Abode Village View – Week of 5/13

Abode Village View – Week of 5/13

He who is looking for a reward is smaller than his reward; he who has renounced a thing has risen above it.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, May 13
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Tuesday,  May 14
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Wednesday,  May 15
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Thursday, May 16
– Community Lunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Dinner with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– The Art of Personality – Fattah Family Room – 7:00 pm – Join us on Thursday nights in May for live-streams with Pir Zia from the publication of the new book The Art of Personality.


Friday, May 17
– Rumi’s Café Open  – 10:30 am to 5:30 pm


Saturday, May 18
– Rumi’s Café Open – 10:30 am to 5:30 pm


Sunday, May 19
– Rumi’s Café Open – 10 am to 12:30 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm
– Universal Worship with Aimée– Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
Dances of Universal Peace – Quddus Meditation Hall – 1:30-3:00 pm
 Energy, Presence, and Dialogue with Peter Schein – Razzaq Library – 3:30-6:00 pm

Upcoming Programs

The Art of Personality | Thursdays in May | 7:00 PM | Fattah Family Room |
Attitude is a principal thing in life. Our happiness and unhappiness in life depends not so much on what happens to us, but primarily on our attitude toward what happens to us. Every person is like a garden that they cultivate and the art of personality is the flowering of that garden. Gratefulness in a person’s character is like the fragrance in the flower. 
Join us on Thursday nights in May for live-streams with Pir Zia from the publication of the new book The Art of Personality. Thursdays May 2, 9, 16 and 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Abode Family Room in Fattah, followed by discussion and refreshments.


Rumi’s Café | Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 am-5:30 pm | Sundays 10:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-5:00pm | Visit Rumi’s for coffee, tea, homemade treats, and more!


Dances of Universal Peace | Sunday, May 19 | 1:30-3:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall These are simple dances with chants from many world faith traditions. Live music, friendship, refreshments! The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, multi-cultural circle dances. They use movements, music, and sacred phrases from many traditions to touch and deepen the spiritual essence within oneself and to experience spiritual harmony with others. The Dances promote peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide. Movements, words and melody for each dance are taught as if it is being danced for the first time.There are neither performers nor audience; participants of all ages and physical abilities are always welcomed. For more information on the Dances visit www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org No prior experience necessary. Donations welcome.


Energy, Presence, and Dialogue with Peter Schein | Sunday, May 19 | 3:30-6:00 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.


Tara Dhatu Retreat | June 9-14 | Dive deep into the Practices that Nourish, Rejuvenate, Inspire! Tara Dhatu’s week-long workshops are a precious opportunity to work with concentration, to connect deeply with the dance and dharma, to connect meaningfully with one another. These are rare and precious gatherings. Please join our circle of hearts. Bring your beauty and wisdom. Step away from the spinning dance of every day life. Be nourished and fed. Increase your stability and clarity. Support the turning of Mother Tara’s wheels of love and light. Pray for the well-being of all beings. Om Tara Tuttare Ture Soha. Visit www.theabode.org/programs/713 for more information and registration



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!