Love in Action:
MorningSun’s Summer Staff Practice Retreat
Morning Sun is opening its doors to invite friends to explore the topic of love in action, experience the joy of daily practice, simple living, friendship, and mindful working during our Summer Program Opening.
This retreat is a chance to be of service together, with a light formal practice schedule and a stronger working element than most retreats. Exploring how we can bring our deeper understanding and compassion into our work in the world.
We will be preparing, and holding the space for the other summer programs at MorningSun, (the Wake Up retreat for young adults and the All Ages retreat)
Most days will begin with sitting, stretching, chanting, and a teaching based on the 14 Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Inter-being, guidelines for an engaged mindful life written by Thich Nhat Hanh. During the Wake Up and All Ages retreats, we will participate in the daily practice of the retreat, and also hold important work tasks to help the retreat unfold with stability and joy!
Our mindful working will include: cooking meals, cleaning, making garden beds or building. Together we’ll develop our practice of working in a relaxed way with mindfulness, and experience our love in action by creating spaces at MorningSun where many adults and children will come for nourishment and healing in the future.
Mid Week, between the retreats, we will take a field trip day to explore “love in action” by visiting the inspiring and compassionate work of several businesses and non-profits nearby to MorningSun.
During free time and lazy days one can swim, canoe, hike, rest or visit nearby towns.
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 picnic tables at 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 (follow this link for more information on this option).
- 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
The Summer Staff Practice Retreat is offered on an honor-based sliding scale. In determining your level, please be aware that your financial contribution is very important to making this beautiful place and programing possible.
Week One: July 25-31, sliding scale: $150 – $350 per person per week
Week Two: August 1-7, sliding scale: $150 – $350 per person per week
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 on the retreat will be provided in a confirmation letter.