Make Mountain Cloud your practice-home through membership.

Here at Mountain Cloud, the Dharma is shared freely through countless programs — daily meditations both in person and online, a public archive of dharma teachings, weekly talks workshops and study groups, and monthly sangha gatherings. But for those who want to engage more deeply in this practice path, we have membership for our local and global sangha. Not only does this help sustain us as an organization, but it creates a special mode of engagement with our practice. 

  • Local Membership: $25.00 monthly, or $250 annually
  • Global Membership: $15.00 monthly, or $150 annually

If finances interfere with your ability to become a member, please contact us. No one is turned away from Mountain Cloud due to lack of financial means.

Membership is about deepening your commitment to your own practice, creating continuity in your dharma study, and connecting more meaningfully to a sangha. Helps MCZC thrive and continue to provide programs for free both in person and online.

Whether you are a local or global participant, make this truly special place your dharma home – this land, this “cloud zendo”, this community, this lineage – and receive several members-only benefits.

Members-Only Benefits

Study with us.. 

DOKUSAN: Members are connected with our roster of vetted Sanbo teachers for Dokusan or practice guidance including Valerie Forstman, Carolyn Seburn, Scott Thornton, and Shana Smith

EXCLUSIVE MONTHLY TEACHING: Receive an exclusive and timely monthly teaching from our network of Sanbozen Teachers. This may be a teaching from our Guiding Teacher, a live Q&A session, lecture or panel,  a message from the teacher, a practice guidance video, a special reading, etc. 

Retreat with us

DISCOUNTED STAYS: 50% discount on personal retreats and overnight stays – learn more about doing a personal retreat with us here. This discount becomes available to members after 3 months of membership.

IN PERSON RETREATS: priority for in-person participation at retreats

Nightly Personal Retreat RatesNon-MemberMember
Cottage Room$120$60
Cabin $130$65
Shared Room/Cabin $60$30
Camping $40$20
Learn more about doing a personal retreat with us here.

Grow with us…

Members are invited to share their input on important organizational decisions– they vote on our Board of Directors, provide input through polling opportunities, and have the opportunity to participate in our sangha leadership group, the Mountain Cloud Stewardship Team (launching in January 2024).

Exchange with us…

Our online platform provides access to special content like weekly teisho recordings, a place to exchange with sangha members – local and international, and opportunities to meditate live with one another, on your own schedule! 

Make practice possible for others… 

  • Free and public offerings in one year of Mountain Cloud:
    • 1,000 Hours of Online and In-Person Meditation 
    • 200 Live dharma talks, classes and events, both in persona and online
    • Over 1,500 teachings in the form of videos, podcasts, and written messages from Teachers in our online library 
    • Facilities and trails open to the public 45 weeks out of the year 
  • Membership also supports:
    • Scholarship program to remove barriers from paid programming
    • Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute bringing meditation practices to local communities, students and professionals 

If finances interfere with your ability to become a member, please contact us and we will work out something with you.  No one is turned away from Mountain Cloud due to lack of financial means.

Thank you! For any questions, contact our administrator Johanna.

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You can show your gratitude for Mountain Cloud events, retreats, podcasts and other teachings by making a one-time gift, or by becoming a supporting member.

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