Abode Village View – Week of 7/29

Abode Village View – Week of 7/29

To love is one thing, to understand is another. He who loves is a devotee, but he who understands is a friend.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode


Monday, July 29
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Tuesday, July 30
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Wednesday, July 31
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Thursday, August 1
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Nature Design: 5 Day Immersion –  For more details email Kevin: kevin_bose@hotmail.com or visit www.theabode.org/programs/683 to register.
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
 Message Class with Shakur – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm


Friday, August 2
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Potluck Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 PM – Contact SaMoon for more information: samoon@theabode.org
Grandmother Sasa – “The Prophecy of Change” – Razzaq Library – 7:00-9:00 pm
– Jam Night! – Rumi’s Café – 6:00-8:00 pm


Saturday, August 3
Grandmother Sasa –  TBA – 10:00 am-12:30 pm
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Sunday, August 4
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM [Closed 12:30-1:30 PM]
– Universal Worship  Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

Upcoming Programs


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.


Grandmother Sasa at the Abode | August 2-4 |  Grandmother Sasa returns to the Abode to share indigenous teachings. She will be holding lectures from 7:00-9:00 PM on Friday, August 2 and from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM on Saturday, August 3. She will be available for personal sessions during the afternoon on Saturday. Contact Yaqin by emailing yaqin@theabode.org for more information.


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


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


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!

Relaxing at the Abode