Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

JUNE 4th to JUNE 10th 2023

Dear Baba Lovers,
We invite young adult Baba lovers from around the world to the International Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas – 2023. Come and be a part of this special opportunity of being together in His Divine Companionship at Meherabad.

What: In the month of June,150 young adults from all over the world 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 expressions (such as art, music and drama), and service at Meherabad. This Year the Theme of Sahavas is:

“Being in the Joy of Meher Baba’s Presence”

Who: Young Adult Baba lovers from the age groups of 18 years to 35 years. If anyone is in the age group of 35 to 40 and has never attended a Sahavas before, may apply.

When: The Sahavas starts on Sunday, June 4th, and continues through lunch on Saturday, June 10th, 2023. Registration for the Sahavas is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th from 2.00 pm to 4:00 pm. At the MPR Upper Meherabad.

Where: Sahavas participants will be staying at The MPR. (All other family members or friends must make their own separate arrangements for stay).

Cost: The total cost for six nights; seven days (lodging and food) for sahavasees (participants) is Rs. 2,200/- (subject to change as per AMBPPCT guidelines). In addition to this, sahavasees will also be required to pay for bus/train tickets for any offsite trip during the Sahavas.

  • Each year we receive overwhelming response from New and Young Baba lovers to participate in Sahavas. It is our endeavour to extend the soulful experience to more and more spiritual aspirants. In order to do so we would give first priority to newcomers.
  • We welcome Baba lovers from outside India and request them to send an email to for any enquiry, advance intimation and information to make travel arrangements for Meherabad to attend the Sahavas.



Programs include:

  • Service Projects for Meherabad and Meherazad.
  • Workshops, which may include drama, music, songwriting, poetry, painting, drawing, dance, mosaic, pottery, rangoli, photography, etc.
  • Discussion Groups and Presentations.
  • Special Guests talks by senior Baba lovers.
  • Sports, such as volleyball, badminton, cricket, football/soccer, yoga, dance, table tennis/ping pong, seven tiles, etc.
  • Evening Programs, welcome and closing programs, films of Meher Baba, music programs, performance night, etc.
  • Meherazad Visit, sahavasees will have the opportunity to visit Baba’s home, Meherazad.
  • Offsite trip: Visit a Baba place (Transportation cost to be paid by sahavasee.)

Final schedule of Sahavas program will be shared during registration.
Programs may change with constraints in time and situations.

  • Volunteer: Volunteers play an important and exciting role in the Sahavas from its beginning to end. Volunteer duties may include planning of activities, facilitating events, leading projects, setting up for events, and supporting participants to have a wonderful experience in Baba’s Home. If you have been to a Sahavas before andwould like to serve as a volunteer, please fill out the VOLUNTEER section of the application form. 
  • Volunteer Training and Prep work: Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3rd until 6:00 pm and 10.00 am on Sunday, June 4th until 12.30 pm.
  • Arrangement-walla: Arrangement-walla’s are required to help in set-up and break-down with the cleaning of MPR at the end of the Sahavas. Arrangement-walla’s 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.
  • Workshop-walla: can be an individual or a team of individuals (not more than 3) who are responsible for a workshop during the Sahavas period. They can be within or over the age limit and should have substantial potential to carry out the workshop. They are required to write a proposal for their workshop at least 1 ½ months before the Sahavas dates with all details and complete the workshop during the Sahavas period. If they have crossed the age limit, they will arrange their own accommodation and meals. Their selection will be done by the IMbYAS Organizing Team.
  • Counsellors: are individuals assigned to maintain discipline and decorum during the Sahavas. They can exceed the age limit and should come without children. They should have attended at least 1-2 Sahavas. They will be responsible to make sure all the participants and volunteers are abiding by the discipline guidelines laid down by the AMBPPC Trust. Their selection will be done by the IMBYAS Organizing team with the consent of the Trustees.

Note the Important dates:

Date Step
Application forms available from 15th March 2023
Last date of Application Based on response. Apply Early!
Last date of Cancelling application 15th May 2023
Sahavas 4th June 2023 to 10th June 2023


Important notes:

1) Participants should attend the complete Sahavas program from Sunday
afternoon, June 4 th up till lunch on Saturday afternoon, June 10 th 20232) 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 IMBYAS Team immediately at: Email: no later
than May 15 th 2023 with a valid reason for cancellation.

3) Applicants who do not inform the IMbYAS Team regarding cancellation, their
applications will not be accepted for future Sahavas programs.

4) All Participants have to strictly follow and abide by the guidelines/rules laid
down by AMB Trust for Pilgrims in Meherabad and the Sahavas guidelines/rules
framed by International Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas Team. In case of
discipline issues, participants will not be allowed to participate/continue in the
Sahavas program and in future their applications will not be considered for
Meherabad Sahavas programs.

5) Children are not allowed to attend the Sahavas. Even if the child is staying with
a relative in a different facility in Meherabad the child will not be allowed to
attend any of the programmes, workshops, service project, outings etc.

6) No pets will be allowed during the Sahavas.

We look forward to seeing you at the Sahavas!

In His Love and Service,
International Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas Organizing Team,
Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust.

For further information, send an e-mail to:

The International Meherabad Young Adult Sahavas has been created in remembrance of the Sahavas programs 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.
– Avatar Meher Baba