Since our opening, the Institute has provided a rich variety of seminars, conferences, workshops, lectures and retreats exploring or presenting such topics as spiritual transformation, race unity, health and healing, the performing arts, social and economic development, education and moral leadership. The Institute has also been the venue for youth and community retreats, Counsellor and Auxiliary Board member gatherings, Unit Conventions, Children's Conferences, as well as weddings and wedding receptions, funerals, family reunions, fundraising dinners and Bahá'í Holy Day celebrations.

Desert  Rose Bahá'í Institute's signature programs are the Artists & Scholars Symposium held over President's Day weekend, Memorials of the Faithful held over Memorial Day Weekend, Desert Rose Bahá'í School held over Thanksgiving weekend.

Desert Rose has hosted special events including, weddings, funerals, leadership lunches & meetings, Spiritual Assembly retreats, youth retreats, health & healing programs and ecology seminars among many others.


Desert Rose's service programs include youth initiatives, community outreach, and events such as star-gazing nights. Under the guidance of the Regional Training Institute, the Desert Rose has hosted Ruhi tutor training sessions, Ruhi study circles, and youth intensive Ruhi study circles as well as Cluster Reflection Meetings.


Desert Rose Baha’i Institute

“Let your vision be world embracing…” - Bahá’u’lláh

A Center for the Arts

2017-18 Program Schedule

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