Baba's Birthday

Dear Friends,

Due to the ongoing renovation works at the Centre, we will be holding our celebration for Baba's Birthday at:


Please note this is a change of date as well as venue.

We will be meeting from 11am-3pm.

Sandwiches and drinks will be supplied by the MBA, but if you wish to bring food to share, please only bring cold, buffet style food as there is no kitchen.

Getting to the Church takes less than 10 minutes on foot from East Croydon Station, which is on the London to Brighton Line, 2 stops from London Victoria Station.

On coming out of the main exit at the front of East Croydon railway station onto the pavement, turn Right and walk down the street (George Street) to the big junction, cross over here and then turn left and walk along Park Lane, you will see the Fairfield Halls across the road, keep walking to next set of lights, where you can cross over to the Unitarian Church which is next to a larger building: the Quaker Meeting House.

Please let us know if you wish to attend so we can arrange catering,

Either email: mollertanya@gmail.com or call Tanya on 01273 473966
Jai Baba!

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23rd September, 2014

Dear Friends,

Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas

Please note: The application deadline for the Sahavas is Thursday, 25th September!

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Dear Baba Lovers,

We invite young adult Baba lovers from around the world to the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2014. Come take part in this special opportunity to be together in His Divine Companionship at Meherabad.

What: In October, 100 young adults from all over the world between the ages of 19 and 35 will gather at Meherabad to spend seven days together in the company of the Ancient One. The keynote of the Sahavas is the celebration of Meher Baba's love through sharing, creative expression (such as art, music and drama), and service at Meherabad.

Who: Young Adult Baba Lovers from ages 19 to 35.

When: The Sahavas starts on Sunday, October 12th and continues through lunch on Saturday, October 18th.

Registration for the Sahavas is scheduled for 2.00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 12th.

Where: Sahavas participants will be staying in Hostel C. (All other family members or friends must make separate arrangements to stay at Hostel D or the MPR).

- Service Projects for Meherabad and Meherazad.
- Workshops, which may include drama, music, song writing, poetry, painting, drawing, dance, mosaic, pottery, rangoli, photography, etc.
- Discussion Groups.
- Special Guests, talks by old-time Baba lovers.
- Sports, such as volleyball, badminton, cricket, football/soccer, yoga, dance, table tennis/ping pong, seven tiles, etc.
- Evening Programs, welcome and closing programs, films of Meher Baba, music programs, performance night, etc.
- Meherazad Visit: Sahavasees will have the opportunity to visit Baba's home.
- Offsite trip: Visit to a Baba place. (Transportation cost to be paid by Sahavasee.)

Volunteer Section: Volunteers play an important and exciting role in the Sahavas from its beginning to end. Volunteer duties may include planning of activities, facilitating discussions, leading projects, setting up for events, and supporting participants to have a wonderful experience in Baba’s Home.

If you have been to a Sahavas before and would like to serve as a volunteer, please fill out the VOLUNTEER section of the application form.

Volunteer Training:

Scheduled from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11th, and 10.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. on Sunday, October 12th.

Volunteers must be returning Sahavas participants (from earlier Sahavas programs) and must be present during the entire training period and stay for the entire Sahavas period.

Those who would like to take part in this year’s 2014 Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas should submit applications after 14th July.

The form will be available on The Avatar Meher Baba Trust Website:


Important note:

1) Participants should attend the complete Sahavas program from Sunday afternoon, 12th October through lunch on Saturday afternoon, 18th October.

2) Participants should register for the Sahavas no later than Thursday, 25th September 2014 via the online application form available on the website above.

3) Each Participant is expected to be responsible for cancelling their application in case they have a change of plan and cannot participate in Sahavas. They must inform the MBYaS Team immediately on

mbyas *at* mail *dot* ambppct *dot* org

no later than Tuesday, 30th September 2014, with a valid reason for the cancellation.

4) Applicants who do not inform the AMB Trust regarding cancellation, their applications will not be accepted for future Sahavas programs.

Link to visit the Avatar Meher Baba PPCT website:


For further information, e-mail:

mbyas @ mail.ambppct.org

Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas
c/o Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust
King’s Road, Post Bag 31
Ahmednagar, M.S. 414001 INDIA

23rd September, 2014

Dear Friends,

We wanted to let you know that Alan Mills, a long time Baba lover, has passed away. We hope he is resting peacefully in the Beloved's arms, and send love to his family at this time. If anyone wishes to attend the funeral, please contact Earnest Saunders: 07516 524147 for further details.

In His Love

Jai Baba!

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Dear Friends,

Ward Parks Seminar 26th - 27th April 2014
9.30am - 4.00pm
London and Welsh Rugby Club, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2AZ

Plus an evening of music and socialising on Saturday 26th at 228 Hammersmith Grove

"We are fortunate to have secured a second workshop! Ward will focus on major cosmological ideas ... including the interplay of the cosmic processes that Baba calls 'thinking' and 'imagination' ... and the nature of duality manifesting through the interplay of the opposites..."

Click this link: http://goo.gl/myNPXE to download the booking form.

Jai Baba!

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228 Hammersmith Grove


W6 7HG

0208 7434 408

24hr Answer Phone



Regular Meetings


We are happy to announce that Anne Rivoire and Loutfia Haag will be opening the Baba Centre on Monday evenings for reading from Lord Meher 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Starting from 18th February.
Please contact: Anne Rivoire to confirm in advance, on 0207 487 4185



Underground Stations:

Goldhawk Road or Hammersmith


Nearby Bus Routes:

94, 237

(click numbers for route maps)Click for larger map

Dear Friends,

On 25th - 28th October 2013 there will be a BEADS ON ONE STRING Spanish Seminar / Pilgrimage
The theme is 'The Creativity between Man and God' The seminar will take place at Hotel Rural Molino de Santillan. Which is located 25 minutes from Malaga airport, in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

To download an information leaflet go to: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventsuk.html

There is a new website: Meherabad Moments for "...music and more from Meherabad, India, home of Avatar Meher Baba's Samadhi..."

The link is: https://sites.google.com/site/meherabadmoments/

Jai Baba!

Dear Friends,

The latest issue of the Meher Baba Association Newsletter - To The Friends Of Meher Baba - has just been published.

To find out about the many interesting articles it contains and how to subscribe, please visit our website at:


Jai Baba!

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Baba Events around the UK


13th & 14th April 2013

'Meher Baba and the Mystic Path' - A Weekend Seminar with Ward Parks

9.30am -4.00pm at London and Welsh Rugby Club, Richmond, Surrey, London TW9 2AZ

Plus an evening of music and socialising on Saturday 13th at 228 Hammersmith Grove, W6 7HG

>click here for information flyer





Sunday 12th Companionship Meeting 11 am - 4.30 pm




Sunday 16th Companionship Day 11 am - 4.30 pm





Sunday 7th Companionship Day 11 am - 4.30 pm


 There are Baba groups situated around the UK, some of which hold regular meetings:


Contact: Keith Miles on 01208 816 221



Monday weekly evening meetings
Sunday monthly afternoon meetings
Contact: Michael Da Costa 01603 762 242 michael.dacosta@btinternet.com



Regular Thursday meetings followed by a shared meal
Contact: Tanya Moller 01273 473 966



Contact: Sue Chapman 01665 576957



Contact: Fiona Robertson 01588 638 416



An evening meeting on the 12th of each month
Contact Sheila Bassett 01639 830 320


For full details of all events at the London Meher Baba Centre > click here

Read more: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventsuk.html#ixzz2RcuovNQE



Dear Friends,

A reminder that this Saturday 18th Feb 2012 is Film Night. Starting at 6.30pm - Centre opens at 6.00pm

This month's film is Born to Dance (1936).

A dazzling song and dance showcase for Eleanor Powell and James Stewart with songs by Cole Porter.

On Mayday 1937 Baba enjoyed this film at Sarosh Cinema, Ahmednagar.

Read more: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventslondon.html

Jai Baba!

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Dear Friends,

The Meher Baba Association is please to announce the release of a new CD 'Meher Baba' by singer, songwriter Billy Nicholls.

Billy has produced this exclusive CD to help raise funds to provide the London Baba Centre with much needed archive storage equipment to preserve the precious Baba artifacts in its possession.

Visit the MBA web site, at the following link, for all information about the CD including: track listing, sample tracks, booklet of lyrics and full details of how to order your copy.


Thank you Billy.

Jai Baba!


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Please note:  We can enter the church at 11, and please be seated by 11 15 - the service begins at 11 30.

St. James, Piccadilly
Rector Lucy Winkett

Don at his 90th birthday

Don Stevens’ Farewell
19th May 2011
14th January 1919 - 26th April 2011

Misere by Allergi is played as Don’s coffin enters the Church

Welcome and opening Scripture reading and prayer – Lucy Winkett

Pie Jesu from the requiem by Faure, sung by Christine Joucla
- accompanied by the Organist Malcolm Hicks

Prayer - All
O Parvardigar

Hymn - All
Love Divine

Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of Heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Baba, though art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every longing heart.
Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy grace receive,
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above;
Pray and praise thee without ceasing,
Glory in the perfect love.
Finish then thy new creation,
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee.
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in Heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love and praise.

Don’s Life story – Laurent Weichberger

Don’s work with the English companions - Renate Moritz

Love is a Many Splendoured Thing - Lol Benbow

Don’s work with the French companions – Francoise Lemetais

Don’s work with the American companions - Richard Griffins

Song of the New Life – Jean Gousseff

Indian contribution, song written by Meher Baba
sung by Sakshee Bhalekar

Australian contribution - Sakshee Bhalekar

Hymn - All
How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all, the worlds thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee,
How great thou art, how great thou art.
Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee,
How great thou art, how great thou art.
When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
And hear the bords sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and fee the gentle breeze.
When Baba comes, with shouts of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, My God, how great thou art.

Prayers of Commendation – Lucy Winkett

Amazing Grace – sung by Anna Wales and Kathryn Harris

Meher Baba’s last message on the alphabet board
Read by Sevn McAuley

There is no reason at all for any of you to worry. Baba was, Baba is and Baba will also be eternally existent. Severance of external relations does not mean the termination of internal links. It was only for establishing the internal connections that external contacts have been maintained till now. The time has now come for being bound in the chain of internal connections. Hence, external contact is no longer necessary. It is possible to establish the internal link by obeying Baba's orders. I give you all my blessings for strengthening these internal links.

I am always with you and I am not away from you. I was, am and will remain eternally with you, and it is for promoting this realization that I have severed external contact. This will enable all persons to realize Truth by being bound to each other with internal links.

O my lovers, I love you all! It is only because of my love for my creation that I have descended on Earth. Let not your hearts be torn asunder by my declarations concerning the dropping of my body. On the contrary, accept my Divine Will cheerfully. You can never escape from me. Even if you try to escape from me, it is not possible to get rid of me. Therefore, have courage and be brave.

If you thus lose your hearts, how will it be possible for you to fulfill the great task which I have entrusted to you? Be brave and spread my message of love far and wide to all quarters, in order to fulfill my Divine Will. Let the words, ‘Baba, Baba, Baba’, come forth from the mouth of every child, and let their ignorance be reduced to ashes by the burning flame of my love.
Come together in order to fulfill my will by taking your stand on Truth, Love and Honesty, and be worthy of participating in my task.
I give you all my blessings for spreading my message of love.

                                                                                          ---  MEHER BABA

Bach Preludes are played as Don’s coffin leaves St. James’s Church

Following Don’s and Claude’s wishes, a few Companions will accompany the coffin to the crematorium

The Café Concerto opposite the Church will serve
refreshments from 2p.m. – 5p.m.

The Meher Baba Centre at 228 Hammersmith Grove,W6 7HG,
Will be open between 4.00 to 7.45 p.m. Light refreshments will
be provided, for those wishing to gather together.

‘The truth has shared so much of itself with me
that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel.
Or even pure soul
Love has befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash and freed me
Of every concept and image my mind has ever known

--- Hafiz

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Dear Friends,
The Farewell Service will take place on 19th May at:
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL
11:30am to 1:00pm  Please note: we can enter the church from 11am - but no earlier - and we are
requested, by the church, to be seated by 11:15am.
Don has requested that flowers should be from Claude only.
If you wish to make a donation to Don’s Companion Enterprises Book Project for Meher Baba, you
can do so via The Meher Baba Association.
After the service there will be refreshments.
For those who wish to pay their respects to Don at the Funeral Directors, their address is:
Barnes and Sons
236 Uxbridge Road,
London W12 7JD
Tel: 0044 (0) 208 743 4312
Visiting hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm - on 17th & 18th May only.
The nearest Underground Stations are ‘Shepherd’s Bush’ or ‘Shepherd’s Bush Market’ for the funeral directors and ‘Piccadilly Circus’ for the church. If you plan to bring your car into the centre of
London you will have to pay the £12 congestion charge, plus the cost of a parking meter - which
may be hard to find, and all the other inconveniences that go with parking in the centre of a major
For help with accommodation please contact keithjashton@gmail.com and we will do our best to
find you a comfortable home to stay in.
In Baba's Love and Service,
Keith Ashton
On behalf of The Meher Baba Association UK and Companion Enterprises

This is a detailed account of Don Steven’s last day, sent from the London group.

Don's Passing
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Dear Friends,

UK Residential Sahavas 2011

On 16th - 18th September the Sahavas will be held at New Jordon's meeting house, a Quaker centre in beautiful rural Buckinghamshire, not far from Penbury Grove, visited by Baba in 1932.

We are delighted to welcome to the UK, Buz and Wendy Connor from Myrtle Beach. Wendy first met Meher Baba in 1958 in Myrtle Beach and again in India at the East West Gathering.

Buz and Wendy delight audiences with their wonderful Baba stories and glorious music, full of Baba’s joy and humour.

Be sure to book early for this popular event and celebrate Baba's Love and teachings in the wonderful companionship of the Sahavas.

For full details: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/pdf/sahavas_sept2011.pdf

Jai Baba!

Tuesday 26th April 2011


This morning, at approximately 6:15 London time, our very dear Don Stevens passed away, peacefully into Baba's arms.


Rachel Dymond and Jan Baker were called to his hospital bedside. They said the prayers, sang 'Amazing Grace', 'Morning Has Broken' and 'Welcome To My World'. After this they both whispered "Meher Baba" to him and Don slipped peacefully away.

Meher baba with Don Stevens

A short while ago I asked Don what was his most precious memory of all his times with Baba. He said that it was the occasion when Baba came to him three times to say goodbye. After that Don never saw Baba in the body again.


Dear Don,


We will always remember your very loving devotion and surrenderence to our Beloved. You are a great inspiration to us all. God Bless and much love to you from us all., Thank you for all the loving kindness that you have shown to us throughout the years.


In Baba's Love and Service.

Keith Ashton - Meher Baba Association Chairman UK

Read more: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/news.html#ixzz1KdKjjuHY


> The reason for this delay is that it was the one and only possibility with all the numerous holidays in the UK. According to Renate Moritz "I am still negotiating regarding the refreshment location, possibly also in a side room at the church. I am very relieved that this lovely church is available to us. It has an open, light and welcoming atmosphere, where frequently concerts and other art activities take place."
> Please inform me, Keith Ashton, or the London Neti-Neti group about your coming.
> Jean
> --
> Jean (John) Gousseff, Ardes-sur-Couze, Auvergne, France.
> http://www.simplesilence.org


Dear Friends,

Just a reminder that the forthcoming Film Night, on Saturday 9th April with Peter Brook's 'Mahabharata' will be starting at 2.30pm (Centre open from 1.30pm), in order to accommodate a five hour film, with breaks for tea and a pot luck supper.

11am - 4pm on Sunday 10th April is Companionship Day. A day to be together and share our experiences of following Meher Baba. There is also a talk on Jesus and Christ Consciousness at 2pm by Elizabeth Hearn, with a Q&A session. (this is a rescheduled event). Pot luck lunch:


There are details on the web site for Discovering the Avataric Legacy Second Annual Programme at Meherabad - October 28th & 29th 2011:


Important information regarding the Beads-on-One-String Pilgrimage to Turkey and Syria is also available:


A radio programme, which may be of some interest, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 31st March and is currently available at: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/in-our-time or it can be downloaded as a podcast, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iot . Melvyn Bragg and co discuss the Mahabharata in general and the Bhagavad Gita section in particular.

Many apologies!

Two links on the last email were incorrect, below are the corrected versions:



Sorry for the error

Jai Baba!


Dear Friends,

Beads-on-One-String - Turkey & Syria Pilgrimage

25th October – 7th November 2011

For details of the arrangements and how to book your place, please visit:


Jai Baba!

Dear Friends,

The new book list for 2011 is now available for download from the Association's website:


Jai Baba!


Dear Friends,

On Thursdays, starting 3rd March, at the London Meher Baba Centre we are going to start reading 'Lord Meher' by Bhau Kalchuri.

This is a definitive account of the life and work of Avatar Meher Baba, who inspired Bhauji to write this in verse (Hindi), followed by prose in English.

Please bring your own copy of the first volume, or download 20 pages from the online version so you can join in with the reading.

You can see the online version here: http://lordmeher.org/index.jsp

The Centre will be open from 7pm to spend some time meeting socially over 'masala chai' and tidbits. With reading from 8pm sharp, and ending with Arti.

All warmly invited to join.

Many thanks in Baba,



Dear Friends,

Saturday 26th is Film Night at the London Meher Baba Centre and this month's film is Lassie Come Home. Baba took the women Mandali to see it in Delhi on August 14th 1944.

On Sunday 27th the Centre will be celebrating Baba's birthday. Come and join us from 12 noon.

For details of both of these visit: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventslondon.html

Don't forget to book your place on the Sahavas in Kew on 25/26th June. The guest speaker is Jehangir Daver from Australia who has many stories to share of the times he met Meher Baba.

See: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventsuk.html

Also, the Meherabad Young Adults Sahavas 2011 have been announced for June, details: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/news.html

Jai Baba!

Dear Friends,

The latest edition of 'To The Friends Of Meher Baba' newsletter is about to be published. Details of its contents and how to subscribe can be found here:


More details of the Berlin Seminar are now available: http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventsuk.html

Plus, full details of the June Sahavas in London can be found here:

http://www.meherbaba.co.uk/eventsuk.html &


Jai Baba!

Dear Friends,

The first photographs of the Meher Baba posters on the London Underground can be seen here:


Jai Baba!

Meher Baba on the Tube

Baba on the tube

Dear Friends,

The Meher Baba Association has the pleasure of introducing Margaret Bernstein, from New York. On Monday 21st June at 7:30pm she will be giving a special concert of selections on flute and keyboard at the London Meher Baba Centre

Both Margaret's parents met Meher Baba. Her mother, Bunty Kelley, danced for Baba at Myrtle Beach and also in California in the 1950s and both she, and husband Harry Bernstein, met Baba at the East-West Gathering in Poona in 1962, when Margaret was just four months old. Her godmother and namesake, Margaret Craske, lived in Baba's ashram in India for seven years after which she moved to New York , as ordered by Baba, to teach

ballet. Margaret's father was a student of Miss Craske's and her mother studied ballet with Miss Craske as a young girl in London. Margaret's mother became a professional ballet dancer with Sadlers Wells in England in the 1930s.

Margaret's musical background includes two degrees in flute performance, from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Arizona State University, and over thirty years of playing professionally in the US and abroad, including many years performing and recording with the late Raphael Rudd. She performed with Bob and Jane Brown during the London Sahavas in June of 1991. In addition to being a flutist, pianist , and composer, Margaret is also an accomplished singer-songwriter.

Please come and ensure her a warm welcome to London.


Jai Baba!