Village View – Week of July 25
Farming of the Heart: Bridging Nature & Spirit
Sunday, August 8 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Using practices of farming as a deeply integrated metaphor for all we plan, sow, and harvest in our lives, this workshop will offer a relaxed time to envision how we can each work with and support the earth to make it a better place for ourselves, our loved ones, and future generations.
Through the context of Ziraat, a nature- and farming-based concentration practiced internationally, we will work with the elements of earth, air, fire, and water to bring us closer to the natural energies in the “gardens” we plant in the soil as well as in our hearts and minds.
This workshop will be of interest to those who farm, garden, parent, teach, or create in any way who wish to soulfully connect with nature. All are welcome.
- Nature Meditations
- Centering Walks
- Discussion and Sharing
Presented by Practitioners:
Shakur Don Johnson, Nizam Ellen Ash, and Michaelann Murphy
Cost: $20 (cash or check only please)
Parking: 65 Chairfactory Road, New Lebanon, NY
Meet at the pond, a five-minute walk beyond the farm fields.
A hearty soup, salad, bread, lemonade, and water will be provided.
Shelter will be available in case of rain.
Contact Shakur Don Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
Inayatiyya Labor Day Retreat: Together Again
September 2-6, 2021
Please join the Inayatiyya at one of their spiritual homes, the Abode of the Message, for the Inayatiyya Labor Day Retreat. The retreat starts the night of Thursday, September 2, and continues through lunchtime Monday, September 6.
As we reenter the world, the Inayatiyya are approaching this annual event a bit differently.
It will be a mix of retreat and Sufi camp, with elements of silence, practice, teachings, music, zikr, ritual, community time & friendship. We will be together both inwardly and outwardly.
Upcoming Autumn Offerings from the Pir Vilayat Center!
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!