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Sangha Meeting: Saturday May 25, 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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Summer Retreat: June 17-23

Prepare for summer! Join us for our 2019 Summer Retreat Monday June 17 – Sunday June 23. All are warmly invited to attend this summer solstice event Each day begins at 6am and concludes at 9pm. Most of our sits will be in the zendo but there will also be outdoor practice, both walking and […]

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Work Practice: Sunday April 28, 10:15-11:45 followed by lunch. Join us!

What is Buddha? a student asked Tozan (Dongshan). Three pounds of hemp! he snapped back. What is Buddha? a student asked Unmon (Yunmen). Dried shit-stick! he responded. The broom, the shovel, the chisel, saw, hoe and twine: all are “buddha” – integral parts of one awakened reality. Work practice is integral to meditation training. Whether […]

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Ben Connelly: Mindfulness and Intimacy, April 24, 2019 6:00-8:00pm

“Go beyond mere mindfulness—and deepen your connection to your self, the people in your life, and the world around you.”   Join us for an evening with Zen Priest, Ben Connelly author of  Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara and Inside the Grass Hut  Suggested Donation is $15 Dana appreciated Ben will be speaking about his new book, Mindfulness […]

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Sangha Meeting Minutes: January 26, 2019

Thank you to all who attended our January 26 sangha meeting. Attendees are listed at the end of this report. We have three sangha meetings per year. Minutes are published on our website and will continue to be posted on our bulletin board. Brief Meditation: Led by Henry Approval October sangha meeting minutes:  Moved and […]

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