Welcome to The Mountain Hermitage
OFFERING BUDDHIST RETREATS IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO
The Mountain Hermitage is dedicated to the inner cultivation and outer manifestation of concentration, wisdom, lovingkindness, compassion, and peace. This home for long-term spiritual practice, grounded in the principles of Theravada Buddhism, is based in the quiet and beautiful mountain area of Taos, New Mexico.
Many Mountain Hermitage retreats are for experienced Dharma practitioners; however, the Hermitage is now offering some week-long retreats open to both beginning and experienced students. All retreats are held in appropriate rented places in and around Taos. The small group size at Hermitage retreats (usually a maximum of 18 students) helps create a more intimate experience and easier access to teachers.
The Mountain Hermitage extends a special welcome and has established a scholarship fund to support Buddhist monks and nuns and lay Dharma teachers, as well as multi-cultural practitioners and other Dharma students who without scholarship aid would not be able to attend Hermitage retreats.
All who come to practice at The Mountain Hermitage will be honored and supported in their quest to awaken to the deepest truths and to manifest these truths in their daily lives.
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Latest News, Dharma Talks, and Reflections on Practice
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SPACES AVAILABLE IN ANNIE NUGENT’S 10 DAY RETREAT!
We now have a few spaces left in the November 4 – 13, 2022 10-Day Vipassana Retreat for Experienced Students. If you are interested PLEASE email Kathy as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you soon! 2022 Ten-Day Vipassana Retreat...read more
“Be simple & easy. Take things as they come” Teachings from Anagarika Munindra
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