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All Ages Mindfulness Retreat
July 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - August 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Settle Deeply Into Yourself and Your Life – July 30-Aug 2 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 this option).
The total cost of the retreat is made of three parts: the cost of your meals, a program fee, and accommodation. 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
- Children (age 5 and up) – $80 per child (includes meals and program fee, children 4 and under are free yet require parent supervision at all times)
- Accommodations –
- $20 per tent site for the retreat
- Please contact us about our limited indoor spaces (they are on a first come first serve basis, registration form for details).
- Commuters have no accommodation fee
Please do not let finances deter you from attending the retreat. We offer two levels of scholarship, one at 25% and one at 50% of the total cost of the retreat. If you would like to request financial assistance, please CLICK HERE and fill out the Financial Assistance Request Form. We will then contact you regarding your request for support. Thank you. (You do not need to fill out the Registration Form below)
A 50% deposit is required upon registration. Full details and information will be provided in a confirmation letter.