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 MCBuild2017@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 …

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    A New Vision for Mountain Cloud: We Need Your Support!

    Sangha members, friends and supporters…. Mountain Cloud Zen Center is entering an exciting new chapter in its 31 year history. We are ...


Breaking Ground

After three years of planning, we are now ready to begin improving and expanding our facilities. Photo from our January 14 Ceremony of blessing…. taken by John Braman We will start with much needed upgrades to our infrastructure in order to meet Santa Fe County Codes, so that we can continue to use our land […]

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Teisho: Rohatsu: Mu Koan (Part 1 of 5)

The great way has no barrier There are a thousand different roads If you pass through this barrier once You will walk this universe alone.         ~ Mumon Description: In this opening talk of our Rohatsu sesshin, Henry explores the Why, What and How of the koan Mu, which has come to […]

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Message from Henry: Occupant or Host

…our practice can over time become more like the ability to play host to whatever kind of experience arises. It’s so easy to get blown off course in practice. In fact although there may be periods when we are staying true to the Path, most of the time it can be a matter of repeated […]

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Message from Henry: Dharma Reflections

Lest we think silence is the place to hide a heavy heart, remember to love and be loved is life itself, without which we are naught. -Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins In how many ways is the dharma is preached? The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra speaks of worlds composed of fragrances where the dharma is preached […]

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