Abode Village View – Week of 12/18

Abode Village View – Week of 12/18

“When I open my eyes to the outer world I feel myself as a drop in the sea; but when I close my eyes and look within, I see the whole universe as a bubble raised in the ocean of my heart. ” – Hazrat Inayat Khan


Dear Friends,

Today is Rumi’s Urs, which our community celebrated with a special Universal Worship service.  Attendees shared poems, music, and the influence that Rumi’s work has had on their lives.  It was a fitting tribute.

We have two events left on the 2017 calendar:  the “Abode on the Road” trip to Stable Gate Farm to hold our Thursday Message class, and the Year-End retreat with Aziza Scott and Yaqin Aubert.  We hope that you will join us. More on both are below in the Programs update.

As we transition to a New Year, our programs office is undergoing transition as well. Ibrahim Pedriñán, who has held many roles and responsibilities here over the past 2-1/2 years, is starting the next phase of his personal and professional journey, and we wish him all good things.  We will miss his energy, enthusiasm and dedication.

Ya Fattah, Ibrahim!

Blessings to all.


Year’s End Retreat

Aziza Scott offers a sacred year’s-end journey, assisted by Yaqin Aubert.

This retreat will offer an opportunity to cleanse the heart and mind, that one may return to the struggles and joys of the new year with brighter energy and a broader perspective.Aziza’s humor and common sense provide a grounded approach to spirituality that helps in personal problem solving, inner realization and spiritual growth.

The retreat will also be available through Livestream.

Register here.


Abode on the Road – Solstice Class and Gathering

There will be no dinner at the Abode on Thursday the 21st. Instead there will be a potluck at Stable Gate Farm and Winery.

We will join Val Feldman and the Stable Gate Dharma Collective for the off-campus potluck dinner and the evening’s class on Light with Yaqin. We’re hoping to bring along plenty of community members to make new friends and celebrate the return of the light.

The potluck starts at 6:30 at 10 Linda Way, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY. Yaqin’s class starts at 7:30. Those who want to carpool will meet in Razzaq around 5:45 to coordinate, and leave at 6:00.

Upcoming Week’s Events


Tuesday, December 19
6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room

Thursday, December 21
7:00pm “Abode on the Road” joint Solstice gathering potluck and class – Stable Gate Farm and Winery

Sunday, December 24
11:00am Universal Worship with Aimée and Wahida – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq Dining Room


Upcoming Programs


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!