Training Institute Materials

To carry out the work of the Plans from the Universal House of Justice, Bahá’ís have been engaging in the work of the training institutes, which involve the study of a series of courses that have been designed to not only systematically consolidate large numbers of individuals in the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, but also to mobilize participants to become active promoters of the Cause by providing them with the appropriate skills to engage in community building. A natural result of this is an ever-increasing number of human resources, which in turn leads to a culture of growth that, with time and loving guidance from the Institutions of the Faith, will help to bring about entry by troops on a grand scale.

At the request of the Ruhi Institute, Palabra Publications is helping to make its materials available worldwide in English, Spanish, French, Persian and Arabic. Several other organizations are also authorized to distribute the materials in these five languages. You can find out more by clicking here.

Training Institute Materials

English

Reflections on the Life of the Spirit

Book 1

The three basic spiritual foundation units of the Ruhi Institute: “Understanding the Bahá’í Writings, Prayer, and Life and Death.”

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$3.00
Spanish

El Brillo de la Vida del Espíritu

Libro 1

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$3.00
French

Réflexions sur la vie de l’esprit

Livre 1

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$3.00
Arabic

Reflections on the Life of the Spirit - Arabic

Book 1 - Arabic

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$3.00
Persian

Reflections of the Life of the Spirit - Persian

Book 1 - Persian

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$3.00
English

Arising to Serve

Book 2

This book prepares new teachers of the Faith to take their first steps in the arena of service. Includes the units “The Joy of Teaching, Deepening Themes, and Introducing Bahá’í Beliefs.”

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$4.00
Spanish

Levantémonos a Servir

Libro 2

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$4.00
French

Se Lever pour servir

Livre 2

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$4.00
Persian

Arising to Serve - Persian

Book 2 - Persian

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$4.00
Spanish

Enseñemos Clases de Niños Grado 1

Libro 3

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
French

Enseigner des classes d’enfants première année

Livre 3

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
Persian

Teaching Children’s Classes, Grade 1 - Persian

Book 3 - Persian

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$7.00
English

The Twin Manifestations

Book 4

Presents Bahá’í history and preparation to share it with others. Includes “The Greatness of this Day, The Life of the Báb, and the Life of Bahá’u’lláh.”

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
Spanish

Las Manifestaciones Gemelas

Libro 4

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
French

Les Deux Manifestations

Livre 4

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
Persian

The Twin Manifestations- Persian

Book 4 - Persian

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$7.00
English

Releasing the Powers of Junior Youth

Book 5

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$6.00
English

Teaching the Cause

Book 6

This book is designed to train effective teachers. “The Spiritual Nature of Teaching,” explores the spiritual dimensions of teaching. “The Qualities and Attitudes of the Teacher,” helps to develop the humility, courage, wisdom and other qualities and attitudes of a capable teacher. “The Act of Teaching,” examines how to teach, building skills necessary for individual teaching and participation in organized projects.

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
Spanish

Enseñemos la Causa

Libro 6

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
French

Enseigner la Cause

Livre 6

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
Persian

Teaching the Cause - Persian

Book 6 - Persian

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$7.00
English

Walking Together on a Path of Service

Book 7

The main sequence of courses (Books 1-6) offered by the Ruhi Institute is designed to impart to the participants the knowledge, qualities and skills that would enable them to serve as tutors. The aim of Book 7 is to prepare tutors who can effectively introduce these books to others. The first unit, “The Spiritual Path,” raises awareness of the spiritual dynamics of advancing along a path of service to the Cause and increase understanding of the forces at work. The second unit, “Becoming a Tutor of Books 1-6,” examines some of the concepts, attitudes, skills and abilities that contribute to the capability of helping a group of believers to go through the first six courses. The third unit, “Promoting the Arts at the Grassroots,” is designed to create appreciation for the role of artistic endeavors in the activity of a study circle.

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11", 133 pages.

$5.00
Spanish

Avancemos en un Sendero de Servicio

Libro 7

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
French

Marcher ensemble sur le sentier du service

Livre 7

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
Persian

Walking Together on a Path of Service - Persian

Book 7 - Persian

The Ruhi Institute

8.5" x 11"

$7.00

Junior Youth, Training Institute Materials

English

Breezes of Confirmation

This book tells the story of Musonda, a young girl who has just turned 13, and her older cousin Rose, who has come to visit for the school holidays. A theme that runs throughout the story is that of making an effort and receiving God's confirmations. While the book maintains a certain level of simplicity in terms of sentence structure and flow, the use of difficult words is not avoided. By placing such words in different contexts, and drawing out their meaning through exercises, the text builds vocabulary and strengthens literacy skills. The book works best with youth aged 11 and 12.

William Mmutle Masetlha Foundation

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
French

Les brises de confirmation
William Mmutle Masetlha Foundation

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
English

Walking the Straight Path

Stories have traditionally been a means for conveying moral concepts from one generation to the next. The Badi Foundation in Macau draws on this tradition by bringing together twenty stories from different cultures in Walking the Straight Path. Each story is relatively short and followed by a series of exercises designed to further comprehension, build vocabulary, and enhance moral reasoning. Short quotations for memorization are also provided. The book is intended to be studied by young people aged 13 to 14.

The Badi Foundation

8.5" x 11"

$5.00
English

Drawing on the Power of the Word

This book seeks to enhance the power of expression and explore the moral implications of speech and action. It consists of twenty readings, each of which is complemented by exercises in language skills. The readings begin simply, but gain in complexity both in terms of thought and language. The first reading introduces Diego and his youth group, who live in the small town of Alegrías. With the help of a tutor from the nearby institute named Elisa, the group thinks about the power of enlightened words and pure deeds to bring about social change. The book is designed for youth aged 14.

The Ruhi Foundation

8.5" x 11"

$5.00