Spontaneous AwakeningSpontaneous Awakening
Five Doorways to the Natural State
with Lama Willa Miller, Janine Grillo Marra
Monday, December 11, 2017  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tranquil Flame Yoga

Meditation is a key practice on the spiritual path for the development of inner peace, wisdom and joy. While meditation involves practice, it need not be tedious or complicated. Meditation can be as simple as relaxing, letting go, opening up, being present and sustaining.

 
Tuesday Night TeachingsTuesday Night Teachings
Practicing with the Shadow and special meeting at 6:00 PM
with Lama Willa Miller
Tuesday, December 12, 2017  7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

Karl Jung stated, “To become conscious of [the shadow] involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.” This evening teaching will explore the notion of the psyche’s shadow, and why shedding light on it is importan...

 
Natural Dharma Fellowship's Winter Meditation Intensive - January 2018Natural Dharma Fellowship's Winter Meditation Intensive - January 2018
The Heart of Practice
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Tuesday, January 2  - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

We are delighted to announce Wonderwell’s first ever Winter Meditation Intensive (Dathun)!

 
Embodying Natural AwarenessEmbodying Natural Awareness
An all day meditation retreat
with Lama Willa Miller
Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Belfast

Underlying our conceptual, busy, restless mind is a refuge, a fundamental awareness that is open, lucid and non-conceptual. The Buddha called it "wakefulness." The ancient meditation masters of Tibet called it "natural awareness." It is one thing to conceptually understand natural awareness, but quite another to embo...

 
Dharma SundayDharma Sunday
The Ten Dharma Activities: Writing
with Lama Willa Miller
Sunday, February 11, 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 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.

 
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...

 
July Summer DathunJuly Summer Dathun
The Power of Compassion
with Lama Willa Miller, Lopon Liz Monson
Sunday, July 1  - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Registration will open December 15th! 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 r...

 
Bardo and PoaBardo and Poa
Level III Vajrayana
with Lama Willa Miller
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.