Highlights Week of May 3, 2021

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar. Also please join our community directory in order to appear on our map of participants!

All times below in EDT (Eastern US time). Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This week highlight events :
*Monday 10.30am: Sing God’s Name with Debbie Nordeen
*Monday 7pm: Baba through Norina with Scott Makeig
*Tuesday 10.30am (new time) Dance for Baba! A Baba-lover playlist you will love!
*Tuesday 7pm: An Artist’s View: Marcia Maltz
*Thursday 3pm Blue Bus Tours reading group (with author Susan McKendree!)
*Thursday 10.30 Live Bhajans from India! Check the schedule for who is scheduled to perform.
*Thursday, 7pm Joe Stewart in concert! Don’t miss this one!
*Saturday May 8, 11.30am Sharing Kabir join others in sharing Kabir stories and couplets in Hindi and English!
*Saturday May 8, 3pm Refectory Conversations with Jeff Wolverton in breakout rooms
*Sunday May 9, 11am: Celebrating Harold Rudd and family, all of whom met Baba
*Sunday, 10pm: Late Night chat with Jeff Wolverton

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop, in your own time zone!

NEXT WEEK
Saturday May 15: Celebrating Harry Kenmore
Sunday May 16: Celebrating Mehera Irani.


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
*Thursday Tricia Alexander in concert: here
*Saturday Workshop with Evie Lindemann here
*Saturday presentation by Peter Nordeen about Kaikushru Masa and Sheriarji here
*Sunday Jim Meyer concert here
*Sunday Late Night Chat, guest Naosherwan Nalavala: here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our Facebook page, and subscribe to our Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

An Emergency Fundraiser

Jai Meher Baba to all!

As all have been hearing, things are very hairy in India, especially in Maharashtra. We have created a GoFundMe to benefit those in need for Covid care and support… any amount raised will be used for privately funded simple care: home testing and care for those who are suffering: gf.me/u/zrhpsy.

update:

Such an eventful week it has been. Only a week ago, I started a fundraiser for those suffering under the second wave of Covid in India, and it has been very successful, thanks to all of you!! As the Meher Baba Family, we have been able to help personally-known Baba lovers who are helping individuals personally. At the moment, there are three teams we are helping, located in Meherabad and Mumbai. For more updates, please visit the GoFundMe (click on updates, scroll to the bottom of the current one and click on “see older updates”). gf.me/u/zrhpsy

Much love and many prayers to everyone around the world, 

In His warm embrace,

Angela 

Highlights Week of April 26, 2021

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar. Also please join our community directory in order to appear on our map of participants!

All times below in EDT (Eastern US time). Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

This week highlight events :
*Monday 10.30am: Sing God’s Name with Debbie Nordeen
*Monday 7pm: Baba through Norina with Scott Makeig
*Tuesday 10.30am (new time) Tea with Mehera! An intimate sharing for women only.
*Tuesday 7pm Poet Spotlight : Sharing Brian Darnell! Bring poems/songs of his to share.
*Thursday 3pm Blue Bus Tours reading group (with author Susan McKendree!)
*Thursday, 7pm Tricia Alexander in concert
*Saturday NEW PASSWORD!! Always updated under Meeting Info (accessed on the events page)
*Saturday May 1, 11.30am: Celebrating Sheriar Irani, Peter Nordeen to start us off!
*Sunday May 2, 11am: Jim Meyer devotional concert
*Sunday, 10pm: Late Night chat with Jeff Wolverton: Special Guest Naosherwan Nalavala for part 2 of his life with Baba!

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop, in your own time zone!

NEXT WEEK
Saturday May 8: Sharing Kabir – bring your own to read or sing aloud, or come listen to others sharing!
Sunday May 9: Celebrating Harold Rudd and his wife, Virginia, and son Raphael.


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
*Saturday Toddy Shop Jam featuring the Arti Gang: here
*Sunday Mark Trichka and Lisa Brande in Concert: here
*Sunday Celebrating the Legacy of Dr Goher: here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our Facebook page, and subscribe to our Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

Highlights Week of April 19, 2021

Please watch this little explainer video about how to use our website and our resources: https://youtu.be/mcL5qQTA_zg

All times below in EDT. Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar. Also please join our community directory in order to appear on our map of participants!

This week highlight events :
*NEW M-F 8.30am (Tuesdays start at 8am) Silent Meditation with Cassandra Bramucci (Skipping 4/20)
*Monday 10.30am: Sing God’s Name with Debbie Nordeen
*Monday 7pm: Baba through Norina with Scott Makeig
*Tuesday 10.30am (new time) Dance for Baba! A playlist you are guaranteed to love!
*Thursday 3pm Blue Bus Tours reading group (with author Susan McKendree!)
*Thursday, 7pm Al Grasso in concert
*Friday noon Laugh Therapy with Tina Holmes!
*Saturday April 24, Laurent Weichberg, special guest for the EastWest Satsang
*Saturday April 24, noon: Toddy Shop Jam featuring the Arti Gang
*Saturday April 24: Refectory Conversations with Jeff Wolverton (breakout rooms)
*Sunday April 25, 11am: Mark Trichka and Lisa Brande in concert!
*Sunday April 25, 1pm: A Celebration of Dr. Goher’s Legacy – Meher Free Dispensary
*Sunday, 10pm: Late Night chat with Jeff Wolverton

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop, in your own time zone!

NEXT WEEK
Saturday May 1, Celebrating Sheriar Irani, Peter Nordeen to anchor!
Sunday May 2: Jim Meyer devotional concert


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
*Thursday Laurece West and Eddie Hauser in concert here
*Saturday Sharing Danny Ladinsky poetry here
*Sunday Celebrating Meheru Irani here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our Facebook page, and subscribe to our Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

Highlights Week of April 12, 2021

Please watch this little explainer video about how to use our website and our resources: https://youtu.be/mcL5qQTA_zg

All times below in EDT. Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar. Also please join our community directory!

This week highlight events :
*Monday: Five Layers of Breath with Bradley Williard
*NEW Tuesday 8am Exploring Meditation with Cassandra Bramucci
*Wed 7pm Mystical Poetry
*Thursday, 10.30am Live Bhajans direct from India!
*Thursday 3pm Blue Bus Tours reading group (with author Susan McKendree!)
*Thursday, 7pm Laurece West in concert
*Friday noon Laugh Therapy with Tina Holmes!
*Saturday April 17, noon: Sharing Danny Ladinsky: bring poems he has written to share with others!
*Sunday April 18, 11am: Celebrating Meheru Irani: bring a story of your own to share!
*Sunday, 10pm: Late Night chat with Jeff Wolverton

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop, in your own time zone!

NEXT WEEK
Saturday April 24, Toddy Shop Jam featuring the Arti Gang
Sunday April 25: Special presentation by Meher Fund


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
*Thursday Pam and Danny Rubenstein in concert here
*Saturday Celebrating Dolly Dastur here
*Sunday Celebrating Jane Haynes here
*Sunday Late Night Chat (Naosherwan special guest): here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our Facebook page, and subscribe to our Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

Highlights Week of April 5, 2021

Please watch this little explainer video about how to use our website and our resources: https://youtu.be/mcL5qQTA_zg

All times below in EDT. Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar.

This week highlight events :
*Monday: every event on Monday is excellent – and not recorded – so come for the whole day!
*Tuesday noon Dance for Baba
*Wednesday 7pm Mystical Poetry
*Thursday, 10.30am Live Bhajans CANCELLED due to illness
*Thursday, 7pm Pam and Danny Rubenstein in concert
*Saturday, 3pm: Refectory Conversations: headed up by Jeff Wolverton, we meet in the main hall and then enter untimed breakout rooms to enjoy more intimate conversation.
Saturday April 10: Celebrating Dolly Dastur: Jal Dastur and Shridhar are expected to make appearances! Please bring your own stories to share! Hosted by Prakash Dheram.
*Sunday April 11: Celebrating Jane Haynes: Charles and Wendy will share stories – and bring a story of your own to share! Hosted by Ruth Appel.
*Sunday April 11: Late Night chat with Jeff Wolverton: special guest Naosherwan Nalavala!

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop.

NEXT WEEK
Sunday April 18: Celebrating Meheru Irani


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
*Thursday Tim McAllister in concert here
*Friday Bill Cliff in Concert here
*Saturday Practical Life Awakenings of Meher Baba’s “Discourses” and “God Speaks” with Kamakoti Krishnamoorthy here
*Saturday Bob Een in Concert! here
*Sunday: Celebrating Bob Brown: here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our new Facebook page, and subscribe to our new Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

Highlights Week of Mar 29, 2021

Please watch this little explainer video about how to use our website and our resources: https://youtu.be/mcL5qQTA_zg

All times below in EDT. Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar. NEW PASSCODE April 1!

This week highlight events :
*Monday: every event on Monday is excellent – and not recorded – so come for the whole day!
*Tuesday noon Women’s Tea with Mehera
*Wednesday 7pm Mystical Poetry
NEW PASSCODE starts Thursday morning.
*Thursday, 10.30am Live Bhajans direct from India! CANCELLED
*Thursday, 7pm Tim McAllister in concert
*Friday, April 2, 5pm Bill Cliff in Concert
*Saturday April 3, 11.30am: Practical Life Awakenings of Meher Baba’s “Discourses” and “God Speaks” with Kamakoti Krishnamoorthy
*Saturday April 3, 2pm: Bob Een in Concert! Bob Een is an award-winning composer, singer, cellist and teacher. He has performed worldwide in such illustrious venues as Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Pushkin Hall, and Mandali Hall. He is happy to share his music inspired by Meher Baba.
*Sunday April 4: Celebrating Bob Brown: bring a song or story to share!

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop.

NEXT WEEK
Saturday April 10, Celebrating Dolly Dastur
Sunday April 11: Celebrating Jane Haynes


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
Tuesday Ross Keating reads his poetry live from Sydney – internet trouble made for a difficult recording. here
Wednesday Live Home cooking with Surekha! here
Thursday Ray Spagnuolo in Concert here
Saturday Toddy Shop Jam featuring the Arti Gang! here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our new Facebook page, and subscribe to our new Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

Baba Zoom Birthday Message

A link to the live Zoom meeting: https://youtu.be/1t5tC3866UI

Meher Baba is quoted in Lord Meher as having said: “I am preparing a way for people so that they will be able to live a life of Truth. There is no religion higher than love. Love is the only way leading to Truth and God-realization.”

I don’t know anything about God-realization, but it resonates innately that everything boils down to Love. Only the love is real…. Everything else is a passing shadow. For me, the past year has been a living example of just that.

Maya took some freakish liberties with our lives this year. Obviously, the pandemic is the biggest news, stopping the whole world in its tracks with intense anxiety. In the US, health recommendations became political differences; George Floyd was killed; there were riots in Oregon; it was also a year of summer fires; and a snowy winter that took out power in unexpected places; and who could forget the crazy election season – our vale of tears has been unrelentingly intense this year.

On the other hand, Baba showed a silver lining.

I recognized that those early weeks when we were all strictly quarantined represented a break in our normal schedules that could be filled with a new community activity. I started with one tentative Zoom session on March 18, 2020 simply to discuss the pandemic together. It was sweet, and appreciated by the 20 in attendance.

That same week, I talked Jeff Wolverton into hosting his Effort and Grace discussion group on Zoom, at the exact same time that it used to be held in-person, a mere four days later. With very little advance notice, the first Effort and Grace was attended by over 70 people from all over the country and beyond! Still faithfully attended by 40-50 people, week in and week out for now 52 weeks, the E&G group has become a family of its own.

The next day, March 23, 2020 was the first of now a year’s worth of virtual arti, inspired by the way prayers and sharing is performed at the Samadhi. They are still anchor events twice a day on the Baba Zoom calendar. For me personally, arti has been a lifesaver, keeping me grounded in Baba despite Maya’s efforts to distract, with two hours or more of stirring poetry, music, prayers and readings in remembrance of Baba – every single day. So many regulars from around the world attend and participate that we have also become a close-knit arti family and even have a t-shirt! Join us any time, there’s always more love to go around.

The early months were a time when every morning would bring me a new meeting idea for this new medium. I was compelled from within to act on the idea the same day, conscripting perfectly innocent bystanders who were willing to be trained and put to work. I see quite a few attending today who know what I am talking about!

The exhilaration of those days is hard to describe. From the time I first came to Baba, I have been drawn to organizing Baba meetings. I have been involved with the Northeast Gathering for almost 20 years, had a stint as president of Meher Baba House in New York, and almost a decade on the board of the Heartland Center in Oklahoma. I have helped with the Southeast Gathering and the Asheville Music Sahavas, and most recently was on the board of the Circle of Friends.

Baba was always supportive, but never before has there been SO much support for my little efforts. A little idea that Baba planted in my heart is suddenly bringing so many people together from far-flung places! Initially started merely to bring people together without fear of getting sick, these meetings quickly manifested larger aspirations – that we would be able to meet as a community of His lovers unhampered by geographic separation; that people who haven’t seen each other in years might find each other again; that meetings would be less about a single person telling us how it was and more about all of us sharing our living experience of how it IS to be in Baba’s fold. And that we could even have deep and meaningful conversation about – and even the experience of – coming closer to Baba.

Baba turned the key to bring enough attendees, volunteer hosts, organizers and musicians, even theater players! And above all else, He opened the rivers of love to flow between us and Him. These qualities are what make Baba Zoom so exciting!

There is plenty of room to grow, and plenty of room for YOU to shape our community’s future! If you simply want to participate, Baba Zoom thrives through your love! If you would like to host meetings, there’s plenty of opportunity. And if you only have a meeting idea, we can help make it happen!

There is nothing more important to do in life but to remember Baba. We can remember Him more and more, every day, to the exclusion of Maya’s competing tugs. And for these precious moments when we meet, we are His love. We are His hands, His heart, and also His eyes and ears to witness. Nothing we can do in this world is more important than remembering Him.

It is our living love for Baba that brings Him here amongst us, and it is our enjoyment of His company that connects us all in His all-encompassing embrace.

Victory unto Him! Jai Meher Baba!

Highlights Week of Mar 22, 2021

Please watch this little explainer video about how to use our website and our resources: https://youtu.be/mcL5qQTA_zg

All times below in EDT. Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar.

This week highlight events :
Monday 6pm Baba through Norina with Scott Makeig
Tuesday noon: Dance for Baba
Tuesday 7pm: Ross Keating reads his poetry live from Sydney
Thursday 7pm: Ray Spagnuolo in Concert
Friday 10.15am Pratap Ahir Baba stories
Saturday 7.30am Meditation based on Baba’s Seven Realities led by Roshani Shenazz
Saturday noon: Toddy Shop Jam featuring the Arti Gang!
Saturday 3pm Refectory Conversations with Jeff Wolverton
Sunday 11am: Shadows to Light A meditation led by Meherveena Ragnekar

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop.

NEXT WEEK
April 3: Practical Life Awakenings of Meher Baba’s “Discourses” and “God Speaks” with Kamakoti Krishnamoorthy
April 4: Celebrating Bob Brown! Today is his birthday. Bring a song or story to share!


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
Tuesday Late Night Chat with Jeff Wolverton: here
Wednesday Happiness is Homemade Cooking with Surekha Dadar in Meherabad
Allen Ray Powell in Concert here
Dr Gadekar: here
Celebrating One Year of Zooming together: here
Sunday 11am: VJ Bhalekar and Michelle Shafer Joint Concert: here
Sunday 5pm Effort and Grace here
10pm late night chat with Jeff Wolverton: here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our new Facebook page, and subscribe to our new Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!

Highlights Week of Mar 15, 2021

Please watch this little explainer video about how to use our website and our resources: https://youtu.be/mcL5qQTA_zg

All times below in EDT. Here is an excellent time zone converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

The events calendar has way more excellent events than listed here… this is just the super highlights! Click on “events” to see the calendar.

This week highlight events :
Monday 4pm Difficult Conversations with Greg Dunn
Tuesday 10.30am ARTI STUDY CANCELLED THIS WEEK
Tuesday noon: Women’s Tea with Mehera
Wednesday 10.30am: Happiness is Homemade Cooking with Surekha Dadar in Meherabad
Thursday 7pm: Allen Ray Powell in Concert
Friday 10.15am Dr Gadekar
Friday noon: Laugh Therapy with Tina Holmes
Saturday 7.30am Meditations based on Baba’s Seven Realities, led by Roshani Shenazz.
Saturday 11.30am: Celebrating One Year of Zooming together
Sunday 11am: VJ Bhalekar and Michelle Shafer Joint Concert

Way more events listed on our calendar! Visit babazoom.net and click on events, scroll down to the calendar of events. Watch the explainer video for how to add the calendar to your own desktop. NOTE THE CLOCKS CHANGED March 14.

NEXT WEEK
March 27: Toddy Shop Jam featuring the Arti Gang


FEATURED RECENT RECORDINGS (we have many more than listed):
Tuesday 10pm Late Night Chat with Jeff Wolverton, with Irwin Luck as guest: here
Friday 10.15am Pratap Ahir stories here
Saturday Meher Jammers here
Sunday 11am Celebrating Padri! A potluck meeting, Peter Nordeen to kick us off here
Sunday 5pm Effort and Grace here
10pm late night chat with Jeff Wolverton here

Looking forward to seeing you on Baba Zoom. Also, please join our new Facebook page, and subscribe to our new Youtube channel!
Jai Meher Baba!