The Abode of the Message was established as an in-residence, economically self-sustaining spiritual community for the purpose of promoting the religious teachings of the Sufi Order. As such, preference in available residential opportunities is given to initiates of the Sufi Order.
What is The Abode Community All About?
The Abode is a colorfully woven basket that is made of many strands. Each community member holds one of the strands and each member finds a niche that suits his or her personality and adds a distinctive color to the basket. In 1975, the founder of the Abode, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, gave it the mission to help create "a beautiful world of beautiful people". At its core, our community holds the concentration of Love, Harmony and Beauty, which is at the center of the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan who brought Sufism to the West.
The Abode campus includes a working organic farm, well developed herb gardens, quiet nature trails, restored historic Shaker buildings, office spaces for different organizations and businesses, residential accommodations, a meditation hall, retreat cabins and a seasonal mountain camp. In addition Flying Deer Nature Center rents space on the grounds.
Opportunities to get involved in this dynamic community are many and ways of membership are varied. Stay a month, a year, or decades. You can live in the community as a resident, or support the Abode from a distance as a Worldwide Abode Community Member.