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: Unexpected Potential

…in taking out the meditation part of the old traditions and marketing it to a new population, without the general context of the tradition, can sometimes lead to unstable practice. When Asian meditation masters first started coming to the West in the early 20th century, for the most part they were practitioners who understood meditation […]

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Mindful Awareness

All conditions and experiences are valid for practice. Buddha’s teaching on mindful awareness practice is broad: it covers a lot of bases. Be mindful of body posture, of short breath, long breath, of pleasant sensation, unpleasant sensation, sensation that is neither pleasant nor unpleasant, of perceptions and interpretations, of reactions and impulses. And of mind-states: […]

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Message from Henry: Do We Need a Teacher?

…a guide who knows the terra incognita that lies beyond our known world… One model in the west: sit in a big auditorium and have someone talk to you for hours and share some nice ideas, and you will become a different, better person. You just have to go to a lecture. You don’t really […]

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Peace

If you’re at peace in yourself then people are interesting in and of themselves. When you’re not at peace in yourself then, it’s more likely that people may seem to to be potential means to an end. ~ Henry Shukman Image: Feathers by tookapic, CC0 Public Domain, Pixabay.com

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Message from Henry: No Mind

The whole world is… a projection of mind. Often in life it can happen that we find what we’re looking for. If we’re out to spot unkindness and hypocrisy, we’ll surely find them in this world. And if we’re out to see kindness and integrity, we will find them just as surely. From a Mahayana […]

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