Annual Winter Mindfulness Retreat, Feb. 11-15

Friends, Sam Ewalt of the Bluewater Community of Mindful Living writes:

Dear Friends,

There is still plenty of room up north at Song of the Morning for our annual Winter Mindfulness Retreat in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The woods and river are lovely right now, with deep snow and deep quiet. Please join us if you can.

The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living from Port Huron has been sponsoring mindfulness retreats up north at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center in Vanderbilt north of Gaylord for over ten years now. 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 practicing sitting and walking meditation, morning walks to greet the day, silent meals of gratitude, dharma discussions, yoga and other activities. The sangha is our teacher.

Our winter retreat this year will be held February 11-15. Please join us for the weekend, for all five days, or just for the afternoon. The cost is around fifty dollars a night for a bed in the dormitory “Domes” including delicious vegetarian meals.

Song of the Morning is now offering accommodation in the “Domes” on a “sliding scale” basis. Please contact Song of the Morning regarding payment arrangements.

Some private rooms and more deluxe suites are also available at their regular rates.

To register please visit (please scroll down to see a chart with all your choices)

You can register online or directly with the office at Song of the Morning, 989-983-4107 or [email protected] The easiest way to register is by telephone so that you may discuss your payment options. Students with ID receive a twenty-five percent discount. Memberships which offer other discounts are also available.

For details about our practice at the retreat please contact Sam Ewalt, [email protected] or 810-388-1419.