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darley47 wrote a review Sep. 2018
Castle Hill, Australia53 contributions15 helpful votes
We would drive past the temple when I was a young boy it was in the bush then. It had a certain serenity them My first visit after 50years and it still has that serenity after so long even though the surroundings have changed so dramatically. Worth a visit
Date of experience: September 2018
vhhoangvi wrote a review Oct. 2017
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Last Saturday evening, I was invited to a friendly meeting that included about 20 members (adult and children) whose main purpose was to celebrate the bicentenary year of the birth of the Prophet Founder of their Faith. I attended as a supporter of this community-like group activity. A local MP also attended briefly, gave a brief speech and shook hands of members. As I have been practicing as a local Tour Guide, and already listened to many presenters of small and big events, I was totally surprised by the group Leader’s speech at the beginning of this interesting meeting. He simply recalled the history of this Faith and the Founder in a unique way that does not force any listener to believe the two-hundred-years-old Faith. His speech helped people understand the whole religious history, its up-down-up-now struggle and its developing members around the world. A conventional 20-minutes movie of the Prophet’s life and His former country was shown next. Compared to other lectures of all kinds, I preferred to hear this brief, meaningful and emotional presentation which triggers my reflection about the meeting now. I was also invited to visit the Baha’i House of Worship (about 37 minutes if driving 41 km from Central to 173 Mona Vale Rd, 2101) on Sunday where all visitors would be warmly welcomed. However, I had previously visited the beautiful House (actually flew above the Temple). Now, I am writing my appreciation for hospitality of the Organizer and local members of this Organisation which in fact has been promoting important values of “Help, Hope, Love, Unite, etc.” (like other big Religions) in its unique way of communication. As part of an intellectual curiosity and exploration, all new visitors and travelers can visit the House, talk to its members then understand more about a raising culture within a multi-cultural country like Australia.…
Date of experience: October 2017
Margaret C wrote a review Feb. 2017
Sydney, Australia483 contributions125 helpful votes
The Baha'i Temple is quite beautiful, gardens are wonderful and the peace of the place is relaxing. Surely work a stop on the busy road to enjoy the ambience of the place.
Date of experience: January 2017
Whitehavengirl43 wrote a review Jan. 2016
Sydney, Australia1,133 contributions209 helpful votes
You hear a lot about the Bahai faith so it is interesting to visit the building to try to undertsand what they believe.
It is a good thing in life to examine other peoples religious views. The Bahai seem to be gentle people who have interesting beliefs. When you visit they are not pushing their views just making you feel welcome. Loved the building and the Persian carpets.
Date of experience: January 2016
Tanya W wrote a review Nov. 2015
Newport, Australia138 contributions52 helpful votes
What an incredibly beautiful building set in beautiful grounds. You feel calm and serene as soon as you walk through the doors. No matter what your religion or lack of religion you are welcome here with open arms. A beautiful experience
Date of experience: March 2015