Events & Sesshins

Dec 31 @ 10:30 pm – 12:15 am
  Bring in the New Year with Zen! Get Start 2019 in the best position possible. Join us for a New Year’s Eve Sit December 31, 10:30pm – Midnight We will sit beginning at 10:30pm[...]
Jan 19 @ 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.
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Treat yourself to a day of  silence and Zen practice.  Join us for an all-day sit on January 20, 2019. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in[...]
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[...]
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Join us for this special event with Stephen Jenkinson, spiritual activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist. Tickets available through Eventbrite: $20 Cost at the door: $25 Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, Harvard educated Theologian and founder of The[...]
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm
This short retreat begins on Friday evening February 15 and ends at lunch-time on Sunday February 17 . This weekend  is designed to support those new to Zazen retreats. It will help you acclimate to extended[...]
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tea and Zen Presented by Chado New Mexico   Sunday February 24, 2019 10:00-11:00 AM “Tea and Zen are one taste,” said the Japanese lay monk and tea instructor Murata Shukho in the 15th century.[...]
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Our 6-day Spring sesshin is from March 11-17, 2019. 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[...]
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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[...]
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an all-day sit on April 14, 2019. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo and, weather permitting, walk outside on our beautiful[...]
Apr 24 @ 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 his new book, Mindfulness and Intimacy. Rooted in Buddhist[...]
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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[...]
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – May 19 @ 1:00 pm
Do you need a weekend of sitting practice in our lovely zendo? Or…. have you been wanting to do a sesshin but aren’t sure you are ready?  Join us for this weekend retreat beginning on Friday[...]
May 25 @ 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 3 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm
Prepare for summer! Consider joining us for our 2019 Summer Sesshin, six-days, from Monday June 3 through Sunday June 9. All are warmly invited to attend this early June event. Each day begins at 6am[...]
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an all-day sit on Sunday July 14, 2019. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo and, weather permitting, walk outside on our[...]
Aug 2 – Aug 17 all-day
Mountain Cloud is closed for a summer recess from Friday August 2, 2019.   All regularly scheduled events will resume on Monday August 18, 2019.
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm
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[...]
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm
Our 2019 5-day Autumn sesshin begins September 17 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[...]
Oct 12 @ 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 17 @ 9:30 am – Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm
This October we are holding an “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 intensive[...]
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an all-day sit on Sunday November 10, 2019. The day includes a talk by and interviews with Henry Shukman. We will sit in the zendo and, weather permitting, walk outside on our[...]
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 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[...]
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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