Lama Willa Schedule

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.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
Developing Concentration in an Age of Distraction
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.

 
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...

 
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.

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

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

As an experience, devotion might be described as, "letting go into humbleness." As a practice, devotion is not a solitary quest, but rather a journey of relationship, which can open our hearts and minds to deeper levels of truth. Whether you are a student of a teacher or learning from life itself, the practice of dev...

 
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...

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
One Taste: Discovering Stability in Diverse Experiences
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, May 17  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.

 
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.

 
The Spark of Freedom
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes, Lama Samten Drolma
Tuesday, June 30  4:00 pm - Sunday, July 5, 2015 11:00 am

What sparks freedom of mind and how do we sustain freedom, once we experience a taste of it? In this weeklong meditation retreat, we will explore diverse methods of practice that spark insight (vipassana) into the heart-mind's stable and luminous nature. We will especially explore the role of the body in catalyzing a...

 
The Spark of Freedom
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Camille Hykes, Lama Samten Drolma
Saturday, July 11  4:00 pm - Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:00 am

What sparks freedom of mind and how do we sustain freedom, once we experience a taste of it? In this weeklong meditation retreat, we will explore diverse methods of practice that spark insight (vipassana) into the heart-mind's stable and luminous nature. We will especially explore the role of the body in catalyzing a...

 
Vajrayana
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Lama Karma Chotso, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Rod Owens
Friday, July 17  4:00 pm - Friday, July 24, 2015 11:00 am

This weeklong retreat is designed to support students in the practice of Vajrayana, with an emphasis on ngondro and yidam practice. Qualified resident teachers are available to lead practice, offer personal practice guidance and give transmissions as appropriate (Resident teachers specialize in the practices of ngond...

 
Vajrayana Level 3
with Lama Willa Miller, Elizabeth Monson, Lama Karma Chotso, Lama Samten Drolma, Lama Rod Owens
Saturday, July 25  4:00 pm - Friday, July 31, 2015 11:00 am

This retreat is Part Two of the transmission of Tummo, the first of the Six Yogas of Naropa. This retreat is restricted to practitioners of the Six Yogas who have already received transmission.

 
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.