March 2014

Spring Invitation

signofspringHere at the Abode the snow is slowly but surely melting, exposing a perilous morass of thick brown mud. It’s a messy business, but as we know, before long the spongy ground will send up crocuses, daffodils, bloodroot, fiddleheads, and all manner of sprouts, tendrils, and blooms—and Spring will be here. With Spring’s arrival come new opportunities to live, work, and study at the Abode, or just to visit. Here are four ways to participate:

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Seven Principles of Love

angels by Dore1. The Universe is a phenomenon of love, and its ripest fruit is the awakened heart.

2. The heart awakens in the act of rising up toward, attaining, and ultimately rising beyond, the beauty it holds as its highest ideal.

3. The pure essence of every world faith is an ennobling ideal. The sum of these ideals is the spiritual heritage of the contemporary human heart.

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Way of Illumination: An Introduction to the Sufi Path with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


The world constantly pulls our attention outwards. By turning the focus within, our natural inner radiance is kindled and begins to illuminate life’s journey. In this weekend workshop, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, the lineage holder and grandson of the great Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, will introduce the history, philosophy and foundational practices of the Hazrati Sufi tradition.

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Announcing Khidmat Work Study at the Abode

KhadimPicnicTableWould you like to deepen your inner life through the study of Sufism while living and working in spiritual community?

A newly designed Khidmat Work Study program is launching this spring. Come live, work and study Sufism at the Abode. New semesters begin March 30th, June 15 and September 7, 2014. To learn more, please visit

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