Abode Village View – Week of 11/27
“A sparkling soul flashes out through the eyes.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
We hope your Thanksgiving was as fulfilling as ours at the Abode. We celebrated with friends old and new, and filled the Razzaq dining hall with energy, warmth, and the spirit of generosity. The kitchen team and community produced a delicious dinner, followed by music, dance, and games.
As we enter the “season of light,” Yaqin Aubert begins a new series in his Message class:
Light upon Light: the Thursday night 7:00 classes, November 30th, and all the Thursday nights in December, will focus on teachings and practices of Light.
Although it may seem obvious, let’s ask the basic question: Why do practices of Light? Because it is who we are. Light practices help to dispel bad intentions and abuse, to awaken our nostalgia for light. We reinforce light in each other. Light is part of our yearning for freedom. It can take us out of our “narrow constraint of our self image.”
“I realize that part of my awakening and understanding and fulfilling my task requires of me to awaken the light, even in my very body, and become luminous, because that’s the weapon that dispels the bad intent and abuse.” “We awaken it by discovering it.” “By communing with that light we reinforce each other’s light in mutual recognition.” — Pir Vilayat
Upcoming Week’s Events
Tuesday, November 28
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room
Thursday, November 30
– 7:00pm “Light upon Light” Message Class with Yaqin – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
Sunday, December 3
– 11:00am Universal Worship with Nur Gale – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq Dining Room
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!