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Stephen Batchelor: Sunday June 25, 4:30pm

Join us for Stephen Batchelor’s visit to Mountain Cloud. Come early to get a seat and hear this inspiring dharma teacher. 4:30pm Sunday June 25 Cost is free Dana appreciated Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving […]

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Work Retreat: June 4-10, 2017

Experience the tangible results of working with your hands. Put yourself into our land. Enjoy a community of action. Join us for a work retreat at Mountain Cloud from June 4 – 10. Come for the entire week, or for one or more days, or for a morning or an afternoon. Cost is Free and meals are […]

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The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works with Shinzen Young

Join us for an illuminating day of meditation, lecture and discussion about the Science of Enlightenment with American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant Shinzen Young. July 8, 10am-4pm $65 for the day, lunch provided Register early to ensure a spot! Scholarships available, contact our registrar Johanna for details. Shinzen’s systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching […]

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Sanbo Zen & Unconditional Well Being, Video Clip

It’s not so much that are our existence is separate, it just IS other beings. Henry Shukman briefly previews Sanbo Zen … and shares his thoughts on where/how “unconditional well being is to be found.” He is interviewed by Mountain Cloud board member Chris Hebard “Zen derived from a Chinese word Chan, which derives from […]

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Teisho: Buddha’s Heart

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If you put store in things that are not permanent you will never find peace… everything in our sense experience is one river of lightning Description: This talk focuses on “heart.” Henry recaps Shakymuni’s awakening. After years of grueling and ultimately unsuccessful austerity practices, Shakymuni recalled a buried moment from childhood where he was sitting calmly […]

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Message from Henry: Love, Gratitude, Humility

…[the practice] will also hold up a mirror time and again, to show us what we would rather not see. Zen is not just about waking up, but growing up. “Owning our stuff.” Being prepared to recognize our interpersonal and emotional habits. Going through the gritty work of not immediately projecting our “stuff” onto others […]

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Sanbo Zen: Yamada Ryoun Roshi

Nurturing and supporting “kensho”, realization of the way in Zen, is Sanbo Zen’s primary mission. It may be the only practice dedicated solely to awakening, followed by the complete integration of that direct experience into every aspect of life. It’s goal is to deepen and perfect the clarity of this direct experience. Who is this guy? This […]

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Teisho: The Three Treasures

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I return full-heartedly to the Buddha I return full-heartedly to the Dharma I return full-heartedly to the Sangha ~ Henry’s Translation of Ti Sarana Description: In this episode, Henry gives further background and context on the levels and possibilities of Zen practice. Broadly speaking, there are three kinds of practice at Mountain Cloud. Each layer corresponds […]

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