Ann Conlon met Avatar Meher Baba two times, both in India. In May 1961, Meher Baba cracked open the door of His very strict seclusion and invited anyone to come to Guruprasad in Pune, India, and see Him for only one hour. Ann jumped at this opportunity and flew from New York to India. Her one hour turned into five precious days of seeing Meher Baba.
Ann returned to Pune in November 1962 to attend the East-West Gathering.
In recalling both visits, Ann contrasts the moment she had to say goodbye to Meher Baba in 1961 and 1962, describing Meher Baba's reaction each time, and what it ultimately came to mean in her life.
Ann first describes her goodbye with Meher Baba in 1961:
"To a devotee, Avatar Meher Baba gave these two spiritual secrets."
The following story covers several conversations between Avatar Meher Baba and Jean Adriel, where she is lamenting her despair to Him.
Jean, author of the book Avatar and a co-founder of Meher Mount, was among a group of Eastern and Western disciples with Meher Baba in Cannes, France, in the summer and fall of 1937.
With an open invitation to all, a delicious Thanksgiving meal was served to over 70 on a bright, magical day at Meher Mount in Ojai, California .
In 1995, Fred Stankus and Gigi Driessen hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner at Meher Mount with special guest Katie Irani. Katie, one of Avatar Meher Baba's close women disciples, was visiting Southern California at the time. This account of the day was written by Marguerite Poley.