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.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help with some of the construction for our building plans. We encourage you to get involved and help us. Please contact Chris Wuest at BuildMC2017@gmail.com to let us know that you would like to participate.

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

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 …


Message from Henry: Brief Bulletin

A day without work, a day without food. This week we have our first work retreat going on at Mountain Cloud. This is more or less the first phase of the “First Phase” of our development plans. A crew of varying size is working on moving Cabin 1 and creating the new maintenance shed out of […]

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Foreword to Flowing Bridge: The Miscellaneous Koans, by Ruben Habito, Part 1 of 3

This first fruit of Zen is about con-centration…coming together toward the center of one’s being or centering… The Zen experience of kensho, or “seeing one’s true nature,” is a pivotal point in a practitioner’s spiritual path. While for some it can be a spectacular event that takes one entirely by surprise, accompanied by spontaneous outbursts […]

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Breaking Ground

After three years of planning, we are now ready to begin improving and expanding our facilities. Photo from our January 14 Ceremony of blessing…. taken by John Braman We will start with much needed upgrades to our infrastructure in order to meet Santa Fe County Codes, so that we can continue to use our land […]

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Teisho: Henry Explores Reincarnation

“If you think such a theory (that there is a soul that exits the body at death and re-enters another upon birth) constitutes the Buddha’s teaching, you are even more foolish than someone who picks up a roof tile thinking it’s a gold coin.” ~ Dogen “All other lives are not separate from you yourself. […]

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Message from Henry: The Great Way

When we taste the great way, we know that falsehood is an impossibility – all is already revealed, in intimacy and completeness. This piece continues Henry’s discussion of the six paramitas. Each paramita is a pointer to the great way. It perfectly embodies it. By following its guidance, we can find the reality of the […]

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