City of Thy protection; diseased, and hath sought the Fountainhead of Thy favors; sorely vexed, and hath hasted to attain the Wellspring of Thy tranquillity; burdened with sin, and hath set her face toward the court of Thy forgiveness.

Attire her, by Thy sovereignty and Thy loving-kindness, O my God and my Beloved, with the raiment of Thy balm and Thy healing, and make her quaff of the cup of Thy mercy and Thy favors. Protect her, moreover, from every affliction and ailment, from all pain and sickness, and from whatsoever may be abhorrent unto Thee.

Thou, in truth, art immensely exalted above all else except Thyself. Thou art, verily, the Healer, the All-Sufficing, the Preserver, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

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Baha’i Center, 502 Dayton St. Yellow Springs

Who is Bahá’u’lláh? | Equality of Women & Men  | Unity/ Oneness/Diversity/Elimination of Prejudice | ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Call for Race Unity in America 1912 

Programs that Nurture Spiritual Growth, Virtue Development, Amity and Unity

The Baha’is of Yellow Springs invite you to join with us in our efforts to strengthen the foundation of society through programs that nurture spiritual growth and virtue development, foster amity and unity, and lead to joyful, purpose-oriented lives. These programs focus on transformation, empowerment and service. People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate. We offer programs for children, junior youth, youth and adults. These programs offer a world-embracing vision of the oneness of God, of religion, and of humanity. As this vision grows, it is our hope that participants will develop a love for humankind, an appreciation for diversity, and a desire to serve the world. Programs for Spiritual Growth

All programs are inspired by the sacred writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

Locally Created Initiatives:

INTER-FAITH & NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Vitalizing Our Virtues is our newest offering – a virtue development support group for adults created by Baha’is in Yellow Springs. We will offer our support for you to start your own group among neighbors or friends or connect you with others. We currently have one women’s group that has been meeting for three years and one neighborhood group.
Community Reflections on Racial Harmony and Justice a neighborhood initiative to host a simple series of inter-faith community reflection gatherings to elevate our conversations about the imperatives of racial unity and justice. The beginnings of this effort occurred in early 2015 in Beavercreek in the aftermath of the John Crawford shooting. What efforts could be mounted to build commitment to a unified community with justice, security, dignity and liberty for all? See supporting documents. Contact us for support.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Summer Virtue Day Camps for Children ages 7-10. Campers will learn that the shining virtues of the human soul are the key to unity, happiness and success in their personal lives and in the world. For a school year virtue based program for ages 5-7 see Brilliant Stars. Children of all faiths welcome.
Refuge Research Collaborative – A special environment has been created at our Baha’i Center for our research on the spiritual development of children.

“This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people.” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Devotionals:

We offer a community devotional once monthly on Sunday at 11:00 A.M. at the Baha’i Center. Various community members offer to host devotionals and holy days as a service to the community. Each devotional may have a different theme and format. To be informed of devotionals, holy days and other community activities see Events or email us at ysbahai@gmail.com to join our email list. All are welcome!

Schedule a film showing:

During the month of October of 2017 and 2019, the Baha’is in Yellow Springs along with some 100,000 localities around the world celebrated the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh and the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb respectively. The documentaries below were produced in celebration of these Twin Divine Luminaries, whose lives and missions are so closely interwoven, the echoes of Their divine teachings of love and unity reverberate around the globe, bringing hope and joy to the hearts of people everywhere.

We invite you to schedule a viewing as an individual or group using the contact information below or view films here:

Dawn of the Light This film follows the personal search for truth and meaning undertaken by eight people from diverse backgrounds (South Side Chicago, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Tajikistan, Zambia, Chile, an Iraqi living in Austria, New Zealand) and their discovery of Twin Divine Luminaries, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, Whose Divine Revelations are a source of transformation and empowerment for individuals and communities throughout the world. Their journey is explored against the backdrop of the remarkable life of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

Light to the World This film takes you to villages and places around the globe as the people share how their encounter with the Revelation of Baha’u’llah has transformed the life of their communities by bringing about resilience, equality and unity. Vignettes on the life of Baha’u’llah are interspersed throughout.

Yellow Springs Street Fair

World Citizenship: An Ethical Foundation for Sustainable Development visit us in June in the plaza at the corner of Dayton and Corry Street. Participate in our World Citizen Game.
Our Heart of Humanity Gardening Game is set up during Street Fair on Elm Street in front of the Mills Lawn School playground. More Photos

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Devotionals

In the Baha’i Faith we have no clergy so various members of the community offer to host devotionals. (decide on a topic, choose writings & music from sacred scriptures.) We also don’t interpret the Sacred Scripture for others so we do not have sermons. We do however share our thoughts through discussion either as part of the devotional or during the fellowship portion.

Prayer offered both in private and in the company of others, is regarded as essential spiritual nourishment, providing inspiration for positive personal and social change. In the Baha’i Faith there are no sacraments and virtually no rituals. At devotional gatherings scripture may be read from the Baha’i sacred writings as well as other holy books such as the Bible and the Quran. Baha’is use the prayers revealed by the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. There is no congregational recitation of prayers unless the prayer has been put to music and is sung. Others may be invited to offer a prayer from their spiritual tradition as well.

Devotionals

In the Baha’i Faith we have no clergy so various members of the community offer to host devotionals. (decide on a topic, choose writings & music from sacred scriptures.) We also don’t interpret the Sacred Scripture for others so we do not have sermons. We do however share our thoughts through discussion either as part of the devotional or during the fellowship portion.

Prayer offered both in private and in the company of others, is regarded as essential spiritual nourishment, providing inspiration for positive personal and social change. In the Baha’i Faith there are no sacraments and virtually no rituals. At devotional gatherings scripture may be read from the Baha’i sacred writings as well as other holy books such as the Bible and the Quran. Baha’is use the prayers revealed by the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. There is no congregational recitation of prayers unless the prayer has been put to music and is sung. Others may be invited to offer a prayer from their spiritual tradition as well.

Iranian Taboo

Iranian Taboo by Iranian-Dutch filmmaker, Reza Allamehzadeh. Iranian Taboo takes us across continents from Turkey to Israel, and from the U.S. to Iran and gives us a unique insights into the persecution of Baha’is of Iran -from the underground Baha’i University (BIHE) to the oppressed Baha’i peasants of the Eival village in the northern province of Mazandaran. The film includes never seen before interviews with some of the most respected Iranian scholars, authors and politicians, speaking about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran.

The Gardener

The Gardener The Baha’i faith is explored by Iranian father-son filmmakers Mohsen and Maysam Makhmalbaf

BUSAN — The Gardener marks the first time in decades — perhaps since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 — that an Iranian filmmaker has shot a movie in Israel, and what it has to say about religion and world peace is as radical a statement as unconventional filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (The Bicyclist, Kandahar) has ever made. Filmed amid the extravagant colors of nature at the Baha’i world headquarters in Haifa, Mohsen and his cameraman-son Maysam Makhmalbaf amicably debate the role of religion in life and war in an engaging, good-humored introduction to the Baha’i Faith. The deep spirituality it discusses so intelligently will appeal to open-minded viewers and should reach beyond festivals via culture channels.