Abode Village View – Week of February 23
We will need many new hands to provide conscientious service to all of our visitors this year. We have recently launched our volunteer application and will be posting employment opportunities in the next few weeks. Positions will be available in many departments: Guest Services, Mountain, Housekeeping, Kitchen and more. Stay tuned for more news via the Village View and our social media pages.
We also are counting on your generosity to help us create the future Abode. Our 45th Anniversary Campaign for the Future is underway and we have received an amazing challenge grant: $450,000 if we can raise $225,000! Your gift to this campaign will help us continue to rehabilitate the Abode’s historic campus and provide Sacred Hospitality to the growing number of seekers we serve.
During Black History Month the Abode is sharing quotes by Black American civil rights leaders, spiritual leaders, and known figures from a variety of faith backgrounds. Last week we shared a quote from Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Baptist historian and author who lobbied to establish Black History Month nationwide.
This is the last week of these quotes and we are highlighting Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer.
From Dr. Khabeer’s website:
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer is a scholar-artist-activist who uses anthropology and performance to explore the intersections of race and popular culture. Su’ad is currently an associate professor of American Culture and Arab and Muslim American Studies at the University of Michigan. Her latest work, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States (NYU Press 2016), is an ethnography on Islam and hip hop that examines how intersecting ideas of Muslimness and Blackness challenge and reproduce the meanings of race in the US. If you stop by the Abode, check out our library for a table of books on Black history, race, and racism donated by Wajid!
Upcoming This Week
Wednesday, February 26 | 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.
Healing with Light Led By Iman Taj
Sunday, March 1 | 9:30 am | Quddus Meditation Hall
With study and experiential understanding of healing through the message volumes and beyond, we can find alignment of our many systems both energetic and physical. Our awareness can grow to included new understandings of our body and how it orients us and the rest of our inner and outer worlds. Importantly, we can also send these healing energies to our Earth as she is showing signs of strain, imbalance and depletion. Please join Iman Taj Martel as she reads a short passage and offer a healing practice to support awareness and growth through meditation.
Sufi Message Class Led by Shakur
Thursday, February 27 | 7:00 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall
We will be working on interior meditation practices to get us present and focused on our inner self. We will practice meditation and work with the breath to put us in touch with that inner place of Love or God. Our goal is to make it easy to go deep and find our inner goals and what we really want to do at this time in our life.
Universal Celebration Led by Nizam Ash
Sunday, March 1 | 11:00 am | Quddus Meditation Hall
Dances of Universal Peace
Sunday, March 15 | 1:30 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall
Join us for movement and chanting to live music using sacred mantras and poetry dedicated to world peace. All are welcomed; no experience in singing or dancing is needed.