MEHER MOUNT

9902 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ojai, CA 93023-9375

Phone: 805-640-0000
Email: info@mehermount.org

HOURS

Wednesday-Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

MANAGER/CARETAKERS

Buzz & Ginger Glasky

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sam Ervin, Preident
Ron Holsey, Vice President
Ursula Reinhart, Treasurer
Jim Whitson, Director
Richard Mannis, Director

OFFICERS

Margaret Magnus, Secretary

9902 Sulphur Mountain Rd
Ojai, CA, 93023
United States

(805) 640-0000

Events

Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in these events.

Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Archaeological Dig Day - Uncovering Baba's Walkway

Archaeology Dig Day is part of an ongoing project to uncover Baba’s Walkway - the sandstone path Avatar Meher Baba used during His 1956 visit to Meher Mount. This pathway is buried under at least four inches of dirt. It is being treated as an archaeological dig in an effort to preserve it as a touchstone related to Meher Baba.

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Nov
26
to Dec 31

#GivingTuesday Kicks Off the Charitable Giving Season

Your #GivingTuesday donation — and all donations through the end of December — support the care, preservation and ongoing operations at Meher Mount that keep Meher Baba’s touchstones accessible to all.

Avatar Meher Baba sanctified Meher Mount with His presence when He visited on August 2, 1956.

With His visit, Meher Baba left an invisible fountain of spiritual energy that touches all who visit. His touchstones are a connection to that visit.

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Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Amartithi Open House

Each year on the 31st of January, followers of Avatar Meher Baba gather to remember Him and His Advent.

The January 31st date marks the day in 1969 when Meher Baba, the deathless one, "dropped His body" and left the physical form. The celebration is called Amartithi.

Amartithi is a Hindi and Marathi word. Literally, amar is deathless; tithi is day. Also, Amartithi is the eternal date or a date with the Eternal One.

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Anniversary Celebration of Avatar Meher Baba's 1956 Visit

On the first Saturday in August, there is always a celebration of the anniversary of Avatar Meher Baba's 1956 visit to Meher Mount. Plan to attend this special event.

This year's special guest speakers are Charles Haynes - who as a young boy met Meher Baba - and his partner Christopher Wilson. They will share stories and insights related to following Meher Baba. 

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May
19
to May 20

Fire Prevention & TLC Volunteer Weekend

The Thomas Fire - the largest wildfire in California's history - struck Meher Mount on December 4, 2017. The damage to buildings and infrastructure was minimal because of all the previous efforts for fire abatement.

It's time once again to make sure Meher Mount does what is needed for fire protection this year. You can help preserve Meher Mount and protect the environment from the threat of wildfires.

Come volunteer during Fire Prevention Weekend to clear away brush and tall grasses from those hard-to-reach areas along fences, around rocks, and near other places that the mowers cannot reach.

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Restoration Weekend

Meher Mount's restoration from the Thomas Fire continues. It brings with it the opportunity to tackle some other much-needed tasks. Now is your opportunity to be part of this process.

Plan now to attend one or both days of the Restoration Weekend at Meher Mount, March 10-11, 2018. 

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Fire Cleanup Day

When the Thomas Fire struck Meher Mount on December 4, 2017, it cleaned up flammable trash hidden away in the underbrush. 

It also revealed other non-flammable, previously hidden trash. There are pieces of metal - ranging from old fence wire to unused pipes - seemingly strewn around the property near the Visitor Center and the Topa Topa Patio.

The Thomas Fire has given Meher Mount a timely opportunity to clean up this debris - some of it dating back to 1985 The New Life Fire and before. In addition, there are a couple of other tasks related to the fire needing volunteer help: thoroughly scrubbing two refrigerators and tilling the soil under the Coast Live Oak near the entryway to aid its long-term health.

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Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

Selected Readings from Avatar: The Life Story of Avatar Meher Baba

Meher Mount is taking part in the 2017 Ojai WordFest, the seventh annual  literary festival of words, ideas and stories.

The festival will feature “Religious Texts, Spiritual Teachings” on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Ojai Library.

As part of this program on spiritual teachings, Sam Ervin, chairman of the board at Meher Mount, will read from Avatar: The Life Story of Avatar Meher Baba by Jean Adriel. Jean was living at Meher Mount in the upper Ojai Valley at the time of publication in 1947.

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Sep
24
11:30 AM11:30

“Okay, Baba, I give up. I’m hooked.” – A Life Following Meher Baba

  • Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California (Meherabode) (map)
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In October 1968, Sam Ervin was living in Santa Barbara, CA, and sharing a house with several followers of Avatar Meher Baba. He was expecting a job offer that would require him to move to San Francisco. When that offer did not materialize, Sam looked up at the photo of Meher Baba over the fireplace and said, “Okay, Baba, I give up. I’m hooked.”

Sam L. Ervin, chairman of the Board at Meher Mount, will share stories on the influence of Avatar Meher Baba and Agnes Baron, lifetime caretaker of Meher Mount, in his life.

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Sep
9
11:30 AM11:30

Gutta Breakfast

The Gutta Breakfast is an opportunity to share insights, ask questions, and discuss Avatar Meher Baba and His life and words.

The event starts with breakfast hosted by Fred Stankus and Gigi Driessen. After breakfast, Fred leads a heartfelt discussion of selected passages from Lord Meher

Each individual reads a suggested passage and all are welcome to comment, ask questions, and share personal insights. Lord Meher is the multi-volume account of Avatar Meher Baba's life by Bhau Kalchuri, one of Meher Baba's close disciples. Click to read more.

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Aug
5
11:30 AM11:30

Anniversary Celebration of Avatar Meher Baba's 1956 Visit

On the first Saturday in August, there is always a celebration of the anniversary of Avatar Meher Baba's 1956 visit to Meher Mount.

This year's special guest speaker is Naosherwan Anzar who first met Avatar Meher Baba in Dehra Dun, India, when Naosherwan was two months old. He will share stories of his life and the spiritual lessons he has learned following Meher Baba. Click to read more.

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Master Plan 2022 Community Meeting

It is time to update the Meher Mount Master Plan for the next five years. That's where you come in. Meher Mount is holding a community meeting to gather input for this update. You are invited and urged to attend the Meher Mount Master Plan 2022 Community Meeting.

You are also invited to stay to watch the sunset and have dinner on the Topa Topa Patio. Click here for more information.

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Apr
23
to Apr 29

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a nationwide effort to urge individuals to volunteer in their communities and to recognize and appreciate those volunteers.

Meher Mount depends on volunteers for its maintenance, preservation, and stewardship. For many, volunteering at Meher Mount is an opportunity to render service in honor of Avatar Meher Baba. 

For others, volunteering for Meher Mount is a means for connecting with the land and with Meher Baba. For still others, the volunteer opportunity is a form of meditation. And finally, volunteer projects can foster companionship and camaraderie in service. Click here to read more about volunteer opportunities.

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Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Meher Baba's Birthday Open House

Each year, Meher Baba followers around the world gather to celebrate the birthday - February 25 - of the Avatar of the Age, Avatar Meher Baba.

You are invited to visit Meher Mount on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from Noon to 5:00 p.m., for the open house in honor of Meher Baba. Tea and cake will be served.

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Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Amartithi Open House

Each year on the 31st of January, followers of Avatar Meher Baba gather to remember Him and His Advent.

The January 31st date marks the day in 1969 when Meher Baba, the deathless one, "dropped His body" and left the physical form. The celebration is called Amartithi.

Amartithi is a Hindi and Marathi word. Literally, amar is deathless; tithi is day. Also, Amartithi is the eternal date or a date with the Eternal One.

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Nov
29
to Dec 31

#GivingTuesday - Goal $12,600

Last year, Meher Mount raised $15,600 during the month of December in honor of #GivingTuesday. You helped Meher Mount reach that goal. Thank you for helping to maintain Meher Mount as a place of world-wide pilgrimage in honor of Avatar Meher Baba.

Can Meher Mount supporters raise $12,600 again? Given the response last year, absolutely. Make your donation now. Be part of a global day of giving and help to ensure Meher Mount's legacy. 

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Reincarnation & Karma - Insights from the Teachings of Avatar Meher Baba

Man’s search for immortality is as old as man himself. Does the spirit continue after the death of the physical body? What is the role of karma?

The discussion, led by scholar Dr. Ward Parks, will focus on Meher Baba's revelations on reincarnation and karma, with references to other spiritual traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Reincarnation & Karma - Insights from the Teachings of Avatar Meher Baba

Man’s search for immortality is as old as man himself. Does the spirit continue after the death of the physical body?

The discussion, led by scholar Dr. Ward Parks, will focus on Meher Baba's revelations on reincarnation and karma, with references to other spiritual traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Oct
15
1:30 PM13:30

Tea & Talk with Bill & Diana Le Page

Come hear Bill Le Page share his memories of being with Avatar Meher Baba and the insights he has gained in writing about Meher Baba's life and words.

Meher Baba "somehow comes alive in and through spoken words, as the speaker experiences again his coming to [the] God-Man or his moments with Him," writes Bill in The Turning of the Key.

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Sep
10
11:30 AM11:30

Gutta Breakfast & Discussion

The Gutta Breakfast is an opportunity to share insights, ask questions, and discuss Avatar Meher Baba and His life and words.

The day starts with a hosted breakfast followed by reading selected passages from Lord Meher, the biography of Meher Baba. These readings spark questions and discussion.

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Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Amartithi Open House

Each year on the 31st of January, followers of Avatar Meher Baba gather to remember Him and His Advent. The January 31st date marks the day in 1969 when Meher Baba "dropped His body" and left the physical form. The celebration is called Amartithi.

Meher Mount is inviting all who are interested to come and join this year's celebration. Meher Mount will be open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2015.

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