Welcome to Meher Baba house

Our legacy dates all the way back to Meher Baba's visits in 1931 and 1932. Meetings have been organized by various individuals over the years and the NYC connection has been the link between thousands of Baba lovers throughout the country and worldwide.

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings will take place on Saturdays at 242 East 53rd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, next to the Quest Bookstore. Enter the gate, and it is the door to the right. Please note the times of meetings. Doors open at 7:00 PM for all meeting unless otherwise noted. This applies to both, 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM meetings.

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Upcoming events

January 2020

January 4, 7:30 pm  Darwin Shaw’s Effort and Grace (Open Secrets In Meher Baba’s Discourses) Quoting from page 63, Meher Baba says: “Learn the art of taking your stand on the Truth within. When you live in this Truth, the result is a fusion of the mind and heart and the end of all fears and sorrow.  It is not a dry attainment of mere power or intellectual knowledge. A love which is illumined by the intuitive wisdom of the spirit will bless your life with ever-renewing fulfillment and never-ending sweetness.”

Moderated by Eileen Culhane and Christine Zygnerski

January 11, 7:30 pm  God Speaks Reading

Our ongoing reading aloud of Meher Baba’s monumental clarification of the journey of the soul, the vast spiritual hierarchy. Moderated by Christine Zygnerski

January 18, 7:30 pm  Sharing Meeting: Baba’s Divine Wine

Come to share the Divine Wine of Meher Baba’s words, or bring poetry, music and stories of the Beloved. Special note: we now have a large bluetooth-enabled speaker, so you can bring your favorite Baba-inspired music on either a bluetooth-ready device, or on a USB “thumb drive” or CD.

January 25, 7:30 pm  A Date with the Eternal Beloved.

In honor of Meher Baba's 51st Amartithi, tonight we will  see the 1989 film,"A Date with the Eternal Beloved", which captures all the heart and color of a 3-day Amartithi celebration.  It is especially poignant as this was Mehera's last Amartithi.  Please come with stories to share of your own experiences of being in India for an Amartithi celebration. A special note: weather permitting, Cecilia Kirtland has offered to join us this evening to close the meeting with her moving renditions of Baba’s prayers. Hosted by Shelly Steiner.

Hosted by Paul Steiner

 

February 2020

 

February 1, 2020   8:00 pm Doors open 7 pm
Meher Baba House Study Group
Moderated by George Chen
"God As Infinite Love," the last of Meher Baba's collected discourses (Discourses, Revised 6th Edition, Vol III, pages 183-189) is the topic of tonight's Study Group meeting. In this discourse, Baba describes how love looks and manifests in the various stages of the soul's development, from animal lust through the subtle and mental spheres and culminating in the divine romance between lover and Beloved.

 

February 8, 7:30 pm Doors open at 7 pm

God Speaks Reading

Moderated by Christine Zygnerski

Our ongoing reading aloud of Meher Baba’s monumental clarification of the journey of the soul, the vast spiritual hierarchy.

 

February 15, 7:30 pm Doors open at 7 pm

Sharing Meeting: Baba’s Divine Wine
Come to share the Divine Wine of Meher Baba’s words, or bring poetry, music and stories of the Beloved. Special note: we now have a large bluetooth-enabled speaker, so you can bring your favorite Baba-inspired music on either a bluetooth-ready device, or on a USB “thumb drive” or CD.

 

February 22, 12:30 pm – 6:15 pm Meher Baba Birthday Celebration at Beloved Archives, 116 Youngs Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619 (Ph: 609 529-6129)
Please Note: This year, the Baba Birthday Bash will not be held in New York City.
Instead, a special celebration is planned at Beloved Archives in Hamilton NJ. Complete details will follow in a separate email. For the purposes of this newsletter, please note that everyone from New York Baba House has been welcomed to attend, but please RSVP Beloved Archives at (609) 529-6129 at least a few days prior to the event. Entry will be through the new side entrance doors.
The doors will open at 12:30 PM, with vegetarian luncheon served at 1:00 PM. Special guests will be Tom & Cathy Riley. An afternoon of talk, song and entertainment will continue until 6:15 PM. Important: Baba House has created a special email address (email address provided in the emailed newsletter for quarter 1 of 2020) for those who may have difficulty arranging transportation; while we may not be able to “match” you with a driver or carpool, we will do our very best not to leave anyone behind. Be sure to include your address and phone number in your email. Remember that the trip could easily take 2+ hours each way, if multiple passengers are pooling in one car.

 

February 29, 7:30 pm  Doors open at 7 pm

Hosted by Christine Zygnerski

Movie Night: His Ways Are Unfathomable
This 1991 video contains several moving stories of life with Baba, beautifully recounted by His close disciple Eruch Jessawalla in Mandali Hall during pilgrim season.

 

 

March 2020

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020   8:00 pm Doors open at 7 pm
Meher Baba House Study Group
Moderated by George Chen
Tonight the Study Group will engage in a rare double reading. The first is "Twelve Ways of Realising Me" (Discourses, Revised 6th Ed., Vol III, pages 190-192) which was selected by Baba as the capstone of his collected discourses. In it, Baba enumerates twelve spiritual qualities (for example, Longing, Peace of Mind, and Humility) that enable the aspirant to attain God-realisation. This will be followed by My Wish (online at https://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/mywish.html -- participants should print out a copy and bring to the meeting), consisting of six universal "orders" that Baba left to his lovers. It is hoped that studying these two readings in tandem will open new avenues of understanding.

 

March 14, 7:30 pm  Doors open at 7 pm

God Speaks Reading
Moderated by Christine Zygnerski

Our ongoing reading aloud of Meher Baba’s monumental clarification of the journey of the soul, the vast spiritual hierarchy.

 

March 21 7:30 pm  Doors open at 7 pm

Sharing Meeting: Baba’s Divine Wine
Come to share the Divine Wine of Meher Baba’s words, or bring poetry, music and stories of the Beloved. Special note: we now have a large bluetooth-enabled speaker, so you can bring your favorite Baba-inspired music on either a bluetooth-ready device, or on a USB “thumb drive” or CD.

 

March 28, 7:30 pm  Doors open at 7 pm

Movie Night: The Theme Of Creation: An Explanation of Meher Baba’s God Speaks. 
Hosted by Paul Steiner

A 2005 documentary that seeks to illuminate Baba’s teachings regarding the journey of the soul from Creation through the eons of evolution to its final Reunion. This is an ideal introductory film for newcomers – bring a friend! Film footage of Meher Baba is interspersed with interview excerpts from both Mandali and Western followers, including Bhau Kalchuri, Don Stevens, Rick Chapman, Robert Dreyfuss, Alan Cohen, Phyllis Ott and Adele Wolkin.

 

“Even now, at this moment, I tell you that you are dreaming. But how does your mind react? You say, “Baba is with us, how could everything be a dream?” Then I say: “When you realize Reality, when you are wide awake after Realization, you will realize all that I said is true— that it was all nothing but a dream.” Meher Baba, Lord Meher page 4062 

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If you would like to contact us to propose a meeting or to find out more about events, feel free to contact us!