Abode Village View – Week of 8/27

Abode Village View – Week of 8/27

Life itself becomes a scripture to the kindled soul.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Tuesday, August 28
– QiGong Class with Wahida Ashki – Fattah Family Room – 5:00 pm 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.
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall –  6:00 pm
– Meditation Class with Winfrid – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm


Wednesday, August 29
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm


Thursday, August 30
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
Class and Zikr with Yaqin and Attar – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm
Join us at 7:00 for an evening of zikr, both singing and chanting. After a few brief comments on the nature of zikr, we will dive right in. Attar will lead a singing zikr from Morocco.
“Zikr is a universal practice. The word zikr has its counterpart in Hebrew in the word zakur in the book of Deuteronomy the reader is reminded ‘remember, do not forget’ and Christ at the last supper, gathering his disciples broke bread and passed around the wine and said ‘Do this in remembrance of me’ And in the Qur’an Sharif it is said – remember me and I will remember you. Zikrunee azkurkum (Qur’an 2:152)” Pir Zia


Friday, August 31
*Please be aware that Pir Zia’s Alchemy of Happiness Retreat will be taking place from August 31-September 4. As we are anticipating over 100 guests, and to maintain the silent energy of the retreat, we must close meals to those who are not participating in or staffing the retreat and who are not residents of the main campus. As of right now brunch on September 2 will still be open. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.*


Sunday, September 2
– Meditation Class with Nur – Razzaq Library – 10:00 am
– Universal Worship with Nur – Razzaq Library – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Upcoming Programs

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


New Years Even Retreat with Aziza Scott and Yaqin Aubert  December 28-31
Begin the New Year with a sacred journey under Aziza Scott’s gentle guidance. This time will offer an opportunity to cleanse the heart and mind; to hearken to the call of the soul; to experience the peace that comes from turning within; to return to the struggles and joys of life with energy and a broader perspective. Aziza establishes an atmosphere of sacredness and emotional safety that is healing and energizing. Her humor and common sense provide a grounded approach to spirituality that helps in personal problem solving, inner realization and spiritual growth. Yaqin Aubert will lead the early morning and evening sessions, and will welcome retreatants on Thursday evening. Registration will be up soon!


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!