The Abode is an Eco-Sufi Village where Eco honors the land, Sufi honors the Message of the Inayati Sufis, and Village honors the gathering of volunteers, residents, organizations, retreatants, and guests who come to the Abode having individual paths but the support of others along the way. All are welcome.
Passed from Native to Shaker to Sufi hands, this spiritual community and retreat center founded by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan in 1975 encompasses 350 acres, a Mountain Camp, a Pond, the Abode Farm CSA, a Sufi Center, an immersive nature school, and a tradition of “love, harmony, and beauty.”
"The Abode of the Message is a beautiful place for a spiritual retreat, with wonderful people and delicious food. Visiting The Abode refreshes you spiritually because you get closer of nature and meet other like-minded people."
"Wonderful place to be, much to learn."
"A shelter of quiet, contemplation, wisdom & chivalry."
"The Abode is a special and unique place in America and the world. It's a kind of spiritual home for so many people."
"This place is bursting with beauty, inside out. The food is amazing. People are warm and overall, the joy can be felt lingering in the air. I would love to come back when I do have a chance in the future!"
For 42 years, the Abode has endured because of you: your devotion to the vision of Pir Vilayat and the Abode’s founders and to the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan. The Abode’s Red Barn, recently dedicated and named Jami by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, is enduring as well, a beloved symbol of solidity and solidarity for all who have come on campus through the years since the Shakers erected it in 1869....
For 42 years, the Abode has endured because of you: your devotion to the vision of Pir Vilayat and the Abode’s founders and the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Our beloved Razzaq has long been the heart of the Abode. Since the Abode’s founding, Razzaq has stood as the entry sentinel to our campus, welcoming and embracing all into the core of the campus....
Dear Friends of the Abode, Less than three years ago the Abode was on the verge of collapse. After 40 years of existence as both a spiritual and physical home to people, belief and practice, the Abode I cherish and hold in my heart was fast approaching becoming little more than a halcyon memory....