August Monthly Village View
A Note on Visiting the Abode
Our mountain is restricted to foot traffic only, and only to invited guests.
Anyone not residing or working at the Abode must obtain permission to come on campus and must pass NY State mandated screening protocols. All visitors to the Abode are required to wear a face mask while on campus. Access to our buildings is restricted to staff and residents.
We realize that it is very difficult for many to stay away from the home of their heart for so long. We believe that the virus is not done with us yet, and are working towards developing ways we can accommodate visitors while remaining vigilant.
If you would like to inquire about visiting the Abode, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Because we are working reduced hours, our response to you may be delayed.
Sufi Message Class led by Yaqin | Thursday, August 13| 7:00 PM EDT
Join Yaqin for a Sufi Message Class focused on the Invocation. This short prayer is often said before beginning a service or ceremony. It is a way of stating intention and calling upon the Divine for guidance.
Join via Zoom with password: 493634
Universal Celebration led by Batina & Wahhab | Sunday, August 16| 11:00 AM EDT
Greetings and blessings! Instead of a formal Universal Worship service, Batina and Wahhab are leading a Universal Celebration for the Abode monthly service on Sunday, August 16, at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
The theme is “Finding Joy in Troubling Times,” and it will include a lot of music, many celebrants, and opportunities for group sharing. Click here for the link for the service.
In honor of National Peace Month, the Abode will be sharing quotes from Nobel Peace Prize winners. This week we highlight 1989 winner, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.
The Dalai Lama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet.
For an in depth look at the life and work of the Dalai Lama please visit his website.