The Buddha gave the Noble Eightfold Path as a way to direct our lives away from entanglement and towards true freedom. As we find ourselves moving into increasing ecological crisis and its impact on the planet and our lives, the Buddha’s teaching becomes ever more relevant and essential. Ayya Santacitta will offer teachings on this theme with an encouragement to bring the path to the whole of our experience.
The retreat will be held in Noble Silence and will include morning and evening chanting, sitting and walking meditation, and daily Dhamma teachings. There will be opportunities for group practice discussions along with Q&A during the retreat.
This retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced students.
Ayya Santacitta will be assisted on this retreat by Kate Davies. For more information about Kate, please visit her website.
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.
This retreat is led by a bhikkhuni or ex‐nun.
Generosity Tier : $600 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $510 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $420 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.)