Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
All are welcome! Just show up.
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, March 20, 2018  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to fin...

 
The Art of Wisdom-YogaThe Art of Wisdom-Yoga
Wakeful Body, Wakeful Mind
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, March 25  - Thursday, March 29, 2018
Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center

If you long for a yoga practice that deeply impacts the quality of your mind and spirit, come explore how to bring the wisdom of meditation into the body. Rather than striving toward perfection in meditation and yoga, learn to access the inner resources of energy, grace, and balance that are already present as your b...

 
For the Love of WisdomFor the Love of Wisdom
with Anam Thubten, Willa Miller
Monday, April 9  - Friday, April 13, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We might think of wisdom and love as two very different concepts, but in the view of the great perfection, they are united as the luminous expanse of our own awareness. Join Anam Thubten and Willa Miller for a five-day residential meditation retreat exploring the role of love and wisdom on the path of awakening. ...

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Ten Dharma Activities: Listening to the Dharma
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, April 29, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
All are welcome! Just show up.
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, May 8, 2018  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

The Natural Meditation Practice Group (of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions) supports the ongoing deepening of students in the four aspects of natural meditation: one-pointedness, simplicity, one-taste, and non-meditation. These guided meditations, Q and A, and discussions offer an opportunity for students to fin...

 
Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Teacher's Retreat Annual Natural Dharma Fellowship Teacher's Retreat
Spontaneity, Vulnerability and Confidence
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, May 25  - Sunday, May 27, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

This is a restricted retreat. NDF Core Meditation Teachers are required to attend this retreat annually. Mitras, Visiting Teachers and Contemplative Care Instructors are not required to do so, but we very much hope everyone can join.

 
June Open Practice WeekendJune Open Practice Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller
Friday, June 1  - Sunday, June 3, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Enjoy a silent weekend of practice or just come for one full day/night. Open practice weekends at Wonderwell are opportunities for beginning and experienced meditators to deepen their practice, participate in group meditation sessions, explore the natural beauty of the seasons of Wonderwell, and to connect with teac...

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Ten Dharma Activities: Generosity
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, June 3, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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

 
The Art of DyingThe Art of Dying
Tibetan Practices of Liberation
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Wednesday, June 6  - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Death is a topic that we often shy away from, and its realities are hidden in our cultural context. Yet the Buddha taught that contemplating death is a practice of liberation - one that vastly enhances the quality of our life. By looking directly at death, we access our appreciation and joy for this human life and it...

 
Annual Summer Meditation Intensive—July 2018Annual Summer Meditation Intensive—July 2018
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson, Lama John Makransky
Sunday, July 1  - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We are delighted to announce Wonderwell’s Summer Meditation Intensive (Dathun)! We invite you to join us in the land of rolling green hills and sparkling lakes for a period of deep meditation in community. Join us this July as we explore “The Power of Compassion,” how to release, relax and renounce the difficul...

 
Bardo and PoaBardo and Poa
Level III Vajrayana
with Lama Willa Miller, Lama Karma Chotso, Brendan Kennedy
Tuesday, July 24  - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Level III Retreat. Restricted to Vajrayana Level III students of Natural Dharma Fellowship, except with special permission.

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Ten Dharma Activities: Memorization
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, September 2, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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

 
The Wakeful BodyThe Wakeful Body
with Lama Willa Miller
Wednesday, September 5  - Sunday, September 9, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Awakening is a non-conceptual realization of the mind’s nature, yet we might spend many years pursuing awakening in ways that are conceptual. When we strive after the mind’s nature with a solely conceptual approach, our practice risks becoming disembodied. A disembodied practice is a bit like gazing at a photo of...

 
Waking Up in the WildWaking Up in the Wild
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Thursday, October 18  - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

From the Buddha to the Dzogchen yogis of Tibet, ancient masters have long relied on the power of the natural world to nurture peace and awaken insight. Following their example, we too can develop and deepen a “practice of the wild” by learning to commune with and receive teachings from the natural world.

 
November Margha Graduation WeekendNovember Margha Graduation Weekend
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Friday, November 2  - Sunday, November 4, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Stay tuned for more information regarding this event!

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Ten Dharma Activities: Teaching
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, November 4, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Ten Dharma Activities: Chanting,Recitation,Singing
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, December 2, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

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