EVENT CANCELLED Mountain Cloud Zen Center is pleased to offer an Eco-dharma, non-residential workshop with Zen writer and teacher David Loy. Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm Lunch provided Cost: $150 The weekend is preceded by… Free Public Lecture, Friday May 18, 6pm Dana gratefully accepted Join David to explore these questions… Does Buddhism provide any special insight into […]
To be fully human – that’s the project. To do that, the key is dropping the self, being liberated from a constricted notion of self, forgetting self, seeing through self and its two attendants, greed and aversion. ~ Henry Shukman Image: Ocean woman by Nerivill, CC0 Public Domain from Pixabay.com
Please join us for this short retreat that begins on Friday evening June 22 and ends Sunday morning June 24. It is designed to support those new to zen retreats and will help you acclimate to extended sitting. Click here for a sample schedule. This weekend is also great for experienced practitioners to participate in a […]
Our 5-day Summer sesshin is from June 26-July 1. Join us for this period of deep practice; sink into the boundless reality of the Dharma, finding the ease and joy in being human that Dogen speaks of as the characteristics of true meditation practice. We will follow our usual timetable, beginning at 6am and ending […]
Who knows true zero? English trees in wind: leaves shaking and shimmering. The woods are like tinsel. So many shades of green. So many layers. A beech stirring in the wind, ashes giving a hoarse roar, an end-of-season rosebush waving weakly, a willow with its wands dangling and dawdling, as if trying to point to […]
We can use the climate crisis as a catalyst to acknowledge the consequences of our craving for more and more material wealth and the pursuit of power and realize we must change our assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors. A group of Dharma teachers have issued the following statement describing core Buddhist insights into the root causes […]
Saturday May 5 Celebration Ryoun Roshi cuts the ribbon… Sit and short talk with Ryoun Roshi Interior Photos… Chris Wuest manager/overseer of the entire project. Thank you Chris. Many bows!
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“… the movement into service …“ Description: Henry begins by explaining how koans are a doorway into the deepest aspects of our existence. Zen is about letting go of everything we think we know, of all our beliefs and opinions. It is a process of purification that allows for the discovery of another dimension of our existence. […]
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There is a hump we can get over, a corner we can turn, and it’s getting less mysterious by the week, as contemplative neuroscientific research keeps after it. *** The practice is multi-valent. It can meet any number of different angles and perspectives from which we might plug into it, and any number of different […]
If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? —Alexander […]