In a lifetime, we experience so many different situations and circumstances. How can we infuse the Dhamma into every one of them? Fortunately, the Buddha gave us many guidelines and methods for this. He often spoke about how a Noble Disciple thinks, speaks and acts in everyday life experiences. We will rely on these teachings from the Pali Suttas to explore our own challenges and develop practices and habits for infusing every aspect of our lives with Dhamma, for our own benefit and for the benefit of others.
The retreat will take place in Noble Silence and include daily meditation instructions, Dhamma talks, Q&A and practice meetings with the teachers. This retreat is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditators. Its format is designed to give those who want more structure the framework and support they need, and to give seasoned practitioners the freedom and flexibility to guide their own schedule.
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.)
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.
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 led by a bhikkhuni or ex‐nun.
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.)