Worldwide Baba Family Meeting from Meherabad



Dear Worldwide Baba Family,


We would like to inform you of an exciting live Webcast from Meherabad on the Internet called The Worldwide Baba Family Meeting. This broadcast is the actualization of a dream that some of the residents of Meherabad and Meher Nazar have held in our hearts since Bhauji went to Baba.  This Webcast, launched on January 5, 2014, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. India time, is a vehicle for Baba Lovers throughout the world to stay in touch with each other and to experience the treasure of His love from those who have been with Baba for many years or have been fortunate enough to have His darshan.


Bhau Kalchuri, the last of the Mandali and former Chairman of the Meher Baba Trust, for years held weekly Sunday International Chats through a live Webcast and text and video calling on Skype. After dearest Bhauji went to Baba on October 23, 2013, a group of residents starting receiving feedback regarding how much the chat meant to many, many Baba Lovers throughout the world who wanted to continue to have this link to Meher Baba’s home in the East and to connect to each other. Many asked us to please not forget them and continue some kind of weekly contact for those out in the world.


We are going into our sixth week to honor not only those Baba Lovers who have requested that a live Webcast on the Internet continue, but also to welcome into our Worldwide Baba Family Meeting those who will in the future join us in His love.  For Baba has said where two or more meet in His name, He will be there.


Those of us who live here are blessed with an almost unlimited treasure of precious personal stories from pilgrims and residents who have lived with Baba or been fortunate enough to have His darshan. Pilgrims come to Meherabad from all over India and from all over the world, making a pilgrimage to Meherabad, the most holy place on Earth, where Meher Baba’s Samadhi is located.


From this storehouse of His lovers, each week we have invited one of these ‘jewels’ as our guest. Tarabai, a 92 year old villager, whose father gave land to Baba that became Meherabad, was our first guest on January 5th. She lived in the ashram on the hill with Baba and the women Mandali since the age of ten, traveling all over India with them. We broadcast her stories through text only due to no access to a webcast.  We plan to have her come again to tell her personal stories and this time you will be able to see and hear her. 


The second webcast guests were two ‘treasures’ from Dehra Dun. Sudesh Sharma and Kusum Singh, gave an inspiring and love filled account of meeting Baba in 1953 during the same time that Bhauji first met Beloved Baba. We will continue to give His Worldwide Baba Family an opportunity to hear from more and more of Baba’s treasures who are willing to share the impact that His gift of Divine Love has had on their lives.


During the third and fourth week of broadcasting live from Meherabad, we were fortunate to hear stories from wonderful guests such as Mr. Lalit and Madave Kamble. Kamble lived with Baba at Meherazad from the age of 14 or 15 until 1967 when he was given permission by Baba to marry and live in Arangaon, the village next to Meherabad.


On week five we heard from Sudesh Sharma again telling delightful stories of her mother’s relationship with Meher Baba starting in the early 1950’s in Pakistan. It was such a delight to watch her having so much fun as she joined some of us as we danced to “Satchitinanda, Paramananda”.  We also had as guests Dr. Bhatmagar and his lovely wife, Madhuri, about how Baba tricked him intoaccepting his family’s desire for him to marry. 


We also plan to invite musicians to join us each week, as Baba said art is an expression of the creative spirit of the soul. Some will be pilgrims, and some residents.


To join our weekly Sunday 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. [since changed to 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., with the chat in hiatus/on break from March 15 - June 15] Worldwide Baba Family Meetings [Indian Standard Time], which are held in a private home of one of the Meherabad residents, you may attend in person, or on the Internet.


You can join in the text chat or watch the webcast:


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgE0ONvqk7XRmGEkxvnTpyw [new webcast site]


http://www.babafamilymeeting.com/chat/index.php [new chat site]

http://jaibaba.com/echat45/public/index.html [old chat site]

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting [old webcast site]


[Please click here to convert the Indian times to your local times.]



You can watch the webcast live video stream and/or read the text transcription of the meeting from anywhere in the world at the usual JaiBaba.com Chat Room (details below).

[The next part doesn't apply to the new webcast site.]


We are now using a commercial streaming webcast service. Registration is required, and although there is a commercial at the beginning and a few commercials interspersed throughout, the broadcast stream audio and video quality is extremely high.

To register, click on:

www.ustream.tv

Click on Log in/Sign up on right top of screen.

On the right bottom of the screen will be the message, "If no account, sign up."  Select option:

To sign in with email or user name.

[DO NOT select the "Faster" option to sign in with Facebook.  This seems to block the JaiBaba.com Chatroom, making it impossible to follow the text transcription.].

Once you are registered, for the Worldwide Baba Family Meeting channel, go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/worldwide-baba-family-meeting

Finally, you can join us via Skype at our new account. Our new Skype name is:

meherabadworld.meeting

Please add this address to your Skype contacts if you wish to join us in this way.

Note:  even if you were a regular Skype contact during the Bhau Chats, please re-send your Skype account name to our new email :

meherabadworld@gmail.com

In Beloved Baba's Love,

The Worldwide Baba Family Meeting/Chat Team

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