Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, is the art and science of learning to explore for ourselves the nature of our own minds and hearts. Through an open and caring investigation of our present moment’s experience, we deepen our ability to understand how it is that suffering or dissatisfaction occurs, and how it might be released. In engaging this ancient and time-tested process, we awaken our inherent potential for wisdom and compassion, ease and joy.

This two-day retreat with Keri Pederson will focus on the fundamentals of vipassana meditation practice as an integral part of the Buddhist path to freedom, or awakening. The quiet and simplicity of the retreat setting provides an optimal environment to receive the teachings and learn to practice in an extended, more continuous way. Although the weekend is primarily geared towards those new (or newer) to meditation, all are welcome who are willing to learn and explore.

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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