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Arts in Action Works
Type of Event: Arts/Summer School
Location: Southern Europe, Summer palace of Queen Marie in Balchik, Bulgaria
Dates: June 13 – 20, 2009
Last year’s Arts in Action Works was “viewed with pleasure” by the Universal House of Justice. The 2009 theme is “Integrating the Arts in a Renewed Commitment to the Five Year Plan”
‘Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being and are conducive to its exaltation.’ Bahá’u’lláh
Anyone attending this year can expect to be encouraged and empowered. After last year, the Universal House of Justice shared with the Bulgarian National Spiritual Assembly: “That members of your community are devoting their time and talents to inspire and collaborate with each other to integrate the arts into their teaching efforts and the core activities is viewed with pleasure, and it is hoped that an outcome of this workshop has been the fostering of a renewed commitment by the believers to their wholehearted engagement in the provisions of the Five Year Plan.”
The 2009 Arts in Action Works offers Music with Alex Zografov, the Art and Science of Healing with Dr. Brenda Maxwell, Wood Sculpture and Calligraphy with Professor Peter Dichev, and opportunities based on the initiatives of those attending.
The 41 Regional Conferences around the world have infused a new spirit of excitement in teaching the Cause and participating in the core activities. The Arts in Action Works offers practical steps for augmenting our expression and passion for beauty, and explores our talents in the development and use of artistic tools for the promotion and implementation of the Core Activities.
Music is “a ladder for your souls, a means whereby they may be lifted up unto the realm on high”. Music is an excellent tool for the proliferation of the Word of God. The Word of God is the most effective means for empowerment.
The Art of Healing reinforces that “All true healing comes from God” and empowers us to use our health in service to the Kingdom. It accompanies and encourages us as we learn to avoid the pitfalls of a ‘lamentably defective’ system, becoming more compassionate with ourselves, and better able to focus our energies on God’s Plan.
Wood Sculpture and Calligraphy are offered as crafts, to enable us to create beautiful expressions of the Holy Writings. “Exert your utmost endeavour that ye may develop such crafts … that everyone … may benefit”.
Arts in Action Works welcomes all.
As part of the activities being organized this summer to spread the Message of Baha’u’llah to the wider population in Sofia, the Board of the Bulgarian Bahá’í Institute is inviting you to participate in our:
Summer Ruhi School
From 17 till 23 August 2008 at the National Teaching Center of the Bulgarian Red Cross in the village of Dolni Lozen, near Sofia.
The Program will be focused on the study of the Ruhi Materials “Teaching the Cause”, (in English and Bulgarian) and “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit”, “Arising to Serve”, and “Teaching Children’s Classes” (in Bulgarian only). Naturally, we will be practicing what we learn by joining the teaching campaign in Sofia!!
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ARTS TO ACTION WORKSHOP
Location: BALCHIK, BULGARIA AT THE SUMMER PALACE OF QUEEN MARIE
Dates: 15-22 JUNE 2008
OPTIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO EDIRNE
Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th June
ARTS TO ACTION WORKSHOP: ‘Harnessing the Arts in the Promotion of the Core Activities’
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the passing of Queen Marie
Baha’i Community of Bulgaria
P.O. Box 48
Web Site: http://www.bahai.bg
Dear Baha’i friends
We will be holding our 2007 Baha’i Summer school for the second time in Balchik on the Black Sea Coast, north of the city of Varna.
Dates are 26th August – 1st September. The programme will be in English and Bulgarian.
Last year the school was highly successful and attracted around 150 participants. We will again endeavour to obtain accommodation in the grounds of the Summer Palace of Queen Marie of Romania, the first Royal to recognise the Faith, and a nearby hotel. Full details should be available by March.
We hope you will be able to join us. You will be made very welcome!
With loving Baha’i greetings
Angela Tidswell for the Summer School Committee
Date: 27 August-02 September 2006
Location: Summer Palace of Queen Marie at the Black Sea
Come join us at THE BULGARIAN BAHA’I SUMMER SCHOOL 2006
Theme: “Baha’i Life in Today’s World”
At the Summer Palace of Queen Marie of Romania on the shores of the Black Sea – Balchik (Varna), Bulgaria
Sepideh Taheri (from Scotland)
Elena Mustakova-Possardt (from USA)
Other speakers to be announced
Rooms (2 – 3 beds) in villas on the Palace grounds (6 EUR (USD 8)/bed per night). Meals on the grounds are 6 EUR (USD 8) per day
ON-SITE LODGINGS ARE LIMITED: REGISTER EARLY
The Summer Palace of Queen Marie is a “corner of paradise” located on the shores of the Black Sea north of Varna, Bulgaria, in an area known for its beauty and tourism. The Palace and its famous botanical gardens are now a state-run cultural center with conference facilities and villas for visitors. Varna has an International Airport.