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Sangha Meeting: January 19 at 10am

  On Saturday January 19 at 10am we are having our next sangha meeting for all Mountain Cloud members and friends. Much is happening at Mountain Cloud.  Please attend this sangha meeting to learn more about our projects, events and activities and to be an engaged part of our community.  Sangha members are encouraged to attend to […]

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2018 Gratitude Campaign

Dear Friends, Lucie and I went to the 4th of July Campground some weeks ago.  After we parked we walked in circles trying to find the trail head.  Other people were also looking for the trailhead. Soon we were walking with another couple searching for the way.  Something sparked and this old guy remembered where the […]

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Message form Henry: Rohatsu Reflections

What a joy it is to be able to go deeper into our human nature, then return to the world that so needs all the love and help we can give… Some reflections on our Rohatsu retreat that ended yesterday… First – as ever – it was Mountain Cloud’s strongest retreat ever! In fact, though […]

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Message from Henry: Overcoming the Unwholesome

In our contemporary culture we don’t address evil sufficiently, according to the writer Martin Shaw. That’s why we have so much of it dominating our culture. Even in the spiritual realm today we may prefer the transcendent, the exalted, the sublime over the recognition and uprooting of the unwholesome. But older cultures, oral cultures, spend […]

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Message from Henry: Doubt

The opposite of doubt is faith. Some markers of it would be: gratitude to the sangha, humility before the practice. Try not to let the demon doubt come between you and your practice. For incalculable eons, according to the old scriptures, we have labored in darkness, unable to find the way and be liberated. Now […]

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Message from Henry: Essential Unnecessary Work

Zazen…that place where nothing needs to be done… The great majority of our practice in the early years will not touch on awakening. It will be the daily, hourly, momentary commitment to try to be more aware of the present moment, to see our unhelpful tendencies, to feel the energies that drive our lives, and […]

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Message from Henry: No Knowing

The groundless ground springs forth. There is “breakthrough practice” and self-study “present moment experience” practice. Tending the garden of now. Or knocking through the walls of the house, tearing it down. It would be nice to think both kinds of practice lead to the same place, to some mythic land of redemption. Heaven, nirvana, enlightenment. […]

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