Abode Village Visits

Village Visits

What is the Abode of the Message?  What is an Eco-Sufi Village?  What does life look like in a remote, historic, spiritual community and retreat center?  The point of Village Visits is to answer such questions.

The Abode has a rich heritage, a vibrant present, and a promising future!  Many people are interested in checking the Abode out and getting a feel for community living, Sufi spirituality, and the beauty of the Berkshires.  Village Visits at the Abode provide the opportunity to immerse oneself in the Abode residential life, work life, spiritual study, and fun – all at a reasonable rate.  The weekend (Fri-Sun) cost is $99 (to cover food expenses and basic linens) and all participants are housed communally with shared bathroom facilities.

 

Visit our Programs page to register!

 

Before joining the Khidmat, Hands-to-Heart, or Farm-to-Kitchen program, one must attend a Village Visit, so Visits are an integral entry point to life at the Abode.  Members of the Abode’s Residence Committee will be on-site during Village Visits to discuss further opportunities.  To explore these long-term volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page.

Schedule

* Some times or activities may be subject to change

Friday

3-6p Arrivals**

5:30p Prayers

6p Dinner with Abode Farm produce

7:15p Welcome

7:30p Dances of Universal Peace or Musical Offering

Sunday

7a Abode Prayers

8a Breakfast

9a Intro to Eco-Sufism

10:30a Break

11a Universal Worship Service

12:30p Brunch

1:30p Farewell Circle

 

  • For those interested in more long-term residential opportunities at the Abode, members of the Residence Committee will be available to talk, answer questions, or hold more formal interviews.

Saturday

7a Abode Prayers

8a Simple Breakfast

9a Work Day

12:15p Abode Prayers

12:30p Lunch

1:30p Group Karma Yoga (kitchen clean-up) and rest

3:30p Elemental tour and/or hayride

5:30p Abode Prayers

6p Dinner

7:30p Zikr or Sema (Bonfire depending on weather)

** – Check-in time is between 3-6pm; check-out time is 11am.