Programs

Prices
  • Abode Resident – $80.00
  • Commuter – $120.00
  • Double - 1 bed – $230.00
  • Double - 2 Singles – $230.00
  • Retreat Cabin – $210.00
  • Retreat Hut – $200.00
  • Single – $260.00
  • Tenting – $140.00
  • Triple+ – $220.00

Program includes 2 nights, 3 meals daily, and program tuition. Pre-program is available below.

Date & Time Details: Program Arrivals 3-6pm Friday; Departures at 2pm Sunday. Pre-program arrivals 3-6pm Thursday

Location: Abode of the Message

Address: 5 Abode Rd New Lebanon, New York 12125

Contact:
Emily Collins, Programs Assistant
emily@theabode.org
518.794.8095

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Emerald Earth – An Alchemical Ziraat Retreat

with Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith

May 5 - 7, 2017

‘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 share in practices for cultivating the natural self, exploring the alchemy of the soul’s journey, and orienting more clearly to our unfolding purpose. Through retreat we touch upon our essential self, fresh and spontaneous, and affirm our rootedness in the sacredness of life. This in turn, fulfills a deep calling of the soul, bridging our inner awakening with our sacred task of participating in an earth of beauty.

This retreat is open to all, those experienced or new to spiritual practice.

 

There is also a $65 pre-program option, with arrivals on Thursday from 3-6pm, 6pm Dinner, 7pm Message class with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, overnight accommodations, and Friday introduction to Eco-Sufism at the Abode, including breakfast and lunch.

 

Teachers

Kainat Felicia Norton
Kainat Felicia Norton is a senior teacher, retreat guide, and serves on the faculty of Suluk Academy within the Inayati Order. She is First Vice President and International Head of the Ziraat activity. She tours the solo dance/theatre piece ‘NOOR’, which she has performed in Edinburgh, London, Paris and most recently in NYC. She co-founded and facilitates, with Muinuddin Smith, the Light of Guidance Center for Sufi Studies in New York City. Kainat and Muinuddin co-authored the book An Emerald Earth: Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World and together they offer meditation retreats and workshops internationally.
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Muinuddin Charles Smith
Muinuddin Charles Smith, PhD, is a senior teacher and retreat guide within the Inayati Order. Charles teaches leadership and sustainability studies at Hofstra University. He co- founded and facilitates, with Kainat Felicia Norton, the Light of Guidance Center for Sufi Studies in New York City. Kainat and Muinuddin co-authored the book, An Emerald Earth: Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World and together they offer meditation retreats and workshops internationally.
Learn more about Muinuddin Charles Smith