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!"
Come one, come all to Thanksgiving dinner, our annual fundraiser for Charlie’s Pantry (local) and newcomer, HungerVan (regional). Dinner is at 2, following an interspiritual prayer gathering in the Meditation Hall at 1:45 on Thursday, November 23....
Come one, come all to Thanksgiving dinner, our annual fundraiser for Charlie’s Pantry (local) and newcomer, HungerVan (regional). We begin at 2pm on Thursday, November 23, and the Abode is providing turkey and a few staples, but hope you all can, in the spirit of family, community, and togetherness, bring a dish or dessert to share....
We are settling into fall at the Abode. The busy season is largely behind us and as we prepare for winter’s lull, we are busy reflecting, analyzing, organizing, planning, and preparing for 2018. Before too long will come spring, and we’ll start our annual rhythms afresh. In a few weeks, we will be giving thanks, and hosting our annual Thanksgiving dinner in the Razzaq dining room....