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Mindful Living Weekend

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 16 @ 4:00 pm

Dear friends on the path, we are so happy to be able to practice together!

On the third weekend (of most months) you are invited to join the Mindful Living Weekend retreat program (Fri evening through Sunday afternoon). The weekend includes an orientation practice on Friday evening, the Day of Quiet Renewal (Saturday), and the Day of Mindfulness (Sunday). Our Sangha will hold a recitation of either the Five Mindfulness Trainings or the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing on Sunday morning.

There is also a gathering for the Order of Interbeing members and aspirants on Sunday afternoon.


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We have set up a registration process that allows for attending the full weekend OR just the Day of Mindfulness on Sunday:

  • FULL WEEKEND PROGRAM – Friday 7pm – Sunday 2pm (or 4pm for OI)  An opportunity to practice slowing down and returning to ourselves with gentle care, to practice mindfulness with members of the resident community and to enjoy the beautiful grounds of MorningSun.
    • Friday arrival: The program begins with arrival after dinner for orientation and sitting meditation.
    • Saturday Program: Wake in the morning to meditation and a quiet breakfast before the Day of Quiet Renewal program.  This is a day to refresh ourselves and have time for quiet reflection and meditation. The day is held in silence, and includes several sitting meditation sessions, a recorded Dharma Talk by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, guided deep relaxation, outdoor walking meditation and mindful yoga/stretching.  Please bring your own bag vegetarian lunch.  On Saturday night enjoy community dinner and evening practice with a MorningSun Happiness Gathering.
    • Sunday Program: Wake for sitting and breakfast on Sunday before attending the Day of Mindfulness. This day of mindfulness is open for everyone. It will include sitting meditation, a Mindfulness Training Recitation Ceremony, a live talk from one of MorningSun’s teachers, outdoor walking meditation, and lunch.
  • If you are a full weekend guest MorningSun will prepare your meals while you are here, with the exception of Saturday lunch (bagged vegetarian BYO) (more accommodation and meal details are on the registration form).
    • Sunday Afternoon Order of Interbeing Gathering:  After the day ends at 2pm, there will be a gathering for Order of Interbeing members and aspirants from 2:00-3:30.  During this gathering we will blend training in facilitation skills with deep looking into practices and issues pertaining to the OI community.
  • SIMPLY SUNDAY PROGRAM –  Sunday 9:30-2:00 (or 4pm for OI) A similar program to our regular Sunday practice at MorningSun with the addition of a mindfulness trainings recitation and practice guidance for deepening our practice.
    • Sunday Program: Wake for sitting and breakfast on Sunday before attending the Day of Mindfulness. This day of mindfulness is open for everyone. It will include sitting meditation, a Mindfulness Training Recitation Ceremony, a live talk from one of MorningSun’s teachers, outdoor walking meditation, and lunch.
  • If you are only attending Sunday’s Day of Mindfulness, a simple vegan meal will be provided (with GF options).
    • Sunday Afternoon Order of Interbeing Gathering:  After the day ends at 2pm, there will be a gathering for Order of Interbeing members and aspirants from 2:00-3:30.  During this gathering we will blend training in facilitation skills with deep looking into practices and issues pertaining to the OI community.


Accommodations: Depending on the time of year we have several types of accommodations.

  • Dormitory Beds:  We have several rooms available in El Cielo (formerly “The Barn”) (beds for 10-14 people depending on whether folks are alone, or couples, or in a ‘pod’).
  • Camping: Camping is also available from April through October. Our campground is primitive, with flat sandy sites, outdoor showers and outhouses. You must provide your own tent and camping equipment. Campers will also have access to the first floor toilet and clothes washing machine in El Cielo (formerly The Barn).
  • Commute: You may also choose to commute in and out if you live locally. Please register for the program below (as a commuter), and also book your local accommodations separately (you need to do both).
    • A retreat guest space at MorningSun – the Ruby Yurt, is a rental hosted within the MorningSun community. You can check availability and details here: http://rubyyurt.com
    • You may also book at other hotels and rentals offered by airbnb, vrbo, etc in the area. Please note that you need to provide your own transportation to and from MorningSun during your program if you register as a commuter.

Retreat Conduct: There will be periods of silence and periods to enjoy conversations with others. To create a gentle and quiet retreat atmosphere, we practice with the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Meals will be plant-based (vegetarian), and we do not drink alcohol, ingest intoxicants or any recreational drugs. Firearms and other weapons are not permitted in the Mindfulness Center. In order for everyone to feel respected and safe during their retreat MorningSun will not support or tolerate any act of bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment or assault. On arrival each participant must affirm these practices by signing a commitment to maintain retreat conduct.



Mindful Living Weekend Registration Form

1A 2024 Mindful Living Weekend Registration

Mindful Living Weekend Registration

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