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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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  • Abode Village View – Week of 2/19

    "The sun, air, water, space, and fertile soil are necessary for the rose to bloom; intelligence, inspiration, love, a wide outlook, and guidance are required for the soul to unfold." - Hazrat Inayat Khan...

  • Abode Village View – Week of 2/12

    "The lover who leans upon the beloved's response, his love is like the flame that needs oil to live; but the lover who stands on his own feet, is like the lantern of the sun that burns without oil." - Hazrat Inayat Khan...

  • Abode Village View – Month of February

    Welcome to February. January, we hardly knew ye -- except for the snowy and shivering part, which we knew all too well. As we pass midwinter, we are deep into our budgeting and planning for the year. We are faced with an annual, existential question: how do we plug the budget gap that we face? This is not a new question, of course, as the Abode has long been financially unpredictable....