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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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Weekend Introductory Sesshin: May 5-7, Registration is now closed

Consider attending our weekend Introductory sesshin May 5-7.  This short sesshin begins on Friday evening and ends Sunday morning. It is designed to support those new to Zen retreats. Participants will do periods of zazen (sitting meditation) combined with kinhin (walking meditation). We will also provide meditation instruction and sesshin support. Our teacher Henry will […]

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Photos from our April Work Retreat

Sangha members, from near and far, joined us from April 1-8 to take down cabin one and begin the first phase of our expansion project.   Thanks to Chris, Bill, Tor, Hobbs, Nancy, Ed, Henry and Maura for their dedicated work —  and thanks to anyone else inadvertently omitted. Also many thanks to Sarah for providing meals for […]

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Ben Connelly: Inside Vasubandhu Yogacara

Join us for an evening with Zen Priest, Ben Connelly author of Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara and Inside the Grass Hut (Wisdom Publications). Wednesday May 17, 6pm Mountain Cloud Zen Center Ben will be speaking about Vasubandhu, a profoundly influential but poorly understood figure in Mahayana Buddhism and a key member of Zen lineages. Mr Connelly’s new […]

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