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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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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.

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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 – Week of 1/15

    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!...

  • Abode Village View – Month of January

    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....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 1/1

    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....