Service at the Abode

Paths and History

From its early days, service has been an integral aspect of the Abode’s foundation. Founded in 1975, the Abode was built on a shared ideal of service to the message given by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, and the many masters, saints, and prophets across human history. The early founders of the Abode faced many challenges, from tangible hurdles such as a lack of running water and heating to more conceptual endeavors of building and structuring a cohesive and harmonious community of spirited and enthusiastic beings.


The Abode has grown immensely over the years, and the call for service has evolved. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, volunteers and donors play an integral role in sustaining and growing the Abode’s mission. At the Abode, our volunteers can be seen beautifying the gardens, caring for the mountain and sanctuary, providing support for visitors, and much more. Abode donors have provided the support necessary for day-to-day operations, as well as larger initiatives and capital improvement projects.


If you feel called to support the Abode’s mission, please read on to explore the ways in which you can be involved.

Paths of Service


Whether a long-time friend of the Abode or a new acquaintance, volunteering is the perfect way to be directly involved in the Abode’s mission. Participants come to the Abode, first and foremost, to be immersed in the spiritual life of the community. The Abode Volunteer Experience balances focus and attention on the inner life with the outer work life, presenting an opportunity to practice “being in the world, but not of it.”

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For over 40 years, The Abode has been host to thousands of visitors seeking a place in nature to explore and live the Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan. As a non-profit organization, and especially as a spiritual institution, your support is always needed to sustain expand our activities. Just like volunteering, donations are an excellent way to support the Abode’s sustinence and growth. Through this support, the Abode can continue to expand offerings and bring our work to a larger audience of seekers.

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