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Wake Up Retreat

October 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Watering Seeds of Compassion, Clarity, and Courage

A retreat for young adults (ages 17-35ish)

What are the most precious qualities of our hearts and minds that we wish to nurture and grow strong?  How do we care for the pain and despair that we see in ourselves and the world around us? How can we build a deep inner resiliency, both individually and communally, to fearlessly engage our tumultuous world? And how do we walk a path that offers true love and bright possibilities for future generations and our precious planet?

Through peer led practices and daily teachings from seasoned practitioners, we will dive into these paramount questions of our lives, and discover new insights and strengths within using the timeless practices of sitting, walking, and eating meditation, deep listening, and conscious arts, music, and movement. Here at MorningSun, and as a community of young people, we will take refuge in each other and nature, exploring the power of mindful living and spiritual community to compassionately embrace our lives and ever-changing world.

COVID-19: Due to the pandemic, we will still uphold safety measures at MorningSun.  This retreat is open to adults who have been fully vaccinated, (if you are not vaccinated yet, or do not intend to be, please contact us to talk more about your options).  During the retreat, most activities will be outdoors to allow for safe distancing, and when indoors, all participants must be masked.  Participants will be required to sign a Covid waiver several days before attending (ensuring that there has been no contact with Covid cases in the previous week).

Accommodations: We have several rooms available in “The Barn” (beds for 7-12 people depending on whether folks are alone, or couples, or in a ‘pod’), and also camping.  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 The Barn.  You may also choose to commute in and out if you live locally.

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 vegetarian, and we do not drink alcohol, ingest intoxicants or any recreational drugs. Firearms and other weapons are not permitted in the Mindfulness Center.

Wake Up Retreat October 14-17 2021 Registration Form

Wake Up Retreat October 14-17 2021 Registration Form

Wake Up Retreat Oct 14-17 2021

Plan to arrive at 5pm on Thursday and to depart at 2pm on Sunday.

Program & Meals Contribution

(sliding scale) Includes full program and meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

Accommodation Cost

Dana (generosity)

Beyond the program fee, (which covers facilities, staff, administration and food) we ask for an additional contribution to directly support MorningSun's teachers. They guide and support our retreats in the spirit of selfless giving, to benefit all people, and they depend on this generosity for their livelihood. Our generosity also allows them to continue offering their service in the future. With a financial contribution we recognize that learning to bring mindfulness and compassion into our lives, and into our work, is one of the most important things we can do in the world.
Please consider making a contribution that is both substantially supportive to our facilitators and is one you can afford.

As a guide for an appropriate contribution, we suggest an amount between $30-120.

Total Cost

If this total is too much for you to afford, try adjusting your program and accommodation selections. If it is still too much for you to afford, please request financial assistance by checking the Financial Assistance Request box below. If you have already completed a Financial Assistance Application and received confirmation of your award please check the Financial Assistance Award box below.
(Please double check that you have selected the lowest sliding scale options for program and accommodation before making a Financial Aid Request.)
What level of assistance are you requesting?
If you require more than a 40% reduction, please email us with your request. Thank you. (Do not continue with this registration form.)
Continue registration with financial assistance applied? *
(You must check this box to confirm your request and receive the Financial Assistance you requested.)


October 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
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MorningSun Mindfulness Center
81 Rose Apple Lane
Alstead, NH 03602 United States
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