News

  • 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....

  • Abode Village View – The Abode is Family

    For more than 40 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....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 8/28

    Thanks to all who joined for our Sema Friday night and our Abode Work Morning on Saturday – it was nice to see you and have great work accomplished on multiple planes! We are also thankful to our volunteers as we are now saying farewell to many volunteers who are returning to life governed by school schedules....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 8/21

    For 42 years, the Abode has endured because of you: your devotion to the vision of Pir Vilayat and the Abode’s founders and to the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan. The Abode’s Red Barn, recently dedicated and named Jami by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, is enduring as well, a beloved symbol of solidity and solidarity for all who have come on campus through the years since the Shakers erected it in 1869....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 8/14

    For 42 years, the Abode has endured because of you: your devotion to the vision of Pir Vilayat and the Abode’s founders and the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Our beloved Ra​zzaq has long been the heart of the Abode. Since the Abode’s founding, R​a​zzaq has stood as the entry sentinel to our campus, welcoming and embracing all into the core of the campus....

Photo: Hilary Benas