COMPASSIONATE DHARMA CLOUD MONASTERY EXPANSION
Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery is located in the mountains of Morrison, Colorado, nestled on 10 acres of forest in the foothills, just 8 miles south of C470 on 285. It was founded in 2006 by Abbot Thay Tinh Man after he completed his studies at Plum Village, France, with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Supported by resident monks and generous community support, the monastery hosts both Vietnamese- and English-speaking programs located in the renovated house and outbuildings. People of all ages, backgrounds, and traditions are warmly welcomed. They are nourished by opportunities to find the peace, joy, and compassion within themselves. Inspiring statues and beautifully landscaped trails throughout the grounds invite visitors to slow down and touch the nurturing and healing natural surroundings.
Despite the amazing transformations made to the property over the last 9 years, the number of people who can participate in classes, services, and retreats is limited by the size of the existing buildings.
In 2011, during a visit by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, he planted a seed among the monastery’s community when he encouraged the building of a hall where hundreds of people could gather for meditation, teachings, retreats, and other activities that foster healing, community connection, stress reduction, and mindful living.
With county approval, the grounds have been cleared of large rocks and trees to make room for a 2-story, 11,000 square-foot building that will use design principles that emphasize energy conservation and blend harmoniously with the beautiful natural surroundings. It will house meditation and dining halls as well as restrooms and sleeping quarters for retreatants.
First of all, we encourage you to come to visit or practice with us at the monastery. In addition, we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation toward the building of the meditation hall (printable form below). Your gift will create a space for families to celebrate together, for children to learn spiritual practices and values, and for adults to find a healing path out of their suffering and experience peace within a compassionate community. Thank you for opening your hearts and financially supporting this worthwhile project! Together, we are watering the seeds of transformation and peace within ourselves and the broader community.
We warmly invite you to support our New Meditation Hall Project!
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Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations are tax-deductible. Mail to: CDCM, 8485 S. Highway 285, Morrison, CO 80465
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