Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Pilgrimage of Peace – Virtual Weekend Retreat: April 9-10 with Valerie Forstman

Join Valerie Forstman for Pilgrimage of Peace
Weekend Virtual Retreat
Saturday April 9 through Sunday April 10

Zen has deep roots in the practice of pilgrimage. From the teachings of the Buddha to the tradition of “wandering with the wind,” pilgrimage is a way of engaging, exploring, and embodying the dharma: the teachings, things as they are, and our own essential nature – the reality of who and what we truly are.

With the world in the throes of war, we have the opportunity to set aside two days for a pilgrimage of peace.

What if this pilgrimage is not a geographical trek but a homecoming? What if it’s a chance to realize, already arrived? What if this weekend of shared practice is both an invitation and an offering?

Might it matter to the wellbeing of the world for us to arrive, even for a moment, in the indivisible peace that is our native ground?

Please join us for the spring weekend retreat at Mountain Cloud. Practitioners of all experience levels are invited to this weekend of extended practice. We gather, locally and globally, to sit for the peace of the whole world – and to be that peace.

Retreat Schedule (MT)

6-8am Sitting
8:45am – Movement
9am to Noon – Siting with Dharma talk at 10am
Noon to 1pm – Lunch
1-3:30pm – Sitting, movement and Q&A
6:30-8:30pm Sitting

6-8am Sitting
8:45am – Movement
9am to Noon – Siting with Dharma talk at 10am
Noon to 1pm – Lunch
1-3:30pm – Sitting, movement and Q&A

Suggested Cost: $100 or an amount you can afford

You can attend part or all of the retreat. If you are unable to commit to both days or all times during the day, come when you are able.  The teishos (dharma-talks) are open to the whole community even if you are not registered for the retreat. Please make a donation for the teisho, if you are able.

Questions? Contact Johanna

April two-day virtual retreat

April 9-10, 2022
Have you done a multi-day meditation retreat in the past?(Required)
Mention past or current teachers, meditation retreats you have done, describe your daily sitting practice if you have one
e.g. friend, web-search, teacher, book, etc
Enter $100 or an amount you can afford.
How would you like to make your payment?(Required)

Photo by Andrew Svk on Unsplash

April 9, 2022 @ 6:00 am
April 10, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Event Categories
, , ,
footer support banner image

Support Mountain Cloud

You can show your gratitude for Mountain Cloud events, retreats, podcasts and other teachings by making a one-time gift, or by becoming a supporting member.

Donate to Mountain Cloud Become a Member