VISITOR TIPS

ALL VISITORS ARE WELCOME

Meher Mount welcomes visitors of all faiths or of no faith at all.  It is a universal center because Avatar Meher Baba is universal — accessible to all. 

HOURS

Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday: Closed

PARKING

After turning into the entrance to Meher Mount and going through the gate, please park in the designated grass-covered parking area on the left.  Vehicles are only allowed near the main house as appropriate to special needs and for loading and unloading.  Please speak to a Manager/Caretaker about parking large vehicles or RVs.

REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION

Immediately upon arrival, please register by signing the Guest Book in the main building. You will be given an orientation to Meher Mount.

PILGRIMAGE ATMOSPHERE

Please maintain the serene atmosphere by keeping noise levels low.  No smoking, drugs, or intoxication at Meher Mount. 

CHILDREN

Children are welcome. There are no special facilities for children on site, and parents are responsible for the safety of their children. There are wild animals (generally not seen during the day), snakes, and poison oak.  Adults need to be with children under 12 at all times.

DRINKING WATER

Please stay hydrated by bringing a bottle of drinking water. There is also drinking water on site.

SAFETY

Meher Mount is a semi-wilderness area containing hazards.  These hazards include, but are not limited to natural hazards such as rough potted roads, gopher holes, and uneven terrain. There are also poison oak, poisonous snakes and insects.  Visitors should watch for wildlife.  

Hazards also include old farm equipment, old building foundations, maintenance machinery and equipment in the open and in enclosed storage areas, and a fenced-in and covered pool no longer in use.  Depending upon the time of year, there are potential hazardous weather conditions.

For the sun, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.  Close-toed walking shoes are recommended given the terrain.  Please pay attention to where you walk and be alert for rattlesnakes.

FIRE DANGER

Fire hazard is a major concern.  Open fires, candles, and incense are not permitted anywhere on the property.  Smoking is discouraged on the entire property and may be allowed only in your car.

PETS

For the safety of your pets and the wildlife, please leave all pets at home.  If you are traveling with your pets, they are to remain in your vehicle during your visit to Meher Mount.

DAY PILGRIMAGE ONLY      

Meher Mount is designed for day pilgrimage, and there are no overnight facilities.  Visitors to the area can select from a number of places to stay in the nearby towns of Ojai or Santa Paula.  (See the section on "Area Information.")

One of the attractions of Meher Mount is its natural setting and accessible wilderness within two hours of a major metropolitan area – Los Angeles.  One of the objectives of the Board is to preserve as much of that wilderness feeling as possible.  Therefore, facilities are limited – both by design and by circumstance. 

PHOTO:

Visitor Center and Manager/Caretaker Quarters. (Wayne Myers photo.)