We are living in a time of climate chaos, AI, declining trust and frightening uncertainty. As our old cultural narratives are dissolving, we are called to navigate the world differently.
By working with these four meditations:
• Contemplation of the Body
• Recollection of the Buddha
• Metta Meditation
• Refection on Death,
we are facing the limitations of human life on a fnite planet, while acquainting ourselves with its highest potential for awakening. These practices protect us from getting lost in hopes and fears, supporting us to outgrow human-centric stories of mastery and thereby weaving ourselves back into the fabric of life.
At an evolutionary threshold like this the Buddha’s teachings are a formidable anchor to keep us grounded while our world is moving, and we are forced to move with it.
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 : $750 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $570 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $480 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.)