Registration for this retreat will open at 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 9. A lottery will be drawn at 8:00 am on Tuesday, February 15, from all registrations received in our office by that time.



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.



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.)

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.


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.