In keeping with Meher Baba’s declaration “I have come not to teach but to awaken,” Meher Center does not provide structured teaching or formal classes. However, a variety of programs are available to guests which offer diverse opportunities for learning more about Meher Baba and His life of love and service.
On Monday evenings a meeting is held to read and discuss Meher Baba’s Discourses, a collection of essays offering insightful perspective on the challenges of the spiritual life.
Programs of devotional music performed by community members and guests are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Friday and Saturday night programs consist of films of Meher Baba or videos of talks by His close disciples. Live music and readings are often included in these programs. Occasionally, guest speakers will share their personal experiences of life with Meher Baba.
On Saturday afternoon there is a gathering in the Library Reading Room from 2:30-3:30 for readings about the women mandali’s life with Meher Baba. Readings alternate between Mehera-Meher (3 volumes) and the two volume set of the Joyous Path: The Life of Meher Baba’s Sister Mani.
On Sunday evenings, Celebrating the Divine: An informal get-together for sharing, poetry, readings, music, and stories.
Dilruba hosts a Sunday afternoon gathering of Center guests and community members for tea and conversation. Additional teas are held during the week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons at the Original Kitchen.
Special programs are scheduled on anniversaries such as Silence Day, Amartithi, and Meher Baba’s birthday, and occasionally during visits by guests who met Meher Baba.
The Youth Sahavas, a special five-day retreat gathering for teenagers, is held every summer, usually in late June. During this program the entire Center is reserved for high school age young people and the Sahavas staff working with them. Each day begins with morning Arti, and is filled with a variety of activities, workshops, discussion groups and evening programs.