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 and several teaching events most weeks. Click here for our weekly schedule.  For upcoming sesshins and special events click on Events and Retreats.

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 …

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Dharmatalk (Guest): John Gaynor: Zen Master Dôgen Kigen (Part 1 of 2)

“… If one person is harmonizing this experience of Dogen’s, then we all are …”    Description: John Gaynor is a Zen Teacher with The Oxford Zen Centre. This wonderful talk was presented at The Meditatio Centre in London. Using the wisdom gleaned from Master Dôgen’s first work, Fukanzazengi (Universally Recommended Instructions for Sitting Meditation), […]

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Message from Henry: Go Slow

Go slow… If that feels difficult, try to find the sense of rush in the body. Where is it? Allow it to show itself to you. Give it some space and attention, allow it to be as it is. Tend it, love it, embrace it. Once again, go slow. Sloooooww…… Time – in practice, we […]

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Message from Henry: Lessons

  Just because we had a good time on one retreat doesn’t mean we will in the next. On the other hand, having a hard time during a retreat may in fact have taught us things that will stand us in better stead next time around. Funny how it goes. Message from Henry is from […]

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Message from Henry: Basic Reality

The Dalai Lama says: the basic reality of all human beings is shared. It’s our oneness. And our differences are secondary. Likewise, he says our basic nature is compassion. And anger and violence are secondary.   From our June 10, 2019 Newsletter Image: Dandelion by Dewdrop157, Pixabay License  

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Generosity Campaign

Hello friends, We are so blessed to have a growing group of practitioners at Mountain Cloud, all of whom find different ways to support our beautiful adobe center and the land bequeathed to it. Everyone is generous in their own way, just as practice encourages us to be. Buddhism has “six perfections” or “means of […]

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Message from Henry: Concentration

…we see truly… Of all the seven “factors of awakening” the most important is concentration. All the contemplative traditions concur on this. If you can just get clearly and strongly focused and gathered around one point, in single-pointed awareness, you can see through. And once that happens, you can break through, and the whole structure […]

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