Releasing and Greeting the New Year with Dhamma December 29- January 5

About us

This retreat will observe the annual passage from old year into new within the peace and beauty of Cloud Mountain, a safe refuge while much of society indulges unhealthy tendencies of excess and stimulation. Dhamma teachings will encourage cultivating mindfulness with the ebbs & flows of breath, body energy, sensations, and mind. In particular, mindfulness with breathing will be emphasized for generating concentration and investigating the nature of mind-body. Reflections on time, change, life, death, renewal, letting go, compassion, and selflessness will inform our practice. Dialog circles will be open to those who wish to explore with others Dhamma themes relevant to the retreat and practice.


  • Most of each day will be dedicated to sitting and walking meditation
  • Noble Silence
  • Optional Qi Gong and posture work


This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

  • Subsidized fee: $ 490 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
  • Sustaining fee: $ 545 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
  • Supporting fee: $ 580 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Typical Daily Schedule:

5:45am Wake-up

6:15 Sitting Meditation

7:00 Breakfast & Morning Working Meditation Tasks

8:30 Meditation Instructions & Sitting

9:30 Walking Meditation

10:15 Sitting

11:00 Walking

11:30 Sitting

12:00pm Lunch & Afternoon Working Meditation Tasks

2:00 Sitting

2:45 Walking (or practice discussions with the teacher)

3:30 Sitting

4:15 Walking (or practice discussions with the teacher)

5:00 Dinner & Evening Working Meditation Tasks

6:30 Sitting

7:00 Walking

7:30 Dharma Talk

8:15 Walking

8:45 Sitting

9:30 Sleep or continued practice


Cloud Mountain currently offers a mix of single, double and shared rooms within our: 

  • Diamond Hall 
  • Alder Lodge 
  • Yogi Hall 
  • Bamboo Room 

In accord with our values of simplicity and renunciation, they are deliberately modest in character. Camping is also an option. The main toilet and shower facilities are in a separate building, the Showerhouse.


○ Our meals are primarily vegan though we do serve dishes that contain milk and eggs

○ We always use whole grains, fresh ingredients and unprocessed foods that are also organic whenever financially feasible


We're located deep in the forests of southwest Washington, approximately 125 miles south of Seattle, WA, and 60 miles north of Portland, OR on fifteen beautiful acres dotted with ponds and a lovely creek.

Tags: buddhism dhamma insight mindfulness noble silence theravadin vipassana

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Releasing and Greeting the New Year with Dhamma December 29- January 5

at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

  • Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 5, 2018 (8 days)


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