“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.)
2021 CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
A vaccination requirement is in place for all participants on this retreat. Follow this link for more information about the vaccine requirement, including an avenue for medical exemption.
All participants will be housed in single sleeping rooms.
We will continue to require all retreatants, staff and teachers to remain masked throughout the retreat.
The retreat container will be constructed in accordance with the current covid-19 conditions at the time to maximize individual and group health. All participants will be required to follow all covid-19 health and safety guidelines in place at Cloud Mountain. We reserve the right to adjust expectations of acceptable behaviors within the retreat environment to respond most appropriately to covid-19 conditions. 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.
Subsidized fee : $210 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $255 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Supporting fee : $300 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.)