Meher Center and the Spirit of Inclusiveness
Meher Spiritual Center is established as Meher Baba’s home in the West, a universal retreat that welcomes those who love Meher Baba and all who know of him and would like to learn more.
In the fulfillment of its chartered mission, Meher Center strives to reflect Baba’s message of love. “To love God in the most practical way; ” he has said, “is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.”
Meher Baba states, “I have come to sow the seed of love in your hearts so that, in spite of all superficial diversity that your life in illusion must experience and endure, the feeling of oneness through love is brought about amongst all nations, creeds, sects and castes of the world.”
He also has explained,'”Those who cleanse their hearts of the embittering poison of selfishness, hate and greed find God as their own true Self. The truth of divine life is not a hope but a reality; all else is illusion.”
Inspired by the life and teachings of Meher Baba, the staff, volunteers, and board of directors of Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. welcome the unique and individual experience of Center guests of all races, sexual orientations, genders, castes, creeds, religions, cultures, social backgrounds, and ages, and people with and without disabilities. We are dedicated to the ongoing work of creating a loving inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment in which each guest is honored and respected.
Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Board of Directors
“How to Love God,” Meher Baba, September 12, 1954. Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, online edition. Ahmednagar, India: Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, 2002. p. 3556
“Final Declaration, ” Meher Baba, September 30, 1954. Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, online edition. p. 3638
Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, online edition. Ahmednagar, India: Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, 2002. p. 3640
“The Purpose of Life,” Meher Baba. Meher Baba Calling. Edited by Jamshed B. Mistry and J. Flagg Kris. Ahmednagar, India: Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, 1964. p. 74