Swiss Bahá'í Winter School, Leysin

26-31 December 2017

The Swiss Bahá'í Winter School was again held in the alpine village of Leysin in Canton Valais, at 1,200 meters elevation, with more than 280 participants, the largest in many years, from all over Switzerland and surrounding countries, and as far away as China, USA and Australia. Snow falls during the school made it a winter wonderland. The main course was taught by Joan and Al Lincoln, who both served many years at the Bahá'í World Centre. Many study circles on Ruhi Books were also offered in German, French, English and Farsi, since Swiss Schools are always multilingual. I co-tutored Book 8.3 on the Covenant during the time of the Universal House of Justice, with the divinely-inspired guidance that it provides the Bahá'í community today. There were also children's classes and a junior youth programme.

group photo
Group photo

opening session audience audience
Opening session; audience in plenary

Auxiliary Board Members representatives of Huququ'llah game on Huququ'llah 
The Auxiliary Board Members on the Board of the Institute helped to plan the programme; there was a workshop and game on the Huququ'llah, the Right of God

coffee shop during breaks games youth performance
Coffee shop during breaks; games for all ages; youth performance

Music and the arts were an important part of the programme

art workshop music Jean Michel and son
Art workshop exhibition; singing groups; Jean Michel and son perform

Bahador, Joan and Al Lincoln . hotel . narrow gauge cog railway
My son-in-law Bahador, Joan and Al Lincoln; the hotel where the school was held; the narrow gauge cog railway climbing up to Leysin

mountains around Leysin
Mountains around Leysin

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