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 …

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Don’t Go There: Part 1of 3

As a Jew and a Briton, Henry Shukman had avoided all things German. As a Buddhist, he knew he had to say yes when his teacher asked him to teach at a zendo in the Black Forest. This is his journey. When I first reached Sonnenhof, I thought I had stepped into a Tang Dynasty landscape […]

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The Dharma of Alienation: Part 2 of 2

In response to the delusion of separation and alienation, Buddhist teachings emphasize interconnectedness. Overcoming Alienation  All the above (click to read Dharma of Alienation Part 1) is an effort to understand some of the factors that cause people today, especially young people, to feel isolated and alienated. By emphasizing these issues, I do not mean […]

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Newsletter: May 12, 2015

…we should live in intimate reliance on one thing only: “care for skillful states” – meaning practicing the path” Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, May 12, 2015. Please signup for our newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of this page (see the box Subscribe below) OR scroll to the bottom of any other page on this […]

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Sanbo Zen Documentary: A Preview {VIDEO}

Here’s a preview {4:56} of the upcoming documentary feature film about Sanbo Zen. This preview features : Migaku Sato Roshi (Associate Zen Master), Ruben Habito (Roshi at Maria Kannan Zen Center), Brian Chisholm (Ottawa Sangha of Sanbo Zen), Valerie Forstman (Maria Kannan Zen Center), Ryoun Yamada Roshi (Abbot of Sanbo Zen), Pierre Philippon (Zen Association of Isle […]

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The Dharma of Alienation: Part 1 of 2

New media technologies sometimes encourage a kind of “hyper-individualism” because we spend less and less time meeting and interacting with other people – often not even with members of our own families. We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.  – Thich Nhat Hanh The English word “alienation” is from a Latin […]

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Shin-Jin-Mei (Verses on the Faith-Mind) by Sosan, Part 1 of 2

Episode Description: In part 1 of this 2-part series about the Shin-jin-mei (Hsing-Hsign Ming, Verses on the Faith-Mind), Henry provides background details about the second patriarch Sosan (Ch. Seng-T’san). We learn about his serious illness, his desire for release from karmic debt, and his awakening encounter with his teacher, the second Chinese Ancestor Eka (Ch. […]

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Newsletter: May 5, 2015

The insight was stunning. I began to realize what daydreaming had done for me — and to me….” Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, May 5, 2015. Please signup for our newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of this page (see the box Subscribe below) OR scroll to the bottom of any other page on this site (see […]

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Enter…the Bodhisattva, Part 2 of 2

Is there something specific within the Buddhist tradition that can bring these two types of transformation together in a new model of activism connecting inner and outer practice? Enter…the bodhisattva. Click to read Enter…the Bodhisattva, Part 1. According to the traditional definition, the bodhisattva chooses not to enter the state of perfect peace, nirvana, but […]

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