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Michael Taft, Guest Speaker, Thursday August 5, 5:30pm

Michael Taft is a maverick meditation teacher, bestselling author, and host of the podcast, Deconstructing Yourself.  Michael will be giving the dharma talk in our virtual zendo this week. Join us on Thursday August 5 5:30pm sit 6pm dharma talk  Zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org As a mindfulness coach, Michael specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in retreats, […]

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Saturday Morning Stillness, August 7

Learn to meditate with Valerie Forstman at Saturday Morning Stillness, 9am to noon The class is not a series, but attend as many as you want for support. Suggested donation is $5-$15 If finances are a challenge, let your presence be your donation. Join the class with our zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org The class will include detailed […]

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Dharmatalk: Being Open to Help

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“… to learn to surrender to forces beyond our control …” “… From the Zen point of view, every moment is holy …” Description: In continuing the discussion about levels of Zen practice, this talk looks at the level of tariki, “other power.” Whether we adhere to a religious outlook or not, it is easy to see […]


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Dharmatalk: The Whole Earth Is Medicine

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“… Koans are invitations to pass through the gate of separation …” Description: How can we learn through the pandemic crisis to let go of the sense of separateness that is the source of so many of the world’s problems? This talk takes Case 87 from the Blue Cliff Record, where Unmon states that “Medicine and […]


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Message from Henry: The Pivot

In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, the young novice monk Alyosha falls to the ground, on the night of the wake for his recently deceased beloved spiritual mentor, and has a profound epiphany. When he gets back up he knows his soul has changed permanently, and for the rest of his life he will look back on this […]

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