At the heart of the Buddha’s teachings we find these two qualities of compassion and wisdom that I call “loving and letting-go”. During our days of practice together we will be touching into these qualities, bringing them more fully present through our awareness of the body and breath, and through generating the heart qualities of benevolence, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. The beautiful environment of Cloud Mountain Retreat Center will support this settling and opening. As we gradually arrive more deeply into the present moment, meeting things as they are, old patterns of holding and pushing away begin to unravel and we can rest into our direct experience with greater wisdom, insight and ease.
Our practice will be held in Noble Silence, with periods of guided meditation, and times of silent practice. There will be daily Dharma reflections, and some opportunity for Q&A. The framework for the retreat will also include chanting, and simple Buddhist ritual. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced students.
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.
This retreat is led by a bhikkhuni or ex‐nun.
Generosity Tier : $625 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.)