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November 2019

RGMI: Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Retreat

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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…

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All Day Sit – Zazenkai

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Treat yourself to a day of silence and Zen practice Join us for an all-day sit on November 10, 2019. 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. Cost for the day is $40 Half day is $25  Please bring your own lunch  If you are coming from out of town and would like to stay the night at Mountain Cloud, either…

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December 2019

Rohatsu Sesshin 2019

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - December 8 @ 1:00 pm

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. 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…

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January 2020

Mindfulness Weekend

January 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a mindfulness weekend, led by Henry. We will be going over some of the basic foundations of mindful meditation practice -- sitting with difficult emotions, understanding how the default mode network produces thought, understanding the back and forth between thought and feeling and how they can reinforce one another, and learning to interrupt that process. We will explore ways to ground ourselves in present moment awareness, and to reduce the suffering caused by strong attachment to experiences…

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Your Own Bright Light: Yoga and Zen Henry Shukman and Tias Little at Esalen – Big Sur, CA

January 26, 2020 - January 31, 2020

January 26 – 31, 2020 During this week of deep immersion in the body practice of yoga and the heart-mind practice of Zen we explore ways to connect with the “bright light” of our own innate wisdom. Nothing prepares us for meditation like yoga. And nothing takes us further down the path to freedom and love like meditation. Tias and Henry guide from their respective traditions while exploring connections between the two. The two practices fuel one another beautifully. By…

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February 2020

RGMI: Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Retreat

February 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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 Spring 2020 Heart of Teaching Mindfulness Days... Saturday February 8 Saturday April 4 Saturday May 9 Cost: $100 per person. Registration and scholarship details coming.... Email Melissa if you have questions. These workshop/retreats are offered by Rio Grande…

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Weekend Retreat: Introduction to Meditation

February 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for this Valentines weekend retreat beginning on Friday evening February 14, 2020 and ending at lunch-time on Sunday February 16. 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. Give yourself the priceless gift of Zazen practice this Valentines day - meditation helps cultivate intimacy with ourselves, our partners and family, and with all of life.…

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March 2020

Evening Talk by Stephen Batchelor

March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for a talk on Monday evening, March 2 2020 at Mountain Cloud for a talk by Buddhist writer and teacher, Stephen Batchelor.  Details to come. Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. In particular, he regards the doctrines of karma and rebirth to be features…

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Workshop with Stephen Batchelor

March 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a daylong workshop with Buddhist teacher and writer Stephen Batchelor Wednesday March 4, 2020 Stay tuned, details to come   STEPHEN BATCHELOR is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. In particular, he regards the doctrines of karma and rebirth to be features of ancient Indian…

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Spring Sesshin 2020: March 9-15

March 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Our 6-day Spring sesshin is from March 9-15, 2020. Please join us for this early spring offering. Each day will begin 6am and end at 9pm each day. There will be plenty of outdoor practice, both walking and sitting, and we will use some of the samu time to help tend the land of Mountain Cloud, among other things. Click here for a sample schedule Please arrive between 4pm and 6pm on Monday March 9. We will have supper at 6pm followed…

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