Events & Sesshins

May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 1:00 pm
This short sesshin begins on Friday evening May 5 and ends Sunday early afternoon May 7. It is designed to support those new to Zen retreats. Participants will do periods of zazen (sitting meditation) combined with[...]
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening with Zen Priest, Ben Connelly author of Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara  and Inside the Grass Hut (Wisdom Publications). Ben will be speaking about Vasubandhu, a profoundly influential but poorly understood figure[...]
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm
Experience the tangible results of working with your hands. Put some of yourself into our land. Enjoy a community of action. Join us for a work retreat at Mountain Cloud from June 4 – 10. Come[...]
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm
Our 6-day Summer Solstice sesshin is from June 19-25.  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[...]
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Save the date for Stephen Batchelor’s visit to Mountain Cloud. 5pm Sunday June 25. Details to come.
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Sit and work. Join us for a work retreat at Mountain Cloud from August 20-27.  Details to come.
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an all-day sit. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo and do some walking outside on our beautiful land. Lunch is included,[...]
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm
Our 5-day Autumn 2017 sesshin is from Tuesday September 19- Sunday September 24. This early Autumn event is an incomparable opportunity to deepen our practice, and to sink into the boundless reality of the Dharma. Join us for this[...]
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 20 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm
This short sesshin begins on Friday evening and ends Sunday morning. It is designed to support those new to Zazen retreats. It is also for experienced practitioners to participate in a weekend of extended sitting.[...]
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an all-day sit. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo and do some walking outside on our beautiful land. Lunch is included,[...]
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Details to come. Stay tuned.   Image: Collage of Dogen and Stillness Speaks image of Kaz Tanahashi’s Enso, attribution to come.
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for our 2017 Rohatsu Sesshin. Details to come. Image: by Xenja Santarelli, CC by 2.0, from Flickr.com

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