Abode Village View – Week of 11/20

Abode Village View – Week of 11/20

“Passion is the smoke, and emotion is the glow of love’s fire; selflessness is the flame that illuminates the path.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan


Dear Friends,

Come one, come all to Thanksgiving dinner, our annual fundraiser for Charlie’s Pantry (local) and newcomer, HungerVan (regional). Dinner is at 2, following an interspiritual prayer gathering in the Meditation Hall at 1:45 on Thursday, November 23. The Abode is providing turkey and a few staples, but hope you all can, in the spirit of family, community, and togetherness, bring a dish or dessert to share. More information is available at www.theabode.org/thanksgiving

Save the Date – Sunday, December 17 is Rumi’s Urs and we are beginning to plan an afternoon of delights. Plan to join Universal Worship at 11am, brunch at 12:30pm, and then Rumi’s Urs celebrations at 1:30pm. There will be music, poetry, treats, and new faces, including Val Feldman of Stable Gate Farm and Winery.

Save the Date – Thursday, December 21. We are having an “Abode on the Road” joint Solstice gathering potluck and class at Stable Gate Farm and Winery in Castleton-on-Hudson. In dialogue with Yaqin, our Sufi class will be a shared Solstice celebration off-campus. We will have carpooling opportunities closer to that date.

We are excited to announce that the New Year’s Retreat with Aziza Scott will happen again this year, but Friday through Sunday, December 29-31. We are so blessed to have Aziza return to a multi-day retreat and hope you all may join us! Registration will be open soon for Aziza Scott’s “Winter Renewal” retreat at the Abode, December 29-31.  The event will be both live at the Abode and available on Livestream.  Stay tuned for details!

Applications and nominations are still being accepted for 2 seats on the Abode Board of Trustees. If you are interested or feel someone you know might be interested, check out www.theabode.org/board for more details, expectations, and nomination procedure. Build this sacred community with us!

Upcoming Week’s Events


Tuesday, November 21
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room
– 7:00pm Philosophy of Spirituality Discussion Group – Razzaq Library

Thursday, November 23
– 1:45pm Thanksgiving at the Abode – Razzaq Dining Room
At 1:45 we’ll begin with an interspiritual prayer gathering, followed by dinner around 2:00. After the feast, we’ll all clean together until the cleaning is done. From there we’ll have games and dessert in the library, music as it happens, or just space to digest and talk with friends.

Sunday, November 26
– 11:00am Universal Worship with Wahida – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq Dining Room
– 1:30pm Dancing the Goddess: November Tara Circle – Fattah Conference Room


Upcoming Programs


November  23  Thanksgiving at the Abode
November  26  Dancing the Goddess: November Tara Circle with Aimée Brodeur Johnson
December  17  Rumi’s Urs
December  21  “Abode on the Road” joint Solstice gathering potluck and class at Stable Gate Farm and Winery
December  29-31  New Year’s Retreat with 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!


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