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April 2022

Pilgrimage of Peace – Virtual Weekend Retreat: April 9-10 with Valerie Forstman

April 9 @ 6:00 am - April 10 @ 3:30 pm

Join Valerie Forstman for Pilgrimage of Peace Weekend Virtual Retreat Saturday April 9 through Sunday April 10 Zen has deep roots in the practice of pilgrimage. From the teachings of the Buddha to the tradition of “wandering with the wind,” pilgrimage is a way of engaging, exploring, and embodying the dharma: the teachings, things as they are, and our own essential nature - the reality of who and what we truly are. With the world in the throes of war,…

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Thursday Evening Event: An Introduction to Koans with Henry Shukman

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm

On Thursday April 14 and April 21 Henry will be offering a special mini-series... An Introduction to Koans. Henry will speak about what koans are, how they work, what they carry within them, and what they can reveal about our true place in the universe and in this world of things, with all its suffering and beauty. Koans can for sure seem baffling and even frustrating at times. But they carry a secret, priceless jewel, which somehow, against all the odds, is…

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Original Love: Q&A with Henry Shukman

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Original Love: Q&A Session with Henry Shukman Sunday April 17 10am-Noon Where: Zoom When: Sunday April 17, 10am-noon MT Cost: $40 This Sunday, April 17, Henry will be responding live to questions from our real-life practice. Each Q&A is a unique expression of the group and the moment that brings us together. They are a 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…

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Thursday Evening Event: An Introduction to Koans with Henry Shukman

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm

On Thursday April 14 and April 21 Henry will be offering a special mini-series... An Introduction to Koans. Henry will speak about what koans are, how they work, what they carry within them, and what they can reveal about our true place in the universe and in this world of things, with all its suffering and beauty. Koans can for sure seem baffling and even frustrating at times. But they carry a secret, priceless jewel, which somehow, against all the odds, is…

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Original Love: Reading Group, Sunday April 24

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana Where: Online When: Sunday April 24, 10am-Noon MT Cost: $25 Led by Valerie Forstman Click here to register For those of you who can't make the course live, recordings will be available soon after the event for all participants. We will be exploring Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana, one of Henry's go-to recommendations for those seeking guidance in mindfulness practice. Gunaratana takes a gentle and deep dive into mindfulness-based meditation, providing…

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Thursday Evening Event – Sit and Dharma talk with Henry Shukman

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2022

Join us for our May 5th Thursday evening online event, sitting-meditation and a dharma talk given by Henry Shukman. Meditation begins at 5:30pm MT and Henry's dharma talk begins at about 6:00pm MT. This weekly event is free and open to all. Zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org  If you like these Thursday evening events, please make a donation to Mountain Cloud. We are able to offer weekly programing like this because of your support. Dana for Henry Shukman: paypal.me/mczcteacher Or Venmo: @Henry-Shukman Speaker Schedule…

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May 2022

Original Love: Support, Trust, Awakening, 6-week series, Sundays May 1-June 5

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Zone 2: Support, Trust, Awakening led by Henry Shukman This six-week course, followed by a weekend retreat, will lead us through various kinds of support that sustain us, even when we feel alone. Support is both about opening up and noticing it, as well as about trust and some vulnerability. To be open, we need a glimmer of trust. So we’ll explore ways of loosening up, lightening up, and trusting more, so we can open to the healing and awakening…

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Thursday Evening Event – Sit and Dharma talk with Henry Shukman

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2022

Join us for our May 5th Thursday evening online event, sitting-meditation and a dharma talk given by Henry Shukman. Meditation begins at 5:30pm MT and Henry's dharma talk begins at about 6:00pm MT. This weekly event is free and open to all. Zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org  If you like these Thursday evening events, please make a donation to Mountain Cloud. We are able to offer weekly programing like this because of your support. Dana for Henry Shukman: paypal.me/mczcteacher Or Venmo: @Henry-Shukman Speaker Schedule…

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Zazenkai: A Day of Zen

May 7 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday May 7, 2022 Spring Zazenkai, A Day of Zen Led by Valerie Forstman in our virtual zendo Schedule  6-8am Sitting 8:45 Movement 9am-Noon: Sit and dharma talk 1-3:30: Sit and Q&A Suggested Cost is $50  or an amount you can reasonably afford Scroll down to register Valerie will continue the theme of Women in Zen, ancestors whose voices illumine the path and attune us to the wisdom and compassion they want to share. Kongshi Daoren (ca…

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Thursday Evening Event with Guest Teacher Shana Smith

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our May 12 Thursday evening online event, sitting-meditation and a dharma talk given by guest teacher Shana Smith. Meditation begins at 5:30pm MT and the dharma talk begins at about 6:00pm MT. This weekly event is free and open to all. Zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org  Shana Smith discovered yoga in 1990 and began attending regular classes in several different styles of yoga After several years of ardent practice and study, she began to teach at her local studio and Yoga…

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