Meher Mount

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Meher Mount
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Meher Mount
Founded1946; 73 years ago (1946)
TypeNon-Profit Corporation
Coordinates34°24′43″N 119°10′15″W / 34.41194°N 119.17083°W / 34.41194; -119.17083Coordinates: 34°24′43″N 119°10′15″W / 34.41194°N 119.17083°W / 34.41194; -119.17083

Meher Mount is a 172 acres (70 ha) universal spiritual center dedicated to Avatar Meher Baba in Ojai, California, United States.[1][2][3] The site has a panoramic view of Sulphur Mountain, California. Located about 80-mile north (130 km) of Los Angeles at 2,600 feet (790 m) above the Pacific Ocean, it holds a 360-degree view, including the nearby peak of Topatopa Mountains, the Channel Islands, Los Padres National Forest, and the Ojai Valley.[4] Meher Mount is a spiritual center open to all religions for inspiration, education, and work programs in agriculture, ecology, and humanitarian service. [5][6][7]


Meher Mount was founded in 1946 by Meher Mount Corporation owned by Agnes Baron, and co-signers at the request of Avatar Meher Baba. Meher Baba visited Meher Mount on August 2, 1956.[8][9][10] In 1958, he named the area Meher Mount and said it would become a place of world pilgrimage.[11] There are opportunities for day visits, group events, and individual retreats as well as resident work programs. In 1989 Baron Trust, Meher Mount Corporation was established after it suffered fire destruction on October 15, 1985.[12][13] Meher Mount is one of four main centers set up worldwide, the other being Meher Spiritual Center, Avatar's Abode in Australia, and the samadhi (tomb-shrine) in Meherabad, India.[14]


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  3. ^ "Kitty Davy: Days At The Center, 1952".
  4. ^ Barrie-Anthony, Steven (September 22, 2005). "Getaway, in the city". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Reincarnation and the Purpose of Life".
  6. ^ "Agnes Baron - meherbabatravels jimdo page!".
  7. ^ "Meher Mount". Meher Mount.
  8. ^ Boyd-Barrett, Claudia (February 18, 2018). "Baba's Tree, burned in Thomas Fire, fights for survival in Ojai". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Lord Meher Online Edition Page 2556".
  10. ^ Administrator. "That Fateful Day".
  11. ^ "Agnes Baron - meherbabatravels jimdo page!".
  12. ^ "The Witch of Sulpfur Mountain " by Elena Jervis, Ventura County Sunday Star 12 September 1999
  13. ^ Cain, Robyn Hagan (April 4, 2013). "Don't Fence Me In: Larry Hagman and Adverse Possession". California Case Law.
  14. ^ "Places of Pilgrimage: Meher Mount, Ojai, CA, USA".