Bahá'í study circles provide participants with the knowledge, spiritual insights and skills to contribute to the betterment of society, starting with their own neighborhood.
The first step is the group study of a workbook, Reflections on the Life of the Spirit, which is one of seven such books. It examines spiritual matters such as prayer, meditation, life and death and the development of the soul.
Study circles are held in an uplifting environment conducive to the spiritual empowerment of individuals, who come to see themselves as active agents of their own learning. The role of the study circle facilitator is not to impart knowledge, but to assist discussion. Study circles feature participatory learning, involving discussion with others, and the use of the arts.
“O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its depths. Be thou of them that have partaken of its treasures." - Bahá’í Writings