Spring Mindfulness Retreat

Sam Ewalt from the Bluewater Community of Mindful Living writes:

The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living is happy to announce our annual Spring Mindfulness Retreat at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Come join us for five days of mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

This spring Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor from Chicago will join us on the weekend to offer meditation instruction and dharma talks on the Vimalakirti Sutra.

Spring Mindfulness Retreat
June 2,3,4,5,6 Wednesday to Sunday
Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center
Vanderbilt, Michigan
Mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Sponsored by The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living
with meditation instruction and dharma talks by
Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor
“The Vimalakirti Sutra and Everyday Life”

Come join us just for the weekend or for all five days.

Song of the Morning offers eight hundred acres of forest land on the banks of the beautiful Pigeon River. Surrounded by thousands of acres of state land, the retreat is deeply quiet and ideal for meditation.

The retreat begins on Wednesday afternoon and ends with a festive dinner on Sunday at 1 PM. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. Jack will be with us starting Friday afternoon and it is expected that most people will come just for the weekend.

There will be a regular schedule of meditation and other activities on all five days.

We will enjoy sitting and walking meditation, the Five and the Fourteen Mindfulness trainings, some silent meals, early morning walks to greet the sunrise, yoga, meditation instruction and dharma talks from Jack Lawlor, dharma discussions and other activities.

* Vegetarian meals

* Clean and modern accommodations

* Only forty-five dollars a night plus tax for a bed in the dormitory domes

* 15% discount for more than a three night stay

A few private rooms are available. Please see the Song of the Morning website for more information about the accommodations:

http://www.goldenlotus.org/

To reserve a private room please contact the office at Song of the Morning.

Students recieve a 25% discount and there is plenty of room for tents and campers. Camping is encouraged and is only thirty dollars a night plus tax. Two or three “loaner” tents are available.

Reduced rates are available on a limited basis by work exchange for those who can help in the kitchen. Please arrange this in advance with the Song of the Morning office.

Song of the Morning is located nine miles east of I-75 in Vanderbilt, Michigan, about a four hour drive from Detroit or Grand Rapids.

Please register for the retreat by emailing Matt Claus at the Song of the Morning office: office@goldenlotus.org or call him at 989-983-4107. The office is closed on Tuesdays.

We look forward to a wonderful retreat this spring. See you up north!

Sponsored by the Bluewater Community of Mindful Living
Port Huron, Michigan http://www.bluewaterbuddhist.org

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