Sunday Practice Gatherings

10AM to 2PM every Sunday we gather for a combination of practice activities including sitting and walking meditations, mentoring and sharing circles, mindful meals, singing and more.
These gatherings are held in the meditation hall at MorningSun. The address is 655 Gilsum Mine Rd. There is a half-mile rough gravel driveway after the turn off of the main road.
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Community Weekends

During many months throughout the year we hold a Community Weekend. All day Saturday is a community work day on the land with picnics and a light meditation schedule. All day Sunday is a Day of Mindfulness Practice, each month with a different theme. All are welcome to attend.

We have camping and several indoor spaces for overnight accommodations for those who wish to stay at MorningSun on Saturday night during Community Weekends.

To reserve accommodation, please contact us directly using our visitor form


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Planned Community Weekend Dates:

October 12-13, 2013

November 9-10, 2013


Yoga Workshop

MorningSun is co-hosting with Molehill a yoga workshop next Saturday, June 28. Please join us for some refreshing asana, pranayama, and deep relaxation on Saturday in the MSun meditation hall.

We will also have our Day of Mindfulness the next day, Sunday, June 29.

molesky yoga

Wake Up Camp Out July 17-20 2014

Join us for a special retreat for young adults – ages 18-35ish – co-sponsored by MorningSun and Wake Up NY

Amidst the challenges of life, we strive to find our direction, to make a difference, to create loving relationships, community, and happiness.

In this retreat, with mindfulness practice and meditation as a base, we will be looking into our experiences of these challenges, and with the guidance of experienced teachers and each other, finding ways to address them from a place of peace and clarity within.

We will be sharing daily meditation, mindful meals, listening to teachings, hikes in the forest, and discussions, as well as have time to enjoy swimming, music-filled bonfires, starry nights, and canoeing – surrounded by 240 beautiful acres of  MorningSun Community.

Program begins on the evening of Thursday, July 17th and ends mid afternoon on Sunday, July 20th.

We will be camping and sharing healthy meals prepared in a rustic outdoor kitchen and usually eaten on the beach of our “Blueberry Pond”. Outhouses and solar hot water showers will be available. Gatherings will be held in our small straw-bale meditation hall.

Program Fees
The total cost of the retreat is made of two parts: the cost of your meals and a program fee. The first is exactly the cost MorningSun spends on providing meals. The program fee supports our staff, program supplies, and other organizational costs.

  • Meals  –  $80
  • Program fee – sliding scale $50-$100  (you decide based on your life circumstance:)

If you need a scholarship, please let us know.

Attending Both Summer Retreats
It is possible to attend both the Wake-up (July 17-20) and All-ages (24-27) Retreats at MorningSun this summer.  Camping and/or accommodations are available in the region for Mon-Wed (July 21-23) between retreats.  (If you have previously spent time at MorningSun, you may be able to camp on-site between retreats, please include such a request in your registration below.)

A $50 deposit is required with your registration.  Full detail and information on the retreat will be sent in a confirmation letter.

Registration Opening Soon…

All-Ages Mindfulness Retreat July 24-27 2014

Settle Deeply Into Yourself and Your Life – July 24-27 with MorningSun’s Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Held in a peaceful and joyous community atmosphere, we will share meditation, mindful meals, group discussions, walking meditations in the forest and listening to teachings of Dharmateachers in the Plum Village tradition.  Together we will explore how to to bring mindfulness practice into our daily lives.

The beautiful property also offers a chance to enjoy quiet time in nature, or refresh yourself swimming and canoeing on the pond.

Our annual Ceremony of Compassion will be held on Saturday evening and is open for outside guests to join us, it will include chanting and releasing prayers with floating candles onto Blueberry Pond.

We hold a ceremony to transmit the Five Mindfulness Trainings early on Sunday morning if there are requests to do so.

A children’s program will be available for families with children. It will blend meaningful mindfulness practice for young people with creative projects and summer fun.


Most of us will be camping, with a few rustic rooms available. Healthy vegetarian meals will be served from our outdoor kitchen and usually eaten on the beach. Outhouses and solar-hot-water-showers will be available.  Gatherings will be held in our straw-bale meditation hall. There is also the possibility of staying at a nearby eco bed and breakfast for those who would prefer (please contact us for more info on thus option).

Program Fees
The total cost of the retreat is made of two parts: the cost of your meals and a program fee. The first is exactly the cost Morning Sun spends on providing meals. The program fee supports our staff, program supplies, and other organizational costs.

Per adult cost:

  • Meals – $80
  • Program fee – $90
  • Each Child cost (age 5 and up) – $80 (includes meals and program fee, children 4 and under are free yet require parent supervision at all times)
  • If you need a scholarship, please let us know.

A $50 deposit required upon registration.  Full detail and information will be provided in a confirmation letter.

Registration Opening soon….

Fall Family Retreat – Dates TBA

Each year MorningSun offers a Fall Family Retreat (usually in September), fun-filled mindfulness practice and celebration of Autumn for adults, families, and children.  Everyone is welcome. Our children’s program serves kids from 4-12 and the teen program serves kids from 13-18.

The program combines:Fall Family Mindfulness Retreat Photo

  • meaningful activities for the whole family
  • fun-filled creative program for children
  • and engaging and social program for teens
  • teachings, discussions, yoga, meditation and relaxation for adults

MorningSun’s Family Programs are described by parents as “deeply nourishing” and “so important”.

Dates and registration coming soon….