Healing Ourselves and Our Community: Harmonizing in Retreat

  • The Abode of the Message The Abode of the Message
  • 5 Abode Road New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • Sep 22 - 24, 2017 (3 days)
  • $280.00 - Program Price includes shared accommodations, meals, and program tuition (including Concert)

About us

The program begins with an Equinox gathering and moves into an evening dialogue about the mysticism of sound and music and the necessity of both in healing.  Saturday is a day for healers of all kinds to share modalities, to offer special gifts and trainings to the group.  In the evening, a public conversation and concert with Randy Weston and special guest, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, son of Abode Founder Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and grandson of Hazrat Inayat Khan, will interface (via teleconference), two mystics and the music of the soul.  This concert has recently changed venues to the Berkshire Museum; limited shuttles will be available.  We are thankful for the partnership of the Berkshire Museum in this endeavor!

Sunday will conclude with a Universal Worship celebration of musical magnitude, celebrating the African tradition of the program.  Meals will also reflect the African-inspired traditions of Dr. Weston, the organizers, and the participants.  Accommodations and bathrooms are shared; the Abode provides all linens.

Bring Your Own Musical Instruments!


In a world of diversity, music is the universal language that can speak to hearts across the distinctions and differences that divide us.  Master Musician Dr. Randy Weston speaks the language of not only music but mysticism, influenced by Sufi mystic and musician, Inayat Khan.  Hazrat Inayat Khan’s son, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, founder of the Abode, was also a musician and Sufi teacher and so this retreat focuses on music, mysticism, and the healing that comes forth for serving all of humanity.

We invite everyone to join us for this heal the healers weekend retreat of sound, healing, and harmony!  This retreat creates an opportunity to gather, heal, and share understandings of the issues facing themselves and the communities they serve, highlighting challenges for people of color and in areas of various diversity.

The organizers celebrate the Inayati Order public statement of diversity and join with them in recognizing the necessity of increasing awareness of and working to remove barriers that exist on individual, group, and societal levels, which have historically led to marginalization and exclusion. We recognize that cultural differences and practices must be considered as we proceed, and welcome insight and responses that contribute to an inclusive whole that will strengthen and enhance all of our work throughout the world. 

This retreat allows voices to emerge and develop practical ways to serve in the interest of healing those communities who have been most marginalized and to support the Inayati Order’s efforts to cultivate the inclusion of diverse constituents and perspectives.

The Abode of the Message, also a host and partner of this program, seeks to not only create space for voices of diversity, but also to offer a platform for leadership and experimentation while diverse people explore their own spiritual development in the beauty of the Berkshires and beyond.

We commit to supporting the growth of understanding and awareness from the perspectives of all, so that we may know, understand, and serve the whole of humanity better, rising above distinctions and differences which divide us and offering harmony, understanding, inspiration, and healing to all who wish to receive it.



If you are interested in the concert with Dr. Randy Weston only, please go to www.theabode.org/randyweston

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at The Abode of the Message

  • Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 (3 days)


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