News

  • 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....

  • Abode Village View, Summer Appeal Edition

    Dear Friends of the Abode, Less than three years ago the Abode was on the verge of collapse. After 40 years of existence as both a spiritual and physical home to people, belief and practice, the Abode I cherish and hold in my heart was fast approaching becoming little more than a halcyon memory....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 7/31

    Happiest of summers and almost-August! It is Saturday afternoon and I am literally (and literarily) writing this under the apple tree in front of Razzaq, a cardinal chirping, and bees buzzing behind me. This is truly a glorious place!...

  • Abode Village View – Week of 7/24

    There is so much happening at the Abode these days! Please join us at the Abode tonight (Sunday, July 23) for a Feldenkrais workshop with Mary Armentrout, current art resident at Mall of Found, founded by Sarah Steadman....

  • New Website Launched

      Dear Friends of the Abode, As of today, we’ve just launched the first iteration of the Abode’s new website, with many changes, additions, and optimizations to come. Please bear with us as we continue to refine our web presence over the next few days......

  • Abode Village View – Week of 7/17

    We have definitely felt the showers here at the Abode in this very wet season and continue to revel in this abundant mercy and compassion - what blessings! Many of you were here for Season of the Rose where we farewelled the IO headquarters and Bawa with his family, but the next day began the arrival of our SpiritFire friends and on Thursday, NVC. ...

  • Abode Village View, Monthly Update – July 2017

    It has been an exciting year of consolidation and rebuilding at the Abode. In preparation for this moment when Pir Zia embarks on his journey to Richmond VA, our Executive Director Al Bellenchia has begun to put into practice many of the Board’s ideals for the Abode...

  • Abode Village View – Week of 7/3

    As we near the end of Season of the Rose, we'd like to thank all of our new and familiar friends who were able to join us for the annual Inayati Sufi Summer School. For the past four days, Season of the Rose guides, teachers, and participants have had the opportunity to explore the theme of the Spirit of Guidance together as a community at the Abode....

  • Abode Village View – Week of 6/26

    It's been a joyous and active week hosting our BaitCon friends, Wild Woman Project’s New Moon Circle, Dances of Universal Peace, New Moon Ziraat Lodge, and Eid Al’Fitr celebrations....

Photo: Hilary Benas