Upcoming Special Presentations on Meher Baba’s Life and Message
Friday, April 21, 8:15 p.m. Meeting Place
Rich Blum- Perfect Cycles in Meher Baba’s Life
Meher Baba revealed that the Avatar manifests on earth in cycles ranging from 700 to 1400 years. He also revealed that there are cycles of perfect masters within each avataric cycle, and that on a grand scale there are cycles of cycles. This presentation will illustrate that an analysis of Meher Baba’s life reveals that there are mathematically precise cycles revolving around the key events of his own life. These are illustrated through animated visuals making for easy comprehension.
June 2-4 at the Meeting Place — Daniel Stone: Journey in Consciousness
Friday June 2 — 8:15 p.m.
Saturday June 3 — 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday June 4 —10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM:
The advancement of consciousness is the core concern of those who have entered into the spiritual arena. The “Journey in Consciousness” program is a series of five sessions that provide an overview of the essential teachings that Meher Baba has given about the nature of consciousness, the means for its advancement, and the role of the master for those who are serious in their spiritual endeavors.
The program then offers an overview of the life-work of Avatar Meher Baba, with particular focus on His universal work of transforming consciousness. And finally the program concludes with a focus on the Path of Love, which Baba noted is the high road to God during this time of the Avatar’s advent on earth. All sessions will include a presentation followed by an interactive portion to help digest and integrate the material that is provided. This program is especially suitable for those who are new to Meher Baba, and also for those with extensive experience in following Baba. And all are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions.
DESCRIPTION OF INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS:
Session One: The Divine Theme
Meher Baba provided what is seen by many as the most comprehensive understanding of the purpose of creation, which Baba called “the Divine Theme”, as the mean for consciousness to evolve through different forms, culminating in the human experience, and leading from there into the inner planes of consciousness.
Session Two: Karma and Sanskaras
Meher Baba said that all of His teachings are based on sanskaras, or mental impressions. This session will focus on the essential role of karma and sanskaras and how one can harness these in propelling one’s own development of consciousness.
Session Three: The Master’s Role/Avatar Meher Baba as Supreme Master
Baba emphasized that the most efficacious means for advancing consciousness was through relationship with a fully realized master. This session clarifies the role of the master in assisting the aspirant, and provides an overview of the life and mission of the Supreme Master of our Age, Meher Baba.
Session Four: The New Humanity
Baba said that His entire advent was to accomplish His universal work of transforming consciousness, which He said would result in the establishment of a New Humanity. This session will explore what will precipitate this happening, the nature of the New Humanity, and the role of His lovers in bringing about this shift in consciousness.
Session Five: The Path of Love
Meher Baba provided a map for the Path of Love as the high road to God that is especially available during the period of the Avatar’s Advent, which we are still in. In this session, the core features of this path will be reviewed, as well as the essential qualities that the aspirant needs to develop in order to tread this path.