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.

Due to Covid 19, our regularly scheduled sits,
classes and dharma talks are now offered online.

All weekly events are free, no membership or registration required.
Please join us.

Click here to see our schedule of online sits, classes and talks.

To participate in our online sits and events, click on this zoom link:


Trouble logging on to our online sits? click here for FAQ and guidance.

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. We offer an online Introduction to Meditation Class every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm MT which provides instruction and support for new meditators.  Continue Reading …

Our guiding teacher is Henry Shukman and Valerie Forstman has recently joined us as Mountain Cloud’s second teacher. Both Henry are Valerie are Associate Zen Masters of the Sanbo Zen lineage.  Continue Reading …

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Dharmatalk: Finding Peace: Original Love One – Mindfulness (3 of 4)

“… how we human bodies find peace with ourselves …” Description: Third talk from the Original Love One – Mindfulness Retreat. Henry continues the great exploration about how we human bodies find peace with ourselves. The human body at peace with itself is more precious than the rarest gem. Henry talks more about the hindrances, mindfulness […]

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Message from Henry: Emptiness

… emptiness allows all… it loves all. It generates all. If emptiness is really “empty,” why does tasting it generate such intense feelings of relief, beauty, gratitude and compassion? In terms of the old Buddhist formula, emptiness and compassion are inseparable: why? Why does the experience of emptiness – if it’s really empty – connect […]

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Sunday Outdoor Sits at MCZC

Outdoor Sits Resume at Mountain Cloud Selected Sundays at Noon May schedule:  May 2, 9, 16, 30  Join us on selected Sundays at Mountain Cloud for an outdoor sit, from noon to 1pm. Bring your own cushion or bench. Meet by the large ponderosa pine tree beyond the gazebo. We will meet every Sunday except during retreats. […]

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Dharmatalk: Dealing with Desire: Original Love One – Mindfulness (2 of 4)

“How will we know when we have mastered desire? Tranquility marked by a sense that we are lucky to be living whatever life we happen to be living.” ~ Dr Bill Irvine Description: Second Talk from the Original Love One Retreat. Henry Shukman continues to explore the many facets of original love through zen practice […]

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