White Cloud Meditation Center
Meditation Practice in Idaho
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Who We Are


We are a Zen inspired meditation center.  Our resident teacher, Konpo Sensei, has a rich background in both Tibetan and Zen traditions.  We also embrace a variety of other mindfulness traditions and practices such as Shambhala, Vipassana, and Contemplative Buddhist Psychology.

Those new to mindfulness and meditation practice are encouraged to contact Terry Chowan Kerler (Naropa University Certified Mindfulness Instructor) for individualized instruction.  Fundamental principles on where and how to place the mind and body can go a long way in supporting mindfulness and meditation practices that help cultivate compassion and equanimity.  Terry can be reached at whitecloudsangha@cableone.net or at  208-830-1228.

The art of giving and receiving is also an important aspect of spiritual practice.  We encourage all participants to donate to support Sensei and the Center with in mind that donations reflect the preciousness and rarity of these teachings and the importance of the dharma community.  Suggested donation amounts are posted in the back foyer of the Pocatello Center.  Even if you can only afford a few dollars, supporting the Center in this way will enrich your experience here at the Center.

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Great Eastern Sun Counseling and Consulting is affiliated with White Cloud Meditation Center and provides mindfulness based counseling services.  For more information visit www.greateasternsuncounseling.com.

Sunday Evening Group Meditation at 4:00 pm

The evening starts at 5:00 pm with an optional care taking practice whereby we prepare the Center for our morning gathering.  Tasks include sweeping the walkway, making coffee, caring for the altars and preparing food. Caretaking practice is also known as work practice. It is a way of translating one’s spiritual practice on the cushion into action in daily life. It is done with the same mindful intention cultivated on the cushion, i.e. with a relaxed body and mind where the mind is clear and aware of present moment sensations and sense perceptions while attending to the task at hand.

At 4:30 pm caretaking practice is followed by sitting meditation, walking meditation and a dharma talk/discussion with Sensei.

Private Interviews with the Teacher on Thursdays 

This is the day for teacher-student meetings. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Sensei to talk about your zen practice, email him at kaales@mac.com or call 208-478-9715.

Directions to White Cloud and Parking Information

The Pocatello meditation center is located at 524 S. 6th Ave.  Entrance is off the back alley.  There is a sign on the door indicating “White Cloud.”  After entering this door, proceed up three stairs through the glass door.

Bicycling or walking to the Center is encouraged.  If you must use a car, there are three parking spaces available for use in the back parking lot.  Unrestricted parking is also available on Benton Street.  Parking on 6th Avenue is restricted. Temporary parking permits are available on loan.


The Pocatello community can be contacted by email at whitecloudsangha@cableone.net