Abode Village View – Week of 5/27

Abode Village View – Week of 5/27

God is love’; when love is awakened in the heart, God is awakened there.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

The Abode will be hosting a private, silent retreat from Friday, May 24-Thursday, May 30. Meals during this time will be closed to those not participating in or working support for the program, as well as those not on the All Access Meal Plan. If you are on campus during this program please be respectful in maintaining the silent retreat space. Thank you for your cooperation.


Thursday, May 30
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. The Art of Personality is now available at the Abode Welcome Center.


Sunday, June 2
– Universal Worship with Nizam Ellen Ash & Saraswati JoAnne Spies – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am – “I Am Changed Forever”
– Brunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 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.


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.


Awakening to the Power of Love: A Celebration of Pir Vilayat | June 14-16 | Resonate with us to the inspiring example of Pir Vilayat Khan who challenged us to create “a beautiful world of beautiful people.” In this spirit we will invoke a lively, deep, challenging and loving exploration of what it means to be a lover and citizen in the world today. The vice presidents of these two Activities, Suhrawardi Gebel for the Knighthood and Nur Azad Mangold for the Kinship activity, will focus us in this exploratory process. They will bring their own heartfelt relationship to these Activities and at the same time will elicit from everyone their own intuitive knowledge and loving experience of what it means to be a “Love Warrior” in the world today. During the weekend, use some of the following experiences: heartfelt dialogue, ecstatic movement, music, dance, and meditation.Visit www.theabode.org/programs/717 for more information and registration. 


Community, Nature, Design with Kevin Bose | Saturdays: June 22, July 6, July 27, August 17 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | Community Nature Design: Creating an Eco-Culture and a New Sense of Progress consists of four Saturday classes. First we will strengthen our relationship to the birds, trees, plants, and animals through observation, activities, and routines. Then we will use tools of grassroots movements such as Permaculture, Regenerative Design, and Culture Repair to design for human needs and, at the same time, create abundance in the ecosystem. For more information email Kevin: kevin_bose@hotmail.com or visit www.theabode.org/programs./678 to register.


HuDost Water + Mercy Album Release Concert | Sunday, June 23 | 7:00 PM | HuDost returns to the Abode of the Message on Sunday, June 23rd to perform their new album ‘of Water + Mercy’ along with Sufi Kirtan material both old & new. Special guests and more information TBA. Keep an eye on The Abode Programs Page for registration.


Five Day Nature Immersion with Kevin Bose | August 1-5 | This Five Day Community Immersion program is a an offshoot of the Saturday classes. Experience the beauty of the Abode through the lens of nature and community. Attendance of the Saturday Classes is recommended but not mandatory for taking part in the Community Immersion. For more details email Kevin: kevin_bose@hotmail.com or visit www.theabode.org/programs/683 to register.


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!