When we experience mental and emotional agitation, unhappiness, and stress, it is because our minds are in a distorted state. Pristine Mind is free from stress. It is filled with unconditional happiness. It is our natural state of mind.
To find happiness within ourselves, first we need to uncover our own Pristine Mind and learn how to maintain it through meditation and live with it throughout our everyday lives.
This special meditation retreat is designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the total transformation of our world.
In this in-depth retreat, renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche uses simple language based on teachings from his book, Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness, to provide precise, experiential instructions drawn from the Dzogchen mind-class teachings that make this life-transforming realization attainable for all. The retreat will focus on practical meditation instructions and will introduce the way these methods fit together to reconnect us with the unconditional happiness that lies within us.
Through a combination of teaching, guided meditation, and opportunities for questions and answers, you will learn a full tool kit of techniques for working with your mind to reduce anxiety and stress, enhance your happiness, effectiveness, and relationships, and reconnect with your natural state of mind. These methods are deeply relevant whether you are just seeking a happier life or are pursuing the spiritual journey all the way to enlightenment.
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.
All participants will be required to follow all covid-19 health and safety guidelines in place at Cloud Mountain. Follow this link for comprehensive information about the specific guidelines in place at this time.
The retreat container will be constructed in accordance with the current covid-19 conditions at the time to maximize individual and group health. 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 : $230 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Supporting fee : $250 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff