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~Song of the Morning~
September 2004

Pictures from our weekend of mindfulness at Song of the Morning

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All pictures on this page by Dan Smafield

Winter Mindfulness Retreat February 2010

This winter we will offer an optional multi-day extension of our regular weekend retreat.
Enjoy up to five days of mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh with 
sitting and walking meditation, some silent meals, dharma discussion, recitation of the 
Five and the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, networking with statewide meditation groups 
and other activities.

 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
 Song of the
Morning Yoga Retreat Center
 Vanderbilt, Michigan 49795

It is expected that most people will come just for the weekend with our usual schedule 
starting at 5 PM Friday through our concluding Sunday Dinner at 1 PM. We will also offer 
meditation and activities Wednesday afternoon, and all day Thursday and Friday. Come when 
you can and stay as long as you like. 

The cost for the retreat is forty-five dollars a night plus tax for a bed in the “Dormitory Domes” 
including meals. If you stay more than three nights you will receive a 15% discount. Some 
private rooms are available for an additional cost through the Song of the Morning office.

Come enjoy the deep quiet of the north country in wintertime. Song of the Morning offers eight
hundred acres of forest land astride the pristine
Pigeon River and is ideal for meditation. It is about 
a four hour drive from
Detroit or Grand Rapids. The accommodations are clean and comfortable 
with heated rooms and extra blankets. Meals will be vegetarian.

Please register directly with Song of the Morning, office@goldenlotus.org, 989-983-4107 http://www.goldenlotus.org.  No deposit required.

Sponsored by The Bluewater Community of Mindful Living
Port Huron, Michigan http://www.bluewaterbuddhist.org
Contact: Sam Ewalt,
Community of Mindful Living Directory http://www.iamhome.org
Directory of
Michigan Buddhist Groups http://michiganbuddhist.com