Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California "Meherabode"

Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California "Meherabode" "The Aim of life is to love God. The Goal of life is to become one with him through Love". Meher Baba

Mission Statement: The specific and primary purpose is to nurture an awareness of Avatar Meher Baba by establishing and maintaining a place of community. The Center shall make information about our Beloved Avatar Meher Baba's life and His message of Love and Truth available to all. It shall provide an opportunity for active love and service in His name. It shall be organized and run according to democratic principles. It shall undertake and/or support, directly or indirectly, such projects, programs, services or activities at such times and in such places, within or without the State of California or the United States of America, as the Board of Directors of the corporation determine are appropriate to further or make manifest the spiritual values exemplified in the life and writings of Avatar Meher Baba, and to bring the restorative power of divine love into people's lives everywhere.

Reza Abrahimzadeh shared readings from the Master poet Rumi at our program today.
01/29/2018

Reza Abrahimzadeh shared readings from the Master poet Rumi at our program today.

11/14/2017
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This Coming Sunday at Meherabode: Sunday Thanksgiving Feast! This event is free and open to all. Please come and share in a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings! Vegetarian dishes will also be available for those who do not partake in meat.

Please feel free to arrive at 1:30pm. The meal and socializing end at approximately 4pm.

Jai Baba!

View of Meherabode greenhouse from front porch.
11/04/2017

View of Meherabode greenhouse from front porch.

Rose Garden at Meherabode.
11/04/2017

Rose Garden at Meherabode.

Today is Eruch Jessawala's Birthday. In celebration of Eruch's life in Service of God (in the form of Avatar Meher Baba)...
10/13/2017

Today is Eruch Jessawala's Birthday. In celebration of Eruch's life in Service of God (in the form of Avatar Meher Baba) Meherabode will be holding a special program this Sunday (Oct. 15th) in honor of Eruch. Please come to share your memories of Eruch or simply to listen in and take part in the program.

Ward Parks concluded his two day presentation on "The Tiffin Lectures" this afternoon at Meherabode. The program was fil...
10/02/2017

Ward Parks concluded his two day presentation on "The Tiffin Lectures" this afternoon at Meherabode. The program was filmed/recorded by Meher Baba Archives and will hopefully be available for public viewing on You Tube in the not too distant future.

Yesterday a special, small Memorial program was held for Georgene Tarbox, a long-time participant of the Los Angeles Bab...
09/18/2017

Yesterday a special, small Memorial program was held for Georgene Tarbox, a long-time participant of the Los Angeles Baba Community and active member of the Board for many years. She had passed away recently in Northern California. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Nick. AMBKJ.

Display in Main Hall at Meherabode. This beautiful display set-up by Michael Kane and the Young Adults' Discourses Group...
08/29/2017

Display in Main Hall at Meherabode. This beautiful display set-up by Michael Kane and the Young Adults' Discourses Group details the planned changes to the decor of the LA Center that will be happening in the months ahead and into 2018.

Kent Hanson and Aaron Hemeon enjoy the new chairs in the Meherabode "Greenhouse."
08/28/2017

Kent Hanson and Aaron Hemeon enjoy the new chairs in the Meherabode "Greenhouse."

What a wonderful surprise! We had two first time visitors to Meherabode today (8/18). Meher Chanti and Meher Deepika  we...
08/19/2017

What a wonderful surprise! We had two first time visitors to Meherabode today (8/18). Meher Chanti and Meher Deepika were guided by Baba and we were extremely happy to have made two new friends. They are originally from Hyderabad but now live in Dallas, Texas!

Harry Thomas presents on his book "God of Science," 8/13/17.
08/13/2017

Harry Thomas presents on his book "God of Science," 8/13/17.

Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California "Meherabode"
07/09/2017

Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California "Meherabode"

President of AMBCSC Lois Jones talks about Meher Baba's Flag at the beginning of the LA Sahavas (Sat. July 1st). Fred St...
07/04/2017

President of AMBCSC Lois Jones talks about Meher Baba's Flag at the beginning of the LA Sahavas (Sat. July 1st). Fred Stankus helped in the proceedings.

Raj Khilnani speaks at Meherabode about his close contact with Meher Baba.
07/01/2017

Raj Khilnani speaks at Meherabode about his close contact with Meher Baba.

"Filis Frederick and the History of the LA Meher Baba Center" was a program presented by John Page on Sunday , May 7th.
05/10/2017

"Filis Frederick and the History of the LA Meher Baba Center" was a program presented by John Page on Sunday , May 7th.

04/23/2017

Bill LePage on the passing of Pegu (the Siamese cat)

04/08/2017
Step Into his Holy Fire Live

Please give this a watch. If you are by chance coming to the April 16th program at Meherabode, it might be fun to learn the words so you can sing along.

[video is from a 2006 Amartithi program in India, with song led by Allen Ray Powell -- who will share songs and stories at Meherabode in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 16.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kig0cSRKJ74

the occasion: 2/1/2006 when only 300 remained from a crowd of 30,000 for the occasion of Avatar Meher Baba's Amarthiti celebration ( death anniversary) with ...

Ward Parks, Ph.D., a professor and scholar of classical and medieval literature who went on to become a key member of th...
11/01/2016
"Stay With God" Seminar plus AGM

Ward Parks, Ph.D., a professor and scholar of classical and medieval literature who went on to become a key member of the publications department of the Avatar Meher Baba Trust in India, is on his annual California visit now. Ward will return to Meherabode next weekend (Nov. 5 & Nov. 6) for the final installments in his two-weekend intensive seminar in the book STAY WITH GOD by Meher Baba's poet-disciple Francis Brabazon.

Sooner than that, on Tuesday evening (Nov. 1) and Wednesday evening (Nov. 2), Ward is also giving talks in Ojai on the topic of Reincarnation & Karma as understood through the teachings of Avatar Meher Baba. Those talks are hosted by Meher Mount, but held in public libraries in Ojai.

Info about all of the above can be seen here . . .

http://conta.cc/2f7HHqk

09/11/2016

Happening today! (Sunday, September 11) beginning at 11:30 am.

Folks are invited to begin gathering at 11:00 am.

Full performance (with lunch served at intermission.

The linked announcement includes a tweaked description of Sue Jamison's comedic sketch (her adaptation of the skit "Yma Dream"), which is seeing its LA debut, woven into the world premiere performance (as a theatrical staged reading with music & dance) of Greg Dunn Dunn's new play "Meher Baba in Hollywood".

If you're in LA, check it out!

See: http://conta.cc/2chEW49

Happening at Meherabode next Sunday (Sept. 11) beginning at 11:30 a.m. -- world premiere presentation of Greg Dunn's new...
09/05/2016
"Baba in Hollywood" -- the Play! (Sept.11)

Happening at Meherabode next Sunday (Sept. 11) beginning at 11:30 a.m. -- world premiere presentation of Greg Dunn's new play, MEHER BABA IN HOLLYWOOD, in a staged theatrical reading, exploring Meher Baba's three visits to Hollywood (1932, 1934, 1956) and his archetypal work with the film world.

This performance is produced by Elaine Munson and directed by Deborah Ash, with dance choreography by Michael Kane. and original music composed by the play's author, Greg Dunn, and performed by Greg & Gay Dunn.

The Sunday performance at Meherabode will also include a comedic skit, Yma Sumac's Psychiatric Visit (performed by author Sue Jamison with Sam Ervin), in which the Peruvian soprano recalls her meeting with Meher Baba in Hollywood.

Open to the public! Free of charge! Lunch served! What's not to like?

Take a stroll down Avataric memory lane . . . .

http://conta.cc/2bZcZOp

07/30/2016

Films of Meher Baba this Sunday, July 31. And special guest speaker Hardeep Hanspal (visiting from Meherabad) on Sunday, August 14!

I tell you all, with my Divine Authority, that you and I are not “WE,” but “ONE.” You unconsciously feel my Avatarhood w...
06/22/2016

I tell you all, with my Divine Authority, that you and I are not “WE,” but “ONE.” You unconsciously feel my Avatarhood within you; I consciously feel in you what each of you feel.

Thus every one of us is Avatar, in the sense that everyone and everything is everyone and everything, at the same time, and for all time.

There is nothing but God. He is the only Reality, and we all are one in the indivisible Oneness of this absolute Reality. When the One who has realized God says, “I am God. You are God, and we are all one,” and also awakens this feeling of Oneness in his illusion-bound selves, then the question of the lowly and the great, the poor and the rich, the humble and the modest, the good and the bad, simply vanishes.

It is his false awareness of duality that misleads man into making illusory distinctions and filing them into separate categories.

-- Meher Baba.

--  The Avatar's Mission  -- I have come to remind all people that they should live on earth as the children of the one ...
06/16/2016

-- The Avatar's Mission --

I have come to remind all people that they should live on earth as the children of the one Father until my grace awakens them to the realizations that they are all one without a second, and that all divisions and conflict and hatred are but a shadow-play of their own ignorance.

-- Meher Baba

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Los Angeles, CA
90019-3520

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