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

June 29, 7.30 Film Night (Doors open at 7:00pm)
Five short films of Meher Baba: Baba in Dehra Dhun, India, 1954; Baba’s first visit to Australia in 1956; the celebration of Baba’s birthday at Meherabad, India in 1958; Baba in Pune, India in 1961; and Meher Baba’s Grace, which is a compilation of film clips and music from different periods in Baba’s life. Hosted by Alex Sprinkle.

 

JULY

Saturday, July 6th, 8:00 pm, (doors open 7 pm) 

Meher Baba House Study Group

Tonight, the Study Group will begin a four-month-long examination of Meher Baba's discourses on Maya, the principle of ignorance. In tonight's discourse, entitled "Maya Part I -- False Values" (Discourses, Revised 6th Ed., Vol III, pages 142-148), Baba explains that Truth can only be realized in contradistinction to falsehood, hence Maya's usefulness to the aspirant. "To understand Maya," Baba writes, "is to know half of the truth of the universe."

Moderated by George Chen

 

Silence Day, Wednesday July 10th

Meher Baba shares his silence with everyone wherever you are! No meeting tonight!

"For ages, I have been giving in silence my silent message of love. You ask me for a message from my silence; but silent are the words of my silence. Silent is love, and the lover loves my silence and silently adores me in my silence." ~~~Meher Baba

 

Saturday, July 13th (doors open 7 pm)

Cecilia Kirtland will join us again for a night of song for Meher Baba. For those who have heard Cecilia, this is a much anticipated night. For those who have not heard Cecilia yet, then this is the night you should come and enjoy the atmosphere that always accompanies Cecilia’s music for Baba.

Hosted by Eric Teperman

 

Saturday, July 20th (doors open 7 pm)

Film night - The History of Meher Spiritual Center.

The History of Meher Spiritual Center had its premier at the Center a couple of weeks ago.

This hour and twenty minute film was assembled by Jamie & Zo Newell with great care, and the help of other loving hands. It tells the whole story of the impetus from Meher Baba that first brought the idea of a home for Him in the West, and also the details of how Meher Center was constructed from the wilderness of South Carolina. Many interviews with Elizabeth Patterson, Darwin Shaw and others tell how this place that is so dear to so many came into being in the form that we have come to know and love, and has helped sustain the lives of so many who love Meher Baba.

Meher Spiritual Center, which does not ordinarily lend out its resources, has very kindly lent us a copy of this film for this one showing here in New York. If you have benefitted by going to Meher Center one time or a hundred and one times, come tonight and see the story of how this place unique in the world came into being.

Hosted by Eric Teperman

 

Saturday, July 27th (doors open 7 pm)

Film Night

Finding Your Abode In Him Meher Baba’s, taken during Meher Baba's 1969 Darshan, after he dropped his body. (52 minutes long)

Hosted by Christine Zygnerski

 

AUGUST

 

Saturday, August 3, 8:00 pm, (doors open 7 pm) 

Meher Baba House Study Group

Continuing our study of Meher Baba's four-part exposition on Maya, tonight the study group will read and discuss "Maya Part II -- False Beliefs" (Discourses, Vol. III, Revised 6th Edition, pages 149 - 154). Here Baba distinguishes false beliefs from false valuations (placing more importance on less important things and vice versa), and describes how Maya seizes control of a person's intellect -- the very seat of Knowledge, resulting in a confirmation bias that upholds and defends false beliefs even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

Moderated by George Chen

 

Saturday, August 10th NO MEETING TONIGHT

 

Saturday, August 17th (doors open 7 pm)

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

 

Saturday, August 24th (doors open 7 pm)

Film Night

Thief of Hearts, a wonderful compilation of from clips of Meher Baba with excellent narration. (90 minutes long.)

Hosted by Christine Zygnerski

Saturday, August 31st NO MEETING TONIGHT

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Saturday, September 7, 8:00 pm, (doors open 7 pm) 

Meher Baba House Study Group

Continuing our study of Meher Baba's four-part exposition on Maya, tonight the study group will read and discuss "Maya Part III -- Transcending the Falsehoods of Maya" (Discourses, Vol. III, Revised 6th Edition, pages 155 - 161). Here Baba explains the process whereby falsehoods are exposed as false, enabling the aspirant to transcend them by applying remedies ranging from greater care in the application of the intellect, to purification of the intellect itself.

Moderated by George Chen

 

Saturday, September 14th (doors open 7 pm)

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

 

Saturday, September 21st (doors open 7 pm)

Evening with Tony Paterniti

Tony Paterniti has been making music for Meher Baba since 1970. Tonight, Tony will share his songs, his stories and his poetry of a life with Baba.

Hosted by Christine Zygnerski

 

Saturday, September 28th (doors open 7 pm)

Film Night

His Ways Are Unfathomable, an interview with Eruch Jessawala, one of Meher Baba intimate companions. Eruch talks about what it was like to live with Meher Baba.  (64 minutes long)

Hosted by Christine Zygnerski

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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!