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.

Due to Covid 19, our regularly scheduled sits,
classes and dharma talks are now offered online.

All weekly events are free, no membership or registration required.
Please join us.

Click here to see our schedule of online sits, classes and talks.

To participate in our online sits and events, click on this zoom link:


Trouble logging on to our online sits? click here for FAQ and guidance.

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. We offer an online Introduction to Meditation Class every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm MT which provides instruction and support for new meditators.  Continue Reading …

Our guiding teacher is Henry Shukman and Valerie Forstman has recently joined us as Mountain Cloud’s second teacher. Both Henry are Valerie are Associate Zen Masters of the Sanbo Zen lineage.  Continue Reading …


Virtual Zendo – FAQ

Welcome to our Virtual Zendo While we are closed during the corona-virus outbreak, we have created a virtual zendo using Zoom.  Our daily sits and weekly intro classes are free and open to all.  For retreats we request a payment (sliding scale), but all are invited, not just members. This page… Answers frequently asked questions about zoom […]

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Yasodhara and the Buddha, Vanessa Sasson (Video)

Watch this lively and informative talk with Vanessa Sasson, author of the Novel, Yasodara and the Buddha. Sasson is a teacher, practitioner and scholar who has studied the the life of Siddhartha and has pieced together much thoughtful and engaging information about his wife Yasodara, and their relationship. Maria Habito introduces Vanessa at the beginning […]

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Dharmatalk: Residing in Present Moment Experience: Original Love One – Mindfulness (4 of 4)

“… residing in present moment experience …” Description: Final talk from the Original Love One Retreat. Henry concludes this series of talks on original love one. Residing in present moment experience and eventually becoming this moment, once the hindrances that stand in the way of how we experience the present moment are resolved. And, here’s […]

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Ultimate Health Podcast: Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening, Henry Shukman

Jesse Chappus interviews Henry Shukman for his show, the Ultimate Health Podcast. While focusing on Henry’s recent book, One Blade of Grass, their wide ranging conversation covers many topics including meditation, self-acceptance and self-love, awakening and what it is, consciousness, the path to Zen and Henry’s own awakening experience. The Ultimate Health Podcast is hosted […]

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