The format of this supported self-retreat offers a spacious, largely unstructured daily schedule to allow participants to guide their own practice. In order to help make this the most productive period of practice possible, each participant will meet with Carole early in the retreat to discuss the most skillful ways to approach this retreat time with clarity of purpose and aspiration.
There will be two optional group meditation sessions offered daily, one in the morning and one in the evening, with optional chanting. Carole will also offer an optional daily Dhamma reflection with Q&A for the full group. Throughout the retreat, Carole will be readily available to all participants for one-on-one practice check-ins and to respond to questions as they arise.
EXPERIENCE PREREQUISITES: Three 7-day silent, residential, Buddhist meditation retreats, at least one of which was in the Theravadin/insight tradition.
Partial attendance is not offered for this retreat. Please plan to attend the full 9 days.
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.
This retreat is intended for experienced students.
Generosity Tier : $900 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $765 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $630 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.)