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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 10/16

    The past weeks have been a whirl of energy, activity, and generosity. The Abode Summer Appeal concluded last week, coinciding with the culmination of our 2nd annual Abode Weekend community celebration....

  • Abode Village View – The Abode is Hands to God

    Thanks to all who joined us for the 2nd annual Abode Weekend. We shared stories, planned initiatives, visions for the future, and appreciation for all who call the Abode the home of their heart....

  • Abode Village View – Month of October

    October is here, and the season is finally turning from summer to fall. Daylight is ebbing, and autumnal air has filtered into the Abode, after an unusually warm September. Our program season has started to ebb as well, after a very active and energetic spring and summer....