News - Local
March 26th - 1:30pm start
Location : 26 Afton Street Essendon West ( Aberfeldie )
Contact : Jasmine Ilas
0438 300 193 firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday Meher Baba
Armatithi Day - 31st January 2015
Thursday 27th November 2014 Meeting
at 55 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
Dr. Allan Cohen in Melbourne
SPECIAL GUEST FROM THE USA :
Allan Cohen will be visiting Melbourne between Friday October 10th till 13th October. Local group meeting will be announced soon.
Allan learned of Meher Baba in 1964 as a member of an LSD exploration group led by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (now Baba Ram Dass).
When Allan was just finishing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard Baba asked him, Robert Dreyfuss, Rick Chapman and other young Baba-lovers to let America know that drug use was not an authentic path to spirituality.
He was in direct communication with Baba from 1965 through 1968. Encouraged to spread Baba’s message of love and truth, Allan delivered over 1,000 lectures and media appearances across America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He attended the first Amartithi in India in early February of 1969, the only Westerner in attendance who never met Meher Baba in person.
Now living in Washington DC, Allan has continued his work with Baba groups and individuals.
Allan’s presentations will feature perspectives on the psychological and experiential challenges of Meher Baba’s path and the practical implications of the New Humanity, all with a touch of humour, classic stories, the encouragement of controversial questions and lots of interactive discussion.
Read the following article that appeared on the 9th October 2014
SOME SNAPS OF THE FOLKS WHO ATTENDED THE JULY 2014 MEETING
SPECIAL GUEST FROM INDIA :
There was a gathering at the home of Mark & Stella McCammon on Sunday 15th June to meet Meherwan.
29TH MAY 2014
We had JAYASURYA, NAGAMANI & VEERENDRA RANGISETTY from Hyderabad come to our monthly meeting and
share with us their wonderful stories from India. Their son Veerendra lives in Melbourne, whereas his parents who are visiting him will be returning soon.
JIM DOWLING played us some nice songs during the meeting.
Check out Jim's music page on "Meher Baba Travel" web site :
& his music page on the web site under the "Music"
There was a wonderful turn-out by the locals at the April monthly meeting held at the Fitzroy premises.
Our guest-visitor was AMRIT IRANI from Asheville, Nth Carolina, USA.
AMARTITHI GATHERING :
FRIDAY 31st JANUARY 2014
THE CELEBRATION WAS HELD AT 55 BRUNSWICK STREET FITZROY.
JULY 2013 MEETING - THURSDAY 25TH AT 6:30 PM
WAS HELD AT 55 BRUNSWICK STREET FITZROY.
There was a wonderful turn-out by the locals.
Our guest-visitors were VIDYADHAR & JYOTI TAGADE from Chennai, India.
LAST 2012 MONTHLY MEETING : MARK & STELLA'S NEW HOME
SHRIDHAR KELKAR VISIT TO MELBOURNE - 9 & 10 OCTOBER 2012
IMAGES FROM THE WEDNESDAY 10TH MEETING
Shridhar recalled the stories of the early days of Meher Baba with His time with Upasni Maharaj and later on. His story telling was wonderful, painting an intimate picture of the lives of Baba's early followers which included also members of his own family.
JAI MEHER BABA
TWINS MEETING AT CASTLEMAINE - 19th August 2012
The Twins - Baba's nephews - Rustom & Sohrab Irani, gave another fantastic performance of songs and ghazals which were favourites of Meher Baba and his close ones. Many numerous stories were recalled allowing us a small glimpse of life with the Avatar.
Baba lovers and friends from all over Victoria and interstate came for this wonderful event in the home of their very close friends Ann & Paul Smith.
A glorious feast followed the music including indulging in icecream later on. This was to celebrate Mani's anniversary and it was her request to the Twins to do.
Rustom & Sohrab, JAI MEHER BABA
15th August 2012
The Twins visit to Fitzroy, Melbourne
The Melbourne Meher Baba group were presented with wonderful songs and tales from Baba's nephews - Rustom & Sohrab Irani in which they told us about their lives and times with their uncle and Lord.
A large turn-out by the local group made the day a wonderful event.
THE FIRST GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT 55 BRUNSWICK STREET FITZROY WILL BE HELD ON 26TH JULY 2012, AT 6.30 PM.
ALL ARE WELCOME !
The Khilnani Family visit to Melbourne ; 5 - 7 June 2012
Raj gave a wonderful talk about his parents and of himself. The meeting was held at 55 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. This was the inaugural event for this there was a good attendance especially for mid-week. The Khilnani's then travelled to Avatar's Abode, Queensland for the celebrations of Baba's visit there in 1958, over the same long weekend.
JOURNEY TO GOD
Published by : Shri Alok Nagpal....,Mumbai, India
Cover art : Sharon Harmon Muir
Meeting at " NIGHTS OF KABUL " in Oakleigh
Celebration at Mark's place for Tom & Cathy Riley
A Feast followed....
Tom & Cathy Riley are coming to Melbourne, arriving June 3rd.
There will be a Melbourne Baba meeting at Mark McCammon's premises situated at 20 Queen Street on Saturday 4th June at 5:30 PM. There will be afternoon tea and a meet 'n greet for our American visitors.
Cathy has kindly agreed to sing a few of her songs.
Tony & Charmaine Foley from Queensland will be accompaning our guests.
Exployering Baba's words at the March 2011 meeting in the city
MEHER BABA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
FEBRUARY 25TH 2011
MARK'S OFFICE COMPLEX
20 QUEEN STREET, CITY
A big welcome for first timer LIN GE
Mid January 2011
804 GLENFERRIE ROAD HAWTHORN VIC.
SALINA'S GREEK RESTAURANT - RICHMOND
24TH OCTOBER 2010
Dave's going to India, let's have a party !
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY MARK
15TH OCTOBER - BULL 'N BEAR BAR
23rd April 2010
Dara & Amrit Irani's Dinner with the Melbourne group at Persian Flavours - Forest Hill
MEHER BABA'S BIRTHDAY 25TH FEBUARY 2010
The Sydney & Queensland invasion of Melbourne for the Aust Tennis Open
January 28th 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010