Living the Life Series

Now Available from the WhyUnite? Project

Presented by Nathan Thomas

9 Videos, 50-60 minutes each

Greysands Media

In this series of talks, author Nathan Thomas offers a number of lectures about how the Bahá’í Faith is experienced. It covers many aspects of Bahá’í life from the personal, to the family, to the community and beyond.  It explores the practical elements of trying to live up to the high standards laid out by the founder of this faith, Bahá’u’lláh. Along the way the talks present numerous quotations from the Bahá’í Holy Writings including from Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice to provide you with direct access to the source of these ideas. Presented in a conversational and inviting style, Nathan offers his own insights as a member of this faith and shares a number of clips from other members of the Bahá’í Faith who offer their stories and experiences for your consideration.

 

The Series Includes Videos of the Following Titles:

Part 1. Introduction to Living the Life

Part 2. God and Faith

Part 3. Spiritual Growth

Part 4. Practicing Devotion

Part 5. Standards and Laws

Part 6. Tests and Difficulties

Part 7. Community Life

Part 8. Marriage and Family

Part 9. Teaching the Faith

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 1 of 9: Introducing the Life

Explore why we try, how we engage the world, and why it matters

76 minutes
WBL_Disc1_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  An overview of the contents of all nine talks in this series

•  An exploration of the motivations for living the Bahá’í life

•  Concepts of service, work as worship, and continual spiritual development

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 2 of 9: Finding Faith

Discover the Baha’i concepts of God, religion, and personal faith

80 minutes
WBL_Disc2_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  Explanation of the Bahá’í concept of God and the Divine

•  Discussion on the need for religion in daily life  and its role throughout history

•  Implications of belief and personal faith in our personal development

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 3 of 9: Spiritual Growth

Appreciate the Baha’i approach to detachment and contentment

62 minutes
WBL_Disc3_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  A definition of spiritual growth that focuses on realization through service

•  An exploration of the concepts of detachment and true contentment

•  Path to enduring happiness and fulfillment in our lives

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 4 of 9: Practicing Devotion

Learn about the Baha’i practices of prayer, meditation, fasting, and pilgrimage

71 minutes
WBL_Disc4_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  An introduction to prayer and meditation

•  Coverage of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting in the Bahá’í Faith

•  Extending our spiritual experiences through pilgrimage and an enduring awareness

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 5 of 9: Living up to Standards

Discover the Baha’i laws and learn how we approach and follow them

77 minutes
WBL_Disc5_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  An introduction to key Bahá’í laws and standards and why we follow them

•  Explorations of the value of the laws and how they make our lives better

•  Suggestions for helping people live up to high Bahá’í standards on a daily basis

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 6 of 9: Overcoming Tests and Difficulties

Explore how Baha’is deal with challenges in our lives

74 minutes
WBL_Disc6_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  Accepting the reality that no life is without challenge

•  Realizing the purpose of tests and difficulties in our spiritual development

•  Paths to embrace obstacles as opportunities in our lives to grow

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 7 of 9: Engaging in Community Life

Appreciate the Baha’i focus on unity, consultation, and sacrifice

86 minutes
WBL_Disc7_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  The importance of community life in developing spiritual qualities

•  The role of the Covenant in protecting the unity of the Bahá’í Faith

•  How the Bahá’í Funds help channel our resources and purify our possessions

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 8 of 9: Family Life

Learn about the Baha’i approach to marriage, children, and raising youth

80 minutes
WBL_Disc8_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  An introduction to marriage as a fortress for well-being

•  Guidance for raising children who are balanced, healthy, and wise

•  Exploration of the role of youth in the Bahá’í faith

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore

 

 

Living the Baha’i Life Talks, Part 9 of 9: Teaching the Faith

Explore how Baha’is share their faith with the world

72 minutes
WBL_Disc9_DVD_FrontCoverThis presentation includes:

•  An overview of the responsibility and duty to teach the Bahá’í Faith

•  Suggestions for preparing oneself for the teaching work

•  Guidance for effectively sharing the message with humility

•  Perspectives from a variety of Bahá’ís sharing stories, insights, and experiences

This video is available for purchase in our bookstore