Programs


Wild Woman Project New Moon Circle – March

with Amanda Salima McCall

March 26, 2017
Abode of the Message
Dear Women, Here is an opportunity to gather for a safe, sacred, and sharing circle.  Salima will lead this circle monthly to provide space for women to be themselves and grow to be their best selves.  Gathering around the ideas of Sisterhood, Respect for the earth, and Co-creation, circles will include Guided Meditation, Sharing, Intention Setting Ritual, and more. These Circles are open to all who identify as women.   Learn more about the Wild Woman Project.  Also, Wild Woman Fest happens at the Abode.

Unity of Religious Ideals Week

with Netanel Miles-Yépez, Megan McFeely, Evan Thaler-Null, Paul Naamon, Yaqin Joseph Aubert and Wahida Janice Young

April 10 - 16, 2017
Abode of the Message
Holy Week.  This week holds multiple holy days for multiple religious traditions and the Abode, holding to the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, honors the unity of religious ideals – that the Divine shows up in cloak of many teachers and traditions. Join us at the Abode as we celebrate!   Monday, April 10 – Passover Seder Dinner with Netanel Miles-Yépez 6pm Seder in Rezak Dining Hall Passover is a holiday of the Jewish tradition celebrating the birth into freedom from slavery and servitude in Egypt.  Please join us for a Passover seder ritual and meal at the Abode of the Message,…

The Way of Illumination ~ The Path of the Heart One-Day Retreat

with Yaqin Joseph Aubert

April 15, 2017
Abode of the Message
~ Spiritual knowledge is nothing but this: that there is a constant longing in the heart of a person to have something of its origin, to experience something of its original state, the state of peace and joy which has been disturbed, and yet is sought after throughout its whole life, and never can cease to be sought after until the real source has at length been realized. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan   This one day retreat is an opportunity to call a halt to the rush of everyday life and turn within to uncover that which is deeply meaningful…

The Sacred Art of StoryTelling

with M'Ellen Kennedy

April 21 - 23, 2017
Abode of the Message
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 30, 2017.
As spiritual teachers and leaders, it’s our responsibility and privilege to preach, inspire, help, challenge, and heal.  We can do this especially effectively through stories.  In this workshop we’ll explore the differences between oral and written culture, the human propensity for stories (including some current research findings from psychology and neuroscience), the role of stories in religious traditions, and some fundamentals of engaging storytelling. The workshop will include worship, didactic presentations, examples of effective storytelling, and most importantly, practical work in carefully structured small groups conducive for learning.  You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy, practice and be with colleagues.  The workshop is designed for…

Wild Woman Project New Moon Circle – April

with Amanda Salima McCall

April 26, 2017
Abode of the Message
Dear Women, Here is an opportunity to gather for a safe, sacred, and sharing circle.  Salima will lead this circle monthly to provide space for women to be themselves and grow to be their best selves.  Gathering around the ideas of Sisterhood, Respect for the earth, and Co-creation, circles will include Guided Meditation, Sharing, Intention Setting Ritual, and more. These Circles are open to all who identify as women.   Learn more about the Wild Woman Project.  Also, Wild Woman Fest happens at the Abode.

Village Visit – April

April 28 - 30, 2017
Abode of the Message
Village Visits are an entry point committed to answering “What is the Abode, an Eco-Sufi Village?”  These Friday through Sunday immersions involve music and dancing, outdoor exploration, Farm(er)2Table meals, mini work projects, Sufi studies, engagement with the elements, Universal Worship, and more! A basic outline by day is: Friday:  arrivals, prayers, dinner, welcome, dancing and/or music Saturday: prayers, breakfast, work morning, prayers, lunch, karma yoga, Sufi class, prayers, dinner, spiritual music Sunday: prayers, breakfast, elemental tours, Universal Worship, lunch, wrap-up, departures

Emerald Earth – An Alchemical Ziraat Retreat

with Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith

May 5 - 7, 2017
Abode of the Message
‘Thou kneadest my clay, I know, to make a new universe’. Hazrat Inayat Khan   Come to the beauty of the Berkshires within the renewing energy of spring!  In this weekend retreat we will attune to the sacred manuscript of Nature, to seeing with the eyes of Sophia, the creative feminine and the sacred wisdom of the earth, and to the alchemical and Ziraat teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Throughout the weekend we will deepen our intimacy with the elements as archangelic presences, experience meditations in Nature, and enhance and restore our sacred connection with the living Universe. We will…

Rasa Shastra – Exploring Love, Intimacy, Sex, and Relationships in Sufism

with Deepa Gulrukh Patel and Netanel Miles-Yépez

May 12 - 14, 2017
Abode of the Message
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 27, 2017.
I bowed my head low in humility, and on my knees I begged of love, “Disclose to me, I pray you, love, your secret.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan   Although well-known among Inayati Sufis, the Rasa Shastra—a series of lessons given by Hazrat Inayat Khan on sexual relationships—has not often been mined in a Sufi teaching context for the wisdom it contains. In this three-day program, Deepa Gulrukh Patel, the International Coordinator of the Inayati Order, and Netanel Miles-Yépez, the Spiritual Director of the Abode of the Message, will explore the themes of love, intimacy, sex and modern relationships in…

River of Guidance – Federation of the Message Gathering 2017

May 17 - 21, 2017
Abode of the Message
The Federation of the Sufi Message invites you to share in the teachings of the Sufi Message presented by senior leaders from the different streams who trace their source to Hazrat Inayat Khan. Celebrating the Federation of the Sufi Message commemorating Hazrat Inayat Khan’s planting the seed of the Sufi Message in the West. The work of the mystic therefore is to study life.  For the mystic life is not a stage play or an amusement; for the mystic it is a school for learning in every moment of life. It is a continual study.  Therefore the scripture of the mystic is human nature. Every morning the mystic…

Wild Woman Project New Moon Circle – May

with Amanda Salima McCall

May 24, 2017
Abode of the Message
Dear Women, Here is an opportunity to gather for a safe, sacred, and sharing circle.  Salima will lead this circle monthly to provide space for women to be themselves and grow to be their best selves.  Gathering around the ideas of Sisterhood, Respect for the earth, and Co-creation, circles will include Guided Meditation, Sharing, Intention Setting Ritual, and more. These Circles are open to all who identify as women.   Learn more about the Wild Woman Project.  Also, Wild Woman Fest happens at the Abode.

Village Visit – May

May 26 - 28, 2017
Abode of the Message
Village Visits are an entry point committed to answering “What is the Abode, an Eco-Sufi Village?”  These Friday through Sunday immersions involve music and dancing, outdoor exploration, Farm(er)2Table meals, mini work projects, Sufi studies, engagement with the elements, Universal Worship, and more! A basic outline by day is: Friday:  arrivals, prayers, dinner, welcome, dancing and/or music Saturday: prayers, breakfast, work morning, prayers, lunch, karma yoga, Sufi class, prayers, dinner, spiritual music Sunday: prayers, breakfast, elemental tours, Universal Worship, lunch, wrap-up, departures