Abode Village View – Week of 11/19

Abode Village View – Week of 11/19

The soul of all is one soul, and the truth is one truth, under whatever religion it is hidden.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, November 19
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– QiGong with Wahida Ashki – TBA – 5:00 pm – Join Wahida Ashki for a simple QiGong class. She will teach basic principles and show how to create natural routines for your own practice.


Tuesday, November 20
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Wednesday, November 21
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Thursday, November 22
– Thanksgiving Potluck – Razzaq Dining Hall – 2:00 pm – RSVP by filling out the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC6W27Y. The Abode will provide Thanksgiving staples: turkey, stuffing, veggies, and potatoes, please bring a dish!


Friday, November 23
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
Welcome Gathering with Grandmother Sasa – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:30 pm – Grandmother Sasa will be joining us for the weekend. For any questions or to RSVP please contact SaMoon at samoon@theabode.org or 518.794.8090 ext. 121.


Saturday, November 24
– Gathering with Grandmother Sasa – Quddus Meditation Hall – 9:30 am
Community Lunch – Quddus Meditation Hall – 12:30 pm
Individual Sessions with Grandmother Sasa – 2:00 pm
 Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
Fire and Storytelling – 7:30 pm


Sunday, November 25
– Meditation Class – Quddus Meditation Hall – 10:00 am
– Universal Worship with Aimée – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Upcoming Programs

Meditation Classes | Sundays | 10:00 AM | Quddus Meditation Hall | You are invited to join us for meditations Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Quddus Meditation Hall. For November, the leaders form the Inayati Center at the Abode are: November 11-Shakur, November 18-Shakur, November 25-TBA. Come one and all.


Grandmother Sasa at the Abode | Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25 | On Friday Nov 23rd following an intentional day of gratitude for this year’s material and spiritual harvest; The Abode is proud to welcome back Grandmother Sasa of Abenaki, Scottish, Irish, and Japanese heritage. Grandmother Sasa (Swan of the North) Joyce E. Bryant, Universal Healer, has been working for more than 40 years to teach people to remember, heal, love and bring light to themselves and the world. Her teacher – the Beloved Woman of the People (Grandmother Nakai Breen) – was a Cherokee Medicine Woman and Holy Woman, who brought into the world the Medicine Hoop of Life. Learn more about Grandmother Sasa and how her important teachings can help you. During her last visit for Six Nation, Shaker, Sufi heritage in August; Grandmother Sasa created a container of remembrance, filled the atmosphere with prayers, and welcomed the emergence of ancient torchbearers of wisdom. Next week, she will be accompanied by Grandfather Terry and their generous assistants for another glorious assembly. For more information or to RSVP please contact SaMoon at samoon@theabode.org or 518.794.8090 ext. 121


Dances of Universal Peace | November 18 & December 9 | 1:30-3:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | “The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration. This taste of our true nature – as Universal Peace – opens to the possibility of a deep spiritual revolution within the person.” Click here for more information on the Dances.


December Message Classes | Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | Throughout the month of December Yaqin will lead weekly message classes on the theme of Rumi and zikr. 


*Registration Now Open!* New Years Even Retreat with Aziza Scott and Yaqin Aubert | December 28-31 | Begin the New Year with a sacred journey under Aziza Scott’s gentle guidance. This time will offer an opportunity to cleanse the heart and mind; to hearken to the call of the soul; to experience the peace that comes from turning within; to return to the struggles and joys of life with energy and a broader perspective. Aziza establishes an atmosphere of sacredness and emotional safety that is healing and energizing. Her humor and common sense provide a grounded approach to spirituality that helps in personal problem solving, inner realization and spiritual growth. Yaqin Aubert will lead the early morning and evening sessions, and will welcome retreatants on Thursday evening. 

Registration available at theabode.org/programs/582


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!