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 and several teaching events most weeks. Click here for our weekly schedule.  For upcoming sesshins and special events click on Events and Retreats.

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 …

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Message from Henry: Basic Reality

The Dalai Lama says: the basic reality of all human beings is shared. It’s our oneness. And our differences are secondary. Likewise, he says our basic nature is compassion. And anger and violence are secondary.   From our June 10, 2019 Newsletter Image: Dandelion by Dewdrop157, Pixabay License  

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Generosity Campaign

Hello friends, We are so blessed to have a growing group of practitioners at Mountain Cloud, all of whom find different ways to support our beautiful adobe center and the land bequeathed to it. Everyone is generous in their own way, just as practice encourages us to be. Buddhism has “six perfections” or “means of […]

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Message from Henry: Concentration

…we see truly… Of all the seven “factors of awakening” the most important is concentration. All the contemplative traditions concur on this. If you can just get clearly and strongly focused and gathered around one point, in single-pointed awareness, you can see through. And once that happens, you can break through, and the whole structure […]

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Sangha Meeting Minutes: May 25, 2019

Thank you to all who attended our May 26 sangha meeting. Attendees are listed at the end of this report. We have three sangha meetings per year. Minutes are published on our website and will continue to be posted on our bulletin board. Brief Meditation: Led by Henry Minutes of January 2019 sangha meeting approved […]

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Message from Henry: Like a Koan

A retreat itself is like a koan — the more we let go of the self and its understandings, the more the retreat makes sense. The more beautiful and wonderful it becomes. Like a koan. What we need to do is just trust, and just let go. Message from Henry is from our May 27, […]

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Message from Henry: Authentic Fulfillment

…to be more free of “me” — and to begin to taste a far more real and profound fulfillment. The basis of what used to be called a religious life, and nowadays we might call a life of spiritual practice, is learning to stop serving the sense of self. It’s pretty radical for many of us, […]

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