DIGITAL OFFERINGS

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Videos are posted in the order they were sent out in the Weekly Offerings & Monthly Newsletters, with the most recent collection first.

“A Perfect Love”

In this beautiful recording, Filis Frederick shares precious tidbits of the early days at the Center, back when they had to wear “jungle boots” to hack through the Youpon, and Baba’s first visit was an unknown moment in the future for which everyone was preparing enthusiastically. Elizabeth Patterson chimes in to offer further details here and there. Filis goes on to describe her long-awaited first meeting with Baba, in which she felt she “was just drowning in Baba’s love.”

Audio, 30:28
Recorded at Meher Center, May 2, 1971
Meher Spiritual Center Archives
Uploaded 3/15/2024

Meher Baba Of Ahmednagar: His Life in Historical Perspective, Part 1

In the first session of the Center’s new Virtual Program series, Jamie Newell introduces this ten part series. This biographical series will build upon the story of Baba’s life within the history of religions, the time period during which Baba lived and the world at large. In this talk, Jamie also analyzes Baba’s Persian heritage vis-à-vis the influence of the great poet, Hafiz in Baba’s life, teachings and ministry. The session ends with questions from the audience.

Video; 1:23:58
On Zoom at Dilruba, Meher Center, February 18th, 2024
Meher Spiritual Center Archives
Uploaded 3/8/2024

“The Avatar Himself is the shortcut”

Darwin Shaw was a devoted disciple of Meher Baba, who had the good fortune to meet the Avatar for the first time in 1934. Darwin went on to become instrumental in the development of Meher Center. In this recording, Darwin shares an overview of the spiritual path laid out by Meher Baba, ending with a poignant message given by Baba at Longchamps restaurant in New York City in 1956.

Audio, 5:53
El Cerrito, CA, July 7, 1976
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For full talk, click here and go to NC-027
Uploaded 3/8/2024

Two Characters in Search of their Author—A play for Baba’s birthday

A birthday play for Baba is starting at the Center, the audience are seated and the cast is excited. Introductions are made and the first act has just begun. Suddenly, two strangers appear right in the middle of the stage. Who are they? Are they lost? Have they been to the Center before? Have they had a tour? “No,” they reply. They claim to be fictional characters come to life, impassioned to find their author. Thus unfolds their story and their destiny in this creative and entertaining production.

Video; 50:33
Meher Center Meeting Place, February 24th and 25th, 2024
Meher Spiritual Center Archives
Uploaded 3/1/2024

“It should come spontaneously from the mouth of the guru”

Hazrat Babajan was a Perfect Master whom Meher Baba referred to as “The Emperor.” With one kiss between the eyes in 1914, she brought about young Meherwan Irani’s realization of His Infinite Self. In this recording, one of Meher Baba’s long-time mandali members, Padri, shares stories of Baba and Babajan from the 1920’s.

Audio, 6:41
Meherabad, India, Date unknown
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For full talk, click here and go to NC-002F
Uploaded 3/1/2024

Meher Baba in Nasik and Rahuri

Shared previously, this original footage from 1937 allows us to partake in Meher Baba’s birthday celebrations in the holy city of Nasik and Rahuri, where He also had His ashram. We see exquisite garlanding, dances, music, and a birthday feast for all. Many of the Eastern and Western Mandali are present, along with Meher Baba’s mother, Shireen Mai.

Video, 09:08
With permission from Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust
Uploaded 2/23/2024

“Wherever you are, there I am”

In this beautiful interview conducted by Irwin Luck at Meher Center in 1971, devoted mandali members Kitty Davy and Adi K. Irani share stories of their lives with Baba. Kitty talks about her first year with Baba in 1931 and her journey to accept the separation that Baba had planned for her for His work. Adi recounts the events of Baba’s final day in His physical form. Throughout, their love and faith in Baba shine through every word.

Video; 13:34
Meher Center, 1971
Courtesy of The Avatar Meher Baba Center Southern California-US
Uploaded 2/16/2024

“Baba’s miracle of His love”

In this brief, exquisite remembrance, Baba’s beloved Mehera talks about Baba’s beauty, His suffering, and His love.

Audio, 2:46
Meherazad, India, August 1977
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For full talk, click here and go to DF-078B
Uploaded 2/16/2024

Virtual Amartithi Celebration

In this year’s virtual Amartithi Celebration, long-time Baba lover Rick Chapman shares his story of being at Meherabad for the final days of Meher Baba’s entombment in February of 1969. Accompanied by incredible photos and film footage along with musical performances by Jim Meyer, Jamie Newell, and Buz Connor; it’s a gathering not to be missed!

Video, 2:08:56
January 31, 2024
Meher Spiritual Center Archives

Uploaded 2/9/2024

“When you come to Baba, leave your buffaloes behind”

In this amusing anecdote with a profound lesson, Mani narrates the story of a long journey. Baba wanted someone to bring Nilkanth Mast from Dehradun to Satara, a journey of 1200 miles, on a train. As travelling with masts can go, an adventure awaited the brave, old lady who took on the challenge. But the greatest of all challenges was to leave her buffaloes behind.

Audio, 14:24
Meherazad, India, October 1972
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For full talk, click here
Uploaded 2/9/2024