Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, is the art of coming to know the body and heart directly and deeply. The practice of attending to our moment-to-moment experience with growing interest, acceptance and care cultivates a deepening awareness and creates the possibility of true intimacy with and understanding of ourselves, others and all of life. Here, we can discover joy, healing and an ever-growing compassion and wisdom. Increasingly, we access and rest into a natural steadiness, clarity and ease that informs all aspects of how we live and respond to life’s experiences.
Grounded firmly in the teachings of the Buddha, well preserved in the Theravadin tradition, vipassana meditation is a direct and reliable path to natural, profound peace and freedom.
This 5-day retreat will include periods of sitting, standing and walking meditation and will be held in noble silence. Practice guidance will be given through daily instructions, Dhamma talks, Q&A sessions and practice discussions in small groups. Individual practice discussions with the teacher may also be available. Instruction in lovingkindness meditation will be woven into the retreat as a complement to the vipassana practice.
The retreat is suitable for those new to meditation and experienced practitioners. All are welcome.
2021 CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
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.
All participants will be required to follow all covid-19 health and safety guidelines in place at Cloud Mountain. Follow this link for comprehensive information about the specific guidelines in place at this time.
The retreat container will be constructed in accordance with the current covid-19 conditions at the time to maximize individual and group health. 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