The Buddha points to the middle way – a wisdom that understands the limitations and stress involved with both craving for things to be other than how they are and craving to be done with the challenging and ungovernable circumstances we experience in life. Retreat practice is our opportunity to see more clearly how the mind is conditioned to react to the pleasantness and unpleasantness of experience and to realize another way of relating.
It is possible to relate to experience with a fearless intimacy, allowing for a wise, kind and forgiving response to life. The teachings of this retreat will emphasize the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the liberating movement of turning toward and better understanding what is difficult, confusing and uncertain in life.
This retreat will be held in Noble Silence and will also include daily mindful Qi Gong sessions, guided lovingkindness meditations, and opportunities for small group and individual practice interviews.
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.
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.
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