Due to Covid-19 all visits to the monastery are temporarily suspended. We will begin accepting long-term resident applications in March 2021.


Set a time to visit the monastery & the Monastic Sangha.

We invite people to join us for tea, meditation, and our regular community gatherings. Visiting for the day is a great opportunity to learn more about the monastery and develop a connection with the community. For more information, check our event listings or contact us to arrange a private visit.


Deepen your Dharma practice & make merit by serving the Sangha.

Staying for a weekend or longer is an excellent way to improve your practice of mindfulness and meditation, while developing wholesome mind states of generosity and virtue. The quiet and seclusion of monastery life can also lay the groundwork for deep insights. Read more about staying at the monastery here.


Join the Sangha to practice meditation & learn the teachings of the Buddha.

Retreats at Empty Cloud Monastery provide the conditions for you to deepen your meditation practice in an intensive and supportive environment. On retreat, we pull back from the business of everyday life and focus on waking early, eating simply, performing light work, and spending much of the day meditating—all within the container of silence and peace. Read more about our retreats here.