Welcome to Mountain Cloud

To awaken, liberate and protect all beings.

Located in Santa Fe, NM, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Mountain Cloud is a meditation center offering daily sitting, weekly teaching events, and monthly retreats. All weekly events are free, no registration required.

Getting Started with Meditation

Meditation has proven benefits. More energy, more concentration, more peace, more love, more joy, more presence, more kindness.  The easiest way to get started in a meditation practice is to attend our Introductory class for new meditators and to attend some of our daily meditation sessions to find out if it’s for you.  Continue Reading …

Zoom link for most regularly scheduled online sits and events:  sit.mountaincloud.org
Zoom link for the Tuesday 5pm Intro Class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87138601704
Trouble logging on to our online sits? click here for guidance.
On-site Sits in our zendo: click for the Schedule.

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Dharmatalk: Mountains and Snow

“… The image of mountains is common to many spiritual traditions but is especially fitting for Zen practitioners …” “… This truth knows no obstacles anywhere…” Description: This talk was originally given in Spanish by Berta Meneses Roshi and is here translated into English. She discusses the koan that starts by telling us, “A thousand […]

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Dharmatalk: Mind At Rest

“… Bodhidharma Puts the Mind at Rest…” Description: Ruben Roshi has been both Henry and Valerie’s teacher. He is the guiding teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas Texas and Dean of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Ruben focuses on anxiety, stress and near-despair within the context of the […]

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Henry Shukman on The Tim Ferris Show

Henry Shukman talks with host Tim Ferriss about Zen tools for awakening, Ayahuasca vs meditation, koans, and using our wounds as a doorway to practice and enlightenment.This is great conversation between two gifted communicators. Tim asks Henry probing questions which Henry answers with humor, humility and honesty. Not to be missed! Click here to listen. Show […]

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Dharmatalk: Ordinary Mind Is the Way

“… how everyday experience is actually as vast and boundless as outer space …” “… By letting everything be, things have the intrinsic capacity to release themselves …” Description: Resuming the discussion about the koan that tells us “ordinary mind is the way,” this talk from the second day of a weekend retreat examines how everyday experience […]

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