Village View – Week of January 31

Village View – Week of January 31

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The Inayati Center at the Abode invites you to share from the privacy of your own home a one hour vigil in remembrance and celebration of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Urs on Friday, February 5th, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This will not be done through zoom, rather each of us can engage in this vigil as one feels so moved such as with music, meditation, prayer and readings.


At 9:30 you are welcome to join in Murshid’s zikr to create an invisible energetic web of remembrance of the One to whom we belong and to whom we return.


In addition, the Inayatiyya will be offering an Urs celebration led by Pir Zia via zoom on February 5th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Details may be found at the Inayatiyya website.



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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, February 4 | 7:00 PM EDT


Join us for this week’s Message Class!


This week’s Sufi Message Class, led by Yaqin, will focus on the fourth Copper Rule: My conscientious self, extend your help willingly to those in need.


As February 5th is the Urs, the remembrance of the passing, of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Yaqin will also share about Murshid’s life and teachings.

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All are welcome to join in the class!


Classes are held via Zoom every Thursday with password: 119393

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Universal Worship
Sunday, February 21 | 11:00 AM EDT


Join us for February’s Universal Worship, led by Michael K’Shatriya Young!


Held via Zoom every third Sunday with password: 472313

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