Here 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:
Khidmat Work Study Program
“Khidmat” means spiritual service. This program is a hands-on residential experience designed to acquaint seekers with Sufi studies, service and engagement in community living. Each three-month Khidmat session includes 10 hours of spiritual studies and 28 hours of service work per week. New semesters begin March 30th, June 15th and September 7th. For further details, see www.theabode.org/community/volunteering/.
Divine Sound Concert Series
The Abode is pleased to announce its Divine Sound Concert Series, with an emphasis on sacred and devotional music. These concerts are open to all:
New Introductory Course
April 11-13 Way of Illumination: An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat-Khan—Perfect for those new to Sufism or anyone who would like to learn more.
Ongoing Classes and Healing and Worship Services
For a full listing of all programs, classes and services at the Abode, please visit www.theabode.org/visit/calendar/.