We are going to Washington, DC and Virginia this weekend!

We’ll be giving special programs on honor of the visit of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the area:

Saturday, November 22, 7:30–9:30 pm, Washington, DC Bahá’í Center

Sunday, November 23, 3:00–5:00 pm, NOVA Bahá’í Center,

21415 Cardinal Glen Circle, Sterling, VA 20164.

Copies of the DVD & Blu-ray DVD will be available, discount prices.

All welcome. See fliers for each event.

 

  

November 18th, 2014

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***CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINT – READY PDF OF THIS PROGRAM***

HONORING THE LIFE OF THE MASTER:
A Program for the Observance of
the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

This program to observe the anniversary of the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is designed to be uplifting and inspiring, providing an appreciation of the life and station of the Master. The steps below are meant as a guide and can be modified to meet your community’s needs. With a little effort and a lot of love you can create an experience your community will not soon forget.

PREPARATION:
A. Music to download: (Select the titles you wish to include. Click title to be redirected to website to purchase)

“The Trust among Us” & “Covenant” by Smith & Dragoman from the album ‘The Mystery’ https://9starmedia.com/smith-and-dragoman-the-mystery
“To the Most Great Branch” by Vahid N’Dobe from the album ‘Fallen Castles’ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-castles/id310744950?i=310744963
“Ya Baha” by Bruce Grover from the album ‘From Exile to Exaltation’ https://9starmedia.com/boston-praise-collective-from-exile-to-exaltation (more…)

November 14th, 2014

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***CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINT – READY PDF OF THIS PROGRAM***

A MEETING WITH THE MASTER
A Program for the Celebration
of the Day of the Covenant

This program to celebrate the Day of the Covenant is designed to be uplifting and inspiring, as if providing a glimpse into what it must have been like to be in the presence of the Master. We have included two program outlines for you to choose from. The first is between 30-45 minutes in length and the second is for a 60 minute program. The steps below are meant as a guide and can be modified to meet your community’s needs. With a little effort and a lot of love you can create an experience your community will not soon forget.

PREPARATION:
A. Music to download: (Select the titles you wish to include. Click title to be redirected to website to purchase)
“The Trust among Us” & “Covenant” by Smith & Dragoman from the album ‘The Mystery’ https://9starmedia.com/smith-and-dragoman-the-mystery
“To the Most Great Branch” by Vahid N’Dobe from the album ‘Fallen Castles’ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-castles/id310744950?i=310744963
“Reading of Tablet with Music, “Conversation” by Farzad from the Memorization Album https://9starmedia.com/tablet-of-visitation-abdulbaha-memorization (more…)

November 12th, 2014

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Exciting news! See message below. We can’t wait to go see the Clifton Guest House apartment in Bristol.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá on balcony,
Clifton Guest House
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National Spiritual Assembly
5 November 2014
To the Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom


Dearly loved Friends,
On two occasions ‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited the City of Bristol: once for three days in September 1911 and again for one day in January 1913. On both occasions he stayed at the Clifton Guest House on Royal York Terrace where he was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Tudor-Pole. Built on elevated ground, the guest house overlooks a valley in which the early city of Bristol was built. Although visiting on the first occasion to gain some rest from His arduous travels and extensive engagements in London, whilst in the guest house ‘Abdu’l-Bahá took the time to address large gatherings, meet individuals and groups of friends, shower His tender love upon children, dine with close companions, cheer and advise the staff, give interviews to newspaper reporters and devote time to His extensive daily correspondence. In an account written by Mr. Tudor-Pole we read that the “Master went all over Guest House blessing and dedicating each room to the service of Bahá’u’lláh and promising that the house would become a centre of peace and rest for pilgrims from East and West.” The property is now entirely residential and has been divided into a number of apartments. (more…)

November 7th, 2014

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Jon Rezin of 9 Star Media has just posted our memorization CD for the Tablet of Visitation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, in time for preparation for the Holy Days associated with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Download, only.

It includes a reading of the Tablet and violin music by Farzad.

See https://9starmedia.com/tablet-of-visitation-abdulbaha-memorization

November 3rd, 2014

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We hope to be doing a program/screening in the DV area, soon! Also, in honor of the two Holy Days associated with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in November, we have lowered our prices for our DVD (now $20) and Blu-ray DVD (now $25). See “Order” at  www.LuminousJourney.org

Also, if anyone wishes to arrange for a quantity discount, let us know! (You can send us a message under the website.)

LJ Movie Poster-2 9x22

November 2nd, 2014

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As our Persian version of Luminous Journey slowly progresses (after a major change of direction prompted by the Universal House of Justice), we are still interested in pursuing the research and writing of a series of films about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Europe. While UK has expressed the most interest, France seems to be the starting place for us.

Recently a friend shared the following link, which I am excited about studying:

http://www.bahai.hu/english/abdul-baha-in-budapest/#Places_visited_by_Abdul-Bah_in_Budapest_Googlemap

Hope this will benefit someone who wishes to “go” to Budapest in the footsteps of the Master!

October 22nd, 2014

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Tara Jabbari writes:

Here is the link to the interview with Anne and Tim Perry on the Baha’i on Air YouTube. It is also scheduled every few times for the next couple of months on the BOA Facebook Page as well.

facebook.com/bahaionair

Original link can be found here, on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPmqsORHNg8

All the best,
Tara

August 27th, 2014

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William Garbett III, in a Facebook post, writes: “Luminous Journey” is a film of such depth and beauty. I am so proud to be a Baha’i and to know that there are such talented dedicated souls such as these in our glorious Faith. Now they must make a film about the Baha’i world-wide community today…hugs.

How wonderful that we keep getting such affirmations! The only thing is–we really want to tackle the subject of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Europe next. But first we must meet with the advisory committee re. the Persian version of Luminous Journey.

August 25th, 2014

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We attended a party recently and had inspiring connections with:

A young man who decided to be a Bahá’í after viewing the film in Plano, TX.

A young woman who shared with us her story of receiving the film in Uganda and screening it for those gathered at the national Baha’i convention there.

A woman who told us the story of a young woman not very active in the Faith who saw our film in Wilmette, IL and purchased a copy. She then watched it more than 10 times, expressing a deeper interest in the history of the Faith than she had had before.

We will be giving screening the film and giving a presentation in Toronto this week at the Association for Bahá’í Studies conference!

Also, we recently received a wonderful tribute from a writer/musician friend:

Anne,

I’ve listened to Luminous Journey music over and over. It is so beautiful. Thank you so much.

I finally got to view the DVD. You and Tim should be very proud of the production. The film and story-telling is informative and beautiful. Mostly, I was impressed with the scholarship and research.

It must have taken years to gather all the information. I appreciated the effort to keep the story anchored to the facts. They are impressive and are stronger for standing alone without dramatization. A case of less is more. It is a powerful story and inspiring.
I enjoyed seeing you in many of the shots. You are very photogenic. Congratulations on an impressive film. It is a credit to your faith and the memory of Abdu’l-Baha.
Again, thank you.
Joan

August 5th, 2014

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