Loading Events

« All Events

Sangha Building and Facilitation Retreat

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - May 31 @ 2:00 pm

This Retreat will offer us an opportunity to explore the beauty and challenges of Sangha building.


Thich Nhat Hanh’s life was dedicated to building community, recognizing the essential healing, joy and strength we gain by creating a practice community. A place of refuge and well being for our self, new practitioners and future generations.

There are many tools and insights we can cultivate in order to support a strong and happy community of practice.

We will explore these elements of community building as well as go step by step through developing skills for facilitating the practice. With the guidance of Dharma teachers and experienced sangha builders, there will be detailed descriptions of the meaning and practical steps for facilitating different practices, as well as chances to practice, ask questions and learn together.

Retreat Logistics:
Arrival for the retreat is Thursday, May 28th, from 3pm to 6pm
Departure is on Sunday after lunch on May 31st, at 2pm.

You will receive confirmation of your space upon registration and receipt of payment. (Registration Form is below)

There are three parts to the program cost:

  1. The program itself (offered on an affordable sliding scale: $140 – 280)
  2. Accommodations (costs vary from camping ($30) to dormitory rooms ($115))
  3. Dana (sliding scale contribution towards the compensation of the facilitators, suggested between $50-150)

Please begin to fill out the registration form to calculate your total retreat cost.

Financial Assistance: Anyone who wishes to attend the retreat will be welcomed, no matter of financial ability. You can make a Financial Assistance Request within the Registration Form itself.

Sangha Building Retreat May 28-31 2020 Registration Form

Sangha Building and Facilitation Retreat May 28-31 2020

Plan to arrive at 5pm on Thursday and to depart at 2pm on Sunday.

Program & Meals Contribution

(sliding scale) Includes full program and meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

Accommodation Cost

Dana (generosity)

Beyond the program fee, (which covers facilities, staff, administration and food) we ask for an additional contribution to directly support the retreat teachers. They guide and support the retreat in the spirit of selfless giving, to benefit all people, and they depend on this generosity for their livelihood. Our generosity also allows them to continue offering their service in the future. With a financial contribution we recognize that learning to bring mindfulness and compassion into our lives, and into our work, is one of the most important things we can do in the world.
Please consider making a contribution that is both substantially supportive to our facilitators and is one you can afford.

As a guide for an appropriate contribution, we suggest an amount between $50-150.

Total Cost

If this total is too much for you to afford, try adjusting your program and accommodation selections. If it is still too much for you to afford, please request financial assistance by checking the Financial Assistance Request box below. If you have already completed a Financial Assistance Application and received confirmation of your award please check the Financial Assistance Award box below.
(Please double check that you have selected the lowest sliding scale options for program and accommodation before making a Financial Aid Request.)
What level of assistance are you requesting?
If you require more than a 40% reduction, please skip to the link at the bottom of the page labelled "Financial Assistance Application". (Do not continue with this registration form.)
(award cannot exceed total cost of retreat)
Continue registration with financial assistance applied? *
(You must check this box to confirm your request and receive the Financial Assistance you requested.)


Click through here to fill out a Financial Assistance Application


MorningSun Mindfulness Center
81 Rose Apple Lane
Alstead, NH 03602 United States
+ Google Map

Comments are closed.