Sam Ewalt from the Bluewater Community of Mindful living writes:
The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living from Port Huron is continuing to sponsor mindfulness retreats in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center in Vanderbilt north of Gaylord about a four hour drive from Detroit or Grand Rapids.
Song of the Morning is now offering accommodation in the “Domes” on a “suggested donation” basis. You may offer payment for a bed in the “Domes” as your pocketbook allows.
Song of the Morning is a beautiful, 800 acre retreat in the woods along the Pigeon River and is ideal for meditation.
We will enjoy sitting and walking meditation, morning walks to greet the day, silent meals of gratitude, dharma discussions, yoga and other activities. The sangha is the teacher.
Our fall retreat this year will be held September 11-15. Please join us for the weekend, for all five days, or just for the afternoon. The cost is a suggested fifty dollars a night or less for a bed in the dormitory “Domes”. Please feel free to offer what you can easily afford.
Some private rooms and more deluxe suites are also available at their regular rates.
Camping is an affordable option and is encouraged.
To register please visit
(please scroll down for suggested rates)
Review your choices for accommodation and register online or directly with the office at Song of the Morning, 989-983-4107. The office is closed on Mondays. Please discuss your payment options with Song of the Morning. Additional membership discounts are available.
For details please contact Sam Ewalt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-388-1419. Please note that Sam Ewalt will be on retreat elsewhere for the remainder of August and will not be available for emails and phone calls until after September 3.
The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living