Mindfulness of Buddha (buddhanusati) is a practice found in many places throughout Theravada, Vajrayana, and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. In this practice we generate and maintain pure thoughts of the Buddha, and this, in turn, leads naturally to samadhi and realization of true nature.
Over the course of this retreat we will learn and practice techniques for cultivating and maintaining mindfulness of Buddha. This method can be practiced not only while seated but also throughout other activities, making it an excellent fit within life in the modern world.
This retreat will be held in noble silence and is open to beginning and experienced students. The retreat content will include:
• Instruction on cultivating mindfulness of Buddha
• Pointers for entry into signlessness and developing liberating wisdom
• Question and answer sessions
• Instruction for practicing in various postures and throughout daily life
• Guidance on meditation posture and self-massage
• Optional daily qi gong
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 intended for experienced students.
Supporting fee : $ plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $ plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized fee : $ 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.)