Abode Village View – Week of 1/21

Abode Village View – Week of 1/21

To treat every human being as a shrine of God is to fulfill all religion.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Tuesday, January 22
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– Yoga with Chris Holmes – Quddus Meditation Hall – 5:30-6:30 pm – Chris Holmes is a professional anatomist, yoga instructor, and bodyworker. He holds teacher certifications in Kripalu and Kundalini Yoga. The class is donation-based: $7-15, eggs, homemade stuff, hugs, herbs and herbal products, honey, big smiles, etc etc all accepted! 


Wednesday, January 23
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Movie Night – Razzaq Library – 7:00-9:00 pm – Movie TBD


Thursday, January 24
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– Message Class with Yaqin – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm


Sunday, January 27
– Universal Worship – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm



Upcoming Programs

Sufi Message Class | Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | January 24 – Yaqin, January 31 – Nur, February 7, 14, & 21 – Yaqin, February 28 – Nur


Urs of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan: Special Dinner & Pir Zia Livestream | Tuesday, February 5 | 6:00 PM | Razzaq Dining Hall & Quddus Meditation Hall | A special dinner is held for the Urs, or memory of the passing/death of a loved one, in this case Hazrat Inayat Khan. Why Inayat Khan? One could say the Abode, the Abode farm and the houses near the Abode wouldn’t exist without him. It was from him that his son, Pir Vilayat, was instrumental in choosing this location we now call the Abode. An Urs is a remembering, even a celebration, of the passing, particularly a spiritual teacher, because it is seen not as a time of sadness, but the time when the soul returns to the source, the lover returns to the Beloved. An Urs is sometimes celebrated like a wedding anniversary. After the dinner at 7:00 there will be a live stream in the meditation hall of Pir Zia celebrating the Urs on Richmond, VA. Please join us for this time to be together. There is also a tradition at the darghas (tombs of spiritual teachers in India)  of having a langer (a meal for the poor). Therefore money from the dinner will be donated to Charlie’s Pantry, the local food pantry in New Lebanon. Abode residents are asked to make a donation. Everyone else the meal is $15. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers to help with dinner clean-up are most welcome.


Please check our calendar and programs pages for an extended look at upcoming events and happenings. We look forward to being with you soon at the Abode!