Abode Village View – Week of 9/23

Abode Village View – Week of 9/23

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode


Monday, September 23
– Lunch – 12:30 pm – Razzaq Dining Hall


Tuesday, September 24
– Breakfast – 8:30 am – Razzaq Dining Hall
– Dinner – 6:00 pm – Razzaq Dining Hall


Wednesday,  September 25
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Dialogue Group with Peter Schein – Razzaq Library – 4:00-6:00 pm – In the workshop we’ll cultivate mutual personal presence through a series of qigong and meditation practices, followed by exercises in skillful communication, creative collaboration, and play. Potluck dinner to follow.


Thursday,  September 26
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
 Message Class – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:30 pm


Friday,  September 27
The Abode will be welcoming a private program rental to campus from Friday September 27th to Sunday September 29th.
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM


Sunday, September 29
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM [Closed 12:30-1:30 PM]
– Universal Worship – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
 Monthly Tara Dance – Quddus Meditation Hall – 2:00 pm

Upcoming Programs


Monthly Tara Dance | Spetember 29 | 2:00-3:00 PM | Quddus Meditation Hall | All are welcome to come share with us as we celebrate the Divine Feminine which resides within us all by invoking the Great Mother Buddha Tara through dance, meditation and prayer. The gatherings are free and open to all; no prior experience or knowledge is necessary. If you have questions, please call/text me at 413-358-8203 or email Aimée at aimeeblj@gmail.com


Retreat-in-Life with Wahhab and Batina Sheets | October 18-26 | Spiritual retreat is one of the most powerful processes we have for spiritual growth and transformation; however, because we tend to have very busy lives, it is often difficult for many of us to leave work and family responsibilities behind for several days to go into seclusion for an individually guided retreat. In order to make the benefits of retreat more available for everyone, particularly for those who find it difficult to get away, Wahhab and Batina are offering a retreat process during their time at the Abode that can be integrated into one’s everyday life routines and responsibilities: a Retreat-in-Life. Online participation will also be available. The purposes are the same as the traditional retreat: awakening, renewal, and transformation; but instead of doing practices in seclusion, one uses the activities and experiences of one’s everyday life as teachers and guides for one’s journey of Self-discovery and transformation. Visit theabode.org/programs/750 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!