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Spring Sesshin 2020: March 9-15, Retreat is full

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - March 15 @ 1:00 pm

Registration is closed. The Spring Sesshin is full.  Contact Johanna if you need to make a payment. Or click here to make a payment online. 

Our 6-day Spring sesshin is from March 9-15, 2020. Please join us for this early spring offering of sitting, walking, and work practice. Participants will also have opportunities for private interviews with the teachers. Our resident teacher Henry Shukman will be joined by Valerie Forstman Roshi to co-teach this retreat. Valerie began Zen practice with Ruben Habito in 1994 and is a teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas Texas. She also serves as guiding teacher of the Fort Worth Zendo and the Dancing Crane Zen Center in Gainesville, FL. She is Assistant Dean for Common Life at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth.  Please join us for this unique and exciting opportunity to participate in a sesshin led by two Sanbo Zen teachers.

Each day will begin 6am and end at 9pm. There will be plenty of outdoor practice, both walking and sitting, and we will use some of the samu time (work practice) to help tend the land and facilities at Mountain Cloud. Click here for a sample schedule

Cost and Lodging

Commuter: $375   (includes meals and retreat fees)
Shared lodging: $435   (includes meals, retreat fees and shared lodging)
Single room lodging: $735   (includes meals, retreat fees and single room lodging)

All lodging is  full and the retreat is filling up quickly.  Contact Johanna to get on a waiting list for lodging.  Commuters are welcome to sign up until we are filled. 

Financial aid is available, please click here for our financial aid policy and application. Please apply for financial Aid by February 15.

Please sign up and make your payment by March 2, 2020. If you don’t want to pay online, please bring a check or cash to Mountain Cloud or make an arrangement with our administrator.  Also, no refunds after March 2.

Part Time: If you need to attend the sesshin part time, please contact Henry for approval. There is no part time payment, however. All participants must pay the full fee.

Please note: Sesshin is a rigorous and at times challenging meditation retreat that is not necessarily recommended for beginners. If you have not previously done extended sitting or participated in one of our weekend Introductory retreats, please let us know and we can help you decide if perhaps another retreat is a better starting place for you.

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March 9 @ 5:00 pm
March 15 @ 1:00 pm
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