Mountain Cloud Calendar

Monday
7:00-8:00am: Meditation • Interviews
5:30-6:30pm: Meditation

Tuesday
7:00-8:00am: Meditation
5:30-6:30pm: Meditation

Wednesday
7:00-8:00am: Meditation 
4:00–5:00pm: Extended Interviews
5:00–6:10pm: Introduction to Meditation
6:15–7:15pm: Meditation

Thursday
7:00-8:00am: Meditation
4:00–5:00pm: Extended Interviews
6:00–8:20pm: Meditation • Zen talk (6:30–7:00pm) • Interviews

Friday
7:00-8:00am: Meditation

Sunday

9:00–10:00am: Meditation

Extended interviews are scheduled in 10 minute increments and are generally for Henry’s students. If you are new to Mountain Cloud and would like to learn more about Zen and our center, please attend a few sessions of the Introduction to Meditation Class on Wednesday at 5pm before requesting a private interview with Henry. The class is free, no need to sign up. All are invited and welcome to attend.

Aug
23
Fri
Weekend Retreat: Introduction to Meditation
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm
Weekend Retreat: Introduction to Meditation

Join us for this weekend retreat beginning on Friday evening August 23, 2019 and ending at lunch-time on Sunday August 25. If you have never done a Zen retreat,  are new to sitting practice, returning to practice, or would simply enjoy a few days of extended sitting practice…. this weekend is for you.

We provide instruction and extra support for those beginning their journey with Zen. If you have been uncertain about signing up for one of our six or seven day retreats, this weekend is a great way to start.

Please note: We will be closed for our summer break the first two weeks of August and will reopen on Monday August 19, Don’t let that deter you from signing up for this retreat. Registration continues throughout the break. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions during that time.

Click here for a sample schedule

Basic Retreat cost: $130
Benefactor cost: $180

Benefactors support our scholarship fund. Thank you so much for those of you who can pay the additional fee of $50 which is tax deductible.

Single Room:  If you would like to stay in on of our single rooms, please contact Johanna before you register for availability. The charge for a single room is an additional $80 for the weekend.   There is one single room remaining. 

Financial Assistance: If you might need some financial assistance, please click here for details and to apply.

If you need financial assistance, please click here for details and to apply. Please register by August 19. Also, no refunds after the 19th.

To register, fill out the form below….

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Sep
2
Mon
Insight Dialogue Evenings, with Nicola Redfern: September 2 – October 7 @ Mountain Cloud Zen Center
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Insight Dialogue Evenings, with Nicola Redfern: September 2 - October 7 @ Mountain Cloud Zen Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States

Insight Dialogue Six-week Series with Nicola Redfern

 5 Monday Evenings 
September 2, 9, 23, 30 and October 7
and Sunday Evening, September 15
6:30-8:30pm

Mountain Cloud Zen Center

No fee, donations gratefully accepted

Join Nicola Redfern for a six-week introductory series to Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship.

During these six classes, participants will explore the six meditation instructions, or guidelines, that form the core of Insight Dialogue practice. These guidelines help establish and sustain the meditative qualities of the mind while reflecting on topics that encourage a direct and intimate inquiry into the dharma.

Come to one, a few, or all classes. Attending the entire series will provide a fuller experience of Insight Dialogue, but all are invited to attend any of the classes to get a taste of this powerful meditative practice. 

If you plan to attend, text Nic Redfern at (505) 310-1114

*****

Nicola Redfern is an Insight Dialogue Teacher with an extensive  background in Zen meditation. She has been trained to teach Insight Dialogue by guiding teacher Gregory Kramer and other senior Insight Dialogue teachers.  With a strong belief that awakening is not simply a solo endeavor, she’s particularly interested in getting meditation off the cushion and fully integrated into life, work, and relationships, and activating the potential to wake each other up. Nic has taught Nonviolent Communication, and currently works with the sick and elderly in a caregiving role.

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Sep
16
Mon
Autumn Sesshin 2019 – 6 Days
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm
Autumn Sesshin 2019 - 6 Days

Our 2019 6-day Autumn sesshin begins September 16 and ends on Sunday September 22.  Join us for this period of deep practice; sink into the boundless reality of the Dharma, finding the ease and joy in being human that Dogen speaks of as the characteristics of true meditation practice.

Sliding Scale:  $380 – $530

Payments that exceed $400 contribute to our 
scholarship fund and are tax deductible

Payment is for the entire sesshin, with or without lodging. Single room cost is an extra $240 for the sesshin. All single rooms are reserved for this sesshin, contact us if you’d like to be on a waiting list. All other accommodations are in shared spaces. We also allow camping on site.

Please sign up and make your payment by September 9. If you don’t want to pay online, please bring a check or cash to the center by September 9, or make an arrangement with our administrator. Also, no refunds after September 9th.  Financial aid is available, please click here for our financial aid policy and application

We will follow our usual timetable, beginning at 6am and ending at 9pm each day. Click here to see a sample schedule. In addition to sitting in the zendo, we will have outdoor practice, both walking and sitting, and we will use some of the samu time to help tend the land of Mountain Cloud.

Registration and cabin assignments begin at 4pm on Monday September 16. We will have supper at 6pm followed by a short meeting regarding housekeeping and job assignments. Please try to make it for the dinner if you can. The official sitting will start at 7.30 in the zendo.

Part Time: If you need to attend the sesshin part time, please contact Henry. If he approves a part time schedule for you, contact our registrar for cost and payment arrangements. Part time registration and payment is also due by September 9.

To register and make your payment, fill out the form below…

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Sep
28
Sat
Exploring Insight Dialogue – A Day with Nicola Redfern @ Mountain Cloud Zen Center
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exploring Insight Dialogue - A Day with Nicola Redfern @ Mountain Cloud Zen Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States

Exploring Insight Dialogue
A Day with Nicola Redfern
Saturday September 28, 10am-4pm

Cost for the day is $25 plus dana
Please bring your own lunch

Registration is recommended. 

If you would rather, you may pay at the door.
Let us know that you would like to attend
by contacting Johanna. 

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship. It has the same traditional roots as silent meditation: developing mindfulness, compassion and insight, while investigating present moment experience.

We will explore the six meditation instructions, or guidelines, that form the core of Insight Dialogue practice. These guidelines help establish and sustain the meditative qualities of mind while contemplating together in relationship.

During our day together we will participate in…

  • meditative dialogue practice
  • silent meditation
  • time in nature

… in order to deepen the meditative qualities that support inquiry and insight into this shared human experience.

*****

Nicola Redfern is an Insight Dialogue teacher with an extensive  background in Zen meditation. She has been trained to teach Insight Dialogue by guiding teacher Gregory Kramer and other senior Insight Dialogue teachers.  With a strong belief that awakening is not simply a solo endeavor, she’s particularly interested in getting meditation off the cushion and fully integrated into life, work, and relationships, and activating the potential to wake each other up. Nic has taught Nonviolent Communication, and currently works with the sick and elderly in a caregiving role.

To register fill out the form below.

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Oct
5
Sat
RGMI: Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Retreat
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
RGMI: Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Retreat

Develop focus, clarity and peacefulness in a light hearted day with our RGMI staff. Refresh and renew while learning simple ways to cultivate mindfulness at home and school. Dialogue with teachers, counselors and administrators from all grade levels.

Join us for one of Fall Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Days…

Saturday October 5
Saturday November 9

Cost: $100 per person.

Registration and scholarship details coming…. Email Melissa if you have questions.

These workshop/retreats are offered by Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI), a program of Mountain Cloud Zen Center.
Oct
12
Sat
MCZC Sangha Meeting
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MCZC Sangha Meeting

Sangha meeting for all Mountain Cloud members and friends. Learn about what’s happening at Mountain Cloud. Provide your input. Optional zazen at 9:30, meeting from 10am-noon.  All are invited, please join us.

Oct
18
Fri
Weekend Retreat: Introduction to Meditation
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm
Weekend Retreat: Introduction to Meditation

Join us for this weekend retreat beginning on Friday evening  October 18, 2019 and ending at lunch-time on Sunday October 20. If you have never done a Zen retreat,  are new to sitting practice, returning to practice, or would simply enjoy a few days of extended sitting practice…. this weekend is for you.

We provide instruction and extra support for those beginning their journey with Zen. If you have been uncertain about signing up for one of our six or seven day retreats, this weekend is a great way to start.

Click here for a sample schedule

Basic Retreat cost: $130
Benefactor cost: $180

Benefactors support our scholarship fund. Thank you so much for those of you who can pay the additional fee of $50 which is tax deductible.

Single Room:  If you would like to stay in on of our single rooms, please contact Johanna before you register for availability. The charge for a single room is an additional $80 for the weekend.

Financial Assistance: If you might need some financial assistance, please click here for details and to apply.

If you need financial assistance, please click here for details and to apply. Please register by October 13. Also, no refunds after the 13th.

To register, fill out the form below….

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Nov
9
Sat
RGMI: Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Retreat
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
RGMI: Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Retreat

Develop focus, clarity and peacefulness in a light hearted day with our RGMI staff. Refresh and renew while learning simple ways to cultivate mindfulness at home and school. Dialogue with teachers, counselors and administrators from all grade levels.

Join us for one of Fall Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Days…

Saturday October 5
Saturday November 9

Cost: $100 per person.

Registration and scholarship details coming…. Email Melissa if you have questions.

These workshop/retreats are offered by Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI), a program of Mountain Cloud Zen Center.
Dec
1
Sun
Rohatsu Sesshin 2019
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm
Rohatsu Sesshin 2019

Join us for our 7-day Rohatsu Sesshin from Sunday December 1 through Sunday December 8, 2019. This annual deep winter event is an incomparable opportunity to deepen our practice, and to sink into the boundless reality of the Dharma as we commemorate Shakyamuni’s awakening. Join us for this powerful week of practice.

If you haven’t attended a sesshin with us at Mountain Cloud, or if you are curious,  click here to see a sample schedule.

Cost is on a sliding scale: $425 to $575

Payments that exceed $475 contribute to our 
scholarship fund and are tax deductible

Payment is for the entire sesshin and cost is the same for both residents and commuters. Payment is for the entire sesshin, with or without lodging. If you would like to stay in one of our single rooms, please check with us first for availability. Single room cost is an extra $280 for the sesshin. All other accommodations are in shared spaces.

Financial aid is available, please click here for our financial aid policy and application.

Please sign up and make your payment by November 24, 2019. If you don’t want to pay online, please bring a check or cash to the center by November 24 or make an arrangements with our administrator.  Also, no refunds after November 24.

Please arrive between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday, December 1. We will have supper at 6pm followed by a short meeting regarding housekeeping and job assignments. Please try to make it for the dinner if you can. The official sitting will start at 7.30 in the zendo.

Part Time: If you need to attend the sesshin part time, please contact Henry. If he approves a part time schedule for you, contact Johanna for cost and payment arrangements. Part time registration and payment is also due by November 24.

Please note: Sesshin is a rigorous and at times challenging meditation retreat that is not necessarily recommended for beginners. If you have not previously done extended sitting or participated in one of our weekend Introductory retreats, please let us know and we can help you decide if perhaps another retreat is a better starting place for you.

Please contact our administrator Johanna if you have any questions or concerns.

To register and make your payment for Rohatsu, please fill out the form below…

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Jan
18
Sat
Mindfulness Weekend
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm
Mindfulness Weekend

Mindfulness Weekend. Details to come.

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