Conversation with the Board

The Meher Center board hosted a virtual conversation with the Baba community last week. Board members gave updates on Center programs, operations and finances, and community members had the opportunity to share about their experience of the Center and ask questions of board members in breakout rooms.

If you couldn’t join us last week, you can watch the recording of the updates here.

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Meher Center Virtual Event, October 15, 2022
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives
Uploaded 10/20/2023

Youth Sahavas Video

Uploaded 7/28/2023

Meher Baba’s First Visit to Meher Center

This video is a commemoration of Meher Baba’s first visit to Meher Spiritual Center on April 21, 1952.

The video contains excerpts of Larry Karrasch’s story. Larry’s full story can also be found by searching this page.

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Courtesy of Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives
Uploaded 4/28/2023

Caring for the Center: A Virtual Conversation with the Meher Center Board

The Meher Center board hosted a virtual conversation with the Baba community on March 26, 2023, where folks were able to see one another face-to-face, hear updates on current Center programs and operations, and ask questions or voice their opinions in breakout rooms with one of the board members. A lovely recap and slideshow of the Center’s Spring Cleaning Sahavas is also shared.

If you weren’t able to join us last week, you can watch the recording of the updates and the slideshow here.

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Meher Center Virtual Event, March 26, 2023
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

54th Amartithi Barn Program

Please join us for the Center’s celebration of Meher Baba’s 54th Amartithi. This hour in the Barn includes stories and songs about the Beloved, prayers and Arti, and fifteen minutes of silence in remembrance of His ever-present love.

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Meher Center Barn, January 31, 2023
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives
Uploaded 2/3/2023

Conversation with the Board

This is a recording of some highlights from Sunday’s conversation with the board. It begins with unique aerial footage of Meher Center, followed by Buz Connor sharing Center updates, including upcoming events and a brief slideshow from the Young Adult Sahavas. Andy Lesnik follows with a financial update. Finally, Ananda Jones gives some closing remarks before a video of Meher Baba at Brookgreen Gardens. Breakout rooms with the board members were not recorded.

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Created on December 4, 2022

From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

Uploaded on 12/9/2022

Meher Spiritual Center and Meher Baba’s New Life

Many remain unaware of the significant connections between the Meher Spiritual Center and Meher Baba’s New Life. During the New Life, Meher Baba sold nearly everything He owned and ceased communication with His lovers who were not joining Him on His journey of “hopelessness and helplessness.” However, the Meher Center was one of two properties that remained in His name during the New Life period, and He kept up correspondence with Elizabeth Patterson and Norina Matchabelli regarding their work on the Center throughout. In this video, Jamie and Zo Newell explore these and other deep connections between Meher Spiritual Center and Meher Baba’s New Life.

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Created by Jamie and Zo Newell in 2019
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives
Uploaded on 10/21/2022

“The most familiar thing in the universe”
In this 1970s era video, a young Charles Haynes talks about his time with Baba at the Center in 1958. Charles relates the sublime experience of being with Baba through the eyes of an eight-year-old child: from his first glimpse of Him in the Lagoon Cabin, to an unforgettable car ride, to a deep and abiding recognition of His love.
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Courtesy of the Irwin Luck Interview Series
Uploaded on 9/23/2022
Virtual Meher Center Board & Community Sharing
In this recording of the Zoom presentation held last weekend, Meher Center board members share the current financial, programmatic and general updates related to the Center. The video also includes an uplifting sneak peek into the loving experience of Youth Sahavas 2022 through a musical slideshow.
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Virtual Meeting, September 4, 2022
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives
Uploaded on 9/9/2022
Entertaining Baba
This silent video highlights some of the joyful entertainment put on for Baba at the Center during the 1958 Sahavas. First, Lenny Willoughby leads the crowd in a rousing version of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” with a backup band including Henry Kashouty on the trombone. Then, after a video of Baba being carried in His lift-chair by some of Margaret Craske’s dancers, we see a skit put on by a group of men dubbed, The Alligator Club. In the skit, Dana Field portrays a baby being wheeled around in a wheelbarrow “carriage” by his “mother.” Finally, there is a video of more Alligator Club members before a playful shot of Kitty Davy. Baba said that watching the Alligator Club’s work made Him laugh so hard He almost broke His silence.
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Meher Spiritual Center, May 1958
Used with permission from Sufism Reoriented
Uploaded on 8/26/2022