The Five Spiritual Faculties (Confidence/Conviction, Energy, Mindfulness, Samadhi and Wisdom/Discernment) form a loop in the progression of the heart’s development along the path. The more we investigate present moment experience, the easier it is to recognize and let go of unskillful habits and open to the confidence of a loving heart and the wisdom of a discerning mind.
This retreat will include meditation instructions, periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, group meetings and Q&As with the teacher.
This retreat is appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators.
Optional qi gong practice will be offered as well.
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.)