Abode Village View – Week of 5/1

Abode Village View – Week of 5/1

Abode Village View – Week of 5/1


“A refined manner with sincerity makes a living art.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan


Dear Friends,

Tomorrow​, May 1, ​we invite you to attend our monthly ​Abode Community Potluck! Festivities begin at 6pm in Rezak ​D​ining ​Room. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect and make new friends in the spirit of the Abode​, as well as a chance to meet our new volunteers!​

Keep an eye out for some exciting volunteer opportunities as we prepare to open the Mountain Camp! We are hoping to have a few days of fun and work to beautify and reawaken the Mountain Camp. More details will be coming soon!

Starting May 4​,​ Sarafil ​Bawa ​(Pir Zia) will offer Thursday night ​Message ​classes in the Meditation Hall (also on May 11, 18, and 25)​. These classes will be Livestreamed so be on the lookout for an online invite​ through the Inayati Order.​

Registration is still open for a number of our programs this coming month​:​

May 5​ – 7
Emerald Earth – An Alchemical Ziraat Retreat
In this weekend workshop participants will have the opportunity to attune to the sacred manuscript of Nature. Under the guidance of Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith, participants 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. Click here to register.

May 11
Farm Class: ​Build a ​Wood-Fired Oven with Evan Thaler-Null
​O​pen to all who wish to reconnect with the rhythm of the earth​, the Abode continues its monthly farm classes under the guidance of Ecology Manager Evan Thaler-Null​, in collaboration with Abode Farm CSA. This month’s class will focus on traditional building practices as we build an earthen wood-fired oven out of local materials at the Farm. Click here to register​.​

May 12 – 14
Rasa Shastra with Netanel Miles-Yépez and Deepa Gulrukh Patel ​*SPECIAL LIVESTREAM OPTION*
​This three-day program will explore the themes of love, intimacy, sex, and modern relations in the context of Rasa Shastra—a series of lessons given by Hazrat Inayat Khan on intimate relationships. Click here to register.

May 26 – 29
The Feminine Resurrection: A Music and Movement Immersion to Celebrate the Sacred Feminine with Juliet Rabia Gentile and CC Treadway
Share Memorial Day weekend resurrecting the feminine in this 4 day program with Juliet Rabia Gentile and CC Treadway. The event will include rituals and practices from various esoteric traditions, will include vocal play and group song, discussion and deep listening, and earthy explorations on the 350 acres of the Abode all in order to reclaim and restore the feminine essence. Click here to register.



Emily Collins
Abode Programs Assistant


Upcoming Week’s Events

Monday, May 1
– 6:00pm Community Potluck – Rezak Dining Room

Tuesday, May 2
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Rezak Dining Room
– 7:00pm Traditions Class with Netanel Miles-Yépez – Meditation Hall
“The Chishti-Inayati Zikr” – This week, Abode spiritual director, Netanel, will talk about and give instructions in how to perform the special zikr of our Chishti-Inayati lineage.

Thursday, May 4
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Rezak Dining Room
– 6:45pm Traditions Class (LiveStreamed) with Sarafil Bawa (Pir Zia Inayat-Khan)
“The Soul Whence & Whither” – On Thursday, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will begin the first of a four-part series on “The Soul Whence & Whither” from the new Message volume, The Inner Life. This is open to the public, but please be seated by 6:45, as this is being Livestreamed.

Sunday, May 7
– 11:00am Universal Worship with Nur Gale – Rezak Library
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Rezak Dining Room


Upcoming Programs

May 5 – 7 Emerald Earth – An Alchemical Ziraat Retreat
May 11 Farm Class: Wood-Fired Oven Building
May 12 – 14 Rasa Shastra – Exploring Love, Intimacy, Sex, and Relationships in Sufism
May 17 – 21 River of Guidance – Federation of the Message Gathering 2017
May 24 Wild Woman Project New Moon Circle – May
May 26 – 29 The Feminine Resurrection: A Music and Movement Immersion
May 26 – 28 Village Visit – May
June 28 – July 3 Season of the Rose


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!