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
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
Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat...read more
Well-known scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected & translated the Buddha’s teachings on conflict resolution, interpersonal & social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships in the 2016 book “The Buddha’s Teachings on Social...read more
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