Abode Village View – Week of 4/1

Abode Village View – Week of 4/1

Even to utter the name of God is a blessing that can fill the soul with light and joy and happiness as nothing else can do.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Abode Work Mornings

Greetings! April 6th AND April 13th will be work mornings.

Please also note that the Quddus Meditation Hall will be closed from April 6-14.

On April 10th, the rugs upstairs in Quddus will be replaced (long awaited!) and we need to move all the furniture out of the bedrooms, into the bathroom (most of it will fit) on April 6th. Then on April 13th, we’ll be moving it back.

We haven’t had a work morning all winter, so if you can come to both, that will be great! And don’t worry, there will be work for those who can’t move furniture, including painting, organizing, cleaning and all other manner of spring time activities.

Our Open House (aka Village Visit) will be on the Passover/Easter/Earth Day weekend – so we need to get our home ready for guests! Many thanks to all who feel called to participate!

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday,  April 1
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Tuesday,  April 2
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– Five Gateways to Understanding Self & Others with Ramsay – Razzaq Library – 7:00 pm – Overview of the Inner Family: Child, Parent, Adult, Higher Self. Open to Abode residents, the extended community, and members of West Family. 


Wednesday,  April 3
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Thursday, April 4
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
Sufi Message Class with Shakur – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm – Love and Forgiveness


Sunday, April 7
– Universal Worship with Maria Cristina and Yaqin– Razzaq Library – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

Upcoming Programs

Sufi Message Class | Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | April 4 & 11 – Shakur – “Love & Forgiveness,” April 18 – Nur


The Five Gateways to Understanding Self & Others: Exploring Holistic Psychology with Ramsay | Tuesdays | 7:00 PM | Razzaq Meditation Hall | The Five Gateways series of classes builds on the first, Sensory Orientations.  It aims to provide a shared ground for understanding the ways our psyche-logical dynamics support or obstruct community living and spiritual awakening.  The aim is to share concepts and tools that can be applied and experimented with in daily living to see what does and doesn’t fit. April 2-May 14, open to Abode residents, the extended community, and members of West Family. 


Out of Egypt: A Passover Seder for Everybody led by Pir Netanel Miles-Yépez | Friday, April 19 | 6:00 PM | Razzaq Dining Hall | Pir Netanel Miles-Yépez will lead us for the Abode’s annual Passover Seder. The seder will be by donation.


Holy Weekend Open House | April 19-22 | Join the Abode as we welcome back Pir Netanel Miles-Yépez for an Open House full of activities dedicated to Passover, Easter, and Earth Day. Activities will include a Passover seder led by Pir Netanel, a documentary film screening, a talk on Sufism and Christianity, a cacao ceremony led by Yasha Wagner, and more! Open Houses at the Abode are by donation and you can join us for as much or as little of the weekend as you would like. For more information and registration please visit www.theabode.org/programs/647


East Meets West: An Evening with Ustad Shafaat Khan Sunday | Monday, April 29 | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | $10-15 | Join the Abode in welcoming Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Mr. Khan has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar and tabla. Tickets are a donation of $10-15. Register at www.theabode.org/programs/667


Abode Mountain Work Camp | May 3-5
Experience the Abode in a hands on way! Help us give tender, loving care to our facilities and prepare the grounds for our upcoming season. In return for your work we will provide lodging, six locally sourced, organic meals, and new friends! For more information please visit www.theabode.org/programs/663 or contact SaMoon Pal: [email protected] or 518-794-8090 ext. 121


Cacao Ceremony with Kirtan led by JoJo Silverman | Sunday, May 5 | 4:00-8:00 PM | Mountain Camp
The conclusion to our Work Camp will be a cacao ceremony up on our beautiful mountain campus. Suggested love offerings for the ceremony – Work Camp Participants: $22, All Others: $33-44. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact SaMoon Pal with any questions: [email protected] or 518-794-8090 ext. 121. Please read all information available on the registration page: www.drcacaos.com/ceremony-registration.html


Emerald Earth Retreat with Kainat Norton & Muinuddin Smith | May 3-5 | Come to the beauty of the Berkshires within the renewing energy of spring!  In this weekend retreat we will attune to the sacred manuscript of Nature, to seeing with the eyes of Sophia, the creative feminine, the sacred wisdom of the earth, and to alchemical and Ziraat teachings. All are welcome. For more information and registration please visit www.theabode.org/programs/627



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!