Taking purposeful time in our busy lives to uncover what sustains and grounds our lives is a vital undertaking.
In the meditative traditions the approach is not only for relaxation but to awake to the THAT which is our life.
Seeking ways to develop and maintain a spiritually conscious life with compassionate ethical commitment to all life is practice.
While the instruction calls upon ancient timeless wisdom and practice knowledge our contemporary context is valued as the place of applied spirituality.
If you desire to open and deepen your encounter to inner life, which all spiritual traditions point to, than these retreats are for you.
If you have a need to locate meaning, vocational life, and personal integrity within a renewed spiritual understanding and meditative life CMR will be helpful.
Retreats have at their core meditation practice. Some are conducted as formal Zen and Contemplative Retreats, while others incorporate Art and Mindfulness training. They are all open to people commencing a meditation practice as well as for long term practitioners.
The Contemplative and Zen retreats are conducted in silence incorporating walking meditation, interviews with the teacher and a simple ritual structure. Sutras and readings form part of the daily activities of the retreat.
Rev Paul Sanders with his partner Pauline reside at Cloud Mountain Retreat. Paul is in training as a Zen teacher under the direction of Roshi Robert Walker (USA). Paul is also a Uniting Church minister, painter and poet with many years experience in retreat leadership and a teacher in the OASES Graduate School.
Retreat Dates for 2017
September: 1-3: Contemplative Retreat
October: 6-9: Zen/Contemplation Retreat
November 3-7: ‘Soul, Spirituality & Zen’ Retreat
November: 10-13: Orientation to Contemplation/Zen (DAY) with wk-end retreat extension