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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.
On-site Sits in our zendo: click for the Schedule.

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Dharmatalk: Sound of Silence

“… the silence that is our very essence …” “… The reality of silence knows no birth and no death …” Description: In this talk, Migaku Sato Roshi discusses how the reality that we have the potential to awaken to in Zen is universally available to all human beings. Some indeed have this experience without […]

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Dharmatalk: The Great Matter

“… What holds us back from experiencing the boundless freedom of who we truly are? …”   Description: In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in 2020, Valerie takes up a koan in which a master asks a student struggling to attain liberation, “Who is binding you?” After searching, the student realizes, “No […]

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Dharmatalk: Is Zen Buddhist?

“… Zen is a mechanism for letting go …” “… One fruit of wisdom is not being so caught up in having our desires met …” Description: Zen draws its tradition from both Buddhism and Daoism. Many of the ancient masters rejected the notion that awakening could happen gradually. They insisted that the reality of […]

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