Pilgrimage to BhutanPilgrimage to Bhutan
Hidden Lands, Hidden Yogis
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Jetsun Deleplanque
Friday, May 19  - Friday, June 2, 2017

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Known as “the last Shangrila”, Bhutan—isolated from its neighbors by high mountains and rugged jungle—has preserved its culture, natural beauty, language, and religious traditions largely resisting forces of industriali...

NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
The Art of Wise Communication
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Dan Clurman, and the teachers and mentors of NDF
Friday, June 23  5:00 pm - Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The theme for the NDF Teacher’s Retreat 2017 is wise communication. Joining us will be communications coach Dan Clurman, associate professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. Dan is also a spiritual seeker with many years of experience in meditation. In addition to our annual...

Working with Challenging Mind States and their AntidotesWorking with Challenging Mind States and their Antidotes
An Intensive Mindfulness Retreat in Beautiful Vallecitos, New Mexico
with Lama Willa Miller, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan
Saturday, August 12  - Saturday, August 19, 2017
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center New Mexico

In this cognitively oriented, high stimulus, high stress culture, we frequently struggle with unsettling mind storms. Join us for a different kind of retreat, one that brings Theravada (vipassana) and Tibetan perspectives into conversation and into practice as we work with challenging mind states and their antidotes....

Meditation, Wilderness, and WonderMeditation, Wilderness, and Wonder
The Path of Innate Freedom
with Lama Willa Miller, Bob Morrison
Thursday, September 7  - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Rowe Center in Rowe

Discover how the inner journey of meditation opens you to dimensions of spontaneity, joy, and freedom that are a natural part of your heart and mind, your wild within. Conversely, discover how the outer journey of walking among Rowe’s forests, streams, lakes, open skies, and winding paths opens you to dimensions of...

Fierce CompassionFierce Compassion
Where Activism Meets Spirituality
with Lama Willa Miller, Colin Beavan
Thursday, September 14  - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Garrison Institute

We all know about accelerating climate change, endemic racism and other dire global news. Should we have hope? Should we be in despair? What, in fact, should we do? How can we respond in ways that make us feel we are taking care of ourselves while actually helping the world? In this workshop on spiritual activism, au...

Wild Body, Wild Mind Wild Body, Wild Mind
Finding the Inspiration for Meditation Practice in the Temple of the Natural World
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Tuesday, October 17  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

In this deep meditation retreat, we will explore the intersection between formal meditation practice and engagement with the natural world as a potent means for deepening in our understanding and recognition of the natural state. By working with perception, the five senses, and phenomena we can come into harmony with...

Wisdom of the BodyWisdom of the Body
with Rose Taylor Goldfield, Lama Willa Miller
Thursday, October 26  5:00 pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The yogic tradition of Buddhism teaches that the body is a sacred space, capable of waking us up physically, energetically and spiritually. In this five day meditation retreat, join Rose Taylor Goldfield, author of Training the Wisdom Body (Shambhala, 2013), and Lama Willa Miller, author of The Wakeful Body (upcoming...

Sangha Practice WeekendSangha Practice Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 10  5:30 pm - Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

All contemplative traditions welcome! Enjoy a relaxing day-long retreat or stay for the weekend. Deepen your solo practice, participate in the Natural Dharma Fellowship Lineage Practices, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell and connect to opportunities for guidance from the teachers in residence.

Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment: Concentration
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, November 12, 2017  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Visit the refuge for a Natural Dharma Fellowship morning of meditation, contemplation, and a community potluck.

Wonderwell Annual Winter Meditation IntensiveWonderwell Annual Winter Meditation Intensive
The Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, and NDF Meditation Teachers
Wednesday, January 10  - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We are delighted to announce Wonderwell’s first ever Winter Meditation Intensive (Dathun)! There is nothing quite like beginning the new year with deep meditation practice in community, encircled by the quiet beauty of snow-covered mountains. Join us this January as we explore "The Heart of Practice," how to engage...