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Abode of the Message

Abode welcome signThe Abode of the Message is a spiritual, intentional community founded by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, son of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. It is located in the Berkshire Mountains on the border between New York and Massachusetts in the United States, near the town of New Lebanon, New York. Its conference center facilities host many Sufi Order activities, including the annual Summer Gathering.

The Abode of the Message is located about seven hours drive from Toronto, and we post some of the major Abode events on our website.

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Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Gayan

Little daisies, why do you keep so close to earth?
–Because earth is the home of all mortal beings.
Little daisies, what gospel do you preach?
–Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Little daisies, for what are you here?
–To reflect heaven on earth.
Little daisies, what is your daily duty?
–To console the hearts that are trodden upon.

— Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan - Tanas