Abode Village View – Week of 6/10
“When power leads and wisdom follows, the face of wisdom is veiled and she stumbles; but when wisdom leads and power follows, they arrive safely at their destination.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode
This week, the Abode will be welcoming the Tara Dhatu retreatants to the Abode’s main campus. Please be mindful of supporting a retreat atmosphere in public spaces during this time. Many blessings!
Monday, June 10
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 11
– Community Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm – Tofu, rice, green beans, and salad bar
–Science & Mysticism with Suhrawardi Gebel – The Pir Vilayat Center – 7:00 pm – Explore life’s mysteries in two different directions. Science studies the outer life of the Universe and Mysticism studies the inner life of the Universe. Learn more about the class and Suhrawardi by visiting theabode.org/programs/727
Wednesday, June 12
– Community Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Dahl, green pea and potato stew, rice, and salad bar
Thursday, June 13
– Community Lunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Vegetable soup, couscous, roasted potato, steamed kale, and salad bar
– Community Dinner with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm – Tofu, rice, steamed broccoli, and salad bar
– Message Class with Nur Gale – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm
Friday, June 14
– 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. Visit www.theabode.org/programs/717 for more information and registration.
Sunday, June 16
– Universal Worship with Nur Azad & Suhrawardi Gebel – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am – Pir Vilayat’s Urs & Birthday Celebration
– Brunch with Chef Fatimata – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Pancakes, home fries, turkey sausage, kale salad, shakshuka, oatmeal, and salad bar
Science & Mysticism with Suhrawardi Gebel | Tuesdays | June 11-July 2 | 7:00 PM | The Pir Vilayat Center | Explore life’s mysteries in two different directions. Science studies the outer life of the Universe and Mysticism studies the inner life of the Universe. We will examine current cosmological ideas about the origin and evolution of the Universe based on dualism and materialism. Then we will look at the mystic’s view of nature from the perspective of unity and the incarnation of spirit in manifestation. Learn more about the class and Suhrawardi by visiting theabode.org/programs/727 Registration is not required to participate, though you are encouraged to RSVP by contacting the Director of the Pir Vilayat Center, Yaqin Aubert – [email protected] or 518-794-8090 ext. 116
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: [email protected] 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.
The Dance of Cygnus & Draco Around the Celestial Pole | Sunday, July 7 | 7:00 PM | Fattah Family Room | Award-winning journalist and author Ben Gagnon presents a long-forgotten motif of the winter solstice found in the sacred art of nine cultures over more than 4,000 years. The motif is related to the cosmological role played by the northern celestial pole in ancient cultures. Q & A to follow.
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: [email protected] or visit www.theabode.org/programs/683 to register.
Sacred Arts Retreat Weekend: Thresholds of Becoming with Naima Brown and Taj a Nur Grant | August 10-11 | Led by Naima Khabira Brown and Taj a Nur Grant, this weekend retreat offers the opportunity to deepen your connection to inner guidance through the medium of creative art, amidst the beauty and inspiration of nature, and the warmth of joyful friendship. We will balance meditation practices with walks, meals, music, and sharing our creative processes. Using the form of a threshold, with doors opening to a space of possibility, Taj a Nur and Naima will share a method for everyone to explore through art visionary states of being, meditative guidance, and opening to grace and the unexpected gifts of creativity. It’s not necessary to be an artist to participate. As the Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan so beautifully said, “Art (arts) is a way of meditation, and guidance, where you are and where you are going.” In this workshop we will explore his idea. For more details and registration visit theabode.org/programs/690
Alone with the Alone: A Silent Retreat with Pir Zia | August 30-September 2 | Amidst the late-summer quietude of Mt. Lebanon, Pir Zia will return to the Abode to lead our historic and much loved Inayati Labor Day Retreat. We will be together, yet in silence, for three days transitioning from the end of summer back into the busy life of fall. For more information visit theabode.org/programs/640 or email [email protected] with any questions or scholarship requests.