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.
Upcoming events- October to December 2019
October 5, 8pm Meher Baba House Study Group. Tonight the Study Group arrives at the conclusion of Meher Baba’s four-part series on Maya, the principle of ignorance. In this discourse, entitled Maya IV—God and Maya (Discourses, Revised 6th Ed., Vol III, pages 162-167), Baba explains the true distinction between the transcendental infinitude of God and the apparent infinitude of the illusory universe—the projection of Maya. Moderated by George Chen
October 12, 7.30pm 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 Alex Sprinkle.
October 19, 7.30 Baba’s Divine Wine Come share the Divine Wine of Meher Baba’s words, poetry, music and stories of the Beloved. Moderated by Christine Zygnerski.
October 26, 7.30pm Movie Night "Bhau Kalchuri: Meher Baba’s Lion.” Two talks by Baba’s intimate disciple, as recorded right here at New York Baba House in 1998 and 2000. The talks are: “Three-Quarters of the World” and “To Remember Him”. If time permits, we will also include one (or both) of the two music videos that are included on the disc – each of which features newly-restored film footage of Beloved Baba. Hosted by Christine Zygnerski.
November 2, 8pm Meher Baba House Study Group Tonight the Study Group embarks upon Meher Baba’s classic two-part consideration of happiness. In “The Conditions of Happiness Part I—Removal of Suffering through Detachment” (Discourses, Revised 6th Ed., Vol III, pages 168-175), Baba explains the inevitability of suffering, even in the midst of momentary satisfaction, as long as desire is allowed to flourish. From this foundation, he goes on to describe how the aspirant may cultivate true detachment, and thus find lasting happiness. Moderated by George Chen.
November 9, 7.30pm 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 Alex Sprinkle
November 16, 7.30pm Baba’s Divine Wine Come share the Divine Wine of Meher Baba’s words, poetry, music and stories of the Beloved. Moderated by Christine Zygnerski.
November 23, 7.30pm Movie Night “Love Comes West” is a slideshow that illustrates America’s response to Baba’s call to His lovers from 1931: “Love calls Me to the West. Make Preparations.” The musical accompaniment is by Tuck Andress. “Beyond Words” documents an event from 1967 when Baba came out of seclusion to permit the Dutch filmmaker Louis van Gasteren to film an interview of Him using professional equipment and 35mm color film (with sound). A closing segment includes an interview with Eruch Jessawalla, describing the filming event. Hosted by Shelly Steiner.
November 30 - NO MEETING
December 7, 8pm Meher Baba House Study Group Concluding our study of Meher Baba’s two-part exposition on happiness, tonight the Study Group will read and discuss “The Conditions of Happiness Part II—Contentment, Love and God-Realisation” (Discourses, Vol. III, Revised 6th Edition, pages 176- 182). Here, Baba explains how the aspirant can find lasting happiness through the renunciation of desires, and enjoins us to embrace the “wholesome suffering” that is intrinsic to this process, because it has the power to liberate us from bondage. Moderated by George Chen.
December 14, 7.30pm God Speaks Meeting Our ongoing reading aloud of Meher Baba’s monumental clarification of the journey of the soul, the vast spiritual panorama and the spiritual hierarchy. Moderated by Alex Sprinkle.
December 21, 7.30pm Remembering Mehera, the Beloved of the Beloved. In honor of Mehera’s birthday, tonight we will open the meeting with a film of Baba’s dearest Mehera, followed by a sharing of stories, readings, and memories of times spent in her presence. Hosted by Shelly Steiner
December 28, 730pm Movie Night “Meher Baba’s Early Message to the West” Tonight’s film is a video record of a talk given by Ward Parks at Sheriar Bookstore, Myrtle Beach in 2009. Ward focuses attention on a period between 1931 and 1935, in which Meher Baba entered a period of heightened activity in His varied communications with the Wes —through direct contact with Western disciples, through prepared talks and publishing activities, and even through the promotion of epic Hollywood films illustrating the evolution and destiny of the soul. Hosted by Paul Steiner.
“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
If you would like to contact us to propose a meeting or to find out more about events, feel free to contact us!