Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center#

  • Name of Center: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
  • Address: 373 Agren Road,Castle Rock, WA 98611
  • Phone Number: 360-274-4859; 888-465-9118
  • Website: http://www.cloudmountain.org
  • Contact Email: info@cloudmountain.org
  • Tradition(s): An assortment of programs from a variety of traditions. Check out the website.
  • Technique(s): Various
  • Teacher(s): Various
  • Cost: Various
  • Accommodations: single rooms, double rooms, dormitory style rooms located in a number of different buildings.
  • Facilities: A number of different buildings in close proximity in a forest locale.
  • Physical Setting: A lovely, peaceful and secluded forest setting with several ponds. Very tall trees.
  • Food (Vegetarian/Vegan/etc.): Vegetarian. The main meal is the mid-day meal.
  • Retreat Length(s): Any where from a weekend to several weeks.
  • Typical Schedule: Unique to individual programs.
  • Issues of Taboos around attainment, real practice, disclosing insights, etc.: Unique to individual teachers
  • Issues of Rites/Rituals: General guidelines may be found at the Center's URL listed above.
  • Issues of Proper Dress: Basic common sense; general guidelines may be found at the Center's URL listed above.
  • Issues of Etiquette: General guidelines may be found at the Center's URL listed above.
  • Issues of Language: None unless teacher specific.
  • Health Issues: None.
  • Logistical Issues: About 2.5 hours travel time south from Seattle (a bit less than this from Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport); 1.5 hours north from Porland OR.
  • Strengths: A great setting for sitting, then walking, then sitting again...
  • Weaknesses: None that I found.
  • Other Comments: Over the course of three days I saw a deer, a possum, and several raccoons.
  • Overall Impression: Awesome.
  • Worthy of recommendation on the Dharma Overground? Absolutley!
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Cloud Mountain recently (late 2009/early 2010) purchased some forest land adjacent to its original boundary lines (second-growth forest) and is adding additional trails for walking meditation there. I have been struck over the years (2002-09) at how thoughtfully the existing property has been maintained.
Posted on 4/4/12 2:24 AM.