Welcome to Mountain Cloud

Located in Santa Fe, NM, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Mountain Cloud is a meditation center, offering daily sitting and several teaching events most weeks. Click here for our weekly schedule.  For upcoming sesshins and special events click on Events and Sesshins.

Getting Started

Meditation has proven benefits. More energy, more concentration, more peace, more love, more joy, more presence, more kindness.  The easiest way to get started in a meditation practice and find out if it’s for you, is to come by on a Wednesday afternoon at 5pm for a one-hour Intro to Zen class. We run these weekly and year-round. Continue Reading …

Our teacher is Henry Ryu-un Shukman, an Associate Zen Master of the Sanbo Zen lineage. Continue Reading …

Henry

Message from Henry: The Force of Awakening

…we can awaken to the fact that all aspects of our experience, and our responses and reactions to experience, are empty, hollow and insubstantial… Once our practice has passed a certain point, it’s as if nothing can withstand the force of the present moment, of the Dharma, of now. It’s as Tahui said: the Dharma […]

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Dharmatalk: Koan Study: Why Bother?

“… a glimpse of another order of things, in an experience of awakening from the “dream” of what we have taken our lives to be …” Description: This talk is about why and how we study koans. Practice often begins with mindfulness training, with the breath as our focus as well as other aspects of present-moment […]

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New Year’s Message from Henry

Dear Friends, When we find the Dharma, we don’t need anything else. Wealth, status, good name, comfort — they lose whatever hold they may have had. In effect, they vanish. Once we really find the Dharma, we don’t even need life any more. We don’t even need the Dharma any more, because at last it’s […]

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