Village View – Week of July 11
Message Class led by Nur Gale
Thursday, July 15 | 7:00 PM ET
In several places in Murshid’s collective lectures he speaks about five stages or levels at which consciousness operates. These stages provide a rough template for taking the mind itself as a path for unveiling our intrinsic divine inheritance. By following the practices of mushahada, we proceed from the ordinary consciousness of the coarse mind to more rarefied and subtler degrees of luminosity and cognizance.
With the help of Merlin and his magic wand, we can create an imaginary and magical sensory deprivation tank to conduct a thought experiment to better understand the fundamental characteristics or the “qualia” of consciousness. By adding investigative insight — the vipassana jnanas as taught by Pir Vilayat — one then further clears the obstructive dross away from awareness to realize the empty nature of self and phenomena and ultimately the realization Murshid describes as “nirvana” beyond all conceptualization and dualities. This class will be a continuation of our explorations into mushahada with some added goodies, a little extra spice, for further developing these series of practices in unlearning our habits of mental wandering and constanting “doing.”
Weekly Message Classes, held every Thursday, are free and open to all. Use this Zoom Link with password: 119393
Sunday, July 18 | 11:00 AM ET
Join us for July’s Universal Worship on the theme of The Sacred Manuscript of Nature.
Universal Worship is held the third Sunday of each month.
Use this Zoom link with password: 472313
Upcoming Autumn Offerings from the Pir Vilayat Center!
Upgrading the Software of the Multiverse
Science and Mysticism: The Influence of Pir Vilayat Khan
A Zoom Webinar with Ivan Raqib Ickovits & Don Azar Baksh Weiner
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Light Upon a Light ~ The Way of Illumination
Teachings of Pir Vilayat Khan on Light
A Zoom Webinar with Amida Cary & Yaqin Aubert
Saturday, October 9, 2021
More details coming soon!
Would you like to help beautify the Abode this summer?
Our service team is a group of dedicated people helping to tend a facility and land that have been considered sacred since the land’s earliest known stewards, the Mohicans. The Abode’s spiritual and service focus is the basis for offering sacred hospitality to all who cross our threshold.
As we plan for a Spring opening, we are seeking to recruit garden, maintenance, and facilities folks to help us undertake day-to-day care and upkeep and to facilitate upgrades. If you are looking to apply your skills and experience to preserving and rehabilitating something worthwhile, and to belong to a service-oriented team, please see the position descriptions below and connect with us!