Jai Baba!
Programs in 2017
At the Avatar Meher Baba Center of So. California
M e h e r a b o d e
Colophon
Meherabode
1214 South Van Ness Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90019
telephone: (323) 731-3737
All Programs open to the Public
All Pro grams free of charge 
                              (unless otherwise noted)


THIS WEEK
Sunday,
Nov. 12:


"The Everything and the Nothing" 
(readings and discussion) + Dhuni Fire












NEXT WEEK
Sunday,
Nov. 19:


"Annual General Meeting 
of Membership" (AGM)
(and Thanksgiving Feast) 
 






November Calendar
AT MEHERABODE (Los Angeles)

Sunday,  Nov.  12:   "The Everything and the Nothing" 
                              (readings, discussion) + Dhuni 
                              Fire                  
Tuesday, Nov.  14:  Young Adults' Discourses Group
Sunday,  Nov.  19:    Annual General Meeting of the
                              Membership (AGM)  
              (and Thanksgiving Dinner)  
Tuesday, Nov.  21:    Young Adults' Discourses Group
Sunday,  Nov.  26:    Open House
Sunday, Nov. 12
11:00 am - 11:30 am: Coffee / Tea / Fellowship
11:30 am - 1:00 pm:  The Everything and the Nothing 
  1:15 pm - mid-late afternoon (Dhuni)



"The Everything and the Nothing" 
(readings and discussion) 






In the time leading up to the East-West Gathering Meher Baba handed a manuscript to Denis O'Brien and Bill LePage of Australia and asked them to publish the book that would become "The Everything and the Nothing." (Lord Meher, online version, pg. 4893)

The first printing was in May of 1963 by Meher House Publications in Sydney, Australia. According to Francis Brabazon (from the Introduction to the book itself) the discourses that make up this volume were culled over a two to three year period preceeding the East-West Gathering, which would have been approximately 1959-1962. 

"The Everything and the Nothing" contains some of Meher Baba's most well-known and most cited discourses, and yet surprisingly little is known about the specific details regarding the times and places Baba delivered these messages. Here are a couple of samplings from the text:

        "According to the Law that governs the Universe, all
        suffering is your labor of love to unveil your Real Self.
        In comparison to the Infinite Bliss you experience on
        attaining the I-am-God state, all the suffering and 
        agony you go through amounts to practically nothing.
        I am the Source of Infinite Bliss. To draw you to me
        and to make you realize that you are Bliss Itself, I
        come amidst you and suffer infinite agony." 
                           (Meher Baba, The Everything and the Nothing, pg. 48) 



   "Owing to ignorance God who is nearest appears to
    be farthest. But when the veil of ignorance is rent
    by the grace of the Perfect Master you become you --
    the Real Self which is the innermost Reality that 
    you are, ever were and ever will be."
               (Meher Baba, The Everything and the Nothing, pg. 36) 


This coming Sunday we will dive into this refreshing pool of the God-Man's Infinite Knowledge and Compassion. We will share readings from the book and participate in a group discussion. All are invited to bring their own copies of "The Everything and the Nothing", or a new copy may be purchased in our Center's bookstore. It is however not necessary to have a copy of the book to participate in this program.

After the readings and discussion the Dhuni Fire will be lit and those in attendance will be able to share in this now traditional Baba ceremony which is held on the 12th of each month. As part of this event those who are so inspired may spontaneously share songs or poems devoted to the Divine Beloved. 

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!


Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Also happening at Meherabode
Tuesday, Nov. 14  

YOUNG ADULTS' DISCOURSES

Tuesday Nights

The Young Adults' Discourses Group continues its weekly meetings, which are open to younger-generation Baba-lovers & Seekers.

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm  Fellowship & tea
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Reading & Discussion

The subject of study and discussion is Meher Baba's Discourses, which are available in print (e.g. at Meher Baba Books). The Discourses are also accessible online here:


Each week we will chronologically read a Discourse and discuss how it relates to our daily lives. Come join us and delve into Meher Baba's amazing Discourses like never before!  

Here's our Facebook page:


If you have any questions please contact Aaron Hemeon:


Jai Baba!

More Southern California Meetings 

Mondays at 7 PM in South Bay (San Pedro)
Call Glenn and Payam Russ:  (310) 519-7776
 
  Santa BarbaraMonthly Meetings
Call Donnalyn Karpeles:  (805) 682-1877


More Info

 
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(while the "new new" website is being completed)
 
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