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NDF_logo_squareNatural Dharma Fellowship is a Buddhist community that supports the transmission and cultivation of contemplative and ethical practices for a better world. We believe that the inner development of compassion and wisdom facilitates authentic transformation in our workplace, family, relationships, community and society as a whole. We support the transmission of traditional Buddhist lineage teachings and also encourage an active and ongoing integration of these teachings into the many contexts of modern American life. We offer programs for caregivers, artists, educators, activists, and the LGBT community, as well as a robust program of training for those wishing to follow the traditional Buddhist path. Guided by Lama Willa Miller, our non-profit organization supports practice groups in the Northeastern United States, and offers contemplative retreats at our retreat center in New Hampshire, Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. Our core teachers are trained primarily in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism (the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages), but we host teachers from other wisdom traditions as well.

Help Build a Permanent Home for Tara: Statue Consecration

Tara Statue In process

The statue in the main hall is the embodiment of the female Buddha Tara: she who transforms obstacles into wisdom, sickness into embodied compassion, and fear into transcendent loving kindness.

With the time and talents of local sangha member Michael Lawrence, her home is being created as a focal point for the practice and teaching that occurs at Wonderwell.

The current contribution of $5000 towards the project is an offering in memory of a sangha member’s mother. The work and consecration will be complete by by April, but there is still the opportunity for all to participate in offering towards the total cost.  Please help us pay for the custom stonework that will serve as a basis for the shrine. Lama Willa chose this particular element as a symbol of meditative stability we are cultivating and as an echo of the Nyingma and Kagyu ancestors who cultivated their deep insights during prolonged solitary retreats in the refuge of mountain caves. As well, the artisans behind the fine woodwork and masonry are native to the Vermont and New Hampshire regions and have imbued the overall design with the integration of elements with the architecture and esthetic of Wonderwell.

All contributions are tax deductible, simply leave a note in the memo on the check if you would like to receive a receipt for tax purposes, when you send a check to

Tara with stone backgroundNatural Dharma Fellowship
c/o Phil Malloy
11 Blueberry Hill Road
Andover, MA 01810

Or you can make a donation via paypal here.

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