Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On Baha'i Life: A Holy Day with David Lynch and Donovan

The life of a Baha'i is rich with experiences, even more so on this Holy Day for cristiona9. -gw

Today was an exciting day! ... In the late afternoon, I met up with Sahba and Joan, two Baha’is in the community and we went to a celebration of The Birth of the Báb, a Baha’i Holy Day. The Báb started the Babi Faith and was the forerunner of Baha’u’llah, the Prophit of the Baha’i Faith. It was a wonderful gathering. It was held in the home of a lovely family in the south area of Dublin City. Their neighborhood is just gorgeous – somewhat quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of the city where I am. We started with refreshments and socializing (everyone loved my new hair color, so that’s nice to know). Then we had a nice program sharing the story of the early life of The Báb. Later on everyone went to dinner for some yummy Persian food, but alas, I actually had to rush back to campus.

Tonight David Lynch and Donovan both came to Trinity. They are both involved in a meditation project together. David Lynch started the program with a Q&A and then Donovan performed. It was really awesome and I had a great time!

cristiona9, "A Holy Day with David Lynch and Donovan," The Emerald Isle and Beyond: My experiences at Trinity College and traveling around Europe

{Re-posted with permission}
At first glance, they seem an unlikely pair: David Lynch, the movie director (Twin Peaks, Mullholland Drive, Inland Empire) and Donovan, the singer/songwriter (Hurdy Gurdy Man, Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman) appearing together, raising money to fund research on the health benefits of Transcendental Meditation.

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