Abode Village View – Week of 7/24

Abode Village View – Week of 7/24

Abode Village View – Week of 7/24


My heart, as a tree in the forest, stands patiently waiting.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan


Dear Ones All,

There is so much happening at the Abode these days!

Please join us at the Abode tonight (Sunday, July 23) for a Feldenkrais workshop with Mary Armentrout, current art resident at Mall of Found, founded by Sarah Steadman.  Feldenkrais is a body-mind practice of body movement and will be held at 7pm in the Fattah Family Room.

For our women, please join us tonight (Sunday, July 23) for our monthly New Moon Women’s Circle with Amanda Salima McCall. The Circle, a guided meditation which will include Sharing, Intention Setting, Ritual, and more, begins at 7pm in Quddus, the Abode Meditation Hall, and is open to all who identify as women.

For the time being, we will be focusing our efforts around Thursday night classes and zikr.  As such, we will continue to have Tuesday dinner, but there will be no class to follow.  Come and join us Thursday nights for dinner at 6pm and class at 7pm in Quddus, the Abode Meditation Hall.

While this is a quiet week at the Abode, this weekend will have some exciting opportunities.

It is time for the monthly Abode Work Morning!  We will work from 9am – 12:30pm, and have lunch at 12:30pm.  We will have meaningful work that will contribute to growing the Abode and hope that you can join us!

Join the Abode at 7pm on Saturday, July 29, for a night of imagination and sound – let your mind be a theatre for the presence of Sufi mystic, Hazrat Inayat Khan.  Writer-director-producer Amin Dawdy has constructed an audio-imaginal experience bringing listeners into the enduring presence of this Sufi teacher.  Come, come, whoever you are to Listen, Listen, Listen to ‘My Heart’s Song’ (suggested donation $5-15).
Join us at 7pm in Quddus, the Abode’s Meditation Hall, on Saturday night.  There will be a brief intermission including snacks.  The suggested donation covers snacks and will be shared between the producer and the Abode’s re:Vision fund, expanding Abode spiritual programming by funding teachers, scholarships, and other initiatives.

Finally, on Monday, July 31, join the Abode community up the Mountain Camp for a 5th Monday Potluck.  Please bring a dish to share and meet up the Mountain Camp at 6pm.  We will have a few musical instruments and a bonfire, so please come join the celebration!

Also, we have a slough of Save The Dates, so get those calendars and pencils out and let’s get going:

August 17 – Farm Class with Evan Thaler-Null
August 21 – Solar Eclipse
September 14 – Concert with returning Sufi Qawwali music group, Fanna-fi-Allah
September 21 – Rosh Hashanah
September 22-24 – Healing Ourselves and Our Community: Harmonizing Retreat with Randy Weston
October 5-9 – Abode Weekend
November 10-12 – Retreat with Khabira Brown and special guest Aziza Scott
November 23 – Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner
December 29-31 – New Year’s Eve Three-Day Retreat with Aziza Scott

And some exciting 2018 Save The Dates:

May 4-6 – Emerald Earth with Kainat Norton and Muinuddin Smith
May 7-12 – Retreat with Taj Inayat
June 14-17 – Founders Weekend
July 24-29 – Retreat with Taj Inayat and Gayan Macher

With all of these, details are still being shored up and dates may shift slightly, so please keep your eye on the Abode Calendar and the Abode Programs page!  You may also email programs@theabode.org with inquiries.

Wings out, hearts up!

Abode Director of Programs

Upcoming Week’s Events

Tuesday, July 25
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq (Rezak) Dining Room

Wednesday, July 26
– 7:00pm Healing Class and Circle with Regina Jemila Walther and Nizam Ash – Quddus (Meditation Hall)

Thursday, July 27
– 6:00pm Community Dinner – Razzaq (Rezak) Dining Room

– 7:00pm Message Class with Yaqin Aubert – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
Join us and bring a poem or story from the ancient Sufis to share. We’ll share Murshid’s teachings on The Realization of the Inner Life, zikr, stories and poetry. One story will be of the famous ancient Sufi, al Ghazzali, being robbed in the desert and what he realized. We’ll end with the new version of the prayer Salawat with the names of the women prophets.” – Yaqin

Saturday, July 29
– 9:00am Abode Work Morning
– 7:00pm Listen, Listen, Listen to ‘My Heart’s Song’ – Quddus (Meditation Hall)

Sunday, July 30
– 11:00am Universal Worship with Nur Gale – Quddus (Meditation Hall)
– 12:30pm Sunday Brunch – Razzaq (Rezak) Dining Room

Upcoming Programs

July 28 – 30  Abode Village Visit – July

July 31  5th Monday with Abode Community Potluck on the Mountain
August 2 – 6  Wild Woman Fest staying on the Abode Mountain
August 9 – 13  Wild Woman Fest staying on the Abode Mountain
August 17  Abode Farm Class
August 18 – 20  Spirituality in Medicine staying on the Abode Main Campus
August 20  Wild Woman Project New Moon Circle

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!



Photo by Jane Feldman