Beads Spotlight

Envisaging the Future ~ Now

Unique and beautiful, this planet Earth, a world of beauty and wonder, is at a turning point.  Some say this time of global pandemic has created a portal; a crucial moment to reimagine our future, to reconnect with each other and the natural world with a deeper...

The Red Road: A Native American Path of Oneness

In the summer of 2020, The Beads on One String Foundation met TJ Ravenwolff, an Athabaskan and Muscogee Creek Native American from Alaska. He serves as the Intercessor for the Alaska Medicine Song Sundance, a sacred Native tradition, and is a culture bearer and...

A short history of the Beads on One String Project

Origins The Beads on One String Foundation is an evolving project connecting individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, cultures and paths, on a spiritual quest to discover and celebrate the ‘Unity of All Life’.......‘Oneness’ is the key. The origins and...

The Art of Listening

Written by Elizabeth Morton lizannmorton@gmail.com “To listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.” - Mark Nepo I spent a great deal of time during my formative years, ages 14 to 22, in classrooms studying the craft  of acting. I...

Religious Education in the UK

Religious Education (RE) is a subject that is compulsory in UK schools and colleges, for students aged 5 to 18. It has many aspects that echo with the vision of the BEADS foundation, in particular how it ‘appreciates and connects people from all religions, backgrounds...

TZiPi, Meher Baba and Jewish Mysticism

In 1995 I heard a voice in meditation sending me on a solo year-long world pilgrimage. In 2002/3, after 40 years of exploring many faiths and traditions and embracing a Buddhist practice of silence & meditation I came back to Judaism – the faith of my youth and the...

The New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity

The following glimpse into The New Mexico Pilgrimage for Unity, a recipient of the Beads on One String Connection Grant, depicts inner connections deepening between as well as spiritually within individual participants. The beauty of the land, holy sites, the...

The Ashram of Love

Ekī ātmāṁ alag alag tan Ekī bāpke bāḷak nyāro Only One soul, innumerable bodies The One Father has diverse children[1] On the 1st of May 1927, the “Meher Ashram”, a free educational institution for boys, was officially inaugurated in Meherabad, central...

He is here, in every atom

“He is here, in every atom”. An account of Meher Baba’s trip to Baba Budan sacred site in the Western Ghats. “We were now at a height of nearly 6000! ft. ... One would imagine he was up in the regions of the skies looking down on valleys and plains, lakes...

Celebration honoring Swami Vivekananda

The 125th Anniversary of his visit to Salem in 1893- Saturday September 8th, 2018 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm The Pickering House, 18 Broad Street, Salem MA "It is in love that religion exists and not in ceremony, in the pure and sincere love in the heart." "This is...

France Circle of Companions Gathering

The New Life, one of the most enigmatic and least understood phases of Meher Baba’s Advent, has as one of its core statements The Song of the New Life*. This beautifully phrased and revolutionary challenge to anyone embarking on the spiritual path will be...

Awakening the Heart Retreat

Awakening the Heart   FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 through SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2018 The Beads on One String Foundation is sponsoring the Awakening the Heart workshop in Silverton, Oregon, October 26-28, 2018. We invite you to join us at the Silver Falls Lodge for two...

Year End Letter

Happy new year! The Beads on One String Foundation is now seven years old. With an all volunteer board spread across two continents, we have spent these years creating and fulfilling the Beads’ mission which is inspired by the words of Avatar Meher Baba. He declared...

Unity in Diversity: Religious Co-existence on the Malabar Coast

Oneness. What is it? Is it possible? There are many creeds and doctrines which espouse the idea that all of creation is one in God, but if that is so, why are there so many traditions which say that their god is the only one and all other beliefs are wrong? We live in...

Hindu “Holi” Festival

Between the end of February and middle of March, Hindus in India and Nepal celebrated the “Holi” festival which is also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” An ancient festival, Holi has come to signify many things - the victory of good over...