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About the Abode

Who We Are – What We Do

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.

“The Abode’s mission is to offer all Sufis and seekers a sanctuary for spiritual exploration and community, in harmony with nature, built upon the teachings and practices of universalist, Inayati Sufism. Thus, the Abode is Spiritual in Nature, Universal in Message, and Elemental in Practice.”

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.”

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Programs at the Abode

With 350 acres of beautiful land and historic facilities, the Abode is the perfect place to attend or host your next program or retreat.

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Abode Staff and Board

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Al Bellenchia

Al Bellenchia

Executive Director
Ibrahím Pedriñán

Ibrahím Pedriñán

Director of Programs
Nasreen Linda Moayedi

Nasreen Linda Moayedi

Board Chair
Cherishmarie Church

Cherishmarie Church

Guest Services Manager

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Abode News and Views

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  • New Website Launched

      Dear Friends of the Abode, As of today, we’ve just launched the first iteration of the Abode’s new website, with many changes, additions, and optimizations to come. Please bear with us as we continue to refine our web presence over the next few days......

  • Abode Village View – Week of 7/17

    We have definitely felt the showers here at the Abode in this very wet season and continue to revel in this abundant mercy and compassion - what blessings! Many of you were here for Season of the Rose where we farewelled the IO headquarters and Bawa with his family, but the next day began the arrival of our SpiritFire friends and on Thursday, NVC. ...

  • Abode Village View, Monthly Update – July 2017

    It has been an exciting year of consolidation and rebuilding at the Abode. In preparation for this moment when Pir Zia embarks on his journey to Richmond VA, our Executive Director Al Bellenchia has begun to put into practice many of the Board’s ideals for the Abode...