Samatha (concentration and serenity meditation) and Vipassana (insight meditation) are two of the foundational practices of both Theravadan and Tibetan Buddhism. Many people practice one or the other, or both, but how they can work together in harmony in our practice (and off-the-cushion) is not often discussed. Join Tina to learn more about each of the practices, what each of them is cultivating in our consciousness, and how they complement each other harmoniously.
There will be meditation with instructions for both practices, dharma talks with Q&As, and group and/or individual interviews with the teacher.
No prior experience in either practice is required.
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.
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.
Generosity Tier : $600 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $510 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $420 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.)