The Brahma Viharas are an ancient Buddhist meditation practice for contacting and developing the heart qualities of our deeper nature. In this retreat we will practice all four meditations – loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. We will learn the meditations for each heart quality and spend a day on each Brahma Vihara. These are cultivated to both heal our hurt and wounded life experiences as well as orient and relax our consciousness to receiving the naturally arising qualities of an enlightened heart. These meditation practices will be presented from the perspective of a nondual awake awareness. The qualities are naturally arising in awake awareness. This is our natural, unconditioned reality. Presenting the practices from this perspective supports us in seeing their inherent value and function outside our normal “Self” perspective.

This retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators.

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.


This retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators.


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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