Welcome to The Mountain Hermitage

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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The Power of the Mind

In Buddhist understanding, the mind is not considered to just be the brain. Experiential understanding through our practice of Concentration/Samatha, Vipassana & the Brahma Viharas can show us that mind consciousness emanates from the energy center of the heart....

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The Buddha on Joy-Happiness

Live happily, free from hostility, even among those who hate. Live joyfully, free from misery and affliction even among those who are afflicted. Live happily, free from the trouble of busyness even among those who are busy. Live joyfully, like those who have nothing...

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Interdependence Always Arising

Find a comfortable place to sit, on a cushion on the floor or in a chair. Gently close your eyes & bring your attention to the direct sensorial experience of your breath for a few moments. Now visualizing or in some way sensing an enormous jeweled net, a net of...

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