“The human body, at peace with itself,
is more precious than the rarest gem.”
During this three-day silent retreat, we will practice gathering and settling our minds and turning toward the present moment’s experience with awareness and caring interest. The practice of insight meditation allows us to see clearly the nature of the habit energies that often drive our thoughts and cloud our hearts, and reveals a different way of understanding and relating to ourselves and others. A gradual deepening of wisdom, ease, and love is the natural result. Coming out of the swirl of self-preoccupation and speed, the heart opens and remembers the possibility of freedom.
This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. The quiet and simplicity of the retreat setting provides an optimal environment to receive the teachings and learn to practice in an extended, more continuous way. Keri will offer specific instructions for sitting, walking, and loving-kindness meditations, as well as evening talks and small group meetings.
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.
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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.)