The Anniversary at Avatar's Abode

Celebrating Meher Baba’s visit to His Australian Abode

The Anniversary of Meher Baba’s visit to His Abode in Australia on the 3rd to 6th June 1958, is celebrated each year over four days on the weekend preceding the second Monday of June.

 


Avatar's Abode Anniversary welcome

The Anniversary at Avatar's Abode 2022

Friday June 10, 11:30am flag raising - Monday June 13, 2:30pm flag lowering

You are invited to join us for the 64th Anniversary of Meher Baba’s visit to Avatar’s Abode in June 1958.

Invitation

Download the Anniversary 2022 Invitation PDF.

Program

Download the Anniversary 2022 Program PDF.

Attendance Form

We ask everyone planning to attend the Anniversary to fill in this online Attendance Form. This information will assist us greatly in preparing for your needs, especially meals. It is quick and easy to do, so please fill in the form as soon as possible.

YouTube Streamings

FLAG RAISING
Starting at 11:15am* Friday June 10, Brisbane time.

 

* International Times:

U.S. East Coast: 9.15pm Thursday June 9
U.S. West Coast: 6.15pm Thursday June 9
India: 6.45am Friday June 10

HYMN TO GOD THE MAN

In the afternoon program on Saturday June 11th, Hymn to God the Man, a video by Jim Frisino was screened.

Hymn to God the Man-Jim Frisino from Avatar's Abode Vimeo Collection on Vimeo.

Film — Francis Brabazon’s epic poetic tribute to the God Man, music by Sam Saunders and Wineshop Singers, video: Jim Frisino.

BABA'S WORK IN HYDERABAD

Meher Baba's Work In Hyderabad

Sunday June 12th, 1:30pm — A visual presentation “Baba’s Work in Hyderabad” presented by B. Ramakistaiah

This file is a PDF made from a PowerPoint presentation. Unfortunately, videos and animations included in the original PowerPoint are not available in the PDF.

RELICS AND REMNANTS

relics and remnants a slideshow by Dr Ray Kerkhove

Sunday June 12th at 3:45pm — Dr Ray Kerkhove’s visual presentation "Relics and Remnants" examines how relics and writings associated with Avataric Advents shaped the culture and spirituality that emerged from them. He considers what insights and lessons this might offer to our care of buildings relics and archives associated with Meher Baba.

FAREWELL SINGING & FLAG LOWERING
Starting at 2:15pm** Monday June 13, Brisbane time, a 40-minute YouTube streaming.

 

** International Times:

U.S. East Coast: 00.15am Monday June 13
U.S. West Coast: 9.15pm Sunday June 12
India: 9.45am Monday June 13

Contacts

Sue Jamison – 0466 604 684suebjam77@gmail.com

David Hobson – 0401 035 083gd.hobson56@gmail.com

COVID safety guidelines may apply, as set out by the Avatar's Abode Trust.

“Keep me close with you – I am always there.” Meher Baba

 


Anniversary Messages from Meher Baba

April 12, 1958: Meher Baba sent the following to those attending His Sahavas at the Meher Center and Avatar’s Abode...
John Grant - Practical Spirituality with Meher Baba - pg. 91

“I am coming to America and Australia solely to give My Sahavas to My lovers, and I want each of you to come with the longing to receive just that. I want this Sahavas to be above all a close companionship between your Beloved and His lovers; and if you wish to maintain this unique relationship, then do not come with questions or the desire to seek discourses and explanations. Come with the preparedness to receive fully whatever I may give you, with the thought of being completely resigned to My Will ...”


"Although I am ever with my lovers individually, I am always happy when they gather in My love, so celebrate this anniversary at My Abode with a bang and let My message fill every corner of your hearts. Love to you all."
~ Meher Baba
Telegram to Avatar’s Abode 1967

Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!


Anniversaries at Avatar’s Abode

In 1958 Meher Baba, accompanied by Eruch Jessawala, Nariman Dadachanji, Dr. William Donkin and Adi K. Irani stayed at Avatar’s Abode from the 3rd to the 6th June. This was Meher Baba’s last Sahavas outside India.

Meher Baba inspecting men's tents, June 1958 at Avatar's Abode

PHOTO: Meher Baba at Avatar's Abode, June 1958, being assisted by Nariman and Eruch

It was during this time that He named the property 'Avatar's Abode' and said that it will become one of the great places of pilgrimage in the world.

The Anniversary of Meher Baba’s visit to Avatar’s Abode is a special time for all Australian Baba lovers and this is enhanced when the time is shared with Baba lovers from the international community.

Many Baba lovers have visited the other major places of pilgrimage at Myrtle Beach in America and Meherazad in India, but few Baba lovers have had the opportunity of experiencing the special peace and serenity of Avatar’s Abode.

The presence of Meher Baba is strongly felt here amid the beauty of the 99 acres of Avatar’s Abode. The property occupies the summit of Kiel Mountain which is five kilometres from the township of Woombye and 100 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Avatar’s Abode has lawns, gardens, young rainforest and many acres of natural bushland with walking tracks. Baba’s House is nestled just below the 500 foot summit of Kiel mountain with views to the Pacific Ocean 10 kilometres away.

Here you will also find the grave of Francis Brabazon, the Australian poet who spent 10 years with Baba as one of His close Mandali. Francis was the person responsible for the purchase and development of the property for Baba’s visit. Out of the attempts to entertain Baba while He was here has grown a tradition, nourished and led by Francis, of entertaining our Beloved with performances celebrating His Beauty and Truth.

A performance at a previous Anniversary at Avatar's Abode

PHOTO: Anniversary performance at Avatar's Abode, June 2009

Early Anniversaries

"The first two Anniversaries of Meher Baba’s Sahavas at Avatar’s Abode were celebrated by us residents gathering on a relevant day and having our main meal in Baba House.

In 1961, however, Francis Brabazon asked us to remember Baba’s stay in 1958, and His continuing presence, by performing songs dances and plays — to entertain Baba by clothing our praise of His beauty, and our attention to His truth, in beautiful form.

One reason for this way of remembering was because, as Francis once wrote, “Baba loves nothing better than good singing or dancing or a play ... to lighten His burden.” Another reason is that Art conveys the message more effectively, because of the warmth of form, than the cold dryness of abstract thought. Francis’ contribution to that year was four songs that Baba had asked Francis to write. Remembrance as entertainment has been a keynote at Avatar’s Abode ever since."

- Robert Rouse


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Contact Info

For formal communication with the Avatar's Abode Trust please write to:

AVATAR'S ABODE PTY LTD
PO BOX 184
WOOMBYE QLD 4559
AUSTRALIA

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