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.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help with some of the construction for our building plans. We encourage you to get involved and help us. Please contact Chris Wuest at BuildMC2017@gmail.com to let us know that you would like to participate.

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

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 …


The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works with Shinzen Young

Join us for an illuminating day of meditation, lecture and discussion about the Science of Enlightenment with American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant Shinzen Young. July 8, 10am-4pm $65 for the day, lunch provided Register early to ensure a spot! Scholarships available, contact our registrar Johanna for details. Shinzen’s systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching […]

Continue Reading 0

What is a Koan?

The koan is a little nugget of something an awakened master did during his time. ~ Henry Shukman Henry Shukman, answers the question: What is a koan? The text is taken from a 2-minute video clip from an upcoming full length feature film on a conversation between Henry Shukman and Chris Hebard about Zen and more. The word koan actually means […]

Continue Reading 0
zendo meditation sitting

Teisho: Sesshin Day 1, Koan Mu (Jôshû’s Dog)

“This is a practice of allowing and loving.” Description: This teisho is the first of the Spring 2017 sesshin. Traditionally, the first talk, during sesshin, is about the first koan, Mu, or “Jôshû’s Dog.” Henry begins by discussing prostrations and poses the questions, what does the term “buddha” mean?, which leads into why do we do […]

Continue Reading 0

Message from Henry: Seize the Jewel

We’re not here for us. We’re here to dispel illusion – our own primarily, and then we see where we go from there. Sometimes we think we like practice, we know what it is and believe it’s good for us. We have no idea. The dragon sleeps with the mani-jewel in its jaws. The wish-fulfilling […]

Continue Reading 0
consciousness zen

Teisho: Tokusan and Consciousness

We are born into this life, and we can decide that we know certain things about it. We can become convinced that we know enough… and therefore stop noticing that we have absolutely no idea what this is. Consciousness is Zen’s realm.     ~ Henry Shukman Description: What is this experience called life? What is […]

Continue Reading 0

Pin It on Pinterest