Abode Village View – Week of 9/30

Abode Village View – Week of 9/30

Abode Ambassadors Update


Dear Abode Ambassadors,


Thank you for your support of the Abode through the Abode Ambassador program. Since its inception in February 2017, Ambassadors like yourself have donated more than $37,000.


We will be ending the current Ambassadors program on October 1, and creating new donation options for all lovers of the Abode, focused on supporting specific initiatives that are needed to sustain us into the future. Those are still in development and will be announced in the near future.


With gratitude,


Upcoming Week’s Events at the Abode


Sunday, September 29
– Rumi’s Café Open 10:00 AM-5:00 PM [Closed 12:30-1:30 PM]
Join us for our final weekend of the season! Lots of cookies and Morning Glory Muffins available, all baked goods, espresso, tea and coffee 15% off, all bottled drinks and packages snacks at wholesale prices, and look for a special treat on Sunday!


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


Tuesday, October 1
– Breakfast – 8:30 am – Razzaq Dining Hall
– Dinner – 6:00 pm – Razzaq Dining Hall


Wednesday,  October 2
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm


Thursday,  October 3
– Lunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm
– Dinner – Razzaq Dining Hall – 6:00 pm
 Message Class – Quddus Meditation Hall – 7:30 pm


Sunday, October 6
– Universal Worship – Quddus Meditation Hall – 11:00 am
– Brunch – Razzaq Dining Hall – 12:30 pm

Upcoming Programs


Message Class | Thursdays | Thursdays in October Pir Zia will be presenting a live stream series of classes on the Art of Personality. These will be live streamed in the Abode family room at 7:30 p.m., followed by discussion and refreshments. The sessions will explore the capacities of mind and heart that, when carefully contemplated and conscientiously enacted, ripen and refine an individual’s nature/personality. Original Webcasts October 6, 13, 20 & 27. These sessions are from The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Centennial Edition, the third title in the series, “The Art of Personality.” The teachings contained within this volume represent the Sufi Mystic, Hazrat Inayat Khan’s (1882-1927), select lectures on personality.


Dances of Universal Peace | Sunday, October 13 | 1:30-3:00 pm | Quddus Meditation Hall


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!