Spring Sahavas 2018 Saturday 29th September to Monday 1st October.

GUESTS

At this year’s Spring Sahavas our guests will be Baba’s nephew and niece, Dara Irani and Shireen Bonner. Download Bio-Sketches here »

PROGRAM

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Dara Irania special guest Avatar's Abode Spring Sahavas 2018

Dara Irani.

Dara is the son of Baba’s youngest brother Adi Jnr. and his wife Gulu. Gulu died in childbirth but to her good fortune Baba was by her bedside when she breathed her last. Baba saw baby Dara soon after he was born.

Dara was raised by Viloo and Sarosh Irani in Ahmednagar, India till he was 13. Then in 1958 he moved to England to join his father Adi and his second wife Franey.

While living in India Dara had several opportunities to be in Baba’s company.

Dara completed his education in England and worked there for nine years. His marriage with Amrit was arranged by Baba and took place in December 1968 at Meherazad, India. For the first four years of their marriage Dara and Amrit lived in England, before returning to India with their two sons Meherwan and Jamshed.

Dara and Amrit now live at Meherabad in India near Baba’s Samadhi.

Shireen Bonner Avatar's Abode Spring Sahavas 2018

Shireen Bonner.

Shireen first met Baba in 1958 as a three-month old baby when Adi and Franey visited India from London. Then in 1964 the family returned to India for Shireen's Navjote ceremony, an important milestone in the Zoroastrian religion. There was a formal ceremony and reception to celebrate this event, but the morning of that ceremony Baba Himself performed Shireen's true, very simple Navjote at Meherazad.

This was a lengthy stay for the family during which time they had almost daily visits with Beloved Baba. For Shireen this visit was also the opportunity to get to know her very special aunts Mehera, Mani and Goher, with whom she always remained extremely close.

The third and final time that Shireen and her family saw Baba was in 1968/1969, when Shireen was 11 years old, for the occasion of Dara and Amrit's wedding. A few weeks after the family returned to England from this visit Baba dropped His physical form.


Regular Activities on Avatar's Abode

Sunday morning Arti held at 9 am in Baba's House, followed by coffee and tea served in the kitchen from 9.30 am.

Monday Gathering

10.00 am every Monday

Readings, discussions and Baba stories and games at the Meeting Hall.

Lorraine Brown 5446 8005

Wednesday Book Reading

4:30 - 5:30 pm every Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon book reading meeting – an informal reading and discussion of Meher Baba's message at the Bookstore.

Saturday Film Nights

1st Saturday night of each month, 7.00 pm

Films of Meher Baba and other classics in Baba’s House.

Jim Frisino 0417 112 668
David Hobson 5442 1220

Baba’s House Flowers

Tuesday and Saturday Mornings – Twice weekly

You are invited to decorate Baba’s Room with roses – contact Maria for payment and roster details.

Maria Oakhill 5442 2548


Caring for Avatar's Abode

Working on Avatar’s Abode

Volunteers able to assist please contact:
For Grounds: Felix Schmid 5442 2570 / 0402 735 625 or Bernard Bruford 5442 1487
For Buildings maintenance: Greg Rimmelzwaan 0402 676 888

Anniversary Committee

Meetings held regularly in Library through to June. All welcome to join in the planning and organising. Minutes kept in Reception Centre for all to read. Plenty to do and fun doing it!
Joint Chair 2015: Bernard Bruford 5442 1487 and Denis Carmody 0415 313 471

Avatar’s Abode Trust

Meeting of Directors at 10:30am on the 3rd Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Management Committee

Meetings at 9am on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The Trust Management Committee meets monthly to maintain the property.

Baba’s House Care Group

Meeting dates are advised by email. This group looks after Baba’s Room, Baba’s House and His belongings. The Baba community is encouraged to assist the Baba's House Care Group.
Contact: David Hobson 5442 1220