at the Avatar Meher Baba Center of So. California
M e h e r a b o d e 

Sunday, October 6:

White Robes & Green Turbans: Traveling with Meher Baba in the New Life 

readings & discussion led by

Deborah Ash

and next week
Sunday, October 13:

On the Road with Baba 

in the New Life & A Visit

with the Women Mandali

                                           two live, dramatic theatrical readings  
Also happening at Meherabode (Los Angeles):
Sunday, Oct. 6:   Vibrant Voice of the Soul:  an afternoon concert
Sunday, Oct. 13: AMBCSC Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 26: Dinner Party (w/ music by Robert Een) & Auction 
(details below)
And also happening at Meher Mount (Ojai):
Saturday, Oct. 12: Tea & Talk with Bill & Diana Le Page   
For details, see:  Meher Mount (Oct. 12 Program) 
Celebrating the New Life phase of Meher Baba's work
via a series of weekly programs at Meherabode


Avatar Meher Baba's "New Life" was a period of renunciation, wandering, mendicancy, and spiritual work undertaken by Baba on October 16, 1949, continuing for more than two years till March 1952, when Baba entered a "Free Life" phase of work, ending in the "Manonash" [annihilation of the mind] phase.

For the New Life, Baba selected twenty companions to join him in his self-described life of complete reliance on God, telling his companions, "Life during that period will be lived at the mercy of the world. It will be a life of complete helplessness and hopelessness." Baba and his companions traveled (mostly by foot) through several parts of India, living (in the first period) only on food acquired by begging, or (in a later period) through menial work performed. During some periods, Baba and his New Life Companions were accompanied by a whole menagerie of animals, who traveled with them from place to place.
New Life (graphic) by Billy Ward

Meherabode October Program Overview

  • Sunday Oct. 6White Robes & Green Turbans (readings & discussion) 
  • Sunday, Oct. 6Vibrant Voice of the Soul (Indian classical concert) 
  • Sunday Oct. 13:  On The Road with Meher Baba in the New Life and A Visit with the Women Mandali on Mehera's Porch (2 dramatic readings)
  • Sunday Oct. 20: Touch of Love Foundation - Presentation & Boutique
  • Saturday Oct. 26 (10 am - 5 pm): GOD SPEAKS Out Loud Read-a-thon
  • Saturday Oct. 26 (5:30 pm onwards):  Dinner Party & New Life Auction
  • Sunday Oct. 27: Meher Baba Films  
This New Life is endless, and, even after my physical death, will be kept alive by those who live the life of complete renunciation of falsehood, lies, hatred, anger, greed and lust; and who, to accomplish all this, do no lustful actions, do no harm to anyone, do no backbiting, do not seek material possession or power, who accept no homage, neither covet honor nor shun disgrace, and fear no one and nothing. By those who rely wholly and solely on God, and who love God purely for the sake of loving, who believe in the lovers of God and in the reality of Manifestation, and yet do not let go the hand of truth, and who, without being upset by calamities, bravely and wholehertedly face all hardships and with 100% cheerfulness, and give no importance to caste, creed and religious ceremonies. This New Life will live by itself eternally, even if there is no one to live it.
Meher Baba, New Life Declaration 
(given at Mahabaleshwar in September of 1949) 
Sunday, October 6:
11:00 am - 11:30 am:  coffee / tea / fellowship 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm:
White Robes & Green Turbans:
Traveling with Meher Baba in the New Life
readings and discussion, led by  
Deborah Ash 
painting by D. Ashe (Deborah Ash)
A program of readings from various accounts, exploring the vivid experience of Meher Baba's New Life Companions.

"Mad rush and hurry as ever. Drs. Nath and Khare and others were standing at a distance. our long procession started, first the white horse (led by Dr. Donkin),followed by the camel cart, (driven by Baidul), bullock cart (driven by Vishnu), a white cow, two calves (one of them quite small and often carried by Dr. Nilu around his shoulders), the caravan drawn by bullocks (driven by Pendu), two obstinate donkeys, and then came some of the men companions who were followed some distance away by Baba and Eruch (all of them in white kafni and green turban) and again some distance away we four women in blue cotton saris (which we only wore for that first day)... 
We must have made a beautiful picture...
-- Excerpt from Mani S. Irani's journal:  December 1949
(two months after initial departure October 16, 1949)
Also happening Sunday, October 6:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm:  Organic, Vegan LUNCH (free of charge) 
3:00 pm onward: 
A concert of North Indian classical vocal music by a maestro of the art, with notable accompanists. Food for the ears and a feast for the heart. 
  • Pandit Sandip Ghosh and Dayita Datta (both vocal)
  • Pandit Shashanka Bakshi (tabla) and Pankaj Mishra (sarangi)
  • Suggested donation: $15 (students $12, children free)  
  • Prior to Concert, Organic Vegan Picnic (outdoor) Lunch (no extra charge)

Download (for viewing or printing): Concert Flier (PDF)

For more & ongoing info on the concert series, please see:

Concerts At Meherabode (the blog)

Sunday, October 13:
11:00 am - 11:30 am:  coffee / tea / fellowship 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm:

On the Road with Meher Baba in the New Life 


A Visit with the Women Mandali on Mehera's Porch  

two live, dramatic readings
directed by Deborah Ash
Meher Baba's Women Mandali (photo credit: Win Coates)
Details to follow (in next week's program circular). 
Also happening Sunday, October 13:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm:

Avatar Meher Baba Center of So. California

Board of Directors Meeting


A regular (upwards of monthly) meeting of the Center's elected, all-volunteer Board of Directors, to discuss current & ongoing projects & issues.

All AMBCSC Members are welcome to attend. 

To receive an advance, printed agenda, or to add an item for discussion to the meeting agenda, please email us at: 
Save the Date!
Saturday, October 26: 
5:30 pm onwards:
finalized 2013 auction poster


To view or download flier, click:  Meherabode Dinner Party & Auction (PDF)


A popular, annual fund-raiser for the Center, this festive, fun autumn gathering will include a special Dinner and both Silent Auction and Live Auction  This year, the evening's musical entertainment features Robert Een. Mark your calendar!

Vocalist-cellist Robert Een performing at Meherabode
Bhau Kalchuri Health Update (by Bhau Team in India)
Thursday, 3 October 2013

Dearest worldwide family of Beloved Baba,

Bhau with Baba (Pune, 1960s)
Our dearest Bhauji was again taken to Noble Hospital yesterday, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013.  He was moved by ambulance from Sheela and David Fenster's home in Meherabad and was admitted into a private room at about 10:30 a.m

He was shifted to ICU in the early evening of 2nd October.  His condition is stable.

No visitors are requested by the ICU staff and family at this time.  More details will be provided as soon as possible.

The love and prayers to Beloved Baba of all Baba's family worldwide are very precious to Bhauji, his family members and his Team.  Bhauji remains completely surrendered to the Wish and Will of His Beloved.

Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

(Bhau Team) 
Avatar Meher Baba Trust Compound / Meher Nazar / Ahmednagar, M.S. India 

More Southern California Meetings 

Mondays at 7 PM in South Bay (San Pedro)
Call Glenn and Payam Russ:  (310) 519-7776

Thursdays at 7 PM in Orange County (Aliso Viejo) - Meetings in Farsi
 Call Reza and Susan Ebrahimzadeh:  (949) 831-1047


 Santa BarbaraMonthly Meetings
Call Donnalyn Karpeles:  (805) 682-1877

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I have come to remind all people that they should live on Earth as the children of one Father until my grace awakens them to the realization that they are all one without a second, and that all divisions and conflict and hatred are but a shadow-play of their own ignorance.


Avatar Meher Baba 

1962 East West Gathering, Excerpt from"My Children"