Abode Village View – Week of 11/5

Abode Village View – Week of 11/5

By the power of prayer, man opens the door of the heart, in which God, the ever-forgiving, the all-merciful, abides.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, November 5
Garlic Planting with the Farm – Creek Field next to CSA Barn – 8:30 am- 4:30pm – Please join the farm for our annual fall garlic planting this upcoming Monday 11/5. We will be planting various varieties of garlic including our esteemed ‘Scarlet Sufi’ Abode variety. Join us any time–we would really love your help! 
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


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


Wednesday, November 7
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Thursday, November 8
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– Message Class with Winfrid – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm


Friday, November 9
– Regenerative Seeds: For an Eco-Culture with Kevin – Fatah Family Room – 9:30 am-2:30 pm
What is Human’s place in nature? Ho do we heal the ruptured relationship between humans and nature. This program will be part informative, part experiential, and partly an open lab of ideas and experiments.  Building eco-literacy, and practicing Core Routines of nature observation together, we’ll begin an ongoing journey for the individual and as a community.  Then, through field trips and presentations and discussions we’ll look at some of the grassroots movements that are creating solutions, such as Permaculture, Regenerative Design and Culture Repair.  Then we’ll look to practice our new Design tools as a group, and implement some of them here at the Abode. $10 to $20 suggested donation per day.  We’ll be meeting in the family room in Fatah at 9:30 am.
Feel free to email with any further questions: kevin_bose@hotmail.com
Hope to see you, Kevin

– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


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



Upcoming Programs

Good Blooms | Sunday, November 4 | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | $5 | Please join us for an evening of site-specific experimental/ambient musical performances from the wider neighborhood. Featuring SVB: full name Sarah Van Buren, most often located in Stottville, NY where she masterminds music + art festivals, throws deep dance parties and plays spooky pop music. essveebee.bandcamp.com. Lavender Suarez a sound artist, healer and educator based in Catskill, N.Y.. Lavender regularly facilitates sound healing workshops and has been a featured speaker at The Rubin Museum, MoMA PS1, Maha Rose, RPI University, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Wanderlust Yoga Festival lavenderhealer.com. Uncle Happiness comprised of three but sometimes two, Uncle Happiness is an experimental/free-improvised ensemble exploring sound and focus. Uncle Happiness includes Paul de Jong pauldejong.bandcamp.com, Spencer Friedman spencerfriedman.bandcamp.com, & Evan Thaler-Null. 


Interfaith Mystical Shabbat Dinner & Evening of Song, Zikr, Chanting, and Prayer | Friday, November 9 | 6:00-9:00 PM | $30 – Tickets available at theabode.org/programs/621 | Join the Peacemakers of the Abrahamic Reunion for a joyful and welcoming celebration of Shabbat with an Israeli Rabbi and Palestinian Sheikh.  In this unique night, we’ll share stories, prayers, the practice and meaning of Shabbat, the welcoming of the Light and Shekinah, and break bread and taste the fruit of the vine together.  Dinner will be followed with a Zikr circle— literally “remembrance” —chanting, singing, and invoking the presence of the Divine One together, featuring chanting in the Sufi and the Jewish traditions. Prayers for the peace of all religions, and especially in the Holy Land, will be remembered and offered in this non-political gathering of peace and friendship. All are welcome of any faith or tradition! 
Tickets for the evening are $30 which covers the cost of food as well as a contribution to the Abrahamic Reunion. Additional donations to the Abrahamic Reunion are encouraged. Those who have paid for this event are welcome to join us for Saturday’s program free of charge.


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.


Resting in the Words of the Divine | 
Saturday, November 10 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | $15 – Tickets available at theabode.org/programs/623 | 
Join Sheikh Ghassan and Rabbi Mordechai to contemplate, study, and discuss religious texts from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian tradition. In the spirit of Shabbat, we’ll come together to take refuge and rest in the words of the divine and the presence of friends we know and friends we’ll make. This is a meeting of knowing each other, knowing the scriptures more deeply, sharing practices to explore the teachings more deeply, and by knowing one another, and each others’ traditions and religions, knowing ourselves more deeply. This can help weave the fabric of peace throughout our community and our lives.
Tickets for this event are contributed to the Abrahamic Reunion. Additional donations welcome.


Practical Wisdom & Potluck | Saturday, November 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Pir Vilayat Center | Join us for a morning of Practical Wisdom & Listening with the Heart. Through working with the breath, sacred sound, stories and silence we will explore and share the qualities that open the heart, clear the mind, inspire the spirit and strengthen practical wisdom. We’ll share daily practices to help us stay centered in this fast paced, tense and often confusing world. 12:30 vegetarian soup and bread will be provided. Bring something to share for the lunch. A $15 donation is suggested to help maintain the Pir Vilayat Center through the winter. For questions contact yaqin@theabode.org 
“Unless we awaken them, our capacities will always remain dormant.” Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


*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!