Abode Village View – Week of 4/30

Abode Village View – Week of 4/30

Nature is born, character is built, and personality is developed.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Tuesday, May 1
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room
– 7:00pm Philosophy of Spirituality Discussion Group – Razzaq Library


Thursday, May 3
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room
– 7:00pm Message Class with Shakur – Meditation Hall (Quddus)
“I will be doing a series of three Message Classes on May 3rd, May 17th, and May 24thon Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. Pir Vilayat helped found the Abode in 1975 and was the Abode’s Spiritual leader for many years. We will read from his books; do practices that he gave; listen to meditations tapes of Pir Vilayat, and discuss his form of Sufism throughout the classes. He was truly a wonderful being and a Dervish who helped many of us form our spiritual ideals and visions. Join us for a wonderful sharing and experience of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. Looking forward to seeing you at Message class next month. All are welcome to attend.” – Shakur


Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6
– Abode Mountain Work Camp
“A Mountain Work Camp will be held on May 4-6, co-organized with Matthew Pellegrino and Megan Galeucia. Join us for this annual labor of love occasion to purify and revivify the camp. Food and overnight accommodations will be provided to all volunteers throughout the weekend. We will gather Friday afternoon and end Sunday evening. You are invited to come for a few hours, a day, or the whole weekend!  Thank You for considering this Seva /*\ Ajallo…” – SaMoon


Sunday, May 6
– 10:00am Meditation Class
– 11:00am Universal Worship with Nur – Meditation Hall (Quddus)
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq Dining Room


Upcoming Programs

Emerald Earth Retreat, May 4 – 6
With Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith
Register here.
We will share in practices for cultivating the natural self, exploring the alchemy of the soul’s journey, and orienting more clearly to our unfolding purpose. Through retreat we touch upon our essential self, fresh and spontaneous, and affirm our rootedness in the sacredness of life. This in turn, fulfills a deep calling of the soul, bridging our inner awakening with our sacred task of participating in an earth of beauty.


Sacred Activism Intensive, June 11 – 15
With Andrew Harvey
Register here.
The economic, political, spiritual world crisis that we currently find ourselves in is a call to action. It is an opportunity for us to understand the realities around us and to rally together to do something different. We now have before us the possibility of using this current crisis to empower ourselves, and others, to actually get the planet to work. Embracing an uncertain future, we need to support leaders, who are inspired, courageous and effective to rise up. We need to renew the energy of people who are burnt out and apathetic in institutions and corporations. If we point individuals to an inner compass that renews their passion, there is hope for real solutions and inspired creativity. All that we need is already there, in the currency of people, and it only needs to be tapped into.


An Embodied Path to Divine Love, June 15 – 17
With Andrew Harvey and Robin Becker
Register here.
Join us for a weekend of life through the body and explore how movement, artistic expression, spirituality in action can inspire us to be agents of systemic change. We will learn how the body is a teacher of life’s unfolding mystery to serve as a wakeup call for compassion to transmute into a holy force of focused action. Andrew Harvey and Robin Becker will present their vision of Rumi, wisdom in action, a sanctified and embodied path to divine love. A return to a heart centered way of the divine feminine requires everyone to unite psychological self-awareness rooted in truth with conscious practical drive to affect radical change in the world. Andrew and Robin will share personal transformative Sufi practices, movement education on the study of the body as a fluid system, and lessons that will serve as indispensable force of illumination, peace, passion, and radiant energy for humanity and our time.


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!