Abode Village View – Week of 6/24

Abode Village View – Week of 6/24

Each individual composes the music of his own life; if he injures another he breaks the harmony and there is discord in the melody of his life.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

*The Abode will be hosting a private, silent program from Monday June 24-Sunday June 30. During this time all meals will be CLOSED to those who are neither on a meal plan nor working in support of the program. Contact Jamelah (jamelah@theabode.org) with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.*


Tuesday, June 25
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


Thursday, June 27
– Message Class with Yaqin – The Pir Vilayat Center – 7:00 pm


Sunday, June 30
– Universal Worship with Aimée – The Pir Vilayat Center – 11:00 pm
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm – Black beans, white rice, cabbage slaw, tofu scramble, peppers & onions, salad bar 
– Tara Dance – Quddus Meditation Hall – 2:00-3:00 pm

Upcoming Programs

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 – yaqin@theabode.org or 518-794-8090 ext. 116


Community, Nature, Design with Kevin Bose | Saturdays | 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.


Tara Circle | Sunday, June 30 | 2:00-3:00 PM | Location TBA | Come celebrate the divine feminine that resides within us all. “Tara, the Great Mother, embodiment of Wisdom, Compassion and Power. Utilizing movement meditation as a vehicle of empowerment, employing the power of mantra, focused intention and the profound techniques of Tibetan Buddhist practice, the dancers embody Tara, revealing Her sublime qualities to the world. With this sacred offering we pray that the earth and all beings are blessed and healed, that all may be happy and free from suffering.” Contact aimeeblj@gmail.com for more information. All are  welcome!


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: kevin_bose@hotmail.com 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 astana@inayatiorder.org with any questions or scholarship requests.


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!