Events & Sesshins

Apr 29 – May 4 all-day
Mountain Cloud Zen Center is pleased to announce… NASZ 2018 Sesshin with Yamada Ryoun Roshi, 4th abbot of Sanbo Zen of Kamakura, Japan In Santa Fe, New Mexico Sunday April 29, 5pm – Friday May[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday May 5…. save the the date! Join us to celebrate the completion of our new cottage. We will have a ceremony followed by a sangha brunch. Ceremony at 10am Brunch at 11am All are[...]
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
We are pleased to offer two Heart of Teaching workshops this spring. Morning coffee and tea and a sit-down lunch are part of a day that has proven to be of benefit, both personally and[...]
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
We are pleased to offer three more Heart of Teaching workshops this year: Saturday, May 12 2018 Saturday, October 6 2018 Saturday, November 10 2018 Morning coffee and tea and a sit-down lunch are part[...]
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mountain Cloud is pleased to offer a free public lecture with David Loy about Eco-Dharma… Friday May 18, 6pm No cost but dana/donations gratefully accepted No registration required All are invited and encouraged to attend[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 20 @ 4:00 pm
We are pleased to offer this unique and relevant Eco-dharma weekend non-residential workshop with David Loy: Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 10am-4pm Lunch provided Cost: $150  ~~~~~ The weekend is preceded by… Free Public Lecture, Friday May[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to maintain, beautify, and clean-up MCZC; 10-noon. Optional zazen at 9:30.
Jun 2 @ 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 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Treat yourself to a morning of  silence and Zen practice Join us for a half-day sit on June 10, 2018: 9am-12:30. The day includes a talk by Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo[...]
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm
This short retreat begins on Friday evening June 22 and ends Sunday morning June 24. It is designed to support those new to zen retreats and will help you acclimate to extended sitting.  Click here for a[...]
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm
Our 5-day Summer sesshin is from June 26-July 1.  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[...]
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to maintain, beautify, and clean-up MCZC; 10-noon. Optional zazen at 9:30.
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Treat yourself to a day of  silence and Zen practice Join us for an all-day sit on July 15, 2018. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in[...]
Jul 27 – Aug 13 all-day
Mountain Cloud is closed for a summer recess from July 27-August 13.   All regularly scheduled events will resume on Tuesday August 14.  
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us to maintain, beautify, and clean-up MCZC; 10-noon. Optional zazen at 9:30.
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Mountain Cloud Sangha for Second annual summer pot-luck picnic Sunday August 19 Beginning at Noon Location TBD Bring food and beverage of your choice. Mountain Cloud will provide plates, napkins and utensils. All[...]
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm
This short retreat begins on Friday evening August 24 and ends Sunday morning August 26. It is designed to support those new to Zazen retreats and will help you acclimate to extended periods of sitting. Many[...]
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
Our 6-day Autumn 2018 sesshin is from Monday September 17 through Sunday September 23. 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[...]
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, May 12 2018 Saturday, October 6 2018 Saturday, November 10 2018 Morning coffee and tea and a sit-down lunch are part[...]
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Heart of Teaching event for educators. Stay tuned for details. Coming soon.
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm
Our 4-day Intermediate retreat is longer than the Introductory Retreat but not quite as intense as our full 5 or 6 days sesshins.  This is a great next step for those who have completed one or more[...]
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
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, May 12 2018 Saturday, October 6 2018 Saturday, November 10 2018 Morning coffee and tea and a sit-down lunch are part[...]
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Heart of Teaching event for educators. Stay tuned for details. Coming soon.
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm
This short retreat 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. Basic[...]
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,[...]

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