Deepen Webinars Perfect for Firesides and Deepenings

As Deepen Webinars increase in numbers, they provide diversity and interest for your firesides and deepenings. Two of them help you add to your skills: consultation and storytelling. Another one gives you a moving glimpse inside the life of the Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem. Three more, by Kevin Locke, take you inside indigenous perspectives on fasting; colonization and decolonization; and music and Native American Spirituality, where you can learn a prayer-song of gratitude to the Great Spirit. A late May Webinar by Sohrab Kourosh provides a deepening on “The Seven Valleys of Bahá’u’lláh: Reformation of Mysticism and Outline of Bahá’í Theology.”


Kevin Locke Lakota Hoop Dancer Musician Storyteller

Kevin Locke, Lakota Hoop Dancer, Musician, Storyteller

Native American Spirituality. To increase your knowledge about Native American beliefs and practices from a Lakota perspective, check out three Webinars by Kevin Locke, who is always entertaining, always up to date on indigenous history, and always grounded in the Bahá’í writings:

“An Indigenous Perspective on Fasting”

“Colonization and Decolonization: a Lakota Perspective”; PDF of Colonization and Decolonization Slide Show; Kevin Locke’s book for children, Dawn Flight: A Lakota story

“Music and Native American Spirituality” + Slide Show with lyrics on p. 9 + “Prayer-Song of Gratitude to the Great Spirit”


The Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem. To learn more about the Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem from his daughter Dr. Jena Khadem Khodadad, you can start with her Web Talk “Zikrullah Khadem, the Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God,” plus the slide show she used during her talk. Then you can supplement the Web Talk, with a Deepen interview Increase My Astonishment in Thee!—a Q&A with Jena about her illustrious father and his passion for Bahá’u’lláh’s Cause.


A Deepening on Bahá’u’lláh’s Seven Valleys. Sohrab Kourosh guides you through a deepening on “The Seven Valleys of Bahá’u’lláh: Reformation of Mysticism and Outline of Bahá’í Theology.” Click here to watch the video and here to download the PDF version of the slide show.


The Story of Baha'u'llah: Promised One of All ReligionsLearning How to Tell Stories Effectively. The Deepen Webinar A Closer Look at Storytelling: Take Me with You consists of three short videos featuring author Druzelle Cederquist explaining how to tell engaging stories. A second link (an article with video links), Storytelling: “Make Me Care”—Bridging the Gap between Mind and Heart, provides additional information on storytelling.

You can sign up for a course that Druzelle is repeating on June 15—The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh: Two Lives, One Story.


Trip BarthelImproving Your Consultation Skills. The Dynamic Consultation Deepen Webinar contains twelves videos by Trip Barthel, ranging in length from 4 minutes to 1 hour, 17 minutes. The videos include: (1) Introduction to Dynamic consultation (14:08); (2) Engage (38:05); (3) Emphathize (51:36); (4) Explore (57:40); (5) Envision (59:24); (6) Expand (20:28); (7) Elucidate (35:16); (8) Evaluate (1:27:03); (9) Execute (4:01); (10) Examine (15:18); (11) Summary and Conclusion (26:29); and (12) The Nineteen Day Feast (36:50).

Tripp will be using the videos in his course, also called Dynamic Consultation, which will start on July 15. To access the twelve videos, click here. To sign up for the seven-week course, click here.

The Wilmette Institute staff looks forward to hearing from you about the creative ways in which you use the Deepen Webinars.

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