The Four Noble truths is the most widely known formulation of the Buddha’s teachings. This teaching invites us to explore deeply our own mind, heart, and body in order to free ourselves from suffering. The framework of the Four Noble Truths is not just an aspect of Buddhist philosophy, but a system of practices that we engage with directly, both within meditation and in our lives outside of meditation. The Buddha points us towards an experiential understanding of the nature of suffering and its cause, and offers a way to abandon that very cause, and to develop the path to freedom. This allows us to realize the end of suffering in our direct moment-to-moment experience.
This silent retreat, open to both beginners and experienced practitioners, will be dedicated to an in-depth exploration of the Four Noble Truths through our moment-to-moment practice supported by instructions, guided meditations, and dharma talks.
Carol and Greg will be assisted on this retreat by Tuere Sala.
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 : $490 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Sustaining fee : $545 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Supporting fee : $580 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff