The following activities are interwoven throughout the weekend – check the schedule and enjoy!
Look for a schedule of events to be posted on the Program page closer to the start of the Gathering
1-) Special Guests
Every year our special guests share their personal experience of Baba’s love and the ways His presence has shaped their hearts and minds. Whether its a smaller ‘fireside chat’ or a large evening talk they can’t help but renew and ignite our love for Him.
2-) Music, Music, and more Music
Our musical guests come to share their talent, lift our spirits and move our hearts. There is also a ‘Musical Round Robin’ and spontaneous jamming going on throughout the weekend with all the talented musician in our community. Bring your instruments and your voices!
3-) Focus Groups
4-) Talent Show
Shed your fear and share your ‘shower song’, read a poem, juggle, play music, tell a joke or a story, do a skit or a magic trick – anything goes! You have a most loving audience to be brave and vulnerable with. Get on stage and shine!
Morning and evening Arti are held each day – something that occurs at Baba’s Tomb in India. For many saying Baba’s prayers as a group is a rare opportunity – and the music is sublime.
6-) Dhuni Fire
The Dhuni fire symbolizes the purifying inner fire of Divine Love. Initiated by Baba in 1925 He invited followers to throw attachments, symbolized by sandalwood sticks, into the fire. By Meher Baba’s order, the Dhuni continues to be lit on the 12th of each month at sunset at Lower Meherabad, Ahmednagar, India. Our Dhuni is lit Saturday night after the evening program.
Fundraising Activities for SEG Charitable Donations
All proceeds raised from the following 3-events are given by the SEG in a 50/50 split to the Trust in India and the Heartland Center in Prague, OK.
1-) Audacious Auction
The auction is an event that is always filled with excitment and laughter! In the past, people have brought precious items; Baba memorabilia, rare original photos or personal items belonging to the mandali. There are also Baba crafts, art, and treasures of all kinds.
If you have something to donate – we want to know in advance the items history and significance. Please email Gopal Gowru at email@example.com
If you intend to attend the auction (of course you do!), please remember to bring your checkbook with you to the auction. (We also now can accept debit or credit cards.)
All proceeds from the Auction are given as charitable donation.
The Bazaar is an opportunity for Baba artists and craftspeople to showcase their creations for sale. If you are interested in offering your arts or crafts for sale at the Gathering contact Angela Lee Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to again be offering a selection of books from Sheriar Books for sale at the Gathering. A great opportunity to buy the latest Baba books you have been hearing about, or perhaps buying a friend an unforgettable gift. Cash, checks or credit cards welcome!
SEG volunteers generously contribute their time at the Gathering in caring for your kids & teens with art projects, hikes in the woods and games.
We are always in need of folks who will help with this. To volunteer, please contact Janet Files – email@example.com
Never Go Hungry at the SEG
1-) Toddy Shop/Sheriar’s Cafe
The Toddy Shop is a coffee and tea shop for Baba lovers, where scrumptious goodies magically appear. Who brings these goodies? You do! Please bring a generous supply of fruits, veggies, snacks, cookies, brownies, breads and other delicious items—homemade is great! Healthy drinks and snacks are especially appreciated. Coffee and teas provided.
2-) Teen Toddy Shop
The teens have their own program schedule, and it includes their very popular, Toddy Shop and lots and lots and lots of healthy snacks are needed for these ravenous souls. Parents of teens and anyone else wanting to contribute should bring these snacks to the Teen Center when you arrive.