Religious Education in the UK

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

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 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

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 India,...
He is here, in every atom

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 and...
France Circle of Companions Gathering

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 central to...