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Abode Village View – Week of 7/8

Abode Village View – Week of 7/8

Every soul has a definite task, and the fulfillment of each individual purpose can alone lead man aright; illumination comes to him through the medium of his own talent.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, July 8
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

 

Tuesday, July 9
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– Tuesday Teachings: The Dance of Cygnus & Draco Around the Celestial Pole – Fattah Family Room – 7:00 pm – 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. 

 

Wednesday, July 10
We welcome SpritFire Festival back to the Mountain, staying through Sunday, July 14.
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

 

Thursday, July 11
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
 Message Class with Shakur – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 13
– Spiritual Progress with Aziza Scott – The Pir Vilayat Center – 9:30 am-12:30 pm – Aziza Scott will lead a morning of restoration and insight. Suggested donation $20-$30

 

Sunday, July 14
– Universal Worship with Aimée – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

Upcoming Programs

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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!

Aziza Scott
Relaxing at the Abode