Cloud Mountain Retreat

Steps from Sleep LodgeCloud Mountain Retreat is a non-sectarian Buddhist center located in southwest Washington. Situated on 15 acres of wooded land approximately 60 miles north of Portland Oregon, Cloud Mountain was conceived and built with the goal of providing groups and individuals with an environment productive to meditation and quiet contemplation of study. The Retreat provide opportunities for all individuals to hear and practice Buddhist teachings. The intention of the Retreat is to provide opportunities for a balanced cultivation of Sila (ethical behavior), Dana (generosity), and Bhanana (wisdom).

Meditation HallThe Retreat has a meditation hall, walking/yoga hall, guest facilities including a kitchen, walking garden, fish pond, and acres of native land with flora and fauna. Wildlife such as Great blue herons, ducks, racoons, and black-tailed deer are common visitors tot he Retreat.

Buddhist Meditation Centers and Retreats often serve as an introduction to the Buddhist Path. Retreats are a great way to initiate a personal exploration of Buddhism, and of yourself. The thousands of dharma centers and Buddhist monasteries that have sprung up in the West offer many kinds of retreats for Buddhist new comers. They offer HPIM1150.JPGmany opportunities to explore different aspects of the Buddhist experience. In the case of the Cloud Mountain Retreat, they offer silent retreats where communication is reduced to a minimum, offering an opportunity for the visitors to look inside of themselves and do inner exploration.

NOTE: The center is operated by a small, permanent staff. Permanent staff earn a modest compensation package while exploring creative ways to integrate Buddhist meditation with daily activity. Those interested in working at Cloud Mountain should contact the Cloud Mountain office at (360) 274-4859 or email for information. Xiong Nai Xin does not have any connection with the Cloud Mountain Retreat. Cloud Mountain is presented here as a “Virtual Retreat” and information for the visitor to Xiong Nai Xin. Any actions or opinions of either Retreat should not reflect on the other.


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