9902 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ojai, CA 93023-9375

Phone: 805-640-0000


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


Buzz & Ginger Glasky


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


Margaret Magnus, Secretary

9902 Sulphur Mountain Rd
Ojai, CA, 93023
United States

(805) 640-0000

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Cuts, Scrapes & Bruises

Ray Johnston

On the occasion of Agnes Baron's 105th birthday - January 17, 2012 - Meher Mount published this photo as a part of a short biography of Agnes. After seeing this photo, former Manager/Caretaker Ray Johnston sent the following email.

AGNES BARON in the late 1970s on a summer day sitting in front of the main house where she lived. (Sam Ervin photo, 1970s.)

By Ray Johnston, Manager/Caretaker (2002-2005, 2006-2010)

Nice photo. I am struck most by Agnes' legs. Battered and torn from the tough living and working environment at Meher Mount all those years.

I still have the scars on my legs from nine years of cuts, bites, scrapes and stickers received there. I was always in awe of how she did it for so many years!

I know how the privilege of a deep relationship with Meher Mount often comes with the demand for blood, sweat and tears.

Happy Birthday to Agnes in recognition of her authentic love and extraordinary commitment to the essence and place that is Meher Mount.


Agnes Baron was a founder of Meher Mount and lived there from 1946 until her death in 1994. Most of the time she lived alone, keeping Meher Mount for Avatar Meher Baba through "hell, fire and damnation," as she put it.