Natural 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.
with Lama Willa Miller
November 17–21, 2014
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Great wisdom lives in the body.
—The Hevajra Tantra
Take your yoga practice to the next level. Drawing on the tantric wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat offers practices that help you recognize the wisdom that resides naturally in the human body. By alternating stillness and movement, you learn to relate to the subtle energies of the body and mind. These practices assist in healing emotional wounds and have the potential to uncover your inborn capacity for love.
- To sense the “subtle body” underlying your physical form
- The relationship between emotion and the body’s subtle energies
- The view of Dzogchen (the “great perfection”)
- Basic postures and movements that complement meditation.
Discover how meditating with the body, in conjunction with movement, can open the door to nondual awareness and help you find the innate joy (sukha) of the subtle body.
For more information visit kripalu.org
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