Are you pulled to realize the full abiding contentment of the heart? Do you sense that possibility now?

It is the intention of this retreat to serve the needs of the more experienced student who sincerely wishes to explore the liberating depth of the Buddha’s teachings and to encourage the next step in your growth. The retreat format will include silent sitting and walking meditation, meetings with the teacher and evening dharma talks.

Experience prerequisites for this retreat: three or more years of vipassana meditation used as your primary spiritual method; plus a total of three or more retreats of one week or longer in the insight tradition; plus a willingness to challenge oneself.


Attendance is currently capped at 24 participants, but may increase slightly depending on covid-19 conditions. Each participant is guaranteed to have a single room, and personal “safety bubbles” will be created in accordance with the current covid-19 conditions at the time to maximize individual and group health.

The following attendance prerequisites are currently in place as of this writing in order to provide the safest possible retreat environment under covid-19 conditions. In order for your registration to be accepted, we require that you:

  1. Currently follow all covid-19 health and safety protocols recommended by the CDC, including mask-wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene.
  2. Agree to abide by all covid-19 health and safety protocols in place at Cloud Mountain.

We reserve the right to amend these prerequisites and policies according to changing 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.


This retreat is intended for experienced students.


Subsidized fee : $490 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Sustaining fee : $560 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Supporting fee : $630 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.)


To learn more about a teacher, please click on their photo.