What Agnes Baron did, she did for Meher Baba alone. And that, in the scheme of things, was all that mattered.Read More
Anecdotes, activities and stories about Meher Mount - past, present and future.
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I had an experience with Agnes Baron once that gave me a great sense of validation. Evidently, I needed it. It happened just after visiting her for the very last time.Read More
Agnes Baron loved to tell stories from the Vedanta tradition. These stories illustrated various spiritual lessons or insights. One of her favorites was "The Second Loincloth."Read More
In 1949, Avatar Meher Baba asked His mandali (close disciples) in Meherazad, Ahmednagar and Meherabad, India, as well as His close lovers and followers everywhere in the world to keep silence for the entire month of July. Meher Baba had been silent since July 10, 1925.
One of Meher Baba’s followers in the West, Marguerite Poley wrote about observing that month of silence at Meher Mount. The following is her account reprinted with permission from “Meher Mount Memories: The Month of Silence, July 1949,” by Marguerite Poley, Love Street Lamp Post, January 2006 (1st Quarter 2006), pp. 43-44. ©Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California.Read More
The Unstruck Music of Meher Baba has quotes about and by Avatar Meher Baba - one for every day of the year. It was compiled by Maude Kennedy and was a favorite of Meher Mount co-founder and lifetime caretaker, Agnes Baron (1907-1994.)Read More
The article, "Meher Mount Is a Gateway to the Divine," originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of the Meherabode Gazette published by the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California. It provides an good overview of Meher Mount.Read More
Photos from the early days of Meher Mount are few and precious. This is the story of the 2014 discovery of photos from November 1956, just months after Meher Baba's August 2, 1956 visit.Read More
Agnes Baron (1907-1994) is remembered because of her dedication to Avatar Meher Baba, for her role as a founder and lifetime caretaker of Meher Mount, for her fiery nature and no-holds barred approach to life, for her selfless service, and for the many lives she touched.Read More
A humorous story wherein Margaret Magnus and Sam Ervin attempt to get a new car for Agnes Baron at Meher Mount sometime in the late 1970s/early 1980s..Read More
This quote from Meher Baba was in large print in a glass frame in Agnes Baron's living room in her house at Meher Mount.Read More
In the mid-1960s, my then husband Mik Hamilton and I traveled around the world in an attempt to meet Meher Baba. On March 7, 1966, we met Him in Meherazad, India.
When we returned to the US, we lived in Santa Barbara, California – about a 50-minute drive from Meher Mount. We continued to correspond with Meher Baba. One topic of our letters was helping Agnes Baron at Meher Mount.Read More
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.Read More
One sunlit Saturday, I called to let Agnes know I was planning to come to Meher Mount, and she asked me if I could give a ride to a friend of hers, Germaine Curchod, who lived in Santa Barbara.
I was intrigued about her relationship with Agnes, and wondered how they came to know each other. Agnes had never mentioned her until that morning.Read More
I once traveled to Meher Mount for a work party after the fire. It was pouring rain.
I parked my rent-a-car near the work site. Agnes Baron [then caretaker of Meher Mount] jumped into the car.Read More
The fire at Ojai happened on Monday, October 14, 1985. I attempted to call Agnes Baron on that day to no avail. Then, I heard the news from friends that Meher Mount had indeed been destroyed.
The following weekend, I flew down to Los Angeles and drove to Ojai to visit Agnes personally and make sure that she was well. I met her in town at the house of a friend of hers [George S. Stuart] who had taken her in after her devastation. Agnes appeared quite composed and peaceful.Read More
John Bryon had just finished building a fence for Agnes near the main entrance to Meher Mount. He then saw a man accidentally drive into the fence knocking it down.
John completely lost his temper and ran as fast as he could to catch the man in the car. He yelled and screamed at the man. The man apologized, and said he would fix the fence.Read More
On a cold, foggy day in the winter of 1968-1969, Agnes asked me, Bobby Hazard, Rusty Bostwick, and Charles Christian to help her pull the pump out of the well so it could be repaired or replaced. Apparently it had stopped working, and no water was available at Meher Mount.Read More
It was about 1965-1966 and Murshida Ivy Duce [of Sufism Reoriented and a follower of Avatar Meher Baba] had told a story about Agnes' plight in the mountains of Ojai with a non-functioning well on the property.
Agnes had to go daily to bring water up the mountain in buckets to the house from some place [a natural spring] down the mountain.Read More
Meher Baba had stood out at the point near Baba’s Tree and asked Agnes Baron if she knew where the property corner was, pointing to Meher Mount’s southeast corner.
Her response was that the corner was down that rugged canyon, but she could not specify the corner exactly. Meher Baba “looked displeased,” Agnes said.Read More
On April 20, 2002, the new caretakers at Meher Mount in Ojai, California, officially opened the doors for the first time to welcome visitors. Ray Johnston and Elizabeth Arnold accepted the position several weeks earlier while in the Yucatan, Mexico, where Ray was conducting workshops.Read More