September equinox, 2010

September Equinox 2010

Emerald Coast Meditation Society iconAll-Day Silent Meditation

Welcome to a silent meditation retreat sponsored by the Emerald Coast Meditation Society on Saturday September 25 honoring the equinox on September 22.

Daytime and nightime hours are equal; day and night are each 12 hours long. Eight sitting meditation sessions alternate with breaks, walks, exercises, meals, and ceremonies. Guests attend some events or all-day.

Sunrise on equinox on Sept. 22 at 6:32 a.m. CDT

Actual equinox occurs at 10:09 p.m.

Full moon on Sept. 23 at 4:18 a.m., Sunrise 6:33, Moonset 6:43

 

6:15 a.m. on Sept. 25 Meditators arrive; instructions given

 

6:30-7 Meditate

7-7:40 Walk to beach, qigong standing meditation (led by Caroling)

 

7:40-7:50 Break

 

7:50-8:20 Breakfast

 

8:20-8:30 Break

 

8:30-9 Meditate

9-9:10 Slow walk

 

9:10-9:50 Walk to Eastern lake (led by Nancy)

 

9:50-10:20 Meditate

10:20-11:10 Meditative Yoga (led by Caroling)

 

11:10-11:20 Break

 

11:20-11:50 Meditate

11:50-12 Slow walk

 

12-12:40 Lunch

 

12:40-12:50 Break

 

12:50-1:20 Meditate

1:20-1:50 Refreshing breathwalk to gazebo (led by Caroling)

 

1:50-2 Break

 

2-2:30 Meditate

2:30-3:10 Heart-opening exercises and free-form movement (led by Nancy)

 

3:10 -3:40 Meditate

3:40-3:50 Slow walk

 

3:50-4:20 Tea and fruit

 

4:20-4:30 Break

 

4:30-5 Meditate

5-5:10 Closing ceremony (led by Caroling)

 

5:10 End of day

 

Sunset on equinox on Sept. 22 at 6:40 p.m., Moonrise at 6:05 p.m.

 

Follow the day with the sun.

See also Aluna Joy's Solar Wave, Season and 12 solstices and equinoxes.

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