About Meher Baba's Mandali and Sacred Places
I first heard Meher Baba’s name in late 1969 from my good friend Sonny. He had been traveling and was living on a beach in Hawaii and had been introduced to Meher Baba by some Baba Beach Bums. On his return to Michigan (our home) he gave me the book “The Everything and The Nothing”, written by Meher Baba. I was a spiritually curious 19 years old but it didn’t fit into any cosmology my young/green 1969 conscience had encountered. I was a bit muddled being in the mist of the late 60’s cultural maelstrom and all that entailed, but “The Everything and The Nothing” was probably not the best introduction book for me, or I wasn't ripe enough yet. Six months later I found myself in Alaska looking to work the summer there and waiting For Sonny to join me. In late June of 1970 I learned Sonny had died (murdered). I was devastated. I had met some Baba Lovers in Anchorage and they had given me “The Discourses” to read, also written by Meher Baba. I was able to navigate “The Discourses” and on the day of Sonny’s funeral I decided to stop using drugs for any kind of spiritual search or recreation and learn more about Meher Baba, and that’s what I’ve been doing since.
The photo’s on this website were all taken by me over 7 Pilgrimages to India. My first Pilgrimage was 1973, but unfortunately I didn’t take a camera with me. The years 1977, 78 and 79 I spent in India. I did a 1 year Montessori Training Course in Bangalore in that period and spent a lot of time in Ahmednagar and with The Mandali. I returned to India on pilgrimage in 1981, 1987, 1990 and 2008. All the photos on this website were taken between 1977 and 2008.
Over the years I have keep these photo’s in storage and got them out on rare occasion. For a few years I have had the intention of sharing them with those who might be interested in the early days in India with Meher Baba’s Mandali, Meherabad, Meherazad and other sacred places associated with Baba. This past winter I finally found the time to sort through my many pics’ and find someone to help with the technical (IT) end of it. I found that going through them rekindled and strengthened remembrance of Baba and the power of those early days and what a gift that time was. I hope it does that for you too. If this is all new to you, I hope the truth of it resonates.
I included pictures of Tibetans because I spent time with them and found being around them peaceful, fun and photogenic. I am not a Buddhist nor do I follow any organized groups, including Meher Baba groups.
If you want to find out more about Meher Baba contact:
MEHER BABA INFORMATION
P.O. Box 1101
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