Abode Village View – Week of 10/23

Abode Village View – Week of 10/23

“The God-ideal is the flower of creation, and the realization of truth is its fragrance.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan


Happy Fall to all!

Yesterday we had a great work morning with volunteers, residents, and friends all clearing brush and trees from in front of the Abode’s future cafe.  After years of individual residency, the Abode will soon have Sherdyl Manzil open for a community coffee shop and cafe!  Thanks to all who are bringing this from possibility to reality!  You all can see this work and more at the Abode’s Instagram account or Facebook!

This coming weekend, the Abode hosts its final Village Visit of 2017: October 27-29.  We have hosted 17 people over the year in these new, exploratory immersions into spiritual community here at the Abode.  For those nearby, come join us on Saturday morning, October 28, for another work morning beginning at 9am with lunch to follow at 12:30pm.  Come meet folks investigating the Abode and share a meal, a moment, a memory!

Come, come, whoever you are!  Naima Khabira Brown and Aziza Scott, current and former heads of the Inayati Order’s Esoteric School, will offer a weekend retreat between the buzz of summer and the hubbub of the holidays.  November 10-12, starting at 10am Friday, join these two masterful teachers for “The Soul’s Journey” retreat at the Abode.  More information and registration at www.theabode.org/programs/374/  Ambassadors may use their discounts on this program.

Finally, join the Abode for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23!  Bring your family and join the Abode family in celebrating this special holiday.  More details will be forthcoming, but keep your eyes on www.theabode.org/thanksgiving for information, times, etc.

Thanks, all, for welcoming SaMoon and Topaz to the Programs Office in their new roles!  Be on the lookout for notes from them in the Village Views to come!

Many blessings and
Wings out, heart up!

Director of Programs

Upcoming Week’s Events


Tuesday, October 24
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq (Rezak) Dining Room

Wednesday, October 25
– 7:00pm Healing Class and Circle with Nizam Ash – Abode Library in Razzaq

Thursday, October 26
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq (Rezak) Dining Room
– 7:00pm Thursday Zikr – Quddus (Meditation Hall)

“Please join Attar this Thursday, Oct. 26th, when he will lead a musical zikr at 7:00 at the Abode.  He is especially good at leading these chanting and sung zikrs. Hope you can make it. The following week we will resume the exploration of the Seven Leading Names, with as Sami – the all hearing, listening.” – Yaqin

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29
– Abode Village Visit

Sunday, October 29
– 11:00am Universal Worship – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq (Rezak) Dining Room
– 12:30pm Dancing the Goddess: Monthly Tara Circle with Aimée Brodeur Johnson – Fattah Conference Room


Upcoming Programs


October 27-29  Abode Village Visit
October 29  Dancing the Goddess: Monthly Tara Circle with Aimée Brodeur Johnson
November  10-12  The Soul’s Journey Retreat with Naima Khabira Brown and Aziza Scott

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!