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
Gratitude is a quality and virtue that is like a hidden treasure. It is a spiritual force that brightens our existence and leads to inner harmony. Gratitude can bring an incredible amount of joy into our lives. It makes us happy. As a beautifying quality of the heart...read more
It helps to explore how we can work with fear from the point of view of the path, the student’s journey. How do we walk the path of fear? Fear is not a trivial matter. In many ways, it restricts our lives; it imprisons us. Fear is also a tool of oppression. Because of...read more
(In 1999, when this dharma talk was given in Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the U.S. military was bombing Yugoslavia. We have substituted Ukraine for Yugoslavia in the text here, to make the article more relevant to today’s circumstances.) Those who live in awakened...read more
Recordings for 2022 February 16 – March 2, 2022 Samatha-Vipassana Retreat for Experienced Students with Marcia Rose & Kristina Bare
February 16, 2022 – Early Morning Introductions and Metta Chant https://mountainhermitage.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/1_2-16-22-Early-Morning-Introductions-and-Metta-Chant.mp3 February 16, 2022 – Morning Marcia Settling In Instructions...read more
The Muse Something happened In my seventy-fifth year- a channel opened to oceans of space, where words sparkle in their sparse delight calling, calling, calling Lazy Day at 76 Morning coffee and a first glimpse into the unknown day, waiting for that pulse...read more
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