Abode Village View – Week of 7/23

Abode Village View – Week of 7/23

He who makes room in his heart for others, will himself find accommodation everywhere.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Tuesday, July 24
– 5:00 pm QiGong Class with Wahida – Fattah Family Room
Join Wahida for a simple QiGong class. She will teach basic principles and show how to make up natural routines for your own practice.
– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall
– 7:30 pm Philosophy of Spirituality Discussion – Razzaq Library


Wednesday, July 25
– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall


Thursday, July 26
– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall
– 7:30 pm Message Class with Nur – Quddus Meditation Hall


Friday, July 27
*Our Open House on Love, Justice, and Kinship is being held Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29. All are welcome!*
*Preliminary schedule below*
– Welcome, Orientation and Community Dinner (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
– Opening Circle for Community and Guests (7:00 pm)
– Introduction of Kinship Concepts, Sharing of Thoughts


Saturday, July 28
– Breakfast (8:00 am)
– Community Work Projects (9am-12pm)
– Snack/Break (10:30 am)
– Lunch: 12:30 pm
– Community Kinship Practices and Lessons  (1:30pm-4:30 pm)
– Break (Free time) 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
– Community Dinner (6pm-7:00pm)
– Evening Gathering & Activities (7:30pm – 9:00 pm)
– 7:30 pm Screening of Human Flow (Dir. Ai Weiwei, 2017) – Quddus Meditation Hall
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.  Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. 
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.  Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever.  This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?


Sunday, July 29
– Breakfast (8:00 am)
– Meditation Class with Atayna (10am)
– Universal Worship with Maria Christina and Yaqin (11 am)
– Brunch (12:30 pm)
– Closing Circle/Activity (1:30 pm)


Upcoming Programs

Wahhab and Batina Sheets – Teachers-in-Residence | Month of August
Over the course of four weeks Batina and Wahhab Sheets will guide the exploration of fundamental questions and topics concerning finding, following, and embodying a spiritual discipline that resonates with our most authentic self. They will teach four Thursday evening classes [7:00 PM | August 2, 9, 16, and 23 | Quddus Meditation Hall] which will explore different topics in an open and participatory manner including the introduction of exercises for participants to practice in their daily lives to promote personal awakening and discovery related to the week’s topic. Three three-hour morning sessions will be offered [9:00 AM | August 4, 11, and 25 | The Pir Vilayat Center, Inayat Manzil] in which participants will engage deeply with spiritual practices to enhance the retreat-in-life process. Batina and Wahhab will also be leading two Universal Worship services on August 5 and 19 in Quddus Meditation Hall.


Abode Open House – Sufis & Shakers | August 17 – 19
Join the Abode as we host Brother Arnold of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village for a weekend exploring the rich Shaker history of New Lebanon and the land of the Abode. More information to come!
Registration can be found at theabode.org/programs/572


The Alchemy of Happiness with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Yaqin Joseph Aubert and Naima Khabira Brown | August 31 – September 3
Pir Zia will lead a three-day silent journey through the stations of spiritual alchemy, traversing the interior landscapes that stretch from the obscurity of the unexamined life to the “fragrant gold” of the soul’s self-realization, which is the essence of happiness. Meditation, invocation, and sacred music will interlace to evoke ever subtler and vaster domains of being.
For more information, visit theabode.org/programs/560


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!