During this winter retreat, we will cultivate a deep awareness of ourselves through steady and compassionate attention. Insight meditation invites us to disengage from our usual enmeshment with thinking and discover a sensitivity and intimacy with life. Through this practice based in stillness, our hearts awaken. We will practice sitting, walking and loving-kindness meditation within the quiet beauty of the woods in winter.
Tim will offer evening talks, meditation instructions, and small group interviews to support your practice. This silent retreat is suitable for meditators of all experience levels.
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.
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Scholarship funds are available on all retreats to assist those with financial challenges. For more information, read the Scholarship section of our overview information.
Supporting fee : $500 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $425 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized fee : $350 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.)