Abode Village View – Week of February 2
Abode 45th Anniversary Challenge
Dear Friend of the Abode,
In a message written on the cusp of the new millennium, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, founder of the Abode, noted: “The pull of the future is more important than the push of the past.” The Pir was quoting the mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler, and writing about faith, courage and awakening.
“The issue is to be able to find in oneself the ability to deal with a challenge and thereby gain self-confidence, and even come to appreciate the value of challenges for the unfoldment of one’s potential.” – Pir Vilayat
Our current times, and the social and environmental upheavals we are experiencing, are teaching us again that one has to have faith and courage to create the future; that it is never guaranteed.
For 45 years, the Abode has helped foster the awakening of the human spirit. We are now in the midst of awakening the future Abode.
The energy, excitement and recent progress we’ve made is evident and growing.
Upcoming this Week
Wednesday, February 4 | 12:30 pm | Razzaq Dining Hall
Wednesday lunches are a free service oriented gathering, community discussion, and a chance to spend time with the Abode’s extended community.
Sufi Message Class Led by Khaldun & Yaqin
Thursday, February 6 | 7:00 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall
Khaldun and Yaqin will present a session of musical zikr and Sufi practices. We hope you will join us in Quddus, the Abode’s meditation hall, or you can view it via livestream. The link for the livestream will be sent out through this email and other channels. Email Yaqin at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Urs of Pir O Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
Wednesday, February 5 | 7:00 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall
The Inayati Order Center at the Abode is hosting a livestream viewing event of the Inayati Order Astana’s Celebration of the Urs of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
Join us beforehand at 6:00 pm for an Indian dinner to benefit the Hope Project of New Delhi, India (founded in 1980 by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan) and Charlie’s Pantry located in New Lebanon, NY. Dinner is $20.
Universal Celebration Led by Aimée
Sunday, February 2 | 11:00 am | Quddus Meditation Hall
Universal Worship is the inter-religious activity of the Inayati Order, promoting harmony between the world’s major religious traditions, primarily through the Universal Worship service.