One Day retreats are a great opportunity to enjoy deep meditation and to experience support for our practice. The day includes sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, and a time for questions. There will be a break-out session for beginners to help establish their practice. The day will be held in silence—those who wish complete silence will have the ability to do so. Held in a beautiful wooded spiritual center 2 miles North of Chelsea. Link to directions
The retreat is at Michigan Friends Center, a conference facility, on a beautiful piece of woods and lakefront; you may enjoy coming early to walk the trails and see where you are. Arrivals will be greeted beginning at 8:30 AM; the program begins at 9:00 and is over at 4:00 PM. Please plan on attending the entire program.
--Bring a bag lunch for yourself; we encourage you to make it something you will really enjoy. Some beverages (tea, coffee, water) will be provided.
--Wear comfortable clothes. There is walking meditation that may occur outside.
--We take our shoes off so bring warm socks or slippers.
--If you have your own meditation pillows, by all means bring them.There will be comfortable chairs as well. For those who would like to sit on the floor, but do not have pillows, we recommend bringing two blankets – one to fold up as a pad to sit on, and one to cushion the feet.
The suggested donation for the fundraiser is $30 but any amount is gratefully accepted. You may pay at the front desk on the Day of Meditation. Checks should be made out to Michigan Friends Center. This is a fundraiser for Michigan Friends Center. The teachers receive no payment for their services. At the end of the program, there will be a dana (donation) basket for your free-will offering in Gratitude and support to the teachers.
REGISTRATION and NOTIFICATION:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 475-0942
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Michigan Friends Center address is 7748 Clarks Lake Road
Phone is (734) 475-1892.
I'll be there at 8:30 on retreat days. Please call the center phone if you need directions on your way out.
From I-94 East or West
Turn off at M-52 exit #159. Go north 2.5 miles past the town of Chelsea. Turn left at Waterloo Road. In less than a mile, the road splits two ways. Go right on Oakridge which ends at Clark's Lake Road. Turn right and find the entrance sign of Michigan Friends Center immediately on your left. Drive 100 yards of dirt road and you will find the MFC building on your left. You can park your car at either side.
Turn off M-52 exit and go south. About 15 miles past Stockbridge turn right at Clark’s Lake Road. About half a mile down find the entrance sign of Michigan Friends Center on your right. Drive about 100 yards of dirt road and you will find the MFC building on your left. You can park your car at either side.
P.O. Box 273
Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: +1 734 475 0942 Ext 3