Village View – Week of January 10

Village View – Week of January 10

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Text reading "Work at something bigger in 2021..." in all caps. The background is a rock wall.

The Abode is a retreat and spiritual center situated in an 19th century Shaker Village on Mount Lebanon, NY.  Each year, the Abode welcomes visitors to its historic campus for contemplative and rejuvenating activities.


The Abode service team is a group of dedicated people helping to tend a facility and land that have been considered sacred since the land’s earliest known stewards, the Mahicans.  The Abode’s spiritual and service focus is the basis for offering sacred hospitality to all who cross our threshold.


During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Abode has been closed to guests, and has been working on a rejuvenation of its campus structures and facilities.  


As 2021 arrives, and we plan for a Spring opening, we are seeking to recruit experienced maintenance and facilities folks to help us undertake day-to-day care and upkeep and to facilitate upgrades. If you are looking to apply your skills and experience to preserving and rehabilitating something worthwhile, and to belong to a service-oriented team, please see the position descriptions below and connect with us!

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Sufi Message Class

Thursday, January 14 | 7:00 PM EDT


Over the next three weeks, Shakur will be guiding participants on practices on Light; Compassion; Heart to Heart Connections; and Healing. These practices help us to be present and aware of our own inner light and soul. Shakur will be continuing his lessons on the Chivalric Rules in January. Over the course of the month, the class will read and delve into the final Iron Rule, as well as the first two Copper Rules. Prior experience with the Chivalric Rules is not necessary to join the class.

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This week, the class will focus on the first Copper Rule: My conscientious self, consider your responsibility sacred.


Weekly Sufi Message Classes are free and open to all; held via Zoom on Thursdays with password: 493634

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Universal Worship
Sunday, January 17 | 11:00 AM EDT


Join us for January’s Universal Worship, led by Saraswati!


Held via Zoom every third Sunday with password: 472313

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