23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Sahavas
For Beloved Avatar Meher Baba
at Sunrise Ranch
September 23–26, 2016
Our Guests this year are Peter and Debbie Nordeen
DEBBIE NORDEEN is a choral conductor and singer who enjoys leading Baba choruses in Meherabad during her winters there and at various events like the Southeast Gathering for Meher Baba, the L.A. Sahavas, and Meherana gatherings. Years ago when Peter and she were residents in India, Baba’s sister Mani wrote a few songs that she asked Debbie to notate for sharing. Debbie holds these times with Mani as deep treasures in her life. Debbie looks forward to sharing music with Baba’s lovers at the Rocky Mountain Sahavas.
PETER NORDEEN is a builder by vocation—but by avocation, he is a Meher Baba historian, having studied Baba’s life and teachings for over 40 years. Peter was a resident of Meherabad when many of Baba’s old disciples were still alive. From them he had the opportunity to glean many stories of life with the Master. In 2003 Peter wrote and produced the biographical documentary, GOD IN HUMAN FORM: the Life and Work of Avatar Meher Baba. A few years later he produced the music video, “You Alone Exist”. Peter has written several histories of Meherabad used for historical walking tours and for the Trust website. He has just completed a booklet entitled The History of the Tomb-Shrine of Avatar Meher Baba. Peter and wife Debbie continue to make yearly trips to Meherabad, where Peter works on projects in the AMB Trust Archives and AMB Trust Publications, as well as helping with historical building preservation.
♥ Participate in a medley of words and music celebrating Avatar Meher Baba, the Ancient One
♥ Share stories, meals, songs, prayers, poems, and companionship
♥ Experience the beauty of fall in Colorado
The Sahavas Location
Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, Sunrise Ranch is located about 1.5 hours north of Denver at 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, CO 80538. Phone is 970-679-4200. The facilities are quiet and comfortable, the staff is helpful and most welcoming, and the food is excellent. For an overview of the ranch, please see www.sunriseranch.org/
The self-choice food line provides meals that are wholesome, balanced, mostly grown-on-site, organic, and prepared with great care to satisfy vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and I’ll-eat-anything diets. Please note dietary needs when you register.
To Register (This will be updated with a link. Please check back)
To assure on-site accommodation, early registration is recommended as rooms at the Sahavas site are limited. Alternate lodging is available in Loveland (about 10 miles away). The link below will take you directly to Sahavas registration. To see rates, click “register,” then “choose option” next to “lodging type.” Online registration requires full payment.
You may also register by phone (970-679-4200) with a 50% deposit and pay the balance on arrival. So that we and Sunrise may prepare, PLEASE REGISTER NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1. After that date, an additional $25 will be charged.
Check In 2 p.m., Friday, September 23.
Check Out 11 a.m., Monday, September 26.
Stuff to Bring
A photo of Baba for your room. Layers for changeable late September weather. A robe for those late night trips to the restroom. A swimsuit if you might use the sauna or hot tub (towels are provided). A flashlight, just in case.
Massage service is available on request. Sunrise also has a gift shop.
No Snail Mail
We are using only email again this year to send out information. If you know Baba Lovers who do not have email, please tell them about Sahavas, and please print a copy of this flyer for your own use.
Need More Info?
The folks at Sunrise Ranch are very friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to call them (970-679-4200) if you have questions about the camp or its accommodations. If you need further information about the program or questions for the planning committee, or if you wish to volunteer to help, call Rich Slavich at 303-789-3681.
How To Get There
• Take I-25 to Loveland, Exit #257B, Highway 34W
• Take Highway 34 W 10.9 miles through Loveland
• Turn Right at CR-27 (blue sign says “Sunrise Ranch” and green sign says “To Masonville”), drive 3.0 miles
• Turn Left at CR-29 (sign on left says “Sunrise Ranch, One Mile”), drive 1.0 miles
• Pass the Dome on your left, and the first Sunrise Ranch Rd.
• Turn Right at the second Sunrise Ranch Road, at a large stone sign that says “Sunrise Ranch.”
• Parking is available in the first lot on your left as you enter Sunrise Ranch Road.
The Pavilion, the main conference building, is just to the west. Enter through the main doors (under the porte cochere) and check in with the main office immediately to your right.
For assistance with driving directions, call the main office at 877-786-0078 or 970-679-4200. Only AT&T Wireless works in the valley. If you have other cell service, call before you get too far into the hills. See http://sunriseranch.org/farm/getting-to-the-farm/ for maps.
If you need suggestions for making connections from DIA, please contact Rich Slavich: 303-789-3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.