Virtual Zendo – FAQ

Welcome to our Virtual Zendo

While we are closed during the corona-virus outbreak, we have created a virtual zendo using Zoom.  Our daily sits and weekly intro classes are free and open to all.  For retreats we request a payment (sliding scale), but all are invited, not just members.

This page… Answers frequently asked questions about zoom access and provides the zoom links for both sits, retreats and private interviews

    • contains our schedule of sits, classes and talks
    • get help with time zone conversion
    • provides information about private interviews (dokusan)
    • has details about how to give dana

Zoom Access FAQ and Guidance

To participate in our virtual sits, talks and retreats on your computer/tablet or other device, click on this zoom link…. sit.mountaincloud.org

Be sure to click on the link. Do not cut and paste the link into the browser.

There is no password, it is embedded in the link. Should you be prompted for one, please log off zoom and try again.

If you continue to have problems, restart your computer and try again. 

If you are asked repeatedly for a password, use this: 875490543

For help, contact us.

Virtual sits include a short walking or stretching period between two 25 minute sitting periods. It’s fine to come into the online sit late or leave early. The zoom platform is flexible and easy for participants to use. If you have not used zoom before, you will need to download the program and install it on your computer. Installation is easy, just follow the directions.

See below for the Introduction to Meditation Class zoom link – it’s a unique link for the Tuesday class. 

Weekly Virtual Zendo Schedule  (Mountain Times USA)

Monday:  7-8am and 5:30-6:30pm – Sitting Meditation

Tuesday: 7-8am and 5:30-6:30pm – Sitting Meditation

Tuesday: 5-6pm – Introduction to Meditation Class
Zoom link for Intro Class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87138601704

Wednesday: 7-8am and 5:30-6:30pm – Sitting Meditation

Thursday: 7-8am and 5:30pm –  Sitting Meditation

Thursday: 6pm – Dharma Talk

Friday: 7-8am and 5:30-6:30pm – Sitting Meditation

Saturday: 7-8am – Sitting Meditation

Sunday: 9:00-10:00 (or 10:30am) –  sitting meditation, short talk on selected Sundays

World Time Converter: Click here for help figuring out what time our events begin in your time zone.


Private Interviews

Dokusan: Valerie offers 10-minute private interviews (dokusan) to Mountain Members and formal students. Valerie is available see Henry’s existing students and all MCZC registered members.  Contact Johanna for the scheduling link if you are eligible for a private interview – MCZC members and Henry’s students. If you have never had dokusan with Valerie or would like to learn more, contact her directly at: v.forstman@tcu.edu

Dokusan is freely offered, students are encouraged to offer Dana (see below) in gratitude.

Valerie’s interviews are on zoom. Use this  link for private interviews with Valerie:

Spiritual Counseling: Henry is not currently offering dokusan but he is offering private counseling sessions. He charges on a sliding scale, contact Johanna for fee details. If you would like to book a counseling session with Henry, use this Calendly link for scheduling –  calendly.com/henryshukman.  Contact Henry directly with questions: teacher@mountaincloud.org

Valerie is also available for spiritual counseling, contact her directly to set up an appointment and for pricing.

DANA – Dana is a traditional Buddhist way for students to show appreciation to their teachers. Offer a payment of any amount if you so desire.

Dana (or payments) for Henry Shukman:  Click paypal.me/mczcteacher

Or Venmo: @Henry-Shukman

Dana for Valerie Forstman:  Clickpaypal.me/vforstman
Or Venmo: @Valerie-Forstman


Dharma Talks on YouTube: Most dharma talks given in our virtual zendo are recorded and posted on the Mountain Cloud Zen Center YouTube channel. For quick access click: stream.mountaincloud.org

We will keep you informed by email, newsletter and website about our evolving offerings as the Covid situation unfolds.

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