Village View – Week of July 25

Village View – Week of July 25

On a blue gradient background there is a line art drawing of a balance scale. To the right is the quote "There should be a balance in all our actions - to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad." [linebreak] Hazrat Inayat Khan [line break] Bowl of Saqi - July 24

Message Class
Thursday, July 29 | 7:00 PM ET


Join us for this week’s Message Class!


Weekly Message Classes, held every Thursday, are free and open to all. Use this Zoom Link with password: 119393

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On a field of lavender is the text 'Universal Worship' [linebreak] 'August 15 - 11:00 am et'

Universal Worship
Sunday, August 15 | 11:00 AM ET


Join us for August’s Universal Worship!


Universal Worship is held the third Sunday of each month.
Use this Zoom link with password: 472313

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 djohnson12125@gmail.com 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.

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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.


Click here to learn more!

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!

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