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Abode Village View – Week of 9/24

Abode Village View – Week of 9/24

The purpose of life is fulfilled in rising to the greatest heights and in diving to the deepest depths of life.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir Vilayat Center for Meditation and Retreat

 

Dear Friends,

On Sunday afternoon, September 30th, at 2:00 we are having our official opening of the Pir Vilayat Center with Aziza Scott. The opening will include memories of Pir Vilayat, practices and end with refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

If you haven’t heard, over the past several months the Abode has been in the process of transforming the house, where Pir Vilayat, Pir Zia and their families lived at the Abode, into a center for the study and celebration of the legacy of Pir Vilayat. The focus of the Pir Vilayat Center for Meditation and Retreat will be on Pir Vilayat’s teachings, Sufi teachings in general, interspiritual dialogue, and the interface of science-psychology-spirituality. Instead of being used as general housing at the Abode, the Pir Vilayat Center will house visiting teachers, small group retreats and programs. This orientation is more suited to maintaining the Baraka of the space and structure.

We have already had the joy of having Wahhab and Batina Sheets as teachers in residence for the month of August and Pir Zia stayed there for the three-day retreat that just finished this past weekend. We are developing a web site and library/archives (more to come about this in the future). We will have links to inform people of Pir Zia’s schedule and teachings, and publications from Omega Press.

Peace,
Yaqin

Regenerative Seeds: For an Eco-Culture

 

What is Human’s place in nature? How do we heal the ruptured relationship between humans and nature. This program will be part informative, part experiential, and partly an open lab of ideas and experiments.

Building eco-literacy, and practicing Core Routines of nature observation together, we’ll begin an ongoing journey for the individual and as a community. Then, through field trips and presentations and discussions we’ll look at some of the grassroots movements that are creating solutions, such as Permaculture, Regenerative Design and Culture Repair. Then we’ll look to practice our new Design tools as a group, and implement some of them here at the Abode.

$10 to $20 suggested donation per day.  We’ll be meeting in the family room in Fatah at 9:30 am. Feel free to email with any further questions: [email protected]

Hope to see you,
Kevin.

Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode

Monday, September 24
– 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. 

 

Tuesday, September 25
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall –  6:00 pm

 

Wednesday, September 26
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm

 

Thursday, September 27
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
– Message Class with Shakur – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 pm – Join us for a class and discussion of healing practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Native Americans. We will share Local Native American practices of herbs, medicine wheel, sweat lodge, and storytelling. All Welcome, Shakur.

 

Friday, September 28
– Regenerative Seeds: For an Eco-Culture with Kevin – Family Room Fatah – 9:30 am-2:30pm
– Community Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
Rocktober – Rumi’s Café – 7:00 pm

 

Saturday, September 29
– Dances of Universal Peace – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:00 PM

 

Sunday, September 30
– Meditation Class – Razzaq Library – 10:00 am
– Universal Worship with Nizam – Razzaq Library – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Pir Vilayat Center for Meditation and Retreat Opening – Pir Vilayat Center – 2:00 pm
– Medicine of the Heart Cacao Ceremony with Kirtan led by JoJo Sivlerman – Abode Mountain  – 4:00-8:00 pm – Join us for a ceremony led by JoJo Silverman, a student of yoga, meditation, and kirtan for over 20 years who has a deep passion for combining the power of these sacred tools with intentional ceremony, striving to reinstate the value of ritual in the rhythm of our culture. For more information please visit drcacaos.com/ceremony-registration.html. Space is limited, please register at this link to ensure your place!

 

Upcoming Programs

Pir Vilayat Center for Meditation and Retreat Opening | Sunday, September 30 | 2:00 PM | On Sunday afternoon, September 30th, at 2:00 we are having our official opening of the Pir Vilayat Center with Aziza Scott. The opening will included memories of Pir Vilayat, practices and end with refreshments. Everyone is welcome. 

 

Medicine of the Heart Cacao Ceremony with Kirtan led by JoJo Silverman | Sunday, September 30 | 4-8 PM | Abode Mountain Camp | Join us for a ceremony led by JoJo Silverman, a student of yoga, meditation, and kirtan for over 20 years who has a deep passion for combining the power of these sacred tools with intentional ceremony, striving to reinstate the value of ritual in the rhythm of our culture. For more information please visit drcacaos.com/ceremony-registration.html

 

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

 

Zikr with Himayat Inayati | October 5 | 7:00 PM | Zikr with Himayat Inayati will be open to the public. All are welcome!

 

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!