DATE : Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2021
DURATION : 5 NIGHTS - FRI - WED
COST : $350 / $400 / $450 plus dana*
STATUS : Waitlist
During this five-day retreat, we will gather together to cultivate a deep awareness of ourselves through practicing a steady and compassionate attention. Insight meditation invites us to disengage from our usual enmeshment with thinking and discover an intimacy with life as it unfolds within and around us. Drawing on the supports of community (sangha), the vibrant stillness and beauty of the forest, and a lineage of wisdom and kindness, we nourish our potential for awakening, for freedom here and now. We will practice sitting, walking, and loving-kindness meditations as well as explore a natural awareness that can be increasingly present throughout all of our activities.
Keri and Tim will offer evening talks, meditation instructions, chi gong and small group meetings during the retreat to support your practice. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.
2023 CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
A vaccination requirement is still in place for all participants on this retreat. Follow this link for more information about the vaccine requirement, including an avenue for medical exemption.
Participants will be housed in single sleeping rooms.
We require the following schedule of rapid testing with negative results: 1) on the Tuesday prior to the retreat stat; 2) on the Friday start-day of the retreat; and 3) on Monday during the retreat for any retreats longer than 3 nights.
We continue to require all retreatants, **teachers and staff to remain masked until all participants conduct the Monday testing with negative results. At that point masking becomes optional. (**With consent of the group, teachers will teach without masks starting the first night but remain masked along with the group at all other times.)
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 : $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.