My Abode for the Week / by Netanel Miles-Yepez

It’s after 2 o’clock in the morning now, and I’m just getting settled in my room at the Abode of the Message. It’s a nice little Shaker monastic cell, small and narrow, with a simple bed for one under a window at the far end.

I’ve set-up a little area for practice at the other end of the room—laid-out my good black khirqah and tasbihs and placed my meditation bench on the rug. Ready for the week.

Maybe I can get three or fours sleep now before breakfast.