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 …


Ben Connelly: Inside Vasubandhu Yogacara

Join us for an evening with Zen Priest, Ben Connelly author of Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara and Inside the Grass Hut (Wisdom Publications). Wednesday May 17, 6pm Mountain Cloud Zen Center Ben will be speaking about Vasubandhu, a profoundly influential but poorly understood figure in Mahayana Buddhism and a key member of Zen lineages. Mr Connelly’s new […]

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Message from Henry: Virya, the Fourth Paramita

All we could ever find, need or want, is right here, closer than the nose on our face. Virya, the fourth paramita: determination, diligence, constancy. It connotes both not giving up, and diligent attentiveness. If we keep our eyes on practice, we are keeping them on the present moment. Then in a sense linear time […]

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The Meeting: Zen’s Challenge to An Individual, Interior Spirituality, Part 3 of 7

In the “four marks of Zen” attributed to the great ancestor Bodhidharma, Zen is identified as a “mind-to-mind transmission outside scripture.” Read Part 1 and Part 2 of The Meeting Zen Buddhism’s ancestral narrative begins when the Buddha recognizes his disciple Kashyapa as his one true successor. During an assembly on Vulture Peak attended by […]

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Photos from our April Work Retreat

Sangha members, from near and far, joined us from April 1-8 to take down cabin one and begin the first phase of our expansion project.   Thanks to Chris, Bill, Tor, Hobbs, Nancy, Ed, Henry and Maura for their dedicated work —  and thanks to anyone else inadvertently omitted. Also many thanks to Sarah for providing meals for […]

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