Do you find yourself overwhelmed with difficult emotions at times? Do the challenges of the world create fear and worry? Afflictive emotions don’t have to be an impediment, they can be of great use on your spiritual journey. It is possible to use experiences of depression, anxiety, or trauma as a vehicle for awakening from the conditioned patterns of mind. These times of Covid are a perfect opportunity to deepen our practice together and grow spiritually.
In this retreat you will learn tools for investigating and disidentifying from mindstates and emotions. You will also learn about strengthening your centered presence in each circumstance. This silent retreat will include mindfulness, self inquiry, neuro-psychological approaches, somatic tools, sitting, walking, and time in nature.
On September 15 our new vaccine requirement goes into effect. Attendees on this retreat will be required to be fully vaccinated and at least two weeks past the date of their second shot (or first, if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). You will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival; please don’t submit verification before that.
With the vaccination policy in place we will allow participants to remove their masks if they so choose.
A medical exception is in place to allow registration for those with a letter from an MD verifying the medical nature of the exemption. This exception and the accompanying documentation must be provided at the time of registration.
We will be housing participants in retreats after September 15 in single and double rooms, following Cloud Mountain’s customary practice of assigning housing based on registration order. The earliest registrants will be assigned to our single rooms. When the singles have been filled we will assign registrants to doubles.
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 according to changing 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 : $210 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $240 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Supporting fee : $270 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.)