Abode Village View – Week of 8/13

Abode Village View – Week of 8/13

When I try to do some good to the others, I never think it is enough; but when I receive the slightest good from others, I feel it is more than sufficient.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Tuesday, August 14

– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall

– 7:30 pm Philosophy of Spirituality Discussion – Razzaq Library


Wednesday, August 15

– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall


Thursday, August 16

– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall

– 7:00 pm Message Class with Wahhab & Batina Sheets – Quddus Meditation Hall


Friday, August 17

*Please join us for our Open House activities this weekend! For more information please visit theabode.org/programs/572*

– 6:00 pm Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall

– 7:00 pm The Spiritual Lineage of Mount Lebanon – Quddus Meditation Hall


Saturday, August 18

– 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 theabode.org/programs/589

– 9:00 am Community Work Project – Herb Garden

– 12:00 pm Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall

– 1:00 pm Prayer Circle – TBA

– 1:30-4:00 pm Spirituality Dialogue – Quddus Meditation Hall

– 6:00 pm Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall

-7:30 pm Evening of Music & Movement – Quddus Meditation Hall


Sunday, August 19

– 10:00 am Meditation Class with Wahhab – Quddus Meditation Hall

– 11:00 am Universal Worship with Wahhab and Batina – Quddus Meditation Hall

-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


Bringing Spirituality into Everyday Life with Himayat Inayati | October 5-7
Pir Vilayat invoked a beautiful world filled with beautiful people and often underscored that the dervish brings to the world a living God – bringing Reality right into the marketplace! Today’s world is brimming with clouds all around us and naturally within us as well. The challenge that Pir Vilayat offers is to unleash that Great Spirit found at the depth of our soul in a manner that illuminates us and is shared with the world around us. This three-day retreat will revisit, celebrate, and apply the teaching of Pir Vilayat – addressing the needs of the young adult entering the world, the mature adult moving through this world, and the older adult making use of the space that is now offered within their life. For more information, visit theabode.org/programs/562


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!