Lama Willa Schedule

Embodied CompassionEmbodied Compassion
Buddhist Practices for Awakening the Heart
with Lama Willa Miller, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan
Friday, June 19  - Monday, June 22, 2015
Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center

Learn to access the compassion that lives below the surface of your thoughts and feelings. This inherent compassion is a source of strength and resilience, with the possibility to heal, restore, and even free you from suffering. Real compassion is not a state of the heart that drains you of energy. It is energizing r...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Equal Taste
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, August 4  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 ...

 
The Grace of DisillusionmentThe Grace of Disillusionment
Discovering Wakefulness on a Winding Path
with Lama Willa Miller, Leah Chyten
Friday, September 4  8:00 pm - Sunday, September 6, 2015 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Anyone on a spiritual path for longer than a month has likely experienced the pang of disillusionment. Even though we may believe the project of seeking peace is straightforward, our inner personality patterns and real outer conditions eventually challenge this assumption. First, we bring to the path longings, wishes...

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Non-Meditation
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, September 8  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...

 
Discovering the Heart of the PathDiscovering the Heart of the Path
The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
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

The great enlightened master Gampopa taught that as we walk the path to freedom, we must pass through four stages. First, the mind turns towards the dharma. Second, the dharma is taken onto the path. Third, the path dispels confusion. And finally, confusion itself dawns as wisdom. In this intensive weekend retreat, T...

 
The Jewel of AwarenessThe Jewel of Awareness
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, November 28  - Monday, November 30, 2015
Barre Center For Buddhist Studies

The teachings of the Buddha offer a vision of deep peace and freedom from suffering as a real possibility in this life. With this attractive promise, many of embark on the path of meditation with an attitude of striving and searching. As we strive and search for peace, we often bring to the path the same thirst and ...

 
Residential New Year RetreatResidential New Year Retreat
with Anam Thubten, Lama Willa Miller
Monday, January 11  5:00 pm - Friday, January 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

More information about the retreat will be forthcoming