Schedule

Friday, June 8, 2018

4:00 – 8:00 PM — East House Lobby:
• Arrival and Registration — Free time and unpacking

6:00 – 8:00 PM — Main Meeting Room (which is Assembly Hall, located in the basement walkway between East House and West House):
• Catered dinner, tea, and coffee provided

8:00 PM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall, located in the basement walkway between East House and West House):
• Opening of Gathering Program, Orientation
• Introduction of Guests: Rustom & Sohrab Irani and Brian Darnell
• Baba Video: O Parvardigar

8:30 – 9:30 PM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall):
• Meet and Greet with Rustom and Sohrab

9:30 – 10:30 PM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall):
• Music by Brian Darnell

11:00 PM — Quiet time

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

6:45 – 7:15 AM — Main Meeting Room (which is Assembly Hall, located in the basement walkway between East House and West House):
• Wake-up — coffee and tea

7:30 AM — Outside (weather permitting, or Main Meeting Room in case of rain):
• Morning Arti

8:30 – 9:30 AM — East House Dining Hall:
• Breakfast

9:30 AM — Free time

9:45 AM — Outside (weather permitting, or Main Meeting Room in case of rain):
• Circle Dance

10:15 AM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall):
• Music by Angela Lee Chen
• Music by Lisa Brande & Mark Trichka

10:45 AM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall, located in the basement walkway between East House and West House):
• Video: Meher Archive Collective, Asheville, NC

11:00 AM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall):
• Rustom and Sohrab lead a discussion of their life with Baba

12:30 – 1:30 PM — East House Dining Hall:
• Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 PM — Swimming Pool Open with Life Guard

1:30 – 4:00 PM — (Location to be announced):
• Baba-themed activities for children, led by Shilpa Kalavapudi

1:30 – 2:45 PM — Workshops, Session 1 (Choose one, locations to be announced):
• Group Sharing Circle
• Angela Chen: Coloring Baba Mandalas
• Tim McAllister: Musician’s Round Robin
• Evie Lindemann: Using Visual Images and Poetry to Enliven Our Love Connection to Baba and to Remove Blocks

2:45 – 4:00 PM — Workshops, Session 2 (Choose one, locations to be announced):
• Phil & Jean Ludwig: Meher Archive Collective Q&A / Discussion
• Bill Cliff: Baba Sing Along
• Ralph Scoville: An Overview of the Nothing and the Everything
• Hugh Flick: The Bhagavad Gita
• Carol Stalker: Floating in the Arms of Love at the Swimming Pool (swimsuit required)

4:00 PM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall):
• Musical Interlude — Children’s Group with Shilpa
• Coffee, Tea and Cookies served

4:15 – 5:45 PM — Main Meeting Room (Assembly Hall):
• Talk by Rustom & Sohrab –

6:00 – 7:00 PM — East House Dining Hall:
• Dinner

7:15 PM — Main Meeting Room:
• Musical Interlude: Bhajan Singers

7:30 PM — Main Meeting Room:
• Baba Video: TBD

8:00 – 9:30 PM — Main Meeting Room:
• Music by Brian Darnell

9:30 – 11:00 PM — Main Meeting Room:
• Entertainment by participants (See Marvin Winnick or Manny D’Argenio if you wish to perform.)

11:00 PM — Quiet time

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

6:45 – 7:15 AM — Main Meeting Room:
• Wake-up – coffee and tea

7:30 AM — Outside (weather permitting, or Main Meeting Room in case of rain):
• Morning Arti

8:30 – 9:30 AM — East House Dining Hall:
• Breakfast
Please remember to vacate rooms and return Keys to East House Front Desk by 10:00 AM!

9:15 – 10:30 AM — Social time, packing

10:00 AM — Rooms must be vacated and keys returned to Front Desk

10:30 – 11:00 AM — Main Meeting Room:
• Music by Brian Darnell

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM — Main Meeting Room:
• Rustom and Sohrab lead a Baba joke-telling session – Bring your favorite jokes to share!

12:30 – 1:30 PM — East House Dining Hall:
• Lunch

1:30 PM — Main Meeting Room:
• Conclusion of Gathering Program with Baba’s Prayers

1:45 PM — Departure

Please note – We must depart no later than 2:00 PM per our agreement with Warwick Conference Center.
 
“The suffering that appears so grave is necessary for happiness, as binding is necessary to experience freedom. Unless evil temporarily triumphs, suffering cannot be experienced. This universe is based on duality. Binding and freedom, good and bad, evil and virtue, are inter-dependent. If only one aspect existed, there would be no interest or meaning in life. For the attainment of ultimate freedom and happiness, temporary victory of evil over virtue is necessary.” — Lord Meher, pg. 1977

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