Events & Sesshins

Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Mountain Cloud Sangha for A Summer Picnic Brunch Sunday August 19 11am-2pm at Mountain Cloud Bring your family, bring your friends to a lovely picnic and tour of the Mountain Cloud grounds! Bring[...]
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Healing Images: 
A Gentle Introduction to Natural Dreamwork with Rodger Kamenetz and Henry Shukman Tuesday, August 21, 6:30pm Suggested donation $15 No registration required By learning how to cherish and contemplate the images in our dreams,[...]
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm
This short retreat begins on Friday evening August 24 and ends at lunch-time on Sunday August 26. This weekend will be led by our Introductory Team and is designed to support those new to Zazen retreats.[...]
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Mountain Cloud Zen Center
Exploring the Dharma Together A Day of Insight Dialogue with Nicola Redfern Saturday September 1, 10am-4pm Cost for the day is $25 plus dana Please bring your own lunch Registration is strongly recommended.  If you[...]
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  Join us for this special event with writer, painter and Zen practitioner Natalie Goldberg. Wednesday September 5 6:30pm Mountain Cloud Zen Center Natalie will be reading from her new memoir, Let the Whole Thundering[...]
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
We are pleased to offer three more Heart of Teaching workshops this year: Saturday, September 8, 2018 Saturday, October 6, 2018 Saturday, November, 10 2018 Time in nature and an organic lunch are part of[...]
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Treat yourself to a day of  silence and Zen practice Join us for an all-day sit on September 9, 2018. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in[...]
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
When we clearly see that all things we attach to arise, endure and pass away, and surrender to that truth, we find peace and serenity.  ~ Henry Shukman Our 6-day Autumn 2018 sesshin is from[...]
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to maintain, beautify, and clean-up MCZC; 10-noon. Optional zazen at 9:30.
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
We are pleased to offer three more Heart of Teaching workshops this year: Saturday, September 8, 2018 Saturday, October 6, 2018 Saturday, November, 10 2018 Time in nature and an organic lunch are part of[...]
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm
This October we are holding our first “intermediate” retreat — a multi-day retreat that runs 9.30-5.30 each day.  For people who have done an introductory retreat but aren’t sure about taking on one of our[...]
Oct 20 @ 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 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us for a Sangha Brunch immediately following our Saturday morning Sangha Meeting Saturday October 20th Begins at Noon Photo by TerriC from Pixabay.com
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Sarah Giffin for Insightful Play, a program that will bring sangha members and friends together through play and dialogue to explore the guiding question… How do we practice mindful awareness during our daily activity[...]
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to maintain, beautify, and clean-up MCZC; 10-noon. Optional zazen at 9:30.
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
We are pleased to offer three more Heart of Teaching workshops this year: Saturday, September 8, 2018 Saturday, October 6, 2018 Saturday, November, 10 2018 Time in nature and an organic lunch are part of[...]
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm
This short retreat begins on Friday evening November 16 and ends Sunday morning November 18. It is designed to support those new to Zazen retreats and will help you acclimate to extended periods of sitting. Many[...]
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm
A weekend workshop With Kazuaki Tanahashi and Henry Shukman at Mountain Cloud Zen Center November 24-25 (Saturday and Sunday) 10 AM – 4 PM each day (Lunch provided) Cost: $130 Join us for meditation, dharma talks,[...]
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to maintain, beautify, and clean-up MCZC; 10-noon. Optional zazen at 9:30.
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for our 7-day Rohatsu Sesshin from Sunday December 2 through Sunday December 9, 2018. This annual deep winter event is an incomparable opportunity to deepen our practice, and to sink into the boundless reality of the[...]
Jan 27 – Feb 1 all-day Esalen Institute
Through the powerful combination of yoga and zen we can taste the possibility of an all-inclusive, global awareness. On the mat we practice embodiment from our toes to the crown of our head. In every[...]
Apr 30 – May 5 all-day
Mountain Cloud Zen Center will host the 2020 North American Sanbo Zen Retreat, led by Yamada Ryoun Roshi, 4th abbot of Sanbo Zen of Kamakura, Japan, Thursday April 30, 5pm – Tuesday May 5, 1pm.   The[...]
Aug 8 – Aug 16 all-day
Mountain Cloud Zen Center will host the 2020 Sanbo Zen Teacher’s Retreat, led by Yamada Ryoun Roshi, August 8-16, 2020.  The event will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Retreat and Conference Center in[...]

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