SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: JAN-MAR 2018

All meetings are held at 4415 W. Harrison St. Suite 307, Hillside, IL 60162, unless otherwise noted.                            

For more information, please contact Fereshteh at (630) 207-9461 or Jim at (630) 272-0097.

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True Discipleship – WHEN an aspirant becomes voluntarily affiliated with a Master, he is said to have become a disciple. But if this affiliation is merely formal, it does not constitute true discipleship.  relationship between disciple and Master is utterly different from the legal relations which create rights and liabilities through verbal transactions or formal agreements. Discipleship is one of the fundamental features which characterize the life of the advanced aspirant, and it does not come into existence through any artificial procedure. It arises out of the basic laws of spiritual life. It is therefore much more significant than the mundane relations which arise within the context of ordinary social life as a result of incidental associations or temporary contracts. Many of these mundane relations do not enter into the spiritual fabric of the life of the aspirant but remain superficially attached to his being. Thus it is not of any great consequence whether you purchase a thing from one shop-keeper or another as long as you pay the price for it; and it is immaterial whether you travel by one ship or another so long as you arrive at your destination. Even such transactions are no doubt inwardly determined by sanskaric ties and karmic laws, and therefore are not entirely devoid of spiritual significance. But these relations are in their very nature provisional and superficial, and are in no way comparable to the vital bond of discipleship which gives substance and direction to the life of the aspirant.

Discourses by Meher Baba, Vol 2, pp 42-43.

JANUARY:

READING OF EFFORT & GRACE – WED, JAN 10TH, 7:00-8:30 PM (We now have a few books available at the Center.) We will be reading Darwin Shaw’s book, Effort & Grace: Open secrets in Meher Baba’s Discourses. This book offers many invaluable tips to aspirants, written by a disciple of Meher Baba who lived his life in love and service to his Master. Please join us!

READING OF EFFORT & GRACE – WED, JAN 24TH, 7:00-8:30 PM

We will be reading Darwin Shaw’s book, Effort & Grace: Open secrets in Meher Baba’s Discourses. This book offers many invaluable tips to aspirants, written by a disciple of Meher Baba who lived his life in love and service to his Master. Please join us!

AMARTITHI CELEBRATION – SUN, JAN 28TH, 5:00 -8:00 PM

We will commemorate Amartithi today, which comes during the week on Wednesday, the 31st. We will show a film of Meher Baba, and share in a pot luck meal. Please bring a dish or desert item to share.

FEBRUARY:

READING OF EFFORT & GRACE – WED, FEB 7TH, 7:00-8:30 PM

We will be reading Darwin Shaw’s book, Effort & Grace: Open secrets in Meher Baba’s Discourses. This book offers many invaluable tips to aspirants, written by a disciple of Meher Baba who lived his life in love and service to his Master. Please join us!

READING OF EFFORT & GRACE – WED, FEB 21ST, 7:00-8:30 PM

We will be reading Darwin Shaw’s book, Effort & Grace: Open secrets in Meher Baba’s Discourses. This book offers many invaluable tips to aspirants, written by a disciple of Meher Baba who lived his life in love and service to his Master. Please join us!

MEHER BABA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – SUN FEB 25TH, 3:00-7:00 PM

We will be sharing readings of Meher Baba, as well as songs and poetry on this joyous occasion. The program will be followed by a potluck meal and Baba’s birthday cake. Please bring food items of any kind: main course, salads, or appetizers, juices or soft drinks.  Please do NOT bring desserts, (unless you have a dietary restriction), as we will have a large birthday cake!  Please contact Fereshteh or Jim if you would like to participate in the program with a reading or an artistic offering.

MARCH:

READING OF EFFORT & GRACE – WED, MAR 7TH, 7:00-8:30 PM

We will be reading Darwin Shaw’s book, Effort & Grace: Open secrets in Meher Baba’s Discourses. This book offers many invaluable tips to aspirants, written by a disciple of Meher Baba who lived his life in love and service to his Master. Please join us!

READING OF EFFORT & GRACE – WED, MAR 21ST, 7:00-8:30 PM

We will be reading Darwin Shaw’s book, Effort & Grace: Open secrets in Meher Baba’s Discourses. This book offers many invaluable tips to aspirants, written by a disciple of Meher Baba who lived his life in love and service to his Master. Please join us!

*** AMBCC BOARD MEETING – SUN, MAR 25TH, 5:00-7:00 PM

Meeting agenda will be sent via email. Dear BOARD MEMBERS, please SAVE THE DATE!

The Avatar Meher Baba Center of Chicago is a non-profit spiritual organization, dedicated to sharing Meher Baba’s Universal Message of Love & Truth with His followers and all who are interested to learn more. Our Center is a spiritual oasis open to people of all religions, casts, creeds, and spiritual paths. We hold regular meetings and special events and programs.