Avatar Meher Baba Trust Master Plan Engagement Opportunity Meeting

Saturday 5th October 2019

Shridhar Kelkar, Chairman Avatar Meher Baba PPCT, announced on March 18, 2019 (https://www.ambppct.org/masterPlanS.php) that a Master Plan has been drafted to guide the long-term development of Meherabad, Meherazad and Meher Nazar.

Knowing that the future of these sacred sites is of immense interest and importance to Baba’s lovers, the Trust is planning to engage with the Baba family worldwide in an effort to share a summary of the draft master plan, and to get feedback that will be considered as the plan is finalized over the coming year.

The first of these overseas Master Plan Engagement Opportunity meetings will be in the U.S. in July and September.

The Australian meeting will take place at Avatar’s Abode on Saturday 5th October 2019 and will be facilitated, on behalf of the Indian Trust, by Merwan Dubash and Daniel Stone.

All Baba’s Australian lovers are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Date: Saturday 5th October 2019

Time: 9 am 11:30 am Morning Session
Lunch 12 noon 1:15 pm
1:30 4 pm Afternoon Session

Location: Avatar’s Abode, 48 Meher Road, Kiels Mountain, Queensland 4559, Australia

Contact: David Bowling
Email: david.bowling@westnet.com.au
Phone: 0414 739 640

Note: The Avatar’s Abode Spring Sahavas will be held on the Sunday and Monday of this long weekend.

Spring Sahavas

Sunday 6th & Monday 7th October 2019

Merwan Dubash and Daniel Stone, who will facilitate the Avatar Meher Baba Trust Master Plan Engagement Opportunity meeting, have very kindly agreed to give presentations at the Spring Sahavas.  

This year be sure to mark the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (Saturday 5th – Monday 7th October) on your Baba calendar, as we have two special events happening at Avatar’s Abode: the Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust Master Planning Engagement Opportunity meeting (See above) and the Spring Sahavas.

The Master Plan Engagement meeting takes place on Saturday 5th October and the Spring Sahavas on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October.

Merwan Dubash Talks

Merwan will give three one-hour talks related to his and his parents’ (Rhoda and Adi) experiences with Baba. In Merwan’s words, “these will all be stories about being with Baba, and as my Dad Adi used to say ‘with zero intellectual content’”.

Daniel Stone Presentations

Daniel will give two presentations, one centred around his own coming-to-Baba story which links into the creation of the Meher Baba group in Washington, under the watchful eye of Kitty Davy; and the other, "Creating Real Harmony", which came out of experiences working with different Baba groups around the US, trying to map out the natural stages that Baba groups go through as they mature.

Spring Sahavas Program

The Spring Sahavas Program will be available here closer to the event.

Regular Activities on Avatar's Abode

Sunday morning Arti held at 9 am in Baba's House, followed by coffee and tea 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