In Buddhism’s coming to the West, several key teachings—such as body-contemplation, a colorful cosmology, death-recollection, and descriptions of enlightenment—have been dismissed as cultural baggage, incongruous with modern understandings. Many of these, however, represent meaningful parts of the Buddhist path, and their omission can limit our practice. Plus, some of them (celestial beings) are fun! Using the breath as a basis, participants will learn to engage with techniques the ancients thought essential, but which you might not find on Headspace. (Don’t worry, no need to believe in devas!)
Ajahn Nisabho will offer talks, meditation instructions, and interviews. This retreat will be held in Noble Silence. It is suitable for meditators of all experience levels.
Partial attendance is not offered on this retreat. Additionally, please consider attending this retreat only if your current life circumstances allow you to engage in an important modern renunciation practice of staying offline and off phone/text during the entire course of the retreat (some exceptions related to pressing family situations may be granted.)
CURRENT COVID-19/PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS:
Cloud Mountain continues to take endemic covid-19 seriously as a public health risk in the retreat environment. Masking and rapid testing requirements are in place.
Please follow this link for UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
Scholarship funds are available on all retreats to assist those with financial challenges. For more information, read the Scholarship section of our overview information.
Supporting fee : $ plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $ plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized fee : $ plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Following in the Buddhist tradition, none of your registration fee will go to the teacher(s). Please consider offering teacher dāna at the event to support their livelihood. (Dāna is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. You can find more information about this way of offering the teachings and the "economy of gifts" on our Donation page.)