2020 Parksville Bahá’í Visual Arts Bursary
UN International Day of Peace Commemoration
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Come join the Bahá’í Community in the Commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace at the McMillan Arts Centre:
133 McMillan St, Parksville
Saturday September 21, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm
The program will include the performance of the Vancouver Island Bahá’í Choir. Sponsored by the Bahá’í Community of Parksville. Free Admission
EXPLORING LIFE AND THE AFTERLIFE:
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES, SCIENCE AND SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES
Dr. Lynn Echevarria will present a thought provoking and inspiring talk that will interest atheists, agnostics and believers alike. Her style of delivery will quickly engage her audiences through the use of real life stories of near death experiences.
Dr. Lynn Echevarria received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Her studies and publications has led to invitations from academic institutions from Denmark, Sweden, England, Canada and the United States.
DR. LYNN ECHEVARRIA
You are warmly invited to hear
Dr. Echevarria's presentation at the Rotary House, Qualicum Beach
(Corner of Beach and Fern)
Saturday, June 1st
Sponsored by the
Bahá’í Community of Qualicum Beach
9th Day of Ridván Celebration
“The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord. If you meet those of different race and colour from yourself, do not mistrust them and withdraw yourself into your shell of conventionality, but rather be glad and show them kindness. Think of them as different coloured roses growing in the beautiful garden of humanity, and rejoice to be among them.” `Abdu’l-Bahá
Come join us for the Bahá’í Celebration of the 9th Day of Ridván at the McMillan Arts Centre
133 McMillan St, Parksville
April 28, 2019
The program will include the Vancouver Island Bahá’í Choir making its debut performance.
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.” Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, Sufi mystic
The Soul Café is a place where people can come together to explore spiritual reality through the sacred Writings of the World Religions and ancient philosophers. It gives time each week to conslut and reflect with others on how to apply these spiritual teachings to one’s life and how to be of service to humanity. It is a space where love and fellowship are nurtured and where everyone can feel safe to contribute their ideas in order to gain a deeper understanding of the purpose of this physical existence. The golden thread of unity between all the world religions glows brightly in the various themes that are delved into.
The constant cultivation of our souls to develop those innate qualities of love, faith, courage, compassion, trustworthiness and honesty, to mention but a few of the virtues, prepares the soul for life after this world and readies it to embark on a spiritual journey towards God through many “worlds” or planes of existence.This development is the foundation of human happiness and social progress.
Each week a new theme is explored such as unity, justice, prayer, service to humanity, meditation, music, life after death and many more.
Meetings are being held on Zoom for the time being