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.
Latest News, Dharma Talks, and Reflections on Practice
One useful metaphor for describing insight meditation is to see it as the practice, or process, of developing intimacy. The great 13th century Zen master Dogen was once asked: “What is the awakened mind?” He replied: “The mind that is intimate with all things.” In...read more
So the Story goes… the Buddha’s journey on the spiritual path begins with him leaving home – exiting the palace gates and setting off into the simple and austere life of a renunciate. When I take a moment to slow down and imagine this kind of radical life...read more
Through effort, attention, Restraint and self-control, The wise person can become an island No flood will overwhelm.- Dhammapada 25 Expecting Buddhist practice to entail only joy & ease is naive. More realistic is to expect both joy & sorrow, ease &...read more
February 11, 2021 Marcia Rose – Opening Instructions & Metta Chant https://mountainhermitage.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210211a_MarciaRose_OpeningInstructions_MettaChant.mp3 February 11, 2021 Marcia Rose – Instructions Metta for Oneself...read more
Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between...read more
2020 November Samatha/Concentration Online Retreat with Marcia Rose & teaching assistant Kristina Baré
November 8, 2020 Brief Instructions & Metta Chant with Marcia Rose https://mountainhermitage.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/20201108a_MarciaRose_BriefInstructions_MettaChant.mp3 November 8, 2020 Sunday Instructions with Marcia Rose...read more