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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
Gabriel Steadman

Gabriel Steadman

Board Chair
Cherishmarie Church

Cherishmarie Church

Guest Services Manager

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Abode News and Views

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  • Abode Village View – Week of 12/11

    Dear Friends, Winter is in full swing at the Abode! Come and share the warmth of companionship (and a hot beverage) at one of our upcoming events!...

  • Abode Village View – Month of December

    As we enter December, we have moved into the reflection and planning cycle that our slow(er) season affords us. Quietly productive is the term that comes to mind. It has been a year of change. Some of which was expected and planned for, and some which was not. Through it all, we have been moving forward, evolving to meet the needs of re-building and adapting to a world that truly needs the sanctuary that the Abode can offer....

  • Giving Tuesday at the Abode

    It’s #givingtuesday. Now in its sixth year, Giving Tuesday has become a focal point for giving back, paying forward and other acts of philanthropy and community spirit. At the Abode, we will be donating the proceeds from last week’s Thanksgiving dinner to Charlie’s Pantry, a food bank serving the community around the Abode....