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Welcome to Mountain Cloud

To awaken, liberate and protect all beings.

Located in Santa Fe, NM, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Mountain Cloud is a meditation center offering daily sitting, weekly teaching events, and monthly retreats. All weekly events are free, no registration required.    

Getting Started with Meditation

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 is to attend our Introductory class for new meditators and to attend some of our daily meditation sessions to find out if it’s for you.  Continue Reading …

Zoom link for most regularly scheduled online sits and events:  sit.mountaincloud.org
Zoom link for the Tuesday 5pm Intro Class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87138601704
Trouble logging on to our online sits? click here for guidance.

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Dharmatalk: The Whole Earth Is Medicine

“… Koans are invitations to pass through the gate of separation …” Description: How can we learn through the pandemic crisis to let go of the sense of separateness that is the source of so many of the world’s problems? This talk takes Case 87 from the Blue Cliff Record, where Unmon states that “Medicine and […]

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Message from Henry: The Pivot

In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, the young novice monk Alyosha falls to the ground, on the night of the wake for his recently deceased beloved spiritual mentor, and has a profound epiphany. When he gets back up he knows his soul has changed permanently, and for the rest of his life he will look back on this […]

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Message from Henry: Wisdom and Awakening

Being wise and being awakened surely overlap. But they are not the same thing. We have likely all known people who were by any standard wise, but neither awakened nor interested in awakening, and perhaps that disinterest was even an aspect of their wisdom. From our July 19, 2021 Newsletter Photo by Robert Lukeman on […]

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Dharmatalk: A Koan for the World (3 of 3)

“… koan Mu can give us a glimpse of the boundless love that pervades the whole universe …” “… Whatever we’re not welcoming, that’s our great teacher …” Description: Continuing on the theme of uncertainty, this talk considers koan practice as a way of helping us find our true home in a world where nothing is […]

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The Path of Original Love, Pay Attention Interviews, Henry Shukman and Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D

Henry Shukman and Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D talk about the nature of waking up and how it relates and does not relate to love. They discuss the question “Who am I?” and how that question interfaces with awakening, original love and everyday life. Pay Attention Interviews are in-depth conversations about critical, contemporary topics, questions for which […]

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