Abode Village View – Week of 8/19

Abode Village View – Week of 8/19

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode


Monday, August 19
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Tuesday, August 20
– Breakfast – Razzaq Dining Hall – 8:00 am
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Wednesday, August 21
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Community Gathering – Rumi’s Café – 3:00-5:00 pm – Join us as we share practices, plans, projects and vision, the Abode 45th anniversary celebration and celebrate summer!


Thursday, August 22
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
 Message Class with Atayna – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm


Friday, August 23
From August 23-25, the Abode will be hosting the Ecstatic Dance Northeast Campout. The Mountain will be closed to those not participating in the event. 
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
– Ecstatic Dance Northeast Campout Begins – Gift yourself some sweet time in nature, in learning, in dance, in meals, in rest, in friendship, in bliss. Reserve your spot at ecstaticnortheast.com today!
– Arts Night! – Rumi’s Café – 6:00-8:00 pm


Sunday, August 25
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM [Closed 12:30-1:30 PM]
– Universal Worship with Yaqin & María Cristina  Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– August Tara Circle – Quddus Meditation Hall – 2:00-3:00 pm

Upcoming Programs


Ecstatic Dance Northeast Campout | August 23-25 | Join friends atop Shaker Mountain above the Abode to dance your nights away with incredible beats from international DJs and enjoy many more offerings throughout the weekend. Gift yourself some sweet time in nature, in learning, in dance, in meals, in rest, in friendship, in bliss. Reserve your spot at ecstaticnortheast.com today!


August Tara Circle | August 25 | 2:00-3:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | All are invited to come share in our (somewhat) monthly Tara Circle where we invoke the Buddhist Great Mother deity Tara through dance, meditation and prayer, and joyfully connect with our own inner Goddess Tara. Tara has been greatly revered through the centuries by Buddhists worldwide, particularly in Tibet. She is known through many names and forms— as Great Mother, Mother of the Buddhas, Swift Protector, Liberator, a Divine Being of Wisdom, Compassion and Power…For more information visit our calendar page theabode.org/calendar or email Aimée at aimeeblj@gmail.com


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


HeartFire Festival: An InterSpiritual Gathering for Conscious Creativity | September 13-15 | In our busy modern society, we long for meaningful experiences, connections, and opportunities to celebrate togetherness. That’s why we are creating a gathering that’s held in a grounded manner, to facilitate deeper connections and authentic transformation. Visit heartfirefest.com for more details and registration!


Rumi: The Way of the Heart with Yuval Ron & TAMIR | September 19 | 7:30 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | Join internationally renowned composer Yuval Ron and actress/poet TAMIR for an evening of ecstatic poetry, whirling, and the stories of Rumi accompanied by Middle Eastern music and song on the Oud, flute. and Daf performed by the Yuval Ron Ensemble.


The Universal Human with Himayat Inayati | October 4-6 | This three to five day retreat at The Pir Vilayat Center will be an introduction and exploration of al-Insān al-Kāmil, the universal human, a transpersonal archetype activating each of us to manifest as a unique exemplar. The teaching and practice offered by this retreat process will be an exercise of awakening to an inner condition of perfection resting as a pearl awaiting us in our soul. Visit theabode.org/programs/723 for more details and registration.


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