During this week long retreat, we will explore the mindfulness practice taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya, which is based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with an emphasis on awareness of the qualtities of mind. The practice encourages relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience, and the quality of the mind that meditates. The practice unfolds through continuity of awareness in all activities.

This retreat will provide an opportunity for retreatants to determine their own rhythms of sitting and walking practice. Much of the retreat will be structured for “self-directed practice.” Daily practice guidance will be provided through morning instructions, Dhamma talks, Q&A sessions, individual practice discussions and small group discussions, as well as through the writings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

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.


Subsidized fee : $490 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Sustaining fee : $545 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Supporting fee : $580 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

PLEASE NOTE: This retreat will accommodate 44 participants. People who have sat prior retreats with Andrea Fella at Cloud Mountain are accustomed to a cap of 24 participants, which has been due to Andrea's teaching solo. With Diana Clark assisting, there will be no cap for this retreat and people will be housed in our customary singles, doubles, triples and quads.


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