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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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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 – The Abode is Family

    For more than 40 years years, the Abode has endured because of its people. People, like you, devoted to a vision, as described by Pir Vilayat: “[The Abode] is devised for people who find a need in their lives to integrate their higher ideals into everyday living, as a model for a better world to come.” ...

  • Abode Village View – The Abode is Spirituality

    Fall is here. Orange sunset, chilly nights, and turning leaves all remind us to slow down, to connect with our breath (which we can almost now see), and walk more thoughtfully. A group of residents and community members gathered Friday with new friends from Mediation Matters for a conversation on the state of the Abode, ways to move forward, and how to address the multifarious needs of this complex Abode. ...

  • Abode Village View – Month of September

    The calendar says it is still summer but anyone who has ever lived year round at the Abode or been to a Labor Day retreat knows that September brings another reality. Our warm days of summer are waning to be followed by cooler fall weather, then winter, and so on....