Natural Dharma Fellowship is a Buddhist community that supports the cultivation of contemplative and ethical practices for a better world

Dharma Teachings

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Interviews, dialogues,
and Dharma teachings

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Podcasts and Dharma teachings

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Translations of texts by Longchenpa, Milarepa, Sukhasiddhi and more

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Book Reviews

Reviews of publications
by NDF dharma teachers.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, located in Springfield, New Hampshire, is the retreat center for Natural Dharma Fellowship. Wonderwell offers a range of of meditation retreats throughout the year, including lineage practice retreats, wilderness retreats, meditation and yoga retreats, and contemplative health care retreats. Also offered are monthly Dharma Sundays and an evening meditation instruction program.
Our non-profit organization, founded by Lama Willa Miller, supports a robust transmission of traditional Buddhist lineage teachings and also encourages an active and ongoing integration of these teachings into the many contexts of modern life.
How to get involved

  • Margha means “path” in Sanskrit and refers to the path to enlightenment envisioned as a process of deep, gradual and individualized development.

    The Margha Program—in the spirit of its name—is a path-based curriculum that provides an opportunity for students to train thoroughly and deeply in a variety of meditative practices, in a way that is flexible and recognizes the uniqueness of individual students.

  • Vajrayana means “the diamond vehicle” and refers to a branch of practices that flourished in Tibet. These practices work with the principal of pure vision, in which we embrace ordinary thoughts and emotions as the unlikely catalysts to recognizing that our nature, and the nature of others, is love and wisdom inseparable. In the practices of Vajrayana, we especially welcome the challenging aspects of life—our difficult thoughts, emotions, and physical reality—as the fodder for awakening.

  • SanghaCare is a network of mutual support connecting NDF members who need temporary or supplementary care due to illness, surgery, natural disaster or other critical event with other members who are able to meet those needs. Both practical and spiritual support is available.

Dharma Teachers

Also see a full list of Core teachers and Visiting teachers

Lama Willa Miller

Founding Teacher, Spiritual Director

Willa B. Miller, PhD is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. Continue reading

Elizabeth Monson

Dharma Teacher, Associate Spiritual Director
Elizabeth Monson, PhD, has been studying, practicing and teaching Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages for over twenty years. Continue reading

We recognize that all people hold unexamined beliefs, assumptions, fears and prejudices about others, and especially those who seem different from themselves. These beliefs are a great source of suffering for individuals and societies. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities and ages. We are committed to providing a safe place for all people to explore the dharma and awaken to their true nature.

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