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  • Abode Village View – Week of 4/24

    Things continue to revivify here at the Abode, on so many levels. We have completed our first month of programming, which was chock full, to be sure. The year began with our pre-season town hall, inaugural Village Visit, two Inayati Order events back-to-back, a visit from a Skidmore College American Studies course, Suluk Academy, installation of a new (albeit temporary) Abode sign...

  • Abode Village View – Week of 4/17

    We want to thank you for all your enthusiasm and support during our inaugural Unity of Religious Ideals week. Save the Dates for next year's celebrations with the return of Atum O'Kane: March 29-April 1, 2018....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 4/10

    Dear Friends, We hope you will join us in the coming days for the Abode’s weeklong celebration of the Unity of Religious Ideals. Holding to the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the Abode will be hosting events throughout the week honoring the belief that the Divine shows up in cloak of many teachers and traditions....

  • Abode Village View, Monthly Update – Apr. 2017

    It was a joy seeing so many friends of the Abode at our Community dinner and Town Hall on March 22. As I noted then, we want you to know that the Board unanimously recognizes that the heart of the Abode is its spiritual identity. “Hearts to God” as the Shakers would say....

  • The Abode to Host Unity of Religious Ideals Week at New Lebanon Campus

    New Lebanon, NY, March 29, 2017 – The Abode of the Message will be hosting a weeklong series of events that celebrate religious unity and freedom, from April 10 – 16, at its historic 350-acre Shaker campus in the Berkshires....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 3/27

    Dear Friends, The Abode is awake and ready for programs after a tremendous March Village Visit and Abode Work Day! Thanks to all who came and contributed, and a warm welcome to our new friends and members of the Khidmat Program!...

  • Abode Village View, Monthly Update – Mar. 2017

    Update from our Executive Director - Al Bellenchia | Dear friends, We have turned the calendar to March and are proceeding with preparations for the opening of programs season. Ibrahim has updated you on several of the wonderful events on the calendar in the last couple of Village Views, and we hope......

  • Abode Village View, Monthly Update – Feb. 2017

      Update from our Executive Director – Al Bellenchia Dear Friends, 2017 is a building year for the Abode. Thanks to the work of our vast and diverse Community — residents, staff, volunteers, the Steering Committee/Board, teachers, guests, program partners, and donors — we began......

  • Abode Village View, Monthly Update – Jan. 2017

      Update from our Executive Director – Al Bellenchia Dear Friends, As I prepared to write this first message of 2017, I was reminded of a quote from author and poet T.S. Elliott:   “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next......

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