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!"
The cold and snowy weather of recent weeks has given way to a welcome respite of warmth and rays of sun. Come join us for a class, program, or meal at the Abode!...
2018 finds us a little more than half way between celebrating the Abode’s 40th anniversary and contemplating its 45th. I have of late begun to have my doubts as to the ability of the Abode to continue, and whether we will see 45 years....
Happy New Year! January is a quiet month at the Abode, with no programs and many good friends flown off to warmer places. We take this time to reflect on the year behind us (one full of changes), and grow our ideas for the year to come. On the 21st, more than a dozen Abodians met up with Stable Gate Dharma Collective for an evening of food, teachings and celebrating the return of the light....