Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, is the art of coming to know the body and heart directly and deeply. In this process, we can discover joy, healing and an ever-growing wisdom and compassion.

This 2-day retreat will focus on the fundamentals of vipassana meditation. The meditation practice will be placed in the context of the broader Buddhist path, which moves our lives in the direction of a deepening sense of happiness, ease and fulfillment.

The retreat is designed primarily for those new to meditation or retreat practice. Guidance will be given through daily instructions, Dhamma talks, q&a sessions and small group discussions. The days will include periods of sitting, standing and walking meditation and will be held mostly in silence.

All are welcome to come learn, explore and be in the restfulness and quiet of the weekend.

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 : $200 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Sustaining fee : $230 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff

Supporting fee : $250 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff


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