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With a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings…
radiating kindness over the entire world.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease!
–The Buddha, Metta Sutta




Marcia Rose Health Update – May 31, 2023

The Mountain Hermitage’s beloved Guiding Teacher Marcia Rose is having a difficult recovery after undergoing emergency abdominal surgery in Taos on May 17th. She is currently at a hospital in Santa Fe & is grateful to have family there supporting her. We are heartened by recent improvements in her condition, but she still has a long recovery ahead of her. We know she would appreciate metta, good energy, prayers & healing wishes sent her way!  If you have a personal message you’d like to relay to her, please email Kathy at

Please click here for more information on the Go Fund Me campaign started for her.  

Please be advised that donations offered through Go Fund Me are not tax-deductible.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation (Dana offering) to Marcia, there are 2 ways that we are able to do this.  Most of you are familiar with these methods.  After receiving your Dana offering, I will email you a “Thank You for your Donation” letter that you can use for your taxes. 

1)  Make a check out to The Mountain Hermitage, pop it in an envelope and mail it to:   The Mountain Hermitage (attn Marcia)  PO Box 807  Ranchos de Taos, NM  87557-0807  Marcia would receive 100% of your Dana offering unless you specify otherwise.  

2)  Use our online donation platform  Network For Good.  Click here to get to the Network For Good page.   You can use your credit card on this site and Network For Good will charge a 5% merchant service fee.  Marcia would receive 100% of your Dana offering unless you specify otherwise.




Please help us to continue to offer scholarship aid and monastic aid at our current levelsscholarship aid that makes the retreat experience possible for so many who would otherwise not be able to attendand to support the modest operating costs for the Mountain Hermitage during these uncertain times.  We are honored to be able to offer both Online and In-Person practice opportunities in 2023 and beyond.  Please stay tuned to our website as we continue to navigate these strange waters.

Our 2023 retreat offerings include:  FEBRUARY 10 – 17, 2023 Week-long Insight Meditation Retreat with Brian Lesage; MARCH 26 – APRIL 16, 2023 Three-Week Hermitage Retreat for Experienced Students with Marcia Rose & Kristina BaréJULY 7 – 14, 2023 Week-long Insight Meditation Retreat with Greg ScharfOCT-NOV-DEC 2023 ONLINE Sunday International Sangha Gatherings with Marcia Rose; NOVEMBER 3 – 12, 2023 10-Day Vipassana Retreat for Experienced Students with Annie Nugent, and the  DECEMBER 2, 2023  Day-long ONLINE BIPOC Retreat with Bonnie Duran & Carol Cano;

Our 2023 retreat offerings are confirmed and we are working on our 2024-2025 retreat offerings.  It is our sincere hope that all our 2023 in-person retreats will happen in person at Hyperslow Retreat Center @ San Geronimo Lodge, Taos, NM.  And it is hard to predict the future.  We can only keep taking deep breaths and going back to practice every moment.  Please stay tuned for updates on this website.

Our current operating expenses include small stipends for our teachers, our cooks, our retreat managers, online fees, technical support fees, and administrative expenses.



photo by Tuan Pham


A gift of any amount will be received with utmost gratitude and will help the Hermitage navigate the economic uncertainties of these times.  A gift of any amount will also help us to continue to bring the Dhamma to the world.   Thank you.  

If beings knew, as I know, the benefits of generosity,
they would not let an opportunity go by
without giving and sharing.
— The Buddha


You may support The Mountain Hermitage by your tax deductible donation to either our General Fund or Scholarship Fund. We accept donations by either check or credit card. (See details below.)


We also encourage you to become a Sustaining Member by pledging to donate on a regular basis… be it monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or annually.  The Mountain Hermitage bank account is unable to accept direct transfers, but you can sign up with Network for Good (see below) to have regular donations charged to your credit card… or you can also arrange with your own bank to have a monthly check dispersed to the Hermitage.  Your Sustaining Membership helps The Mountain Hermitage build a strong & reliable foundation to better meet the spiritual needs of the community we serve.


Tuan's-pink-lotusGeneral Fund

The Mountain Hermitage relies on donations to support our annual operating expenses and to help us hold down the cost of our retreat offerings. Our yearly expenses include publicizing our retreats, hiring a part-time administrative office assistant, paying a minimal rent and the utilities for our Hermitage office space and supporting our Guiding Teacher with a small parsonage allowance so that she can continue to devote her life to sharing the Dharma.

Scholarship Fund

In keeping with a central tenet of the Hermitage mission, we have strengthened our commitment to offer the Hermitage experience to those without the resources to afford retreat costs, and to promote diversity among retreatants. Your gift to the Scholarship fund will directly contribute to bringing the transforming power of the Dharma to our world.

Teacher Support

Any support you are able to offer our guiding teacher Marcia Rose enables her to continue to dedicate her life to sharing the Dharma on a donation basis while living as a householder in the modern world.  Donations intended for Marcia should be in the form of a check written directly to her and mailed in care of The Mountain Hermitage.

How to Donate by Credit Card

Donate NowThis link will take you to Network for Good where you can make your donation by credit card. If you’d like to make this a recurring monthly, quarterly or annual donation, there is an option to do so. Please indicate in the “designation” box if you wish the funds to go to the General Fund or the Scholarship Fund. You may designate a percentage to each if you’d like.

Network for Good does not support currencies other than U.S. dollars.

Network for Good assesses a 3% processing charge per transaction. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. When you make a donation, please save and/or print the confirmation email you receive from Network for Good for your tax records.

How to Donate by Check

Click here to donate by mailing a check


The Mountain Hermitage is a not-for-profit 501C3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


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