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!"
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!...
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....
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....