Meher Mount is a center left in trust to the Meher Mount Corporation by Agnes Baron, who was one of the original people to find the property in 1946 at the request of Avatar Meher Baba. He visited Meher Mount on August 2, 1956. Today, it is a universal center open to all for inspiration, education, and work programs in agriculture, ecology, and humanitarian service. There are opportunities for day visits, group events, and individual retreats as well as resident work programs.
Meher Mount consists of 170 acres of dense woodland and open fields on Sulphur Mountain in Ojai, California, about 80 miles north of Los Angeles. It is a place of great natural beauty and spiritual energy. At 2,600 feet above the Pacific Ocean, it enjoys a magnificent 360-degree view, including the nearby peak of Topa Topa, the Channel Islands, Los Padres National Forest, and the Ojai Valley.
THE 1952 PLANNED VISIT OF MEHER BABA
Meher Baba first planned to visit Meher Mount in June 1952 for a 10-day stay. But during the cross-country drive from Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Meher Mount in Ojai, California, Meher Baba was in an automobile accident near Prague, Oklahoma.
When news of Meher Baba’s accident reached Meher Mount, five of His men mandali (close disciples) already had arrived. The five – Adi K. Irani (Meher Baba’s secretary), Meherjee Karkaria, Dr. Nilu, Dr. William Donkin and Gustadji Hansotia – spent the night and then drove to Prague to be with Meher Baba.
After the accident, Meher Baba recuperated in Prague and then returned to Myrtle Beach, not visiting Meher Mount until 1956.
In 1956, Avatar Meher Baba visited Southern California for three days from July 31 through August 2. The first two days were spent in Hollywood, and on the third day Meher Baba spent the full day at Meher Mount in Ojai.
For more information, contact:
9902 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ojai, CA 93023 USA
Tel: (805) 640-0000
Web site: http://www.mehermount.com