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February 14 Online Afternoon of Mindfulness (special session)

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrating Spiritual Qualities of Love 
A Dharma Date with Ourselves  –
Opening our hearts to love as a source of happiness 

With Sangha Offerings from Morning Sun residential practitioners and Dharma Teachers Michael Ciborski and Fern Dorresteyn. 

The Dharma offers us many practices to support our capacity to love: ourselves, those close to us, and the world.

Schedule (Eastern Time, Turtle Island/USA):

  • 3:00 pm: Welcome to the Sangha (login encouraged 10-15 minutes earlier)
  • 3:10 pm: Guided Meditation
  • 3:30 pm: Dharma Offerings by Dharmateachers or Sangha Facilitators
  • 4:00 pm: Total Relaxation
  • 4:20 pm: Stretch and make tea
  • 4:30 Tea Meditation
  • 5:00 pm: Closing in Stillness, honoring, quiet goodbyes

During this program we will explore some of these practices offered by the Dharma. We will begin with cultivating the capacity to love and hold ourselves just as we are right now, with all of the things that we like, all of the things that we do not like, and letting go of the desire to change.  We will open to a love with tenderness that does not judge based on things like material possessions, work or success; a love that shines like a warm sun inside us without any discrimination.

We do not need a partner or family to offer us this love, it can be found inside of us. We are enough. As we develop this love inside, we can also cultivate it for others, offering our warmth, kindness and joy.

Tea Meditation:
We will also have a chance to celebrate the spiritual dimension of love in a tea meditation. During this open sharing time you may share a favorite poem or song written about the practice of love, or share a short personal experience of how you cultivate love.

This afternoon of practice will be shorter than our usual Day of Mindfulness because MorningSun will be supporting the annual New England Regional Retreat (online) the following weekend. This retreat is open for everyone, no matter your geographic location.

Logistics:

Registration form is below.

Program costs are on a sliding scale.  Registration includes a place for offering dana (financial gift) to the teachers.  Alternatively, after you register, you may make a gift through our Giving page (please designate it to the Teaching Fund). Thank you so much.

The registration form also offers an opportunity for requesting scholarship.

After you register, you will receive an email with information on how to connect from home to this online event:

Online Halfday of Mindfulness Registration Form

Online Day of Mindfulness Registration

Please choose which Day of Mindfulness you are registering for: *

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After you complete the registration, you will receive an email with the links for you to connect to the days activities from your own home. Please note that this information will be sent only to the email listed above, even if you have registered for more than one person.
The program cost does not include any dana (financial gift) for the teachers. Please enter an amount you would like to contribute to their livelihood here. Any amount, small or large, is gratefully received.
Please briefly describe your situation and why you are requesting a full scholarship.

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Pressing the Submit Button below will take you to PayPal to complete your registration. Through PayPal you can use any major credit card. We will then send you confirmation of your registration and program details or materials.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the program start date are non-refundable. All other cancellations and refund requests will be subject to a $5 administrative charge. Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.

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Date:
February 14
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

MorningSun Mindfulness Center
81 Rose Apple Lane
Alstead, NH 03602 United States
Website:
morningsuncommunity.org

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