Welcome to Mountain Cloud

Located in Santa Fe, NM, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Mountain Cloud is a meditation center, offering daily sitting and several teaching events most weeks. Click here for our weekly schedule.  For upcoming sesshins and special events click on Events and Sesshins.

Getting Started

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 and find out if it’s for you, is to come by on a Wednesday afternoon at 5pm for a one-hour Intro to Zen class. We run these weekly and year-round. Continue Reading …

Our teacher is Henry Ryu-un Shukman, an Associate Zen Master of the Sanbo Zen lineage. Continue Reading …

galaxy-2357502_1280

Infinite, Eternal

The Tao is infinite, eternal. Why is it eternal? It was never born; thus it can never die. Why is it infinite? It has no desires for itself; thus it is present for all beings.   The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why […]

Continue Reading 0
living inside earth

Between the Human Animal and the Animate Earth (Part 3b of 6)

“… We live in the vast earth, breathing inside this great mystery, having an immediate experience of co-creation in every moment …“ Description: This is the third in a three-part series of spontaneous conversations between Henry and David Abram. Henry begins with a reading from Becoming Animal and David reads a poem from Henry’s collection, Archangel. Henry and […]

Continue Reading 0
Henry

Message from Henry: Collapse

Suddenly the view, the frame, the box within which all was understood, shatters and collapses. Zuigan asks his master Ganto a question. Ganto responds: “If you ask, you’re lost. If you don’t ask, you’re lost.” Master Sekito once told his student Yakusan: “Words can’t touch it. No-words can’t touch it.” Therein the Zen impasse. Not […]

Continue Reading 0
wave-545129_1280

The Tao is like a Well

The Tao is like a well: used but never used up. It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities.   It is hidden but always present. I don’t know who gave birth to it. It is older than God.   Text: Mitchell, Stephen. Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (Perennial Classics), HarperCollins. […]

Continue Reading 0
living inside earth

Between the Human Animal and the Animate Earth (Part 3a of 6)

“… We live in the vast earth, breathing inside this great mystery, having an immediate experience of co-creation in every moment …“ Description: This is the third in a three-part series of spontaneous conversations between Henry and David Abram. Henry begins with a reading from Becoming Animal and David reads a poem from Henry’s collection, Archangel. Henry and […]

Continue Reading 0
architecture-2364273_1280

The Dharma of Deconstruction, by David Loy, Part 2 of 2

For Nagarjuna, shunyata is simply a shorthand way to express the interdependence of all things. Nothing has any “self-existence” or “self-presence” because everything–including all concepts–is dependent upon everything else. Click to read Part 1.   Western philosophy’s turn toward examining the role of language in shaping experience, can one find in it, as in Buddhism, […]

Continue Reading 0
flower-3103636_1280-cropped

Weekend Introduction to Meditation Retreat, June 22-24, Registration Closed

  Weekend: Introduction to Meditation Retreat Friday evening June 22 — Sunday morning June 24 Cost: $130-$180     This  weekend retreat  offers two special opportunities… Basic mindful meditation techniques.  Newcomers to meditation and long-term sitters alike, from the Zen tradition or elsewhere, can learn some basic techniques and strategies that can help make our sitting […]

Continue Reading 0

Pin It on Pinterest