Abode Highlights

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.”

Supporting the Abode

Sustain the Message – Build a Sanctuary for Sufis and Seekers

Explore Giving and Membership

Our Friends Are Saying

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.

Attend a Program
Host a Program

Abode Staff and Board

Visit Our Staff Page For The Full Staff Team And Bios

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

Let’s Connect

Abode News and Views

Visit Our News Page For More

  • Abode Village View – Week of 11/13

    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....

  • Abode Village View – Month of November

    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....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 10/30

    We have just concluded our final Village Visit of the year, and together enjoyed a late fall weekend of kinship, work, food, and sharing of individual and collective stories. In other words, community. Over the past two weeks, many hands and hearts have come together at Sherdyl Manzil to begin the process of converting that space into a community café....