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Vanishing Art

An Intimate Festival of What May Be

August 24-28, 2011

Vanishing Art: An Intimate Festival of What May Be is a gathering of artists and friends to be held August 24-28, 2011 at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, New York.

The Vanishing Art Festival will gather a community of visual and performance artists, as well as poets, philosophers, and thinkers of all kinds, to explore and practice the "poeticization" of life and art. The aim is to quicken the return of a more hermetic, cosmological, and magical imagination to life's meaning and to the culture of art.

Vanishing ArtMany well-known and established artists from across the region and nation plan to participate, including Robert Kelly, Dorothea Rockburne, David Levi Strauss, Carolee Schneemann, Wendy Tremayne, Phong Bui, Raymond Foye, Charles Stein, Bisan Toron, Robin Becker, Yuval Ron, Charlotte Mandell, George Quasha, Susan Quasha, Christopher Bamford and Pir Zia Inayat-Khan.

All art—indeed all sensory perception—vanishes. Music, fragrance—these clearly disappear. Beauty, too, is always disappearing, drawing us from the visible-sensory form to the invisible-suprasensory beyond. In this sense, all art disappears into the greater whole of which it is a fragment. The work you see, touch, or hear is and is not the work you see, touch, or hear. The work always also leads beyond itself. As William Blake, catching the bird in flight and flying with it, famously put it: “I see through my eyes, not with them.”

Our festival will explore the vanishing nature of art and its many hidden meanings through salons, poetic actions, social sculpture, music, and a variety of interactive means.

Throughout we will explore four themes, each linked to one of the alchemical elements—Earth, Air, Fire and Water. We will experientially investigate these themes, Reimagining Art in a Material World, The Vanishing Nature of Art, The Inherent Cosmology of Art in Experience and Practice, and What May Be, collectively shaping and informing the creation of a manifesto on the future of spirit and art. This manifesto will be our primary creative work together.

We believe it is time for art to return to the world of consciousness, cosmos, and imagination—to return to its home-place where human life and spirit, nature and cosmos, science and religion intersect.

The Vanishing Art Festival will be held at the bucolic Abode of the Message, a Sufi retreat center and community located on the outskirts of the Berkshire mountains, in Columbia County, New York. We will gather within the historic Shaker buildings and gorgeous grounds of the Abode, with it’s swimming pond, organic farm, extensive gardens and mountain trails.

Find the Abode of the Message by clicking the "Directions and Travel" tab at the top of the page.

Over the course of four days we will form a community intimate enough that we can begin to know one another. You may reserve your space now either through our Online Registration System or by calling 518-794-8777. Questions? Call us or email wisdom@sevenpillarshouse.org.

Click HERE to register online.

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Additional details will be shared as they are made known to us. Please continue to check back for updated information.

BIOGRAPHIES


Chris BamfordChristopher Bamford is Editor-in-Chief for SteinerBooks and Lindisfarne Books. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, he has lectured, taught, and written widely on Western spiritual and esoteric traditions. He is the author of The Voice of the Eagle: The Heart of Celtic Christianity and An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West. He has also translated and edited numerous books, including Celtic Christianity, Homage to Pythagoras, and The Noble Traveller. An essay by Mr. Bamford is included in the HarperSanFrancisco anthology Best Spiritual Writing 2000 by Philip Zaleski. www.steinerbooks.org

Dorothea RockburneDorothea Rockburne is an abstract painter who draws deep inspiration from mathematics and astronomy.  Born in Montreal, Canada, she studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Montreal Museum School before moving to the United States to attend Black Mountain College.  During her time at Black Mountain College, she was deeply influenced by the work of mathematician Max Dehn.  In 1955 she moved to New York City, where she continued her work through solo exhibitions, large scale commissioned installations and worldwide lectures.  Throughout her life she has received many notable awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Jimmy Ernst Lifetime Achievement Award in Art and the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. www.dorothearockburne.com

Raymond Foye is an independent curator, critic, writer and publisher. His editorial works include The Unknown Poe, The Ancient Rain: Bob Kaufman Selected Poems 1956-1978 and two volumes of the works of John Wieners for Black Sparrow Press. He has written on the work of Francesco Clemente for retrospective catalogues published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Foye divides his time between Woodstock and New York City. www.raymondfoye.info

Carolee SchneemannCarolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on the definition of art, especially as it relates to the body, sexuality, and gender. In her work, Schneemann strives to transgress the visual tradition of representing sex and the female figure by featuring strong female desires that add an erotic quality that directly confronts the viewer. The Museum of Modern Art in NYC has recently featured her installation Up To And Including Her Limits  in the exhibit “On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century".  Her multidisciplinary work has been shown at innumerable venues around the world.  This fall Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery will host a career-spanning exhibit including film, video, kinetic sculptures, initiated at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, NY in 2010.  In 1997 a major survey of her work was held at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.  Schneemann’s letters are the subject of Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle, edited by Kristine Stiles (Duke University Press, 2010).  Additional publications include Imaging Her Erotics – Essays, Interviews, Projects (MIT Press 2003, 2004) and More Than Meat Joy: Complete Performance Work and Selected Writing (McPherson & Co. 1979, 1997).
www.caroleeschneemann.com

Phong BuiPhong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator (P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor 2007-2010) and co-founder, editor/publisher of the monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail, publishing press of The Brooklyn Rail/Black Square Editions, and host/producer of Off the Rail on Art International Radio. He is currently teaching at the University of Pennsylvania’s MFA Program and the School of Visual Arts Graduate Program in Art Criticism and Writing as a Senior Critic. His installation work has received the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Eric Isenburger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum (2003). www.phongbui.com and www.brooklynrail.org

Robert KellyRobert Kelly is a writer and poet and serves as the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and Co-Director of the Program in Written Arts at Bard College, where he has taught since 1961. He has published more than fifty books of poetry, several novels, and five collections of shorter fiction. His most recent books are May Day (poems), Fire Exit (long poem), The Book from the Sky (novel), The Logic of the World and Other Fictions (stories), and Uncertainties (forthcoming). He is at work on a new collection of shorter poems and a book of essays, manifestos, and reviews. www.rk-ology.com

Charlotte MandellCharlotte Mandell
is a literary translator who has translated over thirty books, including works by Proust, Flaubert, Genet, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Abdelwahab Meddeb.  Her translations of The Book to Come and A Voice from Elsewhere, both by Maurice Blanchot, and of The Flesh of Words, by Jacques Rancière, were finalists for the French-American Foundation Translation Prize. Her translation of Faux Pas by Maurice Blanchot was awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature by the Modern Language Association in 2001. She received an NEA Literature Fellowship in 2010 to translate Zone by Mathias Énard, a 500-page novel written in a single sentence.  Her translations of poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Two Lines, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Journal of Visual Culture, and The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry, among others. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, the poet Robert Kelly. www.charlottemandell.com

David Levi StraussDavid Levi Strauss is a writer and critic in New York City. He is the author of Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics, with an introduction by John Berger (Aperture 2003), Between Dog & Wolf: Essays on Art and Politics (Automedia 1999, and in a new edition with a prolegomenon by Hakim Bey in 2010) and From Head to Hand: Art & the Manual (Oxford University Press, 2010). Between the Eyes has just been released in an Italian edition by Postmedia. Strauss was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2003-4 and received the Infinity Award for Writing from the International Center of Photography in 2007. He was on the faculty of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College from 2000-2005, and is now Chair of the graduate program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Wendy TremayneWendy Tremayne wishes for life to be uncommodified. She has explored themes related to this wish by producing theatrical works (including a live vomitorium), conceptual public art, and public events designed to educate. She lived for a year without money. In 2005 she began an active contemplation of the concept of sovereignty by leaving NYC to homestead and make all her own goods (fuel, food, medicine, shelter, power) in rural New Mexico. One of her most popular projects is Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a response to growing global consumerism. This non-profit initiative, currently celebrated in over 100 cities around the world, has repurposed hundreds of thousands of pounds of textile waste and invited in the awareness that human beings are creators rather than consumers. Wendy has been featured by TIME, Plenty, Washington Post, Treehugger, the Sundance Channel, NY Times Magazine, and in more than a dozen books about social change.  www.gaiatreehouse.com and http://blog.holyscraphotsprings.com

Bisan ToronBisan Toron is an experimental world music vocalist and voice teacher whose art bridges voice and soul. She relates to the voice as a sacred capacity that actively gathers the marginalized parts of the heart and offers them as a prayer of boundless textures. Born in Syria and raised in Paris and New York, Bisan studied classical voice performance, improvisation, and ethnomusicology. Her vocal journeys are informed by a multitude of cultures and vocal traditions, which she threads with improvisations in unique articulations that arise from the moment. Steeped in the tradition of universal Sufism, Bisan has performed at interfaith gatherings and has lent her voice to support global peace-making initiatives. She recently relocated to New York from Mallorca, Spain, where she was a professor of voice at ESADIB, National College of Dramatic Arts. Currently, she performs and teaches voice workshops and individual lessons using her unique method in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. www.bisantoron.com

Robin BeckerRobin Becker is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer. She has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Eleo Pomare Dance Company, and with her own dance company of which she has been the artistic director for fifteen years. In the U.S. she has served on the faculties of the Omega Institute, American Ballet Theatre, the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City and Hofstra University. Her work is deeply influenced by twenty years of study within the Sufi Order International, and by Continuum, a visionary field of movement education of which she is an authorized Teacher. Robin has been integrating movement, artistic expression, spirituality and healing throughout her professional career. She leads workshops on creativity and improvisation and is committed to working with people as they seek a deeper connection to life through the body. www.robinbeckerdance.org

Yuval RonYuval Ron is an international composer and record producer who actively creates musical bridges between people of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. His ensemble, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, includes Arabic, Israeli and Jewish musicians and well as Christian Armenian artists, and unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Armenian Church into an unusual mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. www.yuvalronmusic.com

Charles Stein is the author of thirteen books of poetry including a new verse translation of The Odyssey (North Atlantic Books) and From Mimir’s Head (forthcoming) from Station Hill Press. His prose writings include a vision of the Eleusinian Mysteries Persephone Unveiled (North Atlantic Books), a critical study with George Quasha of the work of Gary Hill, An Art of LImina: Gary Hill’s Works & Writings (Ediciones Poligrafa). He holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and lives in Barrytown, New York. www.charlessteinpoet.com

George Quasha is an artist, poet, and musician working across mediums to explore principles in common within language, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, installation, and performance. Solo exhibitions of axial stones and axial drawings include the Baumgartner Gallery in New York (Chelsea), the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, and at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. This work is featured in the published book, Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance, Foreword by Carter Ratcliff (North Atlantic Books: Berkeley, 2006). In 2006 George was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in video art. With Susan Quasha he is founder and publisher of Station Hill Press of Barrytown, New York. www.quasha.com

Susan QuashaSusan Quasha is an artist who has worked in photography, assemblage, collage, ceramics, typography, and poetry. Group exhibitions include The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SUNY New Paltz), College Art Gallery (SUNY New Paltz), the Blum Art Center (Annandale-on-Hudson), and the Open Studio Gallery (Arnolfini Art Center, Rhinebeck, NY). Susan is Co-founder/Publisher and principal book designer of Station Hill Press of Barrytown. Currently, she is the Art Director of PAJ Publications and contributing designer for North Atlantic Books. She studied at The University of Connecticut (Storrs) with the poet Charles Olson (BA, 1970), with additional graduate work in English Literature (1971). www.stationhill.org

Pir Zia Inayat-KhanPir Zia Inayat-Khan, founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is also President of the Suluk Academy for esoteric studies. Pir Zia holds a doctoral degree in religion from Duke University, is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, and is a Lindisfarne Fellow. www.sevenpillarshouse.org and www.sufiorder.org

VANISHING ART FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

NEW AS OF MONDAY 8.22.11 -- The schedule is changing quite a bit every day. If you plan to attend Vanishing Art, a schedule will be shared upon arrival. Otherwise, if you need to see a schedule beforehand for any reason, please email us at wisdom@sevenpillarshouse.org. Hope you plan to come!

Note: If you are already registered, please note that Check-in opens Wednesday, August 24th, at 2 pm in the red barn. Dinner will be at 6:30 and then the Opening Program at 8 pm in the Meditation Hall.

There are two ways to register for Vanishing Art: An Intimate Gathering of What May Be:

1. Register online using our Online Registration System.

2. Call us! 518-794-8777 anytime.

Early Bird discounts are offered through July 29, 2011!

Questions? Call us at 518-794-8777 or email wisdom@sevenpillarshouse.org.

TUITION AND ROOM AND BOARD

Recognizing the challenges of the current economy, particularly affecting artists, we will continue to offer the lowest tuition possible through Friday, August 19th. If you plan to come take part in Vanishing Art we encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your space!

Tuition for All Four Days

$210 full tuition, ages 35+, by August 19, 2011
$110 young adults tuition, ages 34 & under

Cancellation Policy: At the time of registration we process the full amount of attending the program. If you must cancel, please let us know at least seven days prior to the program’s start time, and we will refund your payment, minus a $50 non-refundable deposit. Any cancellations within seven days of the program’s start time will be refunded 50% of the original payment.


Room and Board

Room and Board includes three fresh and healthy vegetarian meals a day, plus snacks and other extras. Bedding and towels are included with all single and double rooms.

single room $99/night per person plus tuition

double room
$85/night per person plus tuition

tenting
$50/night per person plus tuition

commuter rate, per day
$45 plus tuition

Day Rates, Adults 35+

Day Rates include three fresh and healthy vegetarian meals a day, plus snacks and other extras. There is no housing available for this option.

$135 wednesday night/thursday
$99 thursday only
$99 friday only
$99 saturday only
$50 sunday only

Day Rates, Adults 34 & under

$99 wednesday night/thursday
$75 thursday only
$75 friday only
$75 saturday only
$35 sunday only

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ADDITIONAL LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Shaker Mill Farm Inn

Off Route 22 on Cherry Lane
Canaan, NY 12029
(800) 365-9345 or (518) 794-9345
    •    Rustic; 5 minutes from the Abode
    •    Private baths in each room.
 
Shaker Meadows B & B
14209 Rt. 22 South
New Lebanon, NY 12125
(518) 794-9385
    •    5 minutes from the Abode
    •    Bed and breakfast – 6 rooms
    •    Rates: $85-$125 (check to see if rates would be discounted if you are having meals, including breakfast, at the Abode).

The Churchill House
228 Churchill Road
(Route 22 and Churchill Road)
New Lebanon, NY 12125
(800) 532-2702 or (518) 766-5852
www.churchillhousebb.com
    •    5 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $135- $175
 
Hitchcock House B & B
14163 Rt. 22 South
New Lebanon, NY. 12125
(518) 794-8826
www.hitchcockhousebb.com
    •    5 minutes from the Abode
    •    Bed and Breakfast – 4 Rooms
    •    Rates: $85-$125 (check to see if rates would be discounted if you are having meals, including breakfast, at the Abode).

Berkshire Mountain House
150 Berkshire Way
Stephentown, NY 12168
(800) 497-0176
E-mail: info@berkshirebb.com
www.berkshirebb.com
    •    5 minutes from the Abode
    •    Bed and Breakfast; 9 Rooms, 1 apartment, and 2 cottages
    •    Rates: $95-$199; whole cottage from $250. Includes breakfasts - check to see if rates would be discounted if you are having meals, including breakfast, at the Abode.
 
The Spencer House, A Country Inn
446 Route 20 (located on Route 20 & 22)
New Lebanon, NY 12125
(518) 794-6500
www.thespencerhouse.com
    •    5 minutes from the Abode (Bed and Breakfast)
    •    Rates: $100-$150
 
The Hancock Inn
Route 43, 102 Main Street
Hancock, MA 01237
(413) 738-5873
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $59- $150
 
The Inn at Richmond
Route 41, 802 State Road
Richmond, MA 01254
(413) 698-2566 or (888) 968-4748
E-Mail: innkeepers@innatrichmond.com
www.innatrichmond.com
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $125-$300
 
Ramada Inn
1350 West Housatonic Street (Route 20)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-8714
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $119—room; $189—suite
    •    Mention “Darrow School” for 10% discount.
 
Knight’s Inn
474 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox, MA 01240 US
Phone: 413-443-4468
www.knightsinn.com
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    About $55/night
 
Mill House Inn
86 State Route 43, PO Box 1079
Hancock, MA 01237
(800) 563-8645 or (518) 733-5606
www.themillhouseinn.com
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $115-$170
 
The Inn at Silver Maple Farm
1871 Route 295, P.O. Box 358
Canaan, NY 12029
(518) 781-3600
E-mail: info@silvermaplefarm
www.silvermaplefarm.com
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $90-$290
 
Heart of the Berkshires Motel
970 West Housatonic Street (Route 20)
Pittsfield, MA 01201-7599
413-443-1255
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: (call for rates)
 
Yankee Extended Stay Suites

20 West Housatonic Street (Route 20)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-3700 or (800) 835-2364
E-Mail: Raya@yankeeinn.com
www.berkshireinns.com
    •    10 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $65-$225
 
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road
Hancock, MA 01237
(800) 882-8859 or (413) 738-5500
www.jiminypeak.com
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $99-$249
 
The Sedgwick Inn
Route 22
Berlin, NY 12022
(518) 658-2334
E-Mail: sedwickin@aol.com
www.regionnet.com/colberk/sedgwickinn
    •    20 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $78-$125
 
Comfort Inn
1055 South Street (Routes 7 & 20)
Pittsfield MA
(413) 443-4714
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $119—room; $189—suite.
 
Cranwell Resort & Golf Club
55 Lee Road (Route 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-1364 or (800) 272-6935
E-mail: info@cranwell.com
www.cranwell.com
    •    20 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $165-$515
 
Howard Johnson
462 Pittsfield Road (Routes 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 442-4000 or (800) 446-4656
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $58-$215
 
Patriot Suites Hotel
8 Dan Fox Drive (Corner of Route 20)
Pittsfield, MA 01240
(413) 972-3300
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $140-$300
 
The Yankee Inn
461 Pittsfield Road
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 499-3700 or (800) 835-2364
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $69-$269
 
Days Inn
194 Pittsfield Road (Routes 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-3560 or (800) 329-7466
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $48—$195
 
White Horse Inn
378 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-2512
E-mail: whorsein@bcn.net
www.whitehorsebb.com
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    Rates: $95
 
Crowne Plaza Pittsfield
One West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2000 or 800-2-CROWNE
E-mail: crplaza@berkshire.net
www.berkshirecrowne.com
    •    15 minutes from the Abode
    •    In the center of Pittsfield
    •    Rates: $99-$289

Vanishing Art Festival Location:

Abode of the Message
5 Abode Road
New Lebanon, NY 12125

phone: 518-794-8777

email: wisdom@sevenpillarshouse.org


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Directions to the Abode of the Message

From the North:


Take Interstate 87 South (Northway) to Interstate 90 East through Albany. Get off at Exit 11E, and take Rt. 20 East toward Pittsfield, MA. After passing through the town of New Lebanon, continue on Rt. 20 East for approximately one mile, to the Darrow Road sign on the right. Turn right onto Darrow Road and proceed to the end, to the Abode of the Message, and then to the old red barn on the right. Parking is right beyond the barn on the right.

From the South/NYC/NJ/Eastern PA:

Option #1
Take Interstate 87 North (New York Thruway) to Interstate 90 East (Berkshire connector). Get off at Exit B3, which is Rt. 22 North. 
Proceed on Rt. 22 North until you reach the intersection of Routes 22 and 20. Turn right onto Rt. 20 and take Rt. 20 East toward Pittsfield, MA. Continue on Rt. 20 East for approximately one mile to the Darrow Road sign on the right. Turn right onto Darrow Road and proceed to the end, to the Abode of the Message, and then to the old red barn on the right. Parking is right beyond the barn on the right.

Option #2
Leave the New York Thruway at the Interstate 84 Exit and proceed east on Interstate 84. After approximately 17 miles, exit onto the Taconic Parkway North and proceed 65 miles to the exit for Rt. 295 East. Go 8 miles east on Rt. 295 to the traffic light which is the intersection of Routes 295 and 22. Turn left onto Rt. 22 North. At this point, follow the directions for Rt. 22 above.

From the East:


Option #1:
Take Interstate 90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike). Get off at Exit B3 and take Rt. 22 North. At this point, follow the directions for Route 22 above.

Option #2
Take Interstate 84 West to the Taconic Parkway. Proceed North on the Taconic Parkway and get off at the exit for Rt. 295 East. Go 8 miles east on Rt. 295 to the traffic light which is the intersection of Routes 295 and 22. Turn left onto Rt. 22 North and follow the directions for Rt. 22 above.

From the West:

Take Interstate 90 East. Get off at Exit 11E and take Rt. 20 East toward Pittsfield, MA. After passing through the town of New Lebanon, continue on Rt. 20 East for approximately one mile, to the Darrow Road sign on the right. Turn right onto Darrow Road and proceed to the end, to the Abode of the Message, and then to the old red barn on the right. Parking is right beyond the barn on the right.

By Air:

If you plan to arrive via air, please arrange to fly into Albany International Airport.

Shuttle service is available, coordinated by Tara Chishti. Please see information and rates below.

By Train:


If you plan to arrive via train, there is commuter train service from New York City’s Grand Central Station to Wassaic, which then includes a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from the station to the Abode of the Message.

There are also train stations in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (20 minutes away) and Albany, New York (45 minutes away).

Shuttle service is available, coordinated by Tara Chishti. Please see information and rates below.

By Bus:

If you plan to arrive via bus, there is Greyhound Bus Service to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Albany, New York.

Shuttle service is available, coordinated by Tara Chishti. Please see information and rates below.

Shuttle Service

All shuttle prices are per person, per trip. For round trip service, the prices below must be doubled.

To arrange for Shuttle Service, please contact Tara Chishti at:
Email: hayatruh@aol.com
Home: (518)-794-0051
Cell: (518)-567-8650

Airport Rates


Albany Airport: $60 per person, each way ($50/ea if multiple people)
Bradley Airport (Hartford, CT): $95 per person, each way

Train & Bus Rates

Pittsfield, MA Train/Bus Station: $25 per person, each way
Albany-Renssalaer Train & Megabus: $50 per person, each way
Albany Bus Station: $50 per person, each way
Central Avenue Chinese Bus: $50 per person, each way
Wassaic Train Station: $75 per person, each way

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