Lama Willa Schedule

Natural Dharma's Annual Winter RetreatNatural Dharma's Annual Winter Retreat
The Power of Original Wisdom
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky
Friday, January 2  5:00 pm - Friday, January 9, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Begin the year with Natural Dharma's Sangha as we join together to deepen—through meditation and teachings—our connection with our innate original goodness. This week-long retreat, guided by Lama Willa and Lama John Makransky, will focus on transformative practices that allow us to directly access the love and wi... More Details

 
TummoTummo
Level III Vajrayana Intensive
with Lama Willa Miller
Monday, January 12  5:00 pm - Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

A deep winter retreat for the transmission of the practice of Tummo (Inner Heat), the first of the Six Yogas of Naropa. This retreat combines teaching, transmission, individual guidance and intensive practice. Teachings occur in the mornings. Afternoons are reserved for individual practice. More Details

 
Sangha Practice DaySangha Practice Day
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, January 31  6:30 am - 9:00 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. More Details

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, February 1  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. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
One Pointedness: Developing Focus in an Age of Distraction (Four Part Series)
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, February 3  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Our current state of access to technology has made possible a barrage of information and interactions, even in a single hour or day. Does this unlimited access to potential distractions erode the development of a discipline of concentration? In this evening teaching, we will explore this question in conversation wit... More Details

 
ChenrezigChenrezig
The Bodhisattva of Compassion
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky
Friday, February 20  5:00 pm - Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Lama John and Lama Willa at Wonderwell for the transmission of the practice of the Bodhisattva of Compassion Chenrezig. The practice of Chenrezig supports the deepening of innate qualities of wisdom and compassion, and is a complement to all forms of meditation practice. More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Simplicity, in an Age of Complexity
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, March 3  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

To live a modern life, even of the most ordinary kind, is no simple matter. To fulfill our most basic obligations--to support our family, take care of aging parents, attend to our own body, pay our bills, stay connected to sangha and practice, please our employer, answer our correspondences, finish school—involves ... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Equal Taste
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, April 7  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Yoga of Equal Taste teaches that, while life seems to be a series of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, highs and lows, there is a thread of deep continuity running through it. In other words, joy and sorrow, rather than being entirely different, have an element of equal taste. To find that place of equal taste is ... More Details

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Non-Meditation
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, May 5  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

A wise teacher once said, "What is the secret to meditation? That’s easy—don’t meditate.” When we sit down to meditate, we arrive on our our cushion with an agenda, an idea of what we going to achieve and accomplish, as well as fears about what we might not achieve and accomplish. This attitude is not restric... More Details

 
DevotionDevotion
An Urban Weekend Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
Sunday, May 17  - Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Boston

In this weekend meditation retreat, we will consider the topic of devotion. For many of us devotion has been one of the most powerful supports on the spiritual path, but it has also been one of the most challenging. On the one hand, devotion gestures to a perspective that enlightenment is not a solitary quest, but ra... More Details

 
NDF Meditation Teachers RetreatNDF Meditation Teachers Retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Friday, May 22  5:00 pm - Monday, May 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Annual retreat for NDF Meditation Teachers and Mitras. More Details

 
First Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship DathunFirst Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Dathun
Month-long Practice Intensive: Save the Date!
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Karma Chotso
Wednesday, July 1  - Friday, July 31, 2015
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship's sangha for a new tradition-in-the-making, the Annual NDF Dathun. The NDF Dathun provides an opportunity for the sangha to enter into intensive retreat practice together in noble silence, in a disciplined container, with meals, teachings and personal practice time provided. If you have... More Details

 
The Nature of Mind in BuddhismThe Nature of Mind in Buddhism
with Trungram Rinpoche, Lama John Makransky, Lama Willa Miller
Friday, September 18  5:00 pm - Sunday, September 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Details to follow. More Details