Events & Sesshins

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 through 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[...]
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm
Sit and work. Join us for a work retreat at Mountain Cloud.  The week begins Sunday evening October 1 and concludes on Saturday October 7.  More details to come.
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Special mindfulness training event for educators sponsored by the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI). Stay tuned for registration and scholarship details.   Image: Head by ElisaRiva, CC0 Public Domain, from Pixabay.com
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.[...]
Oct 28 @ 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.
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 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Special mindfulness training event for educators sponsored by the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI). Stay tuned for registration and scholarship details.   Image: Head by ElisaRiva, CC0 Public Domain, from Pixabay.com
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
Details to come. Stay tuned.   Image: Collage of Dogen and Stillness Speaks image of Kaz Tanahashi’s Enso, attribution to come.
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Special mindfulness training event for educators sponsored by the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute (RGMI). Stay tuned for registration and scholarship details.   Image: Head by ElisaRiva, CC0 Public Domain, from Pixabay.com
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for our 2017 6-day Rohatsu sesshin, December 4-10. Please join us for this most celebrated sesshin of the year where we honor Shakyamuni Buddha’s awakening. We will follow our usual timetable, beginning at 6am and ending at[...]
Jan 28 – Feb 2 all-day Esalen Institute
Save the date for this powerful Esalen workshop at Big Sur, California with Tias Little and Henry Shukman. Registration link is coming soon. In times of crisis and distress it can be challenging to hold[...]
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 11 @ 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.[...]
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm
Our 6-day Spring sesshin is from March 5-11. Please join us for this early spring offering. We will follow our usual timetable, beginning at 6am and ending at 9pm each day. There will be plenty of[...]
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 Saturday April 29, 5pm – Thursday May[...]
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm
Our 5-day Summer sesshin is from June 12-17.  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[...]
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 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.[...]
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for our 2018 Rohatsu Sesshin from Monday December 10through Sunday December  16. 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[...]

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