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
Silence Day commemorates 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 Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Silence Day is an opportunity for personal moments with the Avatar on this land blessed by His presence. When Meher Baba visited Meher Mount in 1956, He said, "I want you all to close your eyes for five minutes. Do not think of anything, just think of Baba." (Source: Lord Meher)
"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
General Guidelines for Your Visit
What to Bring: The sun can be quite bright. Hat, sunglasses, suncreen and close-toed shoes are recommended. You may want to bring a note pad and pen for communication during your silence.
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.