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Abode Village View – Week of 7/1

Abode Village View – Week of 7/1

The knowledge of self is the essential knowledge; it gives knowledge of humanity. In the understanding of the human being lies that understanding of nature which reveals the law of creation.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, July 1
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

 

Tuesday, July 2
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
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, July 3
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
–  Creating Dialogue: Cultivating Community with Peter Schein – Razzaq Library – 5:00-8:00 pm – In the workshop we’ll cultivate mutual personal presence through a series of qigong and meditation practices, followed by exercises in skillful communication, creative collaboration, and play. Potluck dinner at 6:00 for participants.

 

Thursday, July 4
Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
 No Message Class This Week

 

Saturday, July 6
– Community, Nature, Design with Kevin Bose – 10:00 am – Get more information and registration at www.theabode.org/programs/678

 

Sunday, July 7
– Universal Worship with Nur – The Pir Vilayat Center – 11:00 pm
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

Abode Herb Garden Sunset

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 – [email protected] or 518-794-8090 ext. 116

 

Creating Dialogue: Cultivating Community with Peter Schein | Wednesday | July 3 | 5:00-8:00 PM | “The future of humanity depends on a rebirth of dialogue.” – Martin Buber
Some of the best healing, learning and growth happen through an experience of genuine community. We’ll explore a way into this dimension of meaning and value through a process of dialogue, supported by traditional practices of meditation and qigong (energy work). For millennia traditions have combined energy practice and meditation as an effective way to cultivate presence. The issue of presence – what it is and how it is found and lost – lies at the heart of this approach. An underlying logic consists of the way mutual presence is both a foundation and a fruition of dialogue.  Dialogue, moreover, as a time honored vessel for intellectual, human and spiritual maturation, enhances our ability to be personally present as unique individuals. In the workshop we’ll cultivate mutual personal presence through a series of qigong and meditation practices, followed by exercises in skillful communication, creative collaboration, and play.  Potluck dinner at 6:00 for participants.

 

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: [email protected] or visit www.theabode.org/programs/678 to register.

 

Talks with Ben Gagnon | Tuesdays | July 9 & 16 | 7:00 pm | Fattah Family Room | July 9: The Dance of Cygnus & Draco Around the Celestial Pole: 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. 
July 16: Biodiversity, Megalithic Gardens, and the Divinity of Early Farming Cultures: Ben Gagnon presents an eco-history of early farming cultures from the Near East to China and Peru. The sacred practice of mound farming, the emergence of the nuclear family as the dominant social unit, and the community-building phenomenon of megalithic construction will be explored.

 

Spiritual Progress with Aziza Scott | Saturday | July 13 | 9:30 AM-12:30 PM | The Pir Vilayat Center | Aziza Scott will lead a morning of restoration and insight. Suggested donation $20-$30. Keep an eye on theabode.org/programs for more details.

 

An Evening with Sachem HawkStorm, Hereditary Chief of the Schaghticoke First Nations | Tuesday | July 23 | 7:00 PM | Join us in welcoming Sachem HawkStorm for a talk on Indigenous Peoples Cultural Appropriation, How to Be a Good Ally, and Addressing the Climate Change Crisis. Sachem HawkStorm is the chief of the Schaghticoke First Nations and a direct descendant of the great Wampanoag Chief Wasanegin Massasoit. Schaghticoke First Nations is one of three nations of the Schaghticoke Tribe, with 370 members, and also a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The word “Schaghticoke” means “the Mingling of Waters,” and signifies the merging of what remained of the Algonquin Nations in the Eastern Woodlands in 1676. Like so many of his people, Sachem HawkStorm was taken from his parents and raised in a family unfamiliar with his heritage. Emancipated at 15, his life’s journey has been one of reclamation, re-indigenization, and reconnection to the land. Sachem HawkStorm is in the formative stages trying to purchase back a piece of their vast ancestral lands for a Conservation and Cultural Center in the Hudson Valley. He works in close partnership with the United Confederation of Taino People, the Ramapough Lenape Tribal Nation, and the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe to strengthen unity amongst North Eastern Native Peoples. Sachem HawkStorm has played an active role in the implementation of the United Nations Rights Of Indigenous Peoples since 2012 and most recently has become affiliated with the International Indian Treaty Council. All donations will go to the Schaghticoke First Nations.

 

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.

 

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!