During this five-day retreat, we will gather together to cultivate a deep awareness of ourselves through practicing a steady and compassionate attention. Insight meditation invites us to disengage from our usual enmeshment with thinking and discover an intimacy with life as it unfolds within and around us. Drawing on the supports of community (sangha), the vibrant stillness and beauty of the forest, and a lineage of wisdom and kindness, we nourish our potential for awakening, for freedom here and now. We will practice sitting, walking, and loving-kindness meditations as well as explore a natural awareness that can be increasingly present throughout all of our activities.
Keri and Tim will offer evening talks, meditation instructions, chi gong and small group meetings during the retreat to support your practice. This silent retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.
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.
Generosity Tier : $575 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $475 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $400 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.)