Abode Village View – Week of March 1
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.
Wednesday, March 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.
Universal Celebration Led by Aimée
Sunday, March 8 | 11:00 am | Quddus Meditation Hall
Sufi Message Class Led by Nur Gale
Thursday, March 5 | 7:00 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall
Taught from transcribed papers of talks given by Hazrat Inayat Khan as well as other religious and spiritual backgrounds, Message classes mix meditation, breathing and movement practices with receptive listening to Sufi teachings.
Upcoming This Month
Dances of Universal Peace
Wednesday, March 15 | 1:30 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall
This week we have drawn quotes from Mahdia Lynn, a disabled transgender Shi’a Muslim woman who serves as the co-founder and executive director of Masjid al-Rabia, a mosque in Chicago that commits to be LGBTQ-affirming, anti-racist, pluralist, accessible, and woman-centered. (x)
From her website:
Mahdia Lynn the co-founder and director of Masjid al-Rabia, a women-centered LGBTQ affirming mosque, and is a passionate advocate for justice and a vision of Islam where no one is left behind. A prolific writer, educator and public speaker; along with her work with Masjid al-Rabia and her organizing work centering incarceration, abolition and disability justice Mahdia freelances as a writer, educator, leadership coach and public speaker.