Do you find yourself overwhelmed with difficult emotions at times? Do the challenges of the world create fear and worry? Difficult emotions don’t have to be an impediment, they can be of great use in your spiritual journey. It’s possible to utilize experiences of depression, trauma or anxiety as a vehicle for awakening.

In this unique retreat you will learn tools for investigating and unblending from difficult emotions. You will also learn about welcoming all mindstates, and strengthening your centered presence in every circumstance. This silent Buddhist-based retreat will include mindfulness, inquiry exercises, neuro-psychological approaches, somatic/body regulation tools, sitting, walking, and time in nature. Participants around the country have found this work to be deep, experiential, and life changing.

This retreat will be led by two guides who are committed practitioners, teachers of the Dharma and also therapists. The intent of this retreat is to offer a holding space in which each participant is free to conduct open-ended investigation into arising mindstates. It is not meant to provide a psychotherapeutic container. While healing or relief from certain conditions including depression and anxiety are possible and some of the teachings and techniques offered may foster conditions for healing or positive therapeutic effects, these are neither the purpose for nor a guarantee of any particular outcome whatsoever. Depression, anxiety and other difficult mind states may present life-long challenges to practice, but these chronic afflictions can be transformed from arenas of despair into priceless grist for the mill of awakening.

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 : $210 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Sustaining fee : $230 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Supporting fee : $250 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff


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