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June 2022

Summer Sesshin 2022 with Henry Shukman and Valerie Forstman

June 20 - June 26

Summer Solstice Retreat: June 20-26, 2022 Intimacy with all things -- what koans can teach us What a wonderful thing it is that we can discover our intimacy with all the things of this world. To do so, to whatever degree, is a great homecoming. It feels like a deep return to some kind of true homeland of our deeper nature. The premier time to make this kind of return, this kind of homecoming, is in the shared depth of…

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July 2022

30 Days of Zen: July 1-30, 2022

July 1 - July 30

30 Days of Zen Deepen your practice through 30 days of Zen training including daily meditation, sangha support, teachings from past Zen Masters, and guidance from Henry Shukman, Valerie Forstman, and current leaders in Sanbo Zen. Even if all of the innumerable buddhas in the entire universe combined their efforts and attempted to measure the merit of one person’s zazen , they could never fathom it.  ~ from Dogen’s Talk on Wholehearted Practice of the Way https://player.vimeo.com/video/722010999?h=7fe8729538&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 If you’ve wanted…

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Sangha Meeting: Saturday July 9, 10am

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sangha/Community Meeting Saturday July 9 at 10am MT Dharma classes, retreats, special events, daily sits and more abound at Mountain Cloud. Attend this online sangha meeting to find out what's going on both on-site and on-line. The meeting begins at 10am MT with an optional sit prior to the meeting at 9:30am MT. Members in particular are encouraged to attend as well as all those interested in learning more about Mountain Cloud. We have changes to our board of directors to…

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Q&A with Henry Shukman

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday July 11th, 2022 5-7pm MT Join us for this live event where Henry will be responding to questions from our real-life practice. This Q&A session is special opportunity to receive teachings on the wide range of topics raised by our diverse community of practitioners - including you! No matter whether our questions arise from years of sitting or from just a matter of days... ... whether they’re brand new or old familiar haunts, specific or broad, mundane or spectacular... Sometimes just…

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Zazenkai, Saturday July 16

July 16 @ 6:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us on Saturday July 16, 2022 Zazenkai, A Day of Zen Led by Valerie Forstman  This day of Zen will be online. Enjoy a day of silent sitting.  Give your mind and heart a few hours of repose and reconnect with the source of who you really are. For those who may be new to the practice of an intensive Zen retreat, a Zazenkai or Day of Zen is a perfect opportunity to experience the fruits of extended sitting.…

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Original Love: Samadhi – the Deep Clear Lake, 6-week Series

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Samadhi - The Deep Clear Lake 6 week course: Sundays July 31 – September 4, 2022, 10am – 12pm MT Weekend retreat: Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 2022 If you’ve ever wondered why and how it’s possible to fall in love with meditation, and with life itself – here is the answer. If you’re not sure you’ll ever find the real peace of meditation, this course is for you.  – Henry Shukman Samadhi, the old traditions call it. A state of deep…

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September 2022

Original Love: Samadhi – The Deep Clear Lake – Weekend Virtual Retreat

September 10 @ 10:00 am - September 11 @ 3:00 pm

Original Love - Weekend Virtual Retreat Samadhi - The Deep Clear Lake Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 2022 Flowing out of our six-week series Samadhi - The Deep Clear Lake, this virtual weekend will solidify our experience and guide us toward deeper growth and discovery. This weekend retreat supports and expands the content explored in the six-week series, but it also stands alone. If you have not attended the series, don't let that stop you from enrolling in the weekend.…

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Autumn Sesshin with Henry and Valerie, September 27 – October 2

September 27 - October 2

Autumn Zen Retreat: September 27 to October 2, 2022 Vibrant colors, falling leaves, wind and rain, Autumn is a wonderful time to turn inward and deepen your practice. Consider joining us for our six day retreat. Save the dates: we will offer an online only or a hybrid zendo-online retreat based on the Covid 19 situation. Registration will open this summer once the details are worked out.  Please stay tuned Image by LoggaWiggler from Pixabay.com

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October 2022

Original Love: Awakening, 6-Week Series

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zone 4: Awakening 6 week virtual course: Sundays, October 9 – November 13, 2022, 10am – 12pm MT Weekend virtual retreat: Saturday & Sunday, November 19 – 20, 2022 Here in our fourth zone, we start to explore ways of glimpsing a whole other face of our experience – the reality of “awakening.” This is what the deep traditions are devoted to, and why they still exist. Yet at the same time, we learn to avoid “gaining ideas” around accomplishing…

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November 2022

Original Love: Awakening, Weekend Virtual Retreat

November 19 @ 10:00 am - November 20 @ 3:00 pm

Original Love - Weekend Virtual Retreat, Awakening Saturday & Sunday, November 19 – 20, 2022 We will continue to explore ways of glimpsing an entire other face of our experience – the reality of “awakening.” This is what the deep traditions are devoted to, and why they still exist. Yet at the same time, we learn to avoid “gaining ideas” around accomplishing special experiences through sitting. This weekend retreat supports and expands the content explored in the six-week series, but it…

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