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Weekend Introductory Retreat: October 18-20

Join us for this weekend retreat beginning on Friday evening  October 18, 2019 and ending at lunch-time on Sunday October 20. If you have never done a Zen retreat,  are new to sitting practice, returning to practice, or would simply enjoy a few days of extended sitting practice…. this weekend is for you. We provide instruction […]

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Sangha Meeting: Saturday October 12, 10am

Join us for our next Sangha meeting for all Mountain Cloud members and friends. Learn about what’s happening in our community… Rio Grande Mindfullness Institute (RGMI) Henry’s teaching activities Visiting student’s program Samu / work practice Garden, cottage and grounds updates Provide your input. Bring your questions. All are encouraged to attend. Considering becoming a […]

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Dharmatalk: Case 88, Book of Equanimity: “Non-Seeing” in the Ryôgon Sutra (Part 2 of 2)

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“We become the empty bowl that can receive the water.” Description: Case 88, taken from a sutra, is an unusual koan. It diverges from the narrative form that typically demonstrates how Zen is continuously pointing to the ordinary moments of life. This expansive talk explores the Ryôgon Sutra and poses three key questions about “seeing”: […]


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Message from Henry: Mind-States

Are we using practice – and perhaps wandering from teacher to teacher – in order to manage moods and cultivate or “get” states of mind that we like? That’s not freedom, no matter how good some of these mind-states may feel. Real practice takes us through and beyond all that…. to one true liberation.   […]

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Dharmatalk: Case 88, Book of Equanimity: “Non-Seeing” in the Ryôgon Sutra (Part 1)

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“All spiritual discipline must grow out of a sincere heart.” ~Buddha Description: Case 88, taken from a sutra, is an unusual koan. It diverges from the narrative form that typically demonstrates how Zen is continuously pointing to the ordinary moments of life. This expansive talk explores the Ryôgon Sutra and poses three key questions about […]


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Message from Henry: Self-System

I was looking at an ad in a German rail-station. It showed a misty morning in an old German village among wooded hills, along with a chilled glass of classic beer – a “Landbier” as the ad called it, a “country beer”. It set up a nostalgia in me: an old love of beer, love […]

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Dharmatalk: Case 87, Book of Equanimity: Sozan: With or Without

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“Any phenomenon experienced at any time has the power to awaken us.” Description: In an exploration of Case 87, we are invited to sense how a koan can truly be experienced when we allow it into our hearts. Sozan, who would eventually become a great master and another important figure in the history of Zen, […]


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