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Abode Village View – Week of 7/30

Abode Village View – Week of 7/30

Passion is the smoke, and emotion is the glow of love’s fire; selflessness is the flame that illuminates the path.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, July 30
– 6:00-8:00 pm Game Nite – Rumi’s Café

 

Tuesday, July 31
– 5:00 pm QiGong Class with Wahida Ashki – Fattah Family Room
Join Wahida Ashki 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, August 1
– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall

 

Thursday, August 2
– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall
– 7:00 pm Message Class with Wahhab & Batina Sheets – The Pir Vilayat Center at Inayat Manzil
These evening classes will explore different topics in an open and participatory manner. Wahhab and Batina will introduce exercises for participants to practice in their daily lives to promote personal awakening and discovery related to the week’s topic. Please note location change.

 

Friday, August 3
*Please note that we are hosting a private program on the Mountain, which will be closed from Friday, August 3-Sunday, August 5, as well as a large event on the main campus from August 3-11. Due to the number of guests we are hosting during this period, we ask that you let us know if you are bringing more than three people to a meal, please email kitchen@theabode.org, call 518-794-8095, or otherwise let Katya know. Thank you for your cooperation.*
– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall

 

Saturday, August 4
– 9:00 am Exploring the Spiritual Quest: A Retreat in Life – The Pir Vilayat Center at Inayat Manzil
In these Saturday morning sessions participants will engage deeply with spiritual practices to enhance the retreat-in-life process. 8/4-11 Week One: Purification of the Heart; 8/11-25 Week Two: Self-Realization; 8/18-25 Week Three: Living Our Truth. For more information please visit www.theabode.org/programs/586

 

Sunday, August 5
– 10:00 am Meditation Class with Wahhab and Batina – Razzaq Library
Please note that due to a private program this week’s Meditation Class and Universal Worship will be held in the Razzaq Library.
– 11:00 am Universal Worship with Wahhab and Batina – Razzaq Library. Please note location change.
-12:30 pm Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall

 

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 and other special guests for a weekend exploring the rich history and heritage of New Lebanon and the land of the Abode. Stay tuned for program updates!
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!