JIMMY KHAN SHARES HIS STORIES OF BEING WITH MEHER BABA
All are invited to come to the tea and talk with Jimmy Khan, a long-time follower of Meher Baba.
Jimmy and his wife Firuza will be at Meher Mount on Saturday, August 8, 2015, to share his stories of meeting and being with Meher Baba as well as his involvement in taking first-time visitors to Meherabad and Meherazad, India.
Meherabad is where Meher Baba’s Tomb Shrine or Samadhi is located and Meherazad – about 12 miles away – was Meher Baba’s home he shared with some of His close mandali or disciples.
PROGRAM - SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015
- 1:30 p.m.: Talk by Jimmy Khan
- 3:30 p.m.: Tea Break
- 4:30 p.m.: Arti (prayers and songs) under Baba's Tree
NO-HOST DINNER AT BOCCALI'S AFTER THE TALK
There is a no-host dinner after the event at Boccali's restaurant in Ojai for all who are interested. If attending:
- The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m.
- Please bring cash or your checkbook. Boccali's does not accept credit cards. With large groups, there are no separate checks. The total bill - plus tax and 20% tip - is divided by all participants, except the special guest, and each person pays that portion of the total bill.
- Send an email to Sam Ervin to RSVP for dinner at Boccali's.
Jimmy Khan first met Avatar Meher Baba with his family in the summer of 1962 at Guruprasad in Pune, India. Thereafter, the family stayed in Pune (then Poona) in subsequent summers for about two months each visit.
Jimmy was fortunate to spend five minutes alone with Meher Baba, translate Meher Baba’s gesture, “I am God,” and play the card game La Risque with the Beloved.
He also attended the 1962 East-West Gathering and the 1965 Sahavas. Jimmy estimates that he saw or met Meher Baba more than 100 times.
During all those visits, he listened to Meher Baba’s discourses and heard talks by Meher Baba’s mandali and others who were close to Baba.
After Meher Baba dropped His physical form on January 31, 1969, Jimmy was among the handful of people who stayed on Meherabad Hill, near Meher Baba’s Tomb Shrine, all seven days before Meher Baba’s body was entombed.
In 2007, Jimmy gave approximately 30 talks across the U.S. along with talks in London and Sydney.
Most recently, he has started sponsoring public trips to Meherabad and Meherazad, India, announcing them by placing advertisements in Mumbai (Bombay) newspapers. A few hundred people have come on the trips to date.
Jimmy says that he does not claim to take people to Meher Baba as only He alone can do that. Jimmy calls himself a “facilitator.”