The Heart of Every Lover:
Weekly Offerings

September 9, 2022
ECPPA photo collection
"My center is the heart of every lover. 
Every lover with a heart that loves Baba is a center."

Meher Baba 
At Meher Center, 1956
Dear Meher Center Family and Friends,

Greetings in Meher Baba’s love to you and your family. 

Many thanks to all who joined the virtual meeting with Meher Center’s board this past weekend. As always, it is a treat to gather with those who care for the Center, and to hear different views about His home in the West. If you missed the meeting, we have included a video of the gathering in this week’s offering. 

For many years, we have been taking reservations on the first of the month for stays any time in the month that starts two months later. For example, February 1st was the earliest one could make a reservation request for any time in the month of April. That first of the month date at the Gateway office is a sight to see: phones ringing off the hook, voice-mails piling up during those calls, emails coming through as well. It's exciting, lively, and a bit chaotic. 

Recently, we’ve come to the conclusion that this may not be the best way to go about this process. So, we thought we would try another way.

On November 1st, 2022, Gateway will start taking reservations two months in advance OF THE DATE THAT YOU ARE ASKING TO ARRIVE.

For example, if you'd like to reserve a three-night stay starting January 5th, the earliest you can call the Gateway is November 5th. Any day after that is fine as well.

The fine print:

  • If your requested arrival date is the 31st of the month and two months before that does not have a 31st, then call on the 30th, or whatever the last day of that month is two months ahead. For example, call on Feb. 28th for a reservation that begins April 28, 29 or 30.
  • If you request dates that are unavailable, we will explore different dates.
  •  If emailing a reservation request, the date you can send the email also begins two months before your requested arrival date (same as phone calls).

Please call the Gateway with any questions at 843-272-5777, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST, 7 days a week.

In Baba’s love and service, 
Buz Connor
For Meher Center board and staff
Lovers' Offerings
Family Letters #39
Read by Shree Raghavan

These are readings of a collection of letters written by Mani, Meher Baba’s sister, to the Western family of Baba lovers between 1956 and 1969.
Virtual Meher Center Board & Community Sharing
In this recording of the Zoom presentation held last weekend, Meher Center board members share the current financial, programmatic and general updates related to the Center. The video also includes an uplifting sneak peek into the loving experience of Youth Sahavas 2022 through a musical slideshow.

Video, 24:52
Virtual Meeting, September 4, 2022
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives
"His love was something that kept us to Him"
In this talk, Dr. Hoshang Bharucha, devoted lover of Meher Baba, medical doctor, and the author of Meher Baba's Last Sahavas and Glimpses of Guruprasad, describes his last meeting with Baba on October 18, 1968. He goes on to tell a fascinating love story of a family who traveled a great distance to have Baba's darshan. They stood in the queue for hours. So many people were in line, the darshan ended before they could even catch a glimpse of Baba. There is a surprise ending to the story of how they did indeed have Baba's darshan that involved them being locked in a garage!  

Audio 13:17
July 16, 1981
Courtesy of the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California