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:

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:

April 19  Nashaz www.nashazmusic.com
May 31  Amir Vahab www.tanbour.org
June 28  Amir ElSaffar www.amirelsaffar.com
July 12   Sri Kirtan www.srikirtan.com
August 28  Fana Fi Allah www.fanna-fi-allah.com

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/.