Every human being wants to be happy, even though we aren’t always sure how to go about it. The stress of perpetually rearranging the circumstances of our life takes its toll. Buddha suggested that we have underestimated the capacity of our hearts. Retreat helps us remember. Together, we sit in the refuge provided by a 2600-year legacy of wisdom and kindness. Through the process of meditation, we practice pausing, looking deeply, and knowing experience as it actually is, rather than ideas about how it should be. In this stillness, we grow our capacity to love what we discover.

On this silent retreat, the teachers will offer systematic instructions in insight (vipassana) meditation, as well as in loving-kindness (metta) practice. Daily practice periods will include sitting, walking, and an optional mindful movement session. The evening talks will highlight key Buddhist teachings and their practical application to our lives. There will also be meetings with the teachers throughout the retreat to support your practice. Both new and experienced meditators are welcome.

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 : $350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Sustaining fee : $380 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Supporting fee : $410 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff


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