Activities

All are welcome to join us for our ongoing activities in Mountain View. Contact us for dates, times, and locations.

Devotional Meetings

Devotional gatherings are scheduled regularly to share a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are often taken from the Bahá’í Writings and the Scriptures of other religions, such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism. Poetry, prose, and songs are also often a part of devotionals. Participants are encouraged to bring readings, quotes, poems, and songs to share. These gatherings often offer prayers for healing or assistance to those in need. Musical selections are diverse, coming from a variety of cultures and styles.

There is no established ritual and no solicitation of funds. Light refreshments are often served.

We have several weekly devotionals.

Monthly, there is a devotional called Soul Food held at the Los Altos Library.

Study Circles

Study circles are regular gatherings of people interested in studying the Bahá’í Writings and applying them to their lives through spiritual transformation and service to humanity. Regular study circles led by a trained facilitator are offered in Mountain View. Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Leading a virtuous life
  • The importance of service
  • Prayer
  • Life and death
  • The spiritual education of children

Children’s Classes

The Bahá’í community places great emphasis on the moral and spiritual education of children and youth, with a focus on providing ongoing opportunities for developing a sense of world citizenship and a lifelong commitment to serve humanity. In these classes children are taught about topics such as the beauty of diversity, the importance of tolerance and the elimination of all prejudices, and cultivating virtues like patience, kindness, and truthfulness. They also get an opportunity to express their creative side through music, arts and crafts.

Programs for Pre-Teens and Teens

Young people are encouraged to grow in their powers of expression and become agents of positive change in their communities. Youth work together to develop their own service projects under the guidance of trained mentors.

Feast & Holy Days

We also meet regularly to celebrate Bahá’í Feasts and Holy Days.