Abode Village View – Week of 5/21

Abode Village View – Week of 5/21

“Seeking after that which is beyond one’s reach is the oil which feeds the flame of hope.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, May 21
– 2:30pm Culture, Ecology, and Regenerative Design with Kevin and Shakur – Razzaq Dining Room
“The first of a series involving discussion/presentation, activities, core routines of nature observation, and hands on projects. We’ll focus on eco-literacy, spending time within the thriving ecosystem of the Abode. We’ll observe the patterns of sunlight, water, soil, trees, plants, and mammals on the land and experience the ways they interact, affect, serve, benefit and adjust to each other. We’ll learn and witness some of the evidence of the history of the land and the human communities that have lived here. Then we’ll take a good look at the state of the world. And by using the tools of movements like Permaculture, Regenerative Design, and Culture Repair we’ll look at ways humans can move towards a healthy way of being part of the ecosystem. We hope to evolve this into an open lab of creative ideas and designs.”

– 6:00pm Community Potluck – Razzaq Dining Room
“The Abode Residential Community would like to invite members of the Extended Community to attend a Potluck followed by a community meeting May 21st. We hope to initiate monthly face-to-face visits to provide more opportunities to share information, participate, and enjoy one another. This meeting would include residents, neighbors, visiting community members, and Abode staff.”

– 7:00pm Community Meeting – Razzaq Library
“Let’s get together to discuss ways to build up our community!”


Tuesday, May 22
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room
– 7:00pm Philosophy of Spirituality Discussion Group – Razzaq Library


Thursday, May 24
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Room
– 7:00pm Message Class with Shakur – Meditation Hall (Quddus)
“The third of four classes on 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; use practices he gave; listen to meditation 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.”


Sunday, May 27
– 10:00am Meditation Class with Shakur – Meditation Hall (Quddus)
– 11:00am Universal Worship with Azima – Meditation Hall (Quddus)
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq Dining Room


** There will be no Tara Circle this month **


Upcoming Programs

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.


Save the dates:

– July 27-29: Abode Open House Weekend (Details to come)
– August 17-19: Abode Open House Weekend. (Details to come)


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!

Photo by Jane Feldman