Visitors are welcome to visit Meher Mount on Silence Day to take avantage of the silence, to walk in the footsteps of the Avatar, and to spend time under Baba's Tree.
Samantha & Leslie Bridger, Manager/Caretakers
General Guidelines for Your Visit
What to Bring: The sun can be quite bright. Hat, sunglasses, suncreen and close-toed shoes are recommended.
Food & Water: Please bring your own lunch or food and beverages you would like to have.
Fire Danger: Outdoor fires including candles, incense, and cigarettes are prohiitied.
Pets: Please do not bring your pets to Meher Mount. If you are traveling with your pets, they are to remain in your vehicle.
Children: Children are welcome. There is no child care, and adults should be with children under 12 at all times. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children.
AVATAR MEHER BABA visiting Meher Mount on August 2, 1956. His close disciple Eruch Jessawala is holding the umbrella, and Agnes Baron, who was the caretaker at Meher Mount, is pointing out area landmarks. (Archive photo.)
Silence Day commerorates Avatar Meher Baba's 44 years of silence. On this day, always July 10, followers of Meher Baba maintain silence for 24 hours.
Meher Mount is inviting all who are interested to visit and enjoy the silence. Meher Mount will be open from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. There will be showing of a video of Eruch Jessawalla, a close disciple of Meher Baba, explaining some of Meher Baba's hand gestures.
Visitors should bring their own food and water. The weather will be very warm, and hats are recommended. Please wear close-toed shoes and be on the alert for snakes.
You will also want to bring a notepad and pen for quick communications.
"I have not come to teach, but to awaken." - Avatar Meher Baba
On July 10, 1925, Avatar Meher Baba began His silence that lasted for 44 years until He dropped His body on January 31, 1969. Every year on July 10, followers of Meher Baba from around the world keep silence for 24 hours.
After Meher Baba started His silence, He first communicated by writing on a slate board. After that, He pointed to letters on an alphabet board to spell out words. And later, he used a series of hand gestures that were interpreted by His close disciples (mandali).
Althougth Meher Baba did not verbally speak, He was not silent:
"For nearly thirty-eight years (1963) no word has passed My lips. Yet I am never silent. I speak eternally. The voice that is heard deep within the soul is My voice - the voice of inspiration, of intuition, of guidance." - Avatar Meher Baba