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PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION
Meher Baba, Meher Center, 1956
Meher Baba, Meher Center.  1956

Meher Spiritual Center was established by Meher Baba as a spiritual retreat for rest, meditation, and renewal of the spiritual life, for those who love and follow Meher Baba, and for those who know of him and want to know more.

Meher Baba blessed the Center with his presence on three occasions in the 1950s, calling it his “home in the West.” The Center is open year-round for retreats of up to two weeks, and for day visits, by all who are sincerely interested in Meher Baba.

Special buildings, used by Meher Baba during his three visits in 1952, 1956, and 1958, offer settings for individuals to visit for quiet reflection, and are preserved as much as possible as they were during his visits.

There is a library and a meeting place, where a variety of written and audio-visual materials and programs offer many opportunities for learning more about Meher Baba and his message of love and truth.

Five hundred acres of dense forest adjacent to the Atlantic ocean and two fresh-water lakes provide a peaceful natural setting. Situated throughout the retreat are residential cabins for overnight visitors, kitchen facilities, and numerous walking trails.

For those who know of Meher Baba, the Center most importantly speaks to them of his special love. Elizabeth said: “The Center was a beautiful place of nature before Baba came, but after he came there was a ‘plus’ quality...We feel he is always here—not in a supernatural way, but in a perfectly natural way.”

In fact, Meher Baba said of the Center: “I never leave. Remember, I do not leave because this is my home.”

Meher Baba, Meher Center, 1956
Meher Baba greeting child during his
1958 stay on the Center.
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