Awareness is the natural capacity of the mind, it simply recognizes the present moment. During this retreat we will cultivate a wise and relaxed interest in awareness as it recognizes that experience is being known. It is awareness that illuminates the underlying nature of experience and the knowing mind itself. And, it is the continuity and stability of this present moment awareness that naturally leads onward to liberating insight and a more wise and compassionate engagement with all of life.
The retreat will take place in Noble Silence and include talks, discussions, guided meditations, and guided mindful movement practice. The retreat is suitable for 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.
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.
Generosity Tier : $500 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $425 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $350 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.)