Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas
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Young Adult Sahavas Orientation

Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!
Dear Baba Lovers,

We invite young adult Baba lovers from around the world to the Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas 2014. Come take part in this special opportunity to be together in His divine companionship at Meherabad.

What: In October, 100 young adults from all over the world between the ages of 18 and 35 gather at Meherabad to spend seven days together in the company of the Ancient One. The keynote of the "Sahavas" is the celebration of Meher Baba's love through sharing, creative expression (such as art, music and drama), and service at Meherabad.

Who: Young Adult Baba Lovers from ages 18 to 35.

When: The Sahavas starts on Sunday, October 12th and continues through lunch on Saturday, October 18th. Registration for the Sahavas is scheduled for Sunday, October 12th from 2.00 pm to 4:00 pm.


Where: Sahavas participants will be staying in Hostel C. (All other family members or friends must make separate arrangements to stay at Hostel D or the MPR).

Cost: The total cost for six nights and seven days is Rs. 2100/. (Subject to change)

Programs:

  1. Service Projects for Meherabad and Meherazad.
  1. Workshops, which may include drama, music, song writing, poetry, painting, drawing, dance, mosaic, pottery, rangoli, photography, etc.
  1. Discussion Groups.
  1. Special Guests, talks by old-time Baba lovers.
  1. Sports, such as volleyball, badminton, cricket, football/soccer, yoga, dance, table tennis/ping pong, seven tiles, etc.
  1. Evening Programs, welcome and closing program, films of Meher Baba, music programs, performance night, etc.
  1. Meherazad Visit, Sahavasees will have the opportunity to visit Babas home, Meherazad.
  1. Offsite trip: Visit to a Baba place (Transportation cost to be paid by Sahavasee.)
Volunteer Section: : Volunteers play an important and exciting role in the Sahavas from its beginning to end. Volunteer duties may include planning of activities, facilitating discussions, leading projects, setting up for events, and supporting participants to have a wonderful experience in Babas Home. If you have been to a Sahavas before and would like to serve as a volunteer please fill out the VOLUNTEER section of the application form.

Volunteer Training: Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday October 11th until 6:00 p.m. and 10.00am on Sunday October 12th until 12.30pm. Volunteers must be returning Sahavas participants (from earlier Sahavas programs) and must be present during the entire training period and stay for the entire sahavas period.

Planting Trees
Garland Making
Water Distribution

Those who would like to take part in this year’s 2014 Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas should submit applications which will be avaiable at this link after 14th July.

Important notes:

  1. 1) Participants should attend the complete Sahavas program from Sunday afternoon, October 12th and continues through lunch on Saturday afternoon, October 18th.
  1. 2) Participants should register for Sahavas through online application form no later than 25th September’2014.
  1. 3) Each Participant is expected to be responsible for cancelling their application in case they have a change of plan and cannot participate in Sahavas. They must inform the MbYAS Team immediately on mbyas@mail.ambppct.org no later than 30th September, 2014. with a valid reason for cancellation.
  1. 4) Applicants who do not inform the AMB Trust regarding cancellation, their applications will not be accepted for future Sahavas programs.

We look forward to seeing you at the Sahavas!

In His Love and Service,

Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas Team
Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust

For further information, send letters or e-mail to:

Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas
c/o Avatar Meher Baba P.P.C. Trust
King's Road, Post Bag 31
Ahmednagar, M.S. 414001
INDIA
Email: mbyas@ambppct.org and cc: jal@ambppct.org

The Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas has been created in remembrance of the Sahavases that Meher Baba Himself inaugurated and took part in. In the opening address "My Dear Children" on the first day (2nd November) of the great East-West Gathering in 1962, Meher Baba welcomed His Sahavas guests and explained the significance of Sahavas:

"You have come from great distances, not for some convention or conference, but to enjoy My company and feel afresh My love in your hearts. It is a coming together of East and West in the house of their Father."

Simply fill out the application and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.