Sacred Mountain

Beautiful Nature Retreat

Inter-faith Peace Conference meets Epic Music Festival
For a Life-Changing 3-Day Retreat in Nature
Full of Learning, Practice, and Celebration with Community

Cozy Accommodations

An Interfaith Retreat & Spiritual Center


The Abode of the Message was founded in 1975 as an experiment in living the “Message” of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the first Sufi teacher in the West.


Set on 350 acres in a historic Shaker village, the Abode’s mission is to provide a sanctuary for spiritual exploration and community, in harmony with nature. The purpose of the Abode is to provide a home for the Message and a living example of its practices in action.


Each year, the Abode hosts teachers and educators from many spiritual backgrounds, welcomes a diverse array of groups and events, conducts individual and group retreats, and sponsors interfaith classes, dialogue and programs. 


  • The Abode of the Message is approximately 2.5 hours north of New York City and 2 hours west of Boston, right on the state line between New York and Massachusetts. For GPS purposes, our address 5 Abode Road, New Lebanon, New York 12125. Our main phone is 518-794-8095 as reference.

  • Special Note: If you are driving, sometimes GPS leads people to our farm, not the Front Office. Please make sure to stay on Darrow Road as it turns into Abode Road. The first driveway on your left is Staff/Resident parking – please do not park there; the second drive is for drop-off/delivery only. Guest parking is located past the Red Barn, Jami, in the lot on the right. Check-in is in Vakil, the main office building north of the courtyard.
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