Abode Village View – Week of 4/8

Abode Village View – Week of 4/8

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 Morning

Thanks to the many who joined our work morning crew on April 6th.  What a tremendous effort!  And thanks to the kitchen crew of Pat, Masha, Tim and Iromee Alima for serving us a wonderful meal!

Please join us for our 2nd work morning on April 13, as we complete the spiffing up of the Abode in advance of our season opening on April 19th. On April 13, we will be moving furniture back into the guest rooms and completing painting projects.

New carpeting will be installed in Quddus beginning April 10.  Quddus is now closed to the public through April 14.

The carpet we have chosen is a “Green Label Plus” low VOC product, which should provide added comfort for those who have environmental sensitivities.

The work party will start at 9 am, followed by another delicious lunch!

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday,  April 8
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Tuesday,  April 9
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm – Fish, couscous, quinoa salad, sautéed kale, salad bar


Wednesday,  April 10
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Thursday, April 11
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Eggplant Parmesan, lentil soup, sautéed collard greens, salad bar
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm – Chicken quesadillas, roasted sweet potato, baked tofu, rice & beans, Swiss chard, salad bar
– Sufi Message Class with Shakur – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm – Love and Forgiveness


Sunday, April 14
– Universal Worship with Wahida Ashki – Razzaq Library – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – French toast, home fries, oatmeal, frittata, spring rolls, salad bar
Dances of Universal Peace – Family Room – 1:30-3:00 pm

Upcoming Programs

Sufi Message Class | Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | April 11 – Shakur – “Love & Forgiveness,” April 18 & 25- Nur, May 2 – TBD, May 9 & 16 – Atayna, May 23 & 30 – Yaqin


Passover Seder with Sarah Manolson & friends:  Friday, April 19th  – Pir Netanel Miles-Yepez will not be able to travel to the Abode in April, and fortunately our long-time friend Sara Leila Manolson will lead Passover and other Open House Weekend activities, including Zikr on Saturday night, April 20.  Please stay tuned for further details on revisions to activities for the Open House Weekend.


Holy Weekend Open House | April 19-22 | Join the Abode community, friends and guests as we celebrate the opening of our season with an Open House weekend full of activities dedicated to Passover, Easter and Earth Day.  Our schedule will include a Passover Seder on Friday evening, nature-based educational programs, contemplations, meditation and more.


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


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!