Village View – Week of March 7

Village View – Week of March 7

White text on a black background reads, "True devotion is for itself: not to desire heaven nor to fear hell." Below is the attribution, Hazrat Bibi Rabia Basri
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Universal Worship
Sunday, March 21 | 11:00 AM EDT


Join us for March’s Universal Worship, led by Wahaba!

Held via Zoom every third Sunday with password: 472313

Message Class

Thursday, March 11 | 7:00 PM EDT


This week’s class will be led by Yaqin on the theme of zikr. Zikr means remembrance. Remembrance of what?


Remembering what is really important in our lives. There are many important things in our lives, but which of these is more important? If you allow room in your house for sorrow, laziness, and deceit, these qualities will eventually take over your life, making it difficult to find space for joy, happiness and bliss.

A black background with two hands in the center illuminated by the candle they hold. White text between two horizontal, white lines at the top of the image reads, "Message Class," in all caps. On the bottom of the image, between thin lines reads, "Thursdays @ 7:00 PM ET," also in all caps.

All are welcome to join in exploration this sacred practice!


Weekly Message Classes are free and open to all; held via Zoom on Thursdays with password: 119393


Upcoming Classes:

  • March 18 & 25 – Led by Shakur
  • April 1 & 8 – Led by Nur Gale
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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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