Meherabad Youth Sahavas 2009
Young adults from all over the world between the ages of 19 and 35 gather at Meherabad to spend six days together in the company of the Ancient One. The keynote of the “sahavas” is the celebration of Meher Baba’s love through sharing, creative expression (such as art, music and drama), and service at Meherabad. It is now scheduled to be there in June 2009..
For more information please go to http://www.ambppct.org/events/sahavas.php
Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!
Dear Friends in Beloved Baba,
We invite young adult Baba lovers from around the world to the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2009. Come take part in this special opportunity to be together in His divine companionship at Meherabad.
What: IN JUNE, 100 young adults from all over the world between the ages of 19 and 35 gather at Meherabad to spend six days together in the company of the Ancient One. The keynote of the “sahavas” is the celebration of Meher Baba’s love through sharing, creative expression (such as art, music and drama), and service at Meherabad.
Who: Young Adult Baba Lovers from ages 19 to 35.
When: The Sahavas starts on Monday, June 29th and continues through lunch on Saturday, July 4th. Registration for the Sahavas is scheduled for Monday, June 29th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Where: Sahavas participants will be staying in Hostel C. (All other family members or friends must make separate arrangements to stay at Hostel D or the MPR).
Cost: The total cost for five nights for Indian nationals is Rs. 950/. The total cost for Westerners (non Indian nationals) is Rs. 1050/.
-Service Projects for Meherabad and the surrounding community.
-Workshops, which may include drama, music, song writing, poetry, painting, drawing, dance, mosaic, pottery, rangoli, photography, etc.
-Special Guests, talks by Baba’s mandali and other old-time Baba lovers.
-Sports, such as volleyball, badminton, cricket, football/soccer, yoga, dance, table tennis/ping pong, seven tiles, etc.
-Evening Programs, welcome and closing program, films of Meher Baba, music programs, performance night, etc.
-Meherazad Visit, Sahavasees will have the opportunity to visit Baba’s home, Meherazad, and hear tales from His mandali.
Volunteer Section: Volunteers play an important and exciting role in the Sahavas from its beginning to end. Volunteer duties may include planning of activities, facilitating discussions, leading projects, setting up for events, and supporting participants to have a wonderful experience in Baba’s Home. If you have been to a Sahavas before and would like to serve as a volunteer please fill out the VOLUNTEER section of the application form.
Volunteer Training: Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 am – ends Monday, June 29th at 4:00 pm. Volunteers must be returning Sahavas participants and must be present during the entire training period and stay for the entire sahavas period.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sahavas!
In His Love and Service,
Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas Committee
Jal Dastoor, Shridar Kelkar, Ramesh Jungle, Heather Nadel
Those who would like to take part in this year’s 2009 Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas should submit applications as soon as possible, as space is limited to 100 participants.
For further information, send letters or e-mail to:
Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas
c/o Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust
King’s Road, Post Bag 31
Ahmednagar, M.S. 414001
Email: mbyas(at)ambppct.org and cc: jaibaba(at)ambppct.org
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The Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas has been created in remembrance of the sahaveses that Meher Baba Himself inaugurated and took part in. In the opening address “My Dear Children” on the first day (2nd November) of the great East-West Gathering in 1962, Meher Baba welcomed His sahavas guests and explained the significance of sahavas:
“You have come from great distances, not for some convention
or conference, but to enjoy My company and feel afresh My
love in your hearts. It is a coming together of East and West
in the house of their Father.”
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