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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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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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In the Shadows of Transference, by David Loy

Fundamentally, the Buddhist path is not about good versus evil and salvation from sin, but ignorance versus awakening and developing the wisdom that sees through delusions that lead to dukkha. Sogyal Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham . . . alas, yet another wave of scandals around issues of sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers. In this case, […]

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Message from Henry: A Single Path

Sometimes people feel they need to go to many different teachers. Master Sheng Yen says it’s as if they think they’ll get something from each teacher, say one dollar from each one, so if they go to ten they’ll have ten dollars. He goes on to say that a more helpful analogy is that of […]

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Message from Henry: A Message to Visitors

You have arrived. Dear Visitor – welcome to Mountain Cloud. This is a place of peace. People come here to find a deeper peace in their life, a love, a purpose, meaning, freedom, helpfulness – a sense that there is more to this life than we commonly know. In the path of practice followed here, […]

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Message from Henry: Just This

No before or after. No over there, no over here. Just this. Time and space – vanished, gone. Only this. You could say: only peace, but that already spoils it. It has flavors: Silent. Still. Quiet. Infinitely soft. Utterly solid. Infinitely powerful, energetic, dynamic. Infinitely flowing, a churning waterfall of beauty and softness. Infinitely supportive, […]

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Message from Henry: Seismic Dharma

I had a dream recently in which Mountain Cloud was a great truck on which many of us were traveling – almost like a ship – riding through seismically active mountains. Volcanoes and fumaroles would steam and rupture and shake the earth – and on we went, riding through it all. In the words of […]

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