Village View – Month of July

Village View – Month of July

Dear Friends and Lovers of the Abode,



Our decision to close the Abode to the public for 2020 was necessitated by the need to ensure the health and safety of our community, staff, guests and visitors. Many restrictions on gatherings remain in effect and will for some time. Thankfully, we have the resources to get us to a successful 2021 season. The Abode will endure.


With so much unknown, we have opted to view this calamity as an opportunity. The “opportunity” is to address many projects that would not be possible with a campus full of people. We are now at work on them. One of the most critical, and ambitious, is rehabilitating our central courtyard. It is in desperate need of repair to install new drainage, grading and gathering areas to mitigate long-standing moisture problems that have grown worse in recent years, and make the area safer, more accessible and provide more gathering space.


We described our vision when we launched our 45th anniversary capital campaign, which was suspended in March. If the Abode is to serve as a sanctuary, embrace proper safety and expand our accessibility, this must be addressed. We will need your help.


Read the rest of the letter & learn more about how you can help by visiting this link!

Universal Worship led by Yaqin & María Cristina | Thursday, July 19 | 11:00 AM EDT

Led by Yaqin & María Cristina. This month’s Universal Worship will be on the topic of Dreaming into the Future. In creating the future: What would you like to see? What qualities will you bring? How do we see, feel, dream the future?


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Sufi Message Class | Thursday, July 16 | 7:00 PM EDT


Led by Shakur, a class on the fourth agreement of Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements: Always Do Your Best.

Your best is going to change moment to moment, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.
We will do practices, meditations, discussion, Quotes from HIK,  and Zikr in working on always doing our best in life.


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