Exploring Cessation, CMRC 2023

Date: July 21–27, 2023


Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA


INVESTMENT: $420/$510/$600 plus teacher dana

DURATION: 6 NIGHTS, Friday to Thursday

In this retreat we will orient toward, and open to, the territory of profound emptiness/ absence – Cessation.  Cessation is the ceasing of all materiality and mentality – Nibbana itself.  We will do specific group and guided meditations which will invite us to open to qualities of Cessation and potentially Cessation itself.

EXPERIENCE PREREQUISITE: At least two silent, residential, 7-day Buddhist meditation retreats. Please include specifics of your retreat experience to verify that you meet these requirements on your registration form.

Stephen is the author of Demystifying Awakening: a Buddhist Path of Realization, Embodiment, and Freedom (March 2022), Buddha’s Heart, and Stress Reduction for Lawyers. He is the co-author of Practicing the Jhanas. Follow this link to hear Stephen and Rick Hanson in dialogue about Nibbana, the Unconditioned, Awakening, Identity and more.