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.
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.
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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 : $410 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $380 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff