DATE : Sep 16 - Sep 21, 2022
DURATION : 5 NIGHTS - FRI - WED
COST : $350 / $400 / $450 plus dana*
STATUS : Waitlist
Registration for this retreat will open at 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 9. A lottery will be drawn at 8:00 am on Tuesday, February 15, from all registrations received in our office by that time.
Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation is a complementary practice to Vipassana (Mindfulness) Meditation. It is a formal practice originally taught by the Buddha as an antidote to fear. When we practice Metta we awaken to our own intrinsic wholeness, peacefulness and kindness and we provide an opportunity to deepen our equanimity. There will be specific instruction in Metta and in walking meditation, mindful movement/Qi Gong and a Dharma talk each day, group interviews and opportunities for discussion with the teacher. This silent retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced students of meditation.
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.
Subsidized fee : $350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $400 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Supporting fee : $450 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.)
To learn more about a teacher, please click on their photo.