Empty Cloud is a Buddhist monastery located in the small town of West Orange, NJ. We are a place dedicated to spiritual self-development, personal and social transformation, and positive community engagement.

Located right outside of two major cities, NYC and Newark, we are easily reachable via public transit from both.

If you are interested in joining us for mindfulness days to learn meditation or to participate in retreat, we welcome you at Empty Cloud.

After three full years of offering free meditation retreats at the Rockaway Summer House in New York City, thanks to your kind donations we have moved to this wonderful location where
we can keep doing what we know how to do best – practice the Dharma – and offer it to even more living beings!

Our serene monastery


Empty Cloud was established in late 2019
by Buddhist Insights co-founders Bhante Suddhāso and Ayyā Soma.