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Abode Village View – Week of 4/22

Abode Village View – Week of 4/22

To learn the lesson of how to live is more important than any psychic or occult learning.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, April 22
– Holy Weekend Open House Activities – 9:00 am- Join us for our Holy Weekend Open House. For a complete schedule of activities visit www.theabode.org/programs/646
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

 

Tuesday,  April 23
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm – Fish, rice, quinoa salad, steamed broccoli, salad bar *Menu subject to change*

 

Wednesday,  April 24
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

 

Thursday, April 25
– Community Lunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Chili, cornbread, collard greens, salad bar *Menu subject to change*
– Community Dinner with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm – Jerk chicken, baked tofu, rice, green beans, roasted squash, salad bar *Menu subject to change*
– Sufi Message Class with Nur – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm – An exploration into Hazrat Inayat Khan’s, Pir Vilayat’s and classical Sufi teachings about the functions of mind, consciousness, and restful abiding state of pure intelligence, the quintessential experience of non-dual union. Some analogies will also be drawn from the corpus of Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra instructions as aids to our meditations

 

Sunday, April 28
– Universal Worship with Nur – Razzaq Library – 11:00 am
– Brunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Pancakes, home fries, oatmeal, frittata, blueberry sauce, salad bar *Menu subject to change*
– Energy, Presence, and Dialogue with Peter Schein – Razzaq Library – 3:00-5:00 pm

Upcoming Programs

Sufi Message Class | Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall |  April 18 & 25- Nur – One of the essential and fundamental preparations to deepen our practices of meditation and contemplation is to have working understanding about the nature of mind and its activities. During these two Message Classes, we will continue our exploration into Hazrat Inayat Khan’s, Pir Vilayat’s and classical Sufi teachings about the functions of mind, consciousness, and restful abiding state of pure intelligence, the quintessential experience of non-dual union. Some analogies will also be drawn from the corpus of Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra instructions as aids to our meditations | May 2 – TBD | May 9 & 16 – Atayna | May 23 & 30 – Yaqin.

 

Energy, Presence, and Dialogue with Peter Schein | Sunday, April 28 | 3:00-5:00 PM | Razzaq Library |   “The future of humanity depends on a rebirth of dialogue.” – Martin Buber
Some of the best healing, learning and growth happen in a place of mutual presence, openness and authenticity. We will explore a way into this realm of meaning and value through the cooperation of three kinds of practice: qigong (energy practice), meditation and dialogue. The issue of presence – what it is, and how it is both found and lost – lies at the heart of this approach. An underlying logic consists in the way for centuries many traditions have combined energy practices and meditation as an effective way to cultivate presence; and, that presence is both a foundation and fruition of genuine dialogue. Dialogue, moreover, enables us to develop a personal relation to presence, and is a time honored vessel for human maturation. In the workshop we’ll cultivate presence in a series of qigong and meditation practices; and, then practice dialogue through exercises in skillful communication and creative collaboration. There will be periods for discussion. I’ll also share some of the experiences with these principles and practices in my life as a contemplative, educator and acting student that have led me to this work.

 

East Meets West: An Evening with Ustad Shafaat Khan and AHRKH | 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

 

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

 

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: samoon@theabode.org 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: samoon@theabode.org or 518-794-8090 ext. 121. Please read all information available on the registration page: www.drcacaos.com/ceremony-registration.html

 

Healing Retreat with Gayatri Hull | Saturday, May 11 | 9:00 AM-12:30 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | In this retreat offered by Gayatri Hull we will turn within and through practices of meditation and contemplation, presence, breath, light, healing, remembrance (zikr), silence, music and song we will still the mind, and purify, revivify, renew and restore our body, heart, and soul. This retreat is open to all who would like to go deep within, listen and attune to their true self and dive into the depth of the mystical teachings on healing and the soul’s journey. In a safe and serene retreat setting we will polish the mirror of the heart. As we purify, revivify and restore ourselves, we shine our light into the world.  All are invited to attend this retreat; no prior experience or affiliation required. Suggested Retreat donation: $ 30 – $ 50. Please come to the Meditation Hall ready to begin at 9:00. (Walk-ins Welcome) This retreat is presented under the auspices of the Sufi Center at the Abode and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the center. For more info contact Gayatri at (518) 528-7664 and gayatrihull@gmail.com

 

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!